[YARMOUTH, NS] — A reception for a man who served with the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce in several capacities was held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s western branch in Yarmouth on June 8.
President David Hall emceed the event for the retiring Jim Greig, providing guests with an account of his background, which includes involvement in community organizations over the years: commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Chebogue sea cadets for six years, president of the Yarmouth Housing Authority, president of the Yarmouth County Tourist Association, two-time president of the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Yarmouth Rotary Club and member of the Yarmouth Airport Commission.
Greig has been the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce for six years and will be succeeded by Anne Marie LeBlanc.
Hall said that he dubbed Greig Mr. Chamber last year.
“I meant that with the utmost respect. I cannot imagine anyone more worthy of that title,” he said. “If more people were as dedicated as Jim Greig has been to the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce, this area would definitely thrive.”
LeBlanc says the chamber will continue to work with the business community and at re-establishing ferry service and expanding airline service.
“Transportation is one of our driving forces in our community. The chamber feels very strongly about that,” she said.