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Mandaue business chamber inducts new members, names new trustees

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THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) inducted last Friday 20 new member-companies and seven additional trustees for 2013 to 2014.

The announcement was made at the MCCI general membership meeting and election in Oakridge Pavilion in Banilad, Mandaue City.

In his speech, MCCI president Philip Tan credited the chamber for playing a key role in the rosy business climate in Mandaue City. With the new members, Tan said the organization will continue to promote harmony between the local government unit and other sectors, particularly the business segment.

He said the chamber “delivers relevant and diverse programs for its varied stakeholders.”

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) regional governor Norris Oculam headed the induction of the 20 new member-companies, which are John Ciocon Creative Agency, Inkpro Venture, Insular Square Mall, Get Access, Mc. Empire Corp., Kings Quality Food, Inc. Cebu, Pacific Heights International Inc., Langkawi Discovery Spa, Everjust Realty Development Corp., Asuki Weighing System, Inc., JLT Insurance Brokers, Twin Bee Print Ads Corp., U.E Asia Hydraulic Enterprises, 724Care, TV5, Coast Pacific Manufacturing, Northern Transcription Work, Inc., Alaska Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Parts and Supplies, Dohera Hotel and TY-Farma Audit Tax Consultancy.

Election committee chairperson Lourdes Odette Damazo, meanwhile, declared the winners afterwards with Tan and Stanley Go leading the votes at 56, followed by Edgar Allan Po, Michelle Co, Noreen Yu, Vicky Dy and Alice Uy.

The seven will complete the pool of 15 board members who include incumbent Amado Go, Glenn Anthony Soco, Carmel de Pio-Salvador, Jeruel Roa, Wesley Chiongbian, Joseph Yu, Mark Anthony Ynoc and Peter Limquiaco.

Tan said he is optimistic the new board members, who include MCCI’s young members, will carry on the thrust of the chamber as a catalyst for developing Mandaue as an industrial city.

He also praised the leadership and administrative efforts of Mayor Jonas Cortes in expanding Mandaue as an investment destination.

Tan cited the University of Cebu Medical Center and Chong Hua Hospital Mandaue and Cancer Center, which are currently under construction at the North Reclamation Area, as significant contributions to Mandaue’s evolving investment scene.

Tan called for the chamber to enhance its capability by developing its staff and undertaking income-generating programs to achieve organizational sustainability.

He also urged the group to encourage participation and volunteerism among its members, establish relationships with more business chambers and institutionalize dialogues with different LGUs.

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MCCI inducts new member companies, elects trustees

CEBU, Philippines – As a continued proof of the growth and dynamism of one of the leading business organizations in Cebu, the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) recently inducted its 20 new member companies and elected seven of its members of the Board of Trustees for the fiscal year 2012 to 2013.

Last Friday, the chamber held its annual general membership meeting at Oakridge Pavilion, Oakridge Business Park, highlighting on the election of new members of the Board of Trustees, induction of new member companies and the President’s Report.

With the promotion of Mandaue City as the ideal investment hub next to Cebu City, MCCI president Philip Tan said that the induction of new members attests to the sustained growth of the chamber backed up with the support of the board that are mostly comprised of young leaders who tend to innovate and help the local business community.

He added that MCCI and the private sector as a whole will continuously uplift entrepreneurship and business development while promoting harmony with the government.

“This year will be a challenging year with the ongoing strong economic growth of the country. You’ll see more of Mandaue City as it will continue to grow in the coming years,” he said.

The induction of new MCCI members was led by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Regional Governor Norris Oculam.

Among the 20 new member companies include John Ciocon Creative Agency, Inkpro Venture, Insular Square Mall, Get Access, Mc. Empire Corp., Kings Quality Food, Inc. Cebu, Pacific Heights International Inc., Langkawi Discovery Spa, Everjust Realty Development Corp., Asuki Weighing System, Inc., JLT Insurance Brokers, Twin Bee Print Ads Corp., U.E Asia Hydraulic Enterprises, 724Care, TV5, Coast Pacific Manufacturing, Northern Transcription Work, Inc., Alaska Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Parts and Supplies, Dohera Hotel and TY-Farma Audit Tax Consultancy.

After the counting of the official ballots that was done on the same day, the election committee chaired by Lourdes Odette Damazo proclaimed the eight winning candidates as the new members of the Board of Trustees.

They include Tan and Stanley Go who both garnered 56 as the highest number of votes and followed by Edgar Allan Po, Michelle Co, Noreen Yu, Vicky Dy and Alice Uy.

They are in addition to the incumbent eight Board of Directors of the chamber who are Amado Go, Glenn Anthony Soco, Carmel de Pio-Salvador, Jeruel Roa, Wesley Chiongbian, Joseph Yu, Mark Anthony Ynoc and Peter Limquiaco.

The Board shall schedule to convene for the election of officers for the next term that will possibly happen next month.

Tan further urged the member companies to actively participate in the chamber’s activities as members of event committees and contributors to projects in order to maintain the dynamism MCCI has been known for.

Two years from now, MCCI will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a business organization. /JOB (FREEMAN)

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