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.