May 4, 2021
For immediate release
Mississauga Board of Trade President and CEO David Wojcik Recognized
by Ontario Chamber of Commerce with the Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award
The Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award is the highest honour for a chamber executive in the province.
(Mississauga, ON – May 4, 2021) – David Wojcik, President and CEO for the Mississauga Board of Trade, was awarded the Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on Tuesday May 4th, 2021.
The Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award is the highest honour for a chamber executive in the province. This award is presented annually to a chamber of commerce or board of trade manager who brings exceptional leadership to their organization and lives and breathes community service.
“Receiving the coveted Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is beyond an honour,” said Wojcik. “The dedication and support of the incredible MBOT team, Board of Directors and volunteer members make it possible for our organization to make a contribution worthy of this award.”
“Congratulations to Chamber leader David Wojcik for winning the 2021 Burnie Gillespie Memorial Award at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s AGM & Convention!” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Since the beginning of his role in 2015, David has significantly strengthened relationships with local politicians, amplified the Mississauga Board of Trade’s (MBOT) voice through innovative communication channels and expanded membership participation and benefits. Most recently, David has shown leadership and the ability to pivot in difficult times with the development of the Mississauga Economic Recovery Group (MERG) as well as leading the transformation of MBOT’s virtual professional development, outreach and member information portal. We wish David all the best in his well-deserved retirement!”
Burnie Gillespie was a long-serving board member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He devoted his life to volunteering and was an inspiring leader to chamber professionals at the community, provincial, and national levels for over 25 years.
About the Mississauga Board of Trade
Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and sectors in our community.
Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city and third largest in Ontario – with a population of over 700,000 residents and more than 50,000 businesses employing over 440,000 people, including 60 Fortune 500 Canadian headquarters. Mississauga is where successful companies choose to do business. MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made us one of the most vibrant business associations in Canada.
As the “Voice of Business” we advocate on policy issues that impact local business at all levels of government and are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help business grow, prosper, and get connected.
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
David Wojcik, Mississauga Board of Trade