AGM 2010: Wayne McWhirter Becomes MCC Chair

May 1, 2010 | Government News

As the 2010-2011 Chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Wayne McWhirter will oversee the Board’s transition to a governance Board and the installation of the MCC’s new three-year plan. 

(l to r) Michel Barsalou, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, swears in Wayne McWhirter

(l to r) Michel Barsalou, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, swears in Wayne McWhirter

“It is a great honour to be selected as the Chair for the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce” said Wayne McWhirter. “We look forward to our 80th year, now serving over 10,000 businesses in Manitoba. As an umbrella organization for local Chambers of Commerce, we will continue to develop the strongest member network in our Province. We will also enhance our role as the first point of contact for Manitoba businesses through the ongoing and strategic evolution of our communications.”

Brief Bio: 

Wayne is a partner with Meyers Norris Penny LLP, a chartered accounting and business advisory firm with 21 offices in Manitoba and offices throughout most of Canada. 

He has been with the firm since 1982 and along with his duties as a client service partner providing professional services to owner managed and public sector organizations, he also is Vice President of Quality Management for the firm.  

Wayne received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours.) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1978.  He obtained his designation of Chartered Accountant in 1981 and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada that same year. 

Wayne was involved with the firm at many levels, on the Assurance Services Committee, Partner Selection Committee and most recently on the Board of the Firm. He also is a member of the Board of The Manitoba Research Institute and Southwood Golf and Country Club.  

Wayne McWhirter Sets Out His Vision for the MCC: 

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce thanks the Russell and District Chambers of Commerce for hosting our 2010 AGM and these sponsors for making the event possible (click on the company name to access their website):

AV Sponsor

Avent Pro

Chairman’s Reception

Meyers Norris Penny LLP


Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance


OlaTech Corporation 

Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd.


Imaginets Resources Corp

Manitoba Public Insurance

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

MTS Allstream

Manitoba Pork Council

Procurement Services Branch

Rogers Communications Inc.

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation

Manitoba Hydro

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Women’s Enterprise Centre


Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Maple Leaf Foods

Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Corporate Supporter

TD Merchant Services

Canada Safeway Limited

Travel Manitoba

PCL Constructors

The Canadian Wheat Board

Trivia Contest

Cando Contracting Ltd.

Peak of the Market 

2010 Speakers Series Keystone Sponsor:


 To find out more about the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation click here 

 2010 Speakers Series Diamond Sponsor:


To find out more about the Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd. click here.

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