Black & White owner, Dave Willie Chairs Planning Committee of the 5th Annual
State of the Island Economic Summit:October 18 and 19, 2011

As a business owner on Vancouver Island for over 20 twenty years, Dave has always been involved in making his community a better place to live and to do business.

Over the last year, Dave chaired the Summit Planning Committee of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and helped plan and stage an event that welcomed some 400 business and community leaders to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre for a two full days of presentations, plans and discussion on improving the Island economy. Dave is also VIEA’s President Elect and will soon begin his term at the helm of this organization whose goal is to stimulate economic development on Vancouver Island. VIEA provides the means for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other groups to work together on programs that improve the Island’s overall economic health.