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Chair Des Whelan
Chair Des Whelan

Message from the Chair

On behalf of the members, staff, and Board of Directors at the St. John’s Board of Trade, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of the late Ches Penney, who passed away on January 26. He was an icon in our business community who personified resilience.

Mr. Penney was a humble leader who had tremendous core values such as a strong sense of commitment, drive and initiative. He was also devoted to giving back to the community and demonstrated quiet philanthrophy to countless charitable organizations.

These core values permeated through his companies and staff and he was very obliging of their involvement in the community. Mr. Penney was also supportive of the St. John’s Board of Trade and his coworkers have passed on his core values to our organization. His contributions to the business community and our province were tremendous and he will be missed. Mr. Penney’s legacy will be remembered by many for years to come.
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