Huntingdon, February 2017 - Alex Harper describes an important period in the economic history of Montreal. From behind the scenes, he recalls his participation towards the economic development of Montreal, Quebec and Canada.
Alex has collaborated with many leaders from the private sector as well as the major players throughout the country on structural and innovative projects. He initiated and/or accompanied dynamic presidents in major files, such as Aéroports de Montréal, the Canadian Space Agency, the Entrepreneurs Centre, Info-Crime Montreal and even the establishment of day care in the work place. He emotionally recalls his private meeting with Mayor Jean Drapeau in an underground tunnel of the Montreal métro when it was under construction.
Active in the Montreal Board of Trade for over thirty years and devoted to bilingualism in business communications, he was a major supporter of the plan to merge with the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain.
Inspired by people who contributed to making Montreal what it is today, Alex Harper hopes to, in his own way, become an inspiration to current and future business people. He delivers a message of hope and confidence in getting involved, in respect for others and the innovative management of the new generation.
Alex Harper demonstrates that behind the tie of business people lies a big heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alex Harper was on the permanent staff of the Montreal Board of Trade from 1963 to 1992, starting as administrative assistant and rising through the ranks to the position of President. In 1992, the Board of Trade merged with the Chambre de commerce du Montréal Métropolitain. Mr. Harper was Executive Vice-President from 1992 to 1994.
Since his departure from the merged Board/Chambre in 1994, Alex established a publishing company, became General Manager of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent (now called Saint- Laurent-Mount Royal), and General Manager of the Saint James’s Club of Montreal, and acted as a consultant for the Khanawake Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He is still active in Anchor-Harper Publications and as volunteer Secretary of Info- Crime Montreal.
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