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Chamber Chatter - March 19

The residents of Sooke love their local businesses! This was evident by the overwhelming number of nominations received by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce by the March 14 deadline for the upcoming Annual Business Excellence Awards.

The awards were open to all Sooke region businesses and covered a variety of categories, such as:

• Professional Services

• Retail Excellence

• Manufacturing

• Dining Excellence

• Sustainability Leadership

• Development Excellence

• Not-for-Profit Organization

• Small Business of the Year

• Business of the Year

A panel of three unaffiliated judges from the community spent many hours on the afternoon of Saturday, March 15 deliberating over the hundreds of excellent nominations to narrow it down to a select few finalists and winners. It was a daunting task due to the incredible number of nominations and the many compelling reasons given by Sooke residents for the deserving nominees.

A complete list of all the nominee’s are available at http://www.sookeregionchamber.com/gcalendar-2/business-excellence-awards and will also appear in next weeks edition of the Sooke News Mirror.

As one of Sooke’s premier events of the year, all businesses and residents of Sooke are invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Business Excellence Awards which will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.

The evening will feature a cocktail and appetizer reception, followed by a prime rib and salmon dinner, decadent local desserts, and of course the awards presentations, followed by a night of dancing. There will be a number of amazing door prizes given away, as well as incredible live auction items provided by some of Sooke’s finest businesses. There will be a fully stocked cash bar available and limo service provided to get people home safely at the end of the evening. Dress is business-casual.

Tickets are available by contacting the Chamber office at (250) 642-6112 or info@sookeregionchamber.com or purchased online at http://www.sookeregionchamber.com/gcalendar-2/business-excellence-awards for $55/ticket or 2 for $100.

Come and help celebrate Sooke’s finest businesses at this fun-filled April 5 event!

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