Chamber Chatter February, 2012

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce monthly news and information

Time flies when you are having fun! The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has started 2012 with great energy and renewed spirit! Our 2012 board has been busy with committee work, creating some new events and activities for our chamber.

Save the date for March 1, when we host our annual awards of excellence — business awards.  It’s going to be a new format this year with a mini trade show and the presentation of Sooke’s best businesses. Want to nominate your favourite business? Forms are available on line www.sookeregionchamber.com or at Bees Knees, Sooke Fine Art Gallery, Sooke Voice News, Stone Pipe Grill and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Office.  The Sooke News Mirror also has a nomination form in this week’s paper.  Deadline for nominations Feb 17. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to attend – we would love to see you – come out and support your favourites!

March 4 at the Sooke Harbour House, the Sooke Region Chamber will be hosting the Woman’s Wellness Show in honour of International Women’s Day.  Booth space is selling quickly, to inquire please call the Sooke Region Chamber office 250 -642-6112

Our 2012 Chamber Member Directory is in the process of being created — if you have made any changes to your business address, email or phone numbers, please let us know to ensure that your listing is correct.  Members in good standing will be listed, please ensure that your 2012 dues have been paid in full by end of Februrary to be included in our directory.

Our chamber continues to grow and our Membership Committee — Karen Mason, Marion Desrochers and Kari Osselton are working towards growing our membership in 2012.  We would like to WELCOME the following new members to our Chamber

Tim Ayres Realty, The Lazy Gecko, Bernice Van Vliep – Reiki Master, Steve Noreen – Megson Fitzpartick Insurance, Cheryl Varva – Notaries in Sooke, Academy Dental,  and the Sooke Community Builders Association.

Membership in the chamber has many benefits: if you would like more information on becoming a member of our chamber – please call the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce office 250-642-6112

Our 2012 board

 

President – Kel Phair

Vice President – Angela Burnell

Past President – Randy Welters

Treasurer – Shelley Godin

Secretary – Naomi Ponech

 

Directors

 

Karen Mason

Frederique Philip

Melinda Brake

Laura Reaney

Lorna Danlychuck

Marion Desrochers

Chris Ricketts

Russ Nicks

Jason Van der Valk

Blair Nicks

 

Education

Our next education session will be held February 21, 2012 at the Prestige Hotel, the Royal Bank will be hosting a succession planning meeting for members and non-members — please call the office to register 250-642-6112 (Lunch provided by RCB).

Thursday, Feb.22, 2012 “GROWING YOUR BUSINESS” 7 p.m. location TBA.

Kari Osselton, Manager

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Unit 1B 6631 Sooke Road, Sooke

Box 18

Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4

info@sookeregionchamber.com

www.sookeregionchamber.com

 

Kari Osselton,

Manager

info@sookeregionchamber.com