Chamber Chatter April 16, 2014

Business Excellence Awards report by the chamber president

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards held on Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort was a HUGE success!

Tickets were completely sold out for this premier Sooke event, with over 100 attendee’s enjoying a cocktail and appetizer reception to the smooth sounds of Monte Saatchi playing spanish guitar, followed by a delicious dinner of prime rib and wild salmon with all the trimmings and decadent desserts by the Mix by Ric’s.

Dignitaries such as Mayor Milne, Councillors Tait, Berger, Reay, Kasper and Pearson, as well as Fire Chief Sorenson were in attendance to enjoy the evenings festivities.

Emcee Ron Larsen and Chamber President Michael Nyikes co-hosted the award presentations, numerous prize draws, and live auction, with everything being captured by photographer Jack Most from The Most in Photography.

Many emotional and impactful acceptance speeches were delivered by the award recipients, and there were a number of special surprises and announcements made throughout the evening.

Music and dancing by Ron Larsen (www.djpro.ca) continued until midnight, and a free limousine service from LA Limo safely shuttled everyone home at the end of the night.

There was a great sense of community pride and positive energy in the room throughout the evening, and a definite feeling that the people in the room were all part of something very special.

The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce thanks and appreciates all the sponsors, prize donors and individuals who volunteered their time to make this event such a success.

Please visit the Business Excellence Awards section on the Events page of the Chamber’s website for full list of the the finalists and award recipients, as well as the Member Gallery section of the Membership page of the Chamber’s website (www.sookeregionchamber.com) for photographs from the evenings celebrations.

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