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
Jason Van der Valk
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
Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4