Hello again . . . it was so nice to see Mr. Sun much in May . . . maybe the summer will come early?
The Sooke Region continues to grow attracting new members: Island Office Equipment, Hatley Memorial Gardens/Sands Funeral Chapel and Heritage Office Furnishings. Hopefully you will be able to connect with our newest members at one of our monthly meetings.
The Sooke Region Chamber offers a variety of times when we get together. Monthly breakfast meetings the third Thursday at 7 a.m. (Sooke Harbour House) $10 for members/ $15 for non-members, the first Tuesday of each month 12 noon at Village Food Markets boardroom and after hours mixers held at different business locations each month.
Our 2012 work plan is well underway. We are almost half way through the year. This June our directors will be participating in a self-evaluation process and our chamber will create a succession planning report.
Dust off your golf clubs… we have the date set for our annual golf tournament — Sept. 13. It’s going to be a good one! Register your team at email@example.com. The cost is $60 per golfer (includes HST) Call the chamber office 250-642-6112 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities available.
The Sooke Region Chamber attended the BC Chamber AGM and Conference in Penticton May 25 – 28, where more than 125 municipal chambers gathered to network, create policy and learn more about business in B.C. It was a wonderful opportunity and we look forward to attending each year. Who knows, perhaps Sooke will be the host soon? Thank you to our business members who have hosted our after hours mixers. These gatherings are a great way to learn more about our Sooke businesses and share what you do. Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming after hours events.
If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce or what the chamber can do to help your business, please call 250-642-6112.
Kari Osselton, Executive Director
Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce