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BETTER BUY SOOKE DECALS - 2015 MEMBER

betterbuysquareSooke Region Chamber of Commerce 2015 Member decals have been distributed to all members in good standing for the 2015 term.  In an effort to support our members to share the shop local philosophy to residents, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce launched its 'Better Buy Sooke' campaign in the latter half of 2014.  We ask that you proudly display your new decal in your shop window or on your work truck.  It is a simple matter of consciously changing spending patterns to sustain the economic health of our community. The Chamber is pleased to provide this important marketing piece exclusively for our Chamber members and you can look forward to additional Better Buy Sooke initiatives coming this year. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback on the Better Buy Sooke program please forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Board’s consideration.


WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest Chamber members:

CHERYL'S ESTHETICS
250-642-3211 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 2217 Ayum Road Sooke B.C.

As the sole proprietor, I provide fully qualified and professional esthetic services in a comfortable, private atmosphere. I specialize in podology as well as various other personalized treatments for men and women. ~Cheryl Van Eyk


SOOKE DISPOSAL LTD.
250-642-3646 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | sookedisposal.ca

Together We Can.

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Serving Sooke Proudly for over thirty years!

Residential services:
Residential curbside garbage collection
Residential curbside kitchen garbage collection (pink bins)
On call household pick up of unwanted items

Commercial services for businesses:
2-6 front end garbage bins, and wheeled totes bins for trash and recycling (Newspaper, mixed paper, tin, glass, corrugated cardboard, and plastics)
Roll offs 10-40 yard bins for rent: commercial or residential
Construction debris, spring cleanup or just unwanted items
Bins for scrap metal (10-40 yard roll offs) are done free of charge

Sooke Disposal Ltd. is a proud active member of many community events, organizations, and charities.


AUTHENTICALLY NOURISHED
250-664-6999 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.authenticallynourished.ca   

Feel free and beautiful in your body and live your most authentic life...

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As a health coach, I work with women who want to maximize their energy, improve their mood, achieve their optimal weight, and rediscover their confidence. My mission is to educate and support you to take an active role in your health, providing the necessary tools to make better choices when it comes to food, exercise, self-care, and relationships. ~Kristy Zinkowski


CHAMBER WRITING CONTEST

The BC Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Rurals & Urbans Contest. Now accepting entries for an 'Editorial Style' paper.  Topic for the Article Submission: Rurals & Urbans – the Great Shift, how can the diminishing rural population continue to sustain urban B.C.?  Winning submission receives $10,000!

BCChamber-Winning Article Contest


2015 VANCOUVER ISLAND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE - April 2015

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More than 350 attendees will be in our community for the 2015 Vancouver Island Emergency Preparedness Conference presented by the Sooke Emergency Program, supported by the Vancouver Island Emergency Program Society. This weekend long event will take place at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort April 24th, 25th & 26th, 2015.  
For more information, visit their website: www.viepconference.ca.


SRVC APRIL WORKSHOPS

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Workshops for Sooke and area non-profits, brought to you by Sooke Region Volunteer Centre:

A Grantsmithing Tips Evening will take place on April 23rd, presented in partnership between SRVC and Sooke Region Food CHI. It will be an informative evening for local groups to learn ways to source out successful partnerships and funding grants. Representatives from the Victoria Foundation and Vancity Foundation will be on hand to provide tips on how to get grant funding. 

Date: April 23, 6 pm (light supper with event to follow).

Cost: $10.00 for FoodCHI and SRVC members and $20.00 for non-members (including supper).

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We want to know what you want to know.  Please complete a short survey on the Sooke Region FoodCHI website.

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Marketing, Promotion and Communications

Date: Saturday, April 18th and continues on Saturday, April 25th (9:30-noon each day). Effective promotion and communications help local groups build awareness of events, attract new members and raise revenue through donations or grants.

On the first day, participants can discuss their communications challenges, learn how marketing, promotion and communications can benefit their organization in today's rapidly changing communications environment and receive hands-on help in developing a strategy. The next weekend they will receive feedback and discuss getting the message out, social media and no-cost and low-cost techniques. Participants will take away additional resources including handouts, templates and further reading list and be able to sign up for one-on-one structured feedback at a later date to polish their final product.

The workshop is sponsored by SRVC and Saseenos Communications (www.Saseenos.com), a local non-profit resource dedicated to helping Sooke region volunteer groups, small and home-based business and artists share their stories for no cost. This workshop is free for SRVC members and $10.00 for non-members.

To register for either or both of these learning opportunities or to receive more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 250-642-6364 Ext. 235.

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Nominations have been submitted for Favourite Sooke Region Businesses!

A complete categorized list of nominees is available on our website and have been announced in the March 18th edition of the Sooke News Mirror

All businesses in the Sooke region (Saseenos to Port Renfrew) are eligible for awards, whether they are a Chamber member or not. Nominations have been judged and award recipients chosen by an impartial panel of community members not affiliated with the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce.

NEW! 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:  During the evening of the gala, one special Business Excellence Nominee will be awarded the People’s Choice Award, voted upon by their business peers and esteemed guests in attendance.  The winner is acknowledged as THE favourite amongst Sooke’s business community.  The People’s Choice is an honour and a well-deserved recognition to the recipient.
 


BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
Saturday, April 11, 2015

As one of Sooke’s premier events of the year, everyone is invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala which will be held in the ballroom on Saturday April 11th at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. 

The event starts at 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception and appetizers, followed at 6:30 pm by a gourmet carvery roast beef and wild salmon dinner with all the trimmings including decadent desserts. The awards ceremony begins at 7:00 pm. There will be a fully stocked cash bar available. 

Attire is formal to jeans ~ Everyone is welcome!

We look forward to celebrating Sooke’s best-of-the-best businesses at this award winning annual event!

Saturday April 11, 2015
Prestige Oceanfront Resort
6929 West Coast Road, Sooke BC

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar
6:30 pm Gourmet Dinner in the Ballroom
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony

*LIVE & SILENT AUCTION*

$55 per person|$100 per couple|$500 table of ten

Advance ticket sales only (non-refundable)

SOLD OUT! ~ PLEASE CONTACT
THE CHAMBER OFFICE

 

NEWCOMERS CLUB MEETING

 

Sooke Newcomers Club

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Noon to 2 pm

~Edward Milne Community School 
catered by Tastes of India In Sooke 
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$15 per person

6218 Sooke Road, Sooke BC
With Guest Speaker:  
~Mary Chudley~
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HOST A CHAMBER BUSINESS MIXER 

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Hosting a Chamber Business Mixer is a prime opportunity to promote your business to a captive audience while displaying firsthand the quality of your product, service and facility.  

Learn more about the benefits of hosting a 
Chamber Business Mixer 
Call 250-642-6112 or 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce  201 - 2015 Shields Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4   Office: 250.642.6112  
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