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BBS LiveLoveLocal

The Chamber encourages everyone to clip the above ad from the Sooke News Mirror published in the July 29th edition (page 17) and post it in storefront windows to help keep the ‘shop local’ messaging alive.  A .pdf colour copy, printable on standard 8½" x 11" paper is attached herewith for your convenience or contact the Chamber office.


Sooke is Open for Business


WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBER

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest Chamber member:

SOUTH ISLAND WATER LTD.
East Sooke, BC
T: 250-516-5066 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | W: www.southislandwater.ca

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South Island Water Ltd. has been delivering potable water to residential homes and commercial businesses in Sooke and the greater Victoria area since 2009.
They have 2 Freightliner trucks that are outfitted with stainless steel water tanks that hold 14,385 Litres / 3800 US gallons / 3164 Imperial gallons of CRD sourced potable water.


PJ-Logo-transpPACIFIC JAMBOREE 2015

Pacific Jamboree 2015, hosted by Camp Barnard in Sooke this past July 11 to 18 was very successful for Scouts Canada as well as for businesses in our community. During this one week adventure for 3100 Scouts in our beautiful surroundings, community support spurred rave reviews from the attendees, who said they felt welcomed wherever they went. ~ Way to go Sooke!  

Here are some of their comments:

  • The scenery and weather were absolutely beautiful.  Many were envious that this is our 'backyard' and are excited to be coming back in 2019.
  • Some felt the laundromat, ‘Sooke Laundry’, was the coolest place to hang out with a great atmosphere and coffee shop as well as having clean clothes!
  • Coffee shops such as 'The Stick in the Mud' were very popular for both adults and older teens.
  • The 'Sooke Region Museum' was described as one of the best small town museums that they had ever seen!
  • They were inspired with Chief Gordon Planes' speech who shared that he was a Scout at Camp Barnard 45 years ago.
  • Local practitioners, ‘Drs. Morin and Joslin, Optometry’ and ‘Dr. Chris Bryant, Dentistry’ were so helpful on short notice.
  • This Jamboree was described as having better food, programming and organization as well as being at a better site than previous Pacific and Canadian Jamborees.

Scouts Canada is looking forward to doing it all again in July 2019.


BUYBC WEBSITE - FREE OPPORTUNITY

LNG-BuyBClogoIn collaboration with the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, as an added benefit to your membership, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance “VIEA” is working to help Island businesses market their products and services by registering on the BuyBC website. 

The BuyBC website is being used by the Ministry of International Trade to showcase the range of business services and products available to support major projects and investments being attracted to the province. Therefore, when potential clients search for business services on Vancouver Island, only those businesses with online BuyBC profiles will appear in the search results. The Economic Alliance encourages you to take advantage of this free opportunity. Registering your company and building your online profile will only take 15-20 minutes by following their step-by-step instructions: 

Registering and profiling your business is free, easy and quick!  

1.  Go to:    lngbuybc.force.com 

  • Click ‘Register’
  • Fill in name, company and email address
  • Read and agree to terms (tick box)
  • Click ‘Create an Account’
  • You will see a message thanking you for registering and that an email is being sent to you

2.  You will receive an email welcoming you to LNG-BuyBC

  • Click on the link included in the email
  • Follow the cues to complete your registration by providing your business number, year established, company intro, description, logo, etc. (You can copy and paste from your website)

Potential clients globally and locally looking for a service will be able to quickly find your business on the website and you can visit the site at any time to search for projects that might be of interest. 

If you have questions and/or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

events

Hit a Hole-in-One! 

Promote your business by sponsoring the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce 
2015 Golf Tournament & Dinner 'Fun'draiser  

Save the date...
Join us for this fun annual networking event! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015 
at DeMamiel Creek Golf Course.

Reserve your spot today!

Members $45 | Non-members $55
Includes light lunch starting at noon, 
9 hole golf game shotgun start at 1:00 pm Followed by a gourmet catered dinner.

~PRIZES FOR ALL~

*LIVE & SILENT AUCTION*

Everyone is welcome to participate.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Contact the Chamber office for more details and to register.

~ PLAY ~ SPONSOR ~ DONATE ~


SOOKE NEWCOMERS CLUB, Saturday July 18

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A very special THANK YOU! to Lee Boyko and staff, Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre for a delicious and informative luncheon, with guest speaker, Elida Peers, Historian, at their outdoor pavilion followed by 'All Sooke Day' presentation and tour of the Lighthouse for our July Sooke Newcomers Club meeting.

For more information about future Newcomers Club events, please visit our Events Calendar webpage. 


WELCOME NEW CHAMBER DIRECTORS

The Chamber would like to announce and welcome our newly appointed Chamber Directors:

  • Bryan Mooney, E-Fish-Ent Fish Company
  • Dana Lajeunesse, Camosun College
  • Steve Grundy, Royal Roads University

For details, please visit our Executive and Directors webpage.


NEW SERVICE PROVIDER FOR MEMBERS

The Alba Group-Lyreco Canada-logoTHE ALBA GROUP - The Alba Group provides you with deeply discounted products and services from Lyreco. Office supplies are a critical part of business. Take advantage of your membership and save money!  Sign up with The Alba Group to start accessing discounts across the Lyreco Canada product lines. Visit www.albagroupchamber.ca


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Regularly updated, our website links to ‘Our Chamber in the News’ articles.  Follow the link to Chamber President Sean Dyble's latest article in the August 2015 edition of the Business Examiner Victoria:  

Work Together, Succeed Together

Complementary copies of the Business Examiner Victoria are available at the Chamber office.


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The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce encourages all businesses in the Sooke region to submit their information to be published on our website's business directory.  One of the many benefits of being a Chamber member means the inclusion of detailed business information such as logos, tag phrases, mission statements, company descriptions and links in our directory.

*Only basic contact information will be published for non-members as a service to our community.  

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