Sooke REGion Chamber of Commerce
Our mission is to support and advocate for Sooke area business success and overall economic strength in our area.
Directors from left to right: Jeremy Andersen, Steven Eckert (back row), Deb Schenk, Mike Menard (back row), Kim Barber, Marleen Kiral, Tracy Snow (back row), Les Haddad, and Karen Mason. Performing the swearing-in: Sooke Mayor Maja Tait (far right). Missing: Tim Ayres. Photo by Nancy Vieira. (2023 Business Excellence Awards)
President – Tracy Snow (Sooke Optometrist)
Vice President – Marleen Kiral (Almostronaut Creative)
Treasurer/Secretary – Nicki Rawcliffe (Sooke Optometrist)
Past President – Mike Menard (Menard Plumbing & Heating)
Director – Tim Ayres (Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty)
Director – Kim Barber (Kim Barber Real Estate)
Director – Steven Eckert (Vancouver Island Bucket List)
Director – Les Haddad (Sooke Delivery Guy)
Director -Karen Stones (A Sea of Bloom)
Director – Alexander Kingston (Gadget Tree Tech Services)
Director – Monika Lanz (The Sooke Foodbank)
Director – Britt Santowski (Author)
Mastering the Mixer – Engage with Local Business Owners
Mixers provide an excellent opportunity to meet and greet other local business owners. Mixers are hosted by local organizations, and have an opportunity to showcase their services to the community. Unless otherwise noted, there is no cost to attend. Chamber members are invited to host a mixer. Please Contact us for information!
Members, please join us for coffee or tea.
This is a great event for those new to or nervous about networking, as everyone has a chance to provide information about their business and connect in a friendly and informal atmosphere. This event will be for a maximum of 15 people.
Date: March 21st, 9 am-10:30 CAFE VOSINO!
Book your seat today!, Let us know you will be joining.
The Secret is Out…
“I took a leap of faith when I saw a FB post by the Sooke Chamber of Commerce that they were hosting a Business Boost session. I’m a very “shy” writer, and so I brought a press release that I wrote about a month ago and showed it to them. They were so professional, straight to the point and they understood my mission. Not only did they help me edit my piece, they were so encouraging that they even introduced me that day to the Sooke News Mirror! They not only helped me edit my piece but they were so encouraging and helped me remember my own purpose, my big “why” of doing this kind of work. Thank you so much Kerry and Corey for your help. I encourage all those awesome entrepreneurs to come out to the next Business Boost! And by the way, my press release got printed up by the Sooke Pocket News and soon to be released, with an interview by our local newspaper! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“A great board of amazing people who want to see Sooke flourish and our businesses succeed. Thank you to each and everyone of you for all the hard work you do.”
Member to Member Discounts
Our Member to member discount program helps to promote local region businesses
Our members and the Chamber host events periodically throughout the year. We would like to see you there, come join us.