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)

2024 Directors

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 – Britt Santowski (Author)

Executive Director

Deb Schenk

AI Course Offer - Make your day easier! Let me know if you are interested!

The course will be structured to introduce small business owners with minimal technical background to the practical applications of AI in their operations, focusing on automating tasks, enhancing customer interaction, and improving business processes.

• Interactive workshops with step-by-step guidance on using AI tools.

• Real-life examples and case studies to illustrate the impact of AI.

• Q&A sessions to address specific concerns and scenarios from attendees.

This course structure aims to demystify AI for small business owners and provide them with the knowledge and skills to start leveraging AI technology to improve their business operations, with a strong emphasis on practical applications and hands-on learning.

For a nominal fee, gain six weeks of one-hour sessions offering practical and comprehensive AI support to simplify your business operations. What price would you consider for this valuable assistance?

Mastering the Mixer – Engage with Local Business Owners

MIXERS

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 20 people.

Date: June 20, 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!”

Elizabeth Tse

Happy Member

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.”

Nicole Davies

Happy Member

Member to Member Discounts

Our Member to member discount program helps to promote local region businesses 

Coming Events

Our members and the Chamber host events periodically throughout the year.  We would like to see you there, come join us.

Benefits of membership

Learn more about the wide range of benefits we offer businesses or all sizes.  Join the Chamber of one of the fastest growing city’s in BC

Location:

Seaview Business Centre

1A, 6631 Sooke Rd, Sooke, V9Z 0A3

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