Q & A on the Indian Act with Bob Joseph

Q & A on the Indian Act with Bob Joseph

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting a Q & A on the Indian Act with Bob Joseph. Thursday, January 28, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Branch: Sooke, All Venue: REGISTER HERE – Virtual Zoom Webinar Join for a live virtual conversation and...

Nominations for the 2021 Board are now being received!

The Sooke Region Chamber will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on January 19, 2021. At that time, we will be swearing in the new 2021 Board of Directors. Continuing as President will be Karen Mason Continuing as First Vice President will be Mike Menard Continuing...

Business Excellence Awards: VOTE!

You can now VOTE for greater Sooke region businesses for this year’s Business Excellence Awards. Vote between now and November 23. All who vote in at least four categories will be entered into a draw to win a $200 gift card. You can vote once per week, so after...
Business Excellence Awards 2020: Nominations are now open!

Business Excellence Awards 2020: Nominations are now open!

You can now nominate greater Sooke region businesses for voting consideration in this year’s Business Excellence Awards. This year, as with everything else in 2020, the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce has shifted the way we do things, and the awards process...

Canadian Chamber and the Government of Canada team up with accounting profession to provide free advice to small to medium-sized business, not-for-profits and charities to navigate uncertainty

Small to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities are among those most impacted by the current pandemic and will now have direct access to a network of qualified business advisors to help guide them courtesy of a new, government-funded...

Monday March 30 Zoom Call

This free online meeting is available to all Sooke businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a forum to discuss challenges, opportunities and resources. SOOKE BIZ ZOOM ROOM MEETING Join other Sooke business owners, entrepreneurs and independent operators in the Sooke...

CFIB calls for a 75% wage subsidy to retain employees

The COVID-19 outbreak is quickly becoming a disaster for small businesses, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). A full 60 per cent of small firms have seen a significant drop in sales, with more than one in three reporting a reduction greater...

CHAMBER seeks feedback from business community

NOTE: We erred!! The District intended us to respond directly, and never meant for this to go public! Ooops! However, we as a Chamber are still interested in your feedback. Please send your feedback to info@sookeregionchamber.com How are things going for you?  How are...

COVID-19 Prime Minister’s Update: March 17, 2020

At 11:30 Eastern time (8:30 Pacific Time), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the country. Here is a summary of what was said. Anything that appears in quotes is directly attributable to Trudeau.  Ontario has declared a provincial state of emergency....

SURVEY: How is COVID-19 affecting your business?

The following email comes from the BC Chamber of Commerce. Through their membership, Sooke Chamber members have representation with the provincial Chamber. We at the Sooke Chamber are encouraging all businesses to respond to this survey so that the provincial and...