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...

CRD notes risk is low, recommends practical precautions

-CRD media release Although the risk to British Columbia communities remains low, the Capital Regional District (CRD) would like to assure visitors, patrons and clients that the CRD is actively monitoring the status of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and taking...

Pandemic Preparedness for Business

In today’s global world, systems are more interconnected than ever. It stands to reason then, if a pandemic strikes in one part of the world, the opportunities for it to spread are that much greater. Pandemic Preparedness Guide Should COVID-19 escalate in Canada, some...

Sooke is open for business!

What is it about Sooke that makes it an outstanding location for investors, residents and visitors and distinguishes it from others? Quite simply, we enjoy and appreciate the Quality of Life and the Opportunities it provides to grow as a business, a family or an...