Sooke, September 1, 2023 – The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce its upcoming four-part learning series designed to inspire and equip present and future entrepreneurs and business owners in the Sooke community. The series, comprising of four informative sessions, is set to kick off on Tuesdays throughout the month of October.

Series Details:

Number of Sessions: 4, attend one, some or all!
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Sooke Library Multipurpose Room, In Person

The Sooke Chamber of Commerce believes in fostering a thriving business environment, and this unique learning series is a testament to that commitment. The series aims to provide attendees with valuable insights, practical advice, and a platform to learn from the experiences of established business leaders who have successfully navigated various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Program Sessions:

  1. October 3: Join us for the first session where Dumont Tires, a long-established business in Sooke, will share their journey, insights, and strategies for success. Discover the secrets behind their longevity and relevance in the market.
  2. October 10: The Community Thrift Store will take the stage to shed light on the intricacies of setting up a non-profit organization. Gain valuable knowledge on how to make a meaningful impact while running a sustainable nonprofit business.
  3. October 17: Ever wondered about the process of buying an existing business? Sooke Eye Care will provide an in-depth look into this subject, sharing their experience and knowledge on the crucial steps to ensure a seamless transition.
  4. October 24: Vosino Cafe will wrap up the series by offering insights into setting up a cooperative venture. Learn how collaboration and community-driven efforts can lead to the establishment and success of a cooperative enterprise.

Participants have the flexibility to attend all sessions as a comprehensive series or choose specific sessions aligned with their interests and needs. Registration is now open, and participants are encouraged to indicate their interest early to secure their spots. Register by emailing, and remember to include which sessions (1, 2, 3, and 4) that you would like to register for.

“From vision to fruition, the Sooke Chamber is dedicated to driving economic ambition in our community,” notes Tracy Snow, the Director of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce board who led the initiative. “This series reflects our commitment to providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed, no matter where they are on their business journey.”

Britt Santowski, Executive Director of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, will host all four sessions.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from seasoned business leaders and connect with fellow entrepreneurs in the Sooke community. To register or for more information, visit the Sooke Chamber of Commerce website or contact us at [contact details].

About Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce: The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and fostering a vibrant business community in the Sooke region. With a commitment to economic growth and collaboration, the Chamber strives to empower businesses and entrepreneurs to reach their full potential.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Britt Santowski, Executive Director at the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. 250-642-6112.