Sooke, 8 August 2023 – The highly anticipated 2023 Business Excellence Awards is now accepting nominations, and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce invites individuals to recognize exceptional businesses and entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to the local business landscape.

Nomination submissions can be made through the convenient online form at Business enthusiasts, community members, and supporters are encouraged to submit nominations for the businesses and individuals that have displayed excellence, innovation, and resilience in their respective fields.

Individuals can also check whether they have already been nominated by visiting this link.

Nominations close on September 15. Voting begins September 20.

The pinnacle of the Business Excellence Awards, the Sooke Celebrates event, is scheduled for November 18th at the Edward Milne Community School (EMCS). This gala event will be opened by the mesmerizing West Coast Cabaret, adding flair and excitement to the evening. The highlight of the evening will be a standup performance by Kevin Banner, a nationally acclaimed comedian hailing from Sooke. His comedic talents promise to light up the event and provide guests with an evening of laughter and entertainment.

The 2023 Business Excellence Awards not only acknowledge the accomplishments of local businesses and entrepreneurs but also serve as a platform to celebrate the vibrant business community in Sooke. By recognizing the dedication, innovation, and resilience of these individuals, the awards ceremony fosters a spirit of growth and collaboration, contributing to the overall prosperity of the region.

For more information and updates on the 2023 Business Excellence Awards and Sooke Celebrates event, please visit


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