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Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce Leadership through community services

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Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce

Leadership through community services1History65 years155 businesses8 key portfoliosEconomic developmentCommunity-focussedCommunity enriching events

2Board of DirectorsSean Dyble (120 West Consulting)Terry Cristall (Architecture)Michael Nyikes (Fancy Shack)Kerry Cavers (KK Mortgages)Travis Butler (Butler Bros)Joanne Walsh (RBC)Karen Mason (Financial)Frederique Philip (Sooke Harbour House)Emily Drown (Stevenson Luchies and Legh)

3Newcomers ClubNew in 201470 club members$16,000,000 investedVolunteerismLearn about SookeGuest speakers

Thursday, March 5, 5 pm to 7 pmRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 54

Guest Speaker: RCMP Staff Sergeant Jeff McArthur4Resident RelocationRelocation packageCommunity resourcesBusinessesClubs, groups, schoolsAttend newcomers clubAnswer enquiries

District of Sooke

Relocation PackageAugust 2014 Edition5Town Centre Design GuidelinesChamber initiativeOver a year in the makingDowntown improvementsAdopted by District June 2014A more liveable downtownMuch more can be done

6Better Buy SookeShop local programmeCode of Ethical Business PracticesPrideLook in Sooke firstA priority in 2015Advertising campaign

7EventsBusiness Excellence Awards GalaCommunity votingRecognizes success in SookeGolf TournamentSanta Claus ParadeChamber sponsorship

8Adult EducationCurrently limited opportunities in SookePartnerships: Royal Roads UniversitySooke Public LibrarySEAPARCOther education resourcesDeliver adult education locallyBusiness improvement courses

9Economic DevelopmentHelp existing businesses succeedEncourage new businessesFacilitate discussion with governmentJob creationCommunity involvementPartnerships

10The FutureExpand economic development activitiesContinue downtown improvementsPromote Better Buy SookeEstablish local adult educationEncourage relocation investmentEncourage business investment