About the Chamber
The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that exists to promote business and economic growth, advocate on behalf of local business, and participate in enriching the community.
Understanding and representing the collective views of more than 500 members, the WestShore Chamber is a catalyst through which proactive business leaders and professionals can act together as one voice to affect dynamic, positive changes in the community. The Chamber’s goal is to ensure that the West Shore has a thriving and successful economy. The Chamber’s success in achieving this goal helps to ensure there are enough jobs, and that all government, education, cultural and charitable needs facing the community are adequately met.
Most Chambers of Commerce represent one city or geographic region. The WestShore Chamber is unique as it serves the five different municipalities of Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal. Each of these communities has a unique personality, priorities, and goals and all contribute to the dynamic fabric of the West Shore. Learn more about our 5 West Shore municipalities.
To advance the growth, prosperity and sustainability of business and community life on the WestShore.
- To act as a resource and advocate for business development on the WestShore
- To be a catalyst for business/community connections
- To provide quality, relevant business services to members
- To foster awareness and encourage progress toward a sustainable WestShore Community
What does the Chamber Really Do?
This is a legitimate questions, and many people, including those to whom the Chamber is important, are not really aware of the things the Chamber does.
The Chamber provides opportunities for businesses to grow and develop through networking, training, medical and business benefits, business discounts, advocacy, marketing opportunities, special events, and sponsorship opportunities. The local Chamber is also connected to the BC Chamber, which acts as a voice of BC business and advocates to change policies affecting business on a provincial level.
The Chamber also lobbies on behalf of its membership, educates the community about business issues and exposes the public to our thriving business environment. Its goal is to keep the economic condition in the WestShore thriving. When businesses succeed, a community benefits. Jobs are created, as is a climate to finance the govermental, educational, and charitable needs in that community.
So how does the Chamber achieve all these things? Through a dedicated volunteer board that guides the strategic direction of the Chamber; through a dynamic staff committed to value for its members; through member volunteers who pitch in and help with the programming and through its members who provide the ideas, the drive, the goals and the funds to help us continuing doing what we do. The Chamber would not exist were it not for its members!
Dan Spinner, Chief Executive Officer
Lindsay Wilson, Director, Operations & Member Services email@example.com
Lindsay Vogan, Public & Media Relations Coordinator
Craig Sorochan, Community Relations & Events Coordinator
Jennie Mitchell, Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Simon, Membership Representative
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Marie Fournier, Accounts and Bookkeeping