2020 in THE NEWS
Port Alberni gift card site kickstarts post-COVID-19 economy
Collette said he “stumbled upon” the Better Buy Sooke initiative, a partnership between the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce and the business group Webmax Marketing. The owner of Webmax, said Collette, has “strong ties” to the Alberni Valley.
“We jumped at the opportunity to partner with them,” said Collette. “It was just kind of a fluke. It was something that fell into our laps.” – Alberni Valley News
Sooke Chamber of Commerce collecting laptops for students
Software is being provided free by Hewlett-Packard, while Sooke-based Webmax.ca is volunteering to do the necessary sanitizing and reformatting. – Times Colonist
Business applicants pour in to Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative
So far, 39 businesses have a presence on the site and an additional 20 applicants are still being processed and set up.
The chamber has partnered with WebMax for the project, who works with the vendor upon signing up to design and finalize their Better Buy Sooke coupon. – Victoria News