Chamber CEO Bruce Williams gathered at Refire Kitchen with Downtown Victoria Business Association CEO Jeff Bray and Grant Thornton LLP partner Kyman Chan to officially launch Small Business Month in Greater Victoria.
You can check out the Chamber's video of the event, at right.
Throughout October, The Chamber is working with Grant Thornton to provide opportunities and resources for small businesses in our region.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and heartbeat of our downtown,” DVBA CEO Jeff Bray said. “Small Business Month provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique, vibrant and creative businesses that make up our downtown small business community.”
To learn more about the events and activities The Chamber has planned for Small Business Month, go to victoriachamber.ca. Also, watch for next week's Chamber Chat with Kyman Chan of Grant Thornton.
“Small business month is an important time to reflect on the importance of and to double down on supporting our amazing small businesses,” outgoing City of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said. “Our small businesses are a key character-defining feature of our downtown and our city. This month and always I encourage residents to pop in and visit them in person and resist the temptation of the online non-local alternative.”