In this episode of The Public Circle Podcast I meet up with Denny Warner. Denny is the Executive Director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (SPCC). She has led the Chamber for the past four years. Over the first few episodes of this podcast I have met with business leaders in our community and in this episode Denny and I continue the discussion about the business climate on the Saanich Peninsula.
The SPCC started in 1912. In the 1980’s Central Saanich joined North Saanich and Sidney providing full coverage of the peninsula. In the beginning it was primarily a lobby group for local business. Over the years the Chamber has also become a force for marketing, promotion, networking and advocacy.
I have canvassed in some detail the strengths of business on the peninsula and the challenges that entrepreneurs face. In this episode Denny and I discuss the changing demographics of the Chamber, the local labour market, how the SPCC works with the five other Chambers in the region, their relationship with the Sidney BIA and the South Island Prosperity Partnership, their annual events, and some of the projects that the SPCC has on the go.
If you want to contact the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce:
Address: 10382 Pat Bay Highway, North Saanich, British Columbia, V8L 5S8
I hope that you enjoy my conversation with Denny Warner.