Westshore Business
Corona Virus Langford - April 4th

Corona Virus Langford - April 4th

April 4, 2020

Please note that we conduct these podcasts somewhat on the fly...they're very impromptu...we are certainly not in a recording studio...LOL! But the information needs to get out to the community asap...today Mayor Young reviews:

  • his summary of the current status of the of the virus in his community
  • his analysis of government recovery and assistance programs:
    • a reflection of Langford's in-home testing program
  • the new construction site working rules announced April 3rd

 

Mayor Rob Martin of Colwood - COVID-19 response

Mayor Rob Martin of Colwood - COVID-19 response

April 1, 2020

We discuss the City of Colwood's:

  • response to stopping the spread of COVID-19
  • working relationship with the Provincial Health Officer
  • preparation for future economic impacts
  • immediate budget implications - "moving towards a 0% tax lift"

The Mayor also discusses the emotional & mental impact of this health crisis on the Colwood community.

Colwood notice:

On Tuesday, April 7th at 6pm, HMCS Calgary will depart Esquimalt Harbour as military personnel deploy and leave their families behind during some of the most uncertain and challenging times we have ever encountered.

Base Commander, Captain Sam Sader and Mayor Rob Martin are working together to allow military families access to the Lagoon Beach in Colwood to wave goodbye to loved ones and see the ship off as it sails out. This small action will be a great comfort to both the departing sailors and the partners and children staying behind.

Colwood Bylaw Officers will open the gate at Fort Rodd Hill to allow families to access the beach. Base personnel will ensure families comply with strict physical distancing measures for the hour or so that they will be there.

Bylaw Officers will re-lock the gate after military families have departed.

A chat summarizing COVID-19 government business support programs - Mike Reilly / Financial Flight Planner / Westshore Chamber of Commerce Board President

A chat summarizing COVID-19 government business support programs - Mike Reilly / Financial Flight Planner / Westshore Chamber of Commerce Board President

March 31, 2020
  • Westshore Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business & Health Resources web page 
  • Individual Programs:
    • EI Programs - Emergency Response Benefits
    • Tax Return & Remittances Deadlines 
    • GST Credits / Canada Child Benefits
    • Deferred Bill Payments
  • Business Programs:
    • Workshare Program
    • 75% Wage Subsidy
    • up to $40M in Small Business Cda Government secured business loans
  • We all reflect on the mental strains and challenges that small business owners are experiencing during this pandemic
Corona Virus Langford - March 30th

Corona Virus Langford - March 30th

March 30, 2020

General discussions about:

  • re-inforcing practises to keep healthy
  • where to find testing kits...how much do test kits cost?
  • how testing is a mission one priority
  • masks - we need more!
  • the necessity of a crisis manager to be a central operations manager
  • health care workers are our heroes!
  • door to door food delivery precautions
  • procurement policies & pipeline politics
Corona Virus Langford - March 28th

Corona Virus Langford - March 28th

March 28, 2020

- reinforcing strategies to stop community spread:

  1. stay home
  2. wash hands
  3. implement physical distancing

- visit https://covidlangford.com/

- call 778-600-0240 for help

- Langford to implement "In Home Testing" partnering with Forbes Pharmacy

- service to expand to Westshore Communities including View Royal, Metchosin, Colwood & Sooke.

Corona Virus Langford - March 25th

Corona Virus Langford - March 25th

March 26, 2020

This is the first (March 26th) of a regular series of podcast updates from Mayor Young about the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

Municipality of Langford resources for help and assistance:

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Online Video Conference Platforms - Review

Online Video Conference Platforms - Review

March 24, 2020

We have a social distancing appropriate podcast and discuss a myriad of online video conference platforms...and most of the human behaviors that happen when sitting in front of a computer engaging with other digital people...LOL!

We used ZOOM and recorded a video as well...see below... 

 

 

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - February 2020 Update

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - February 2020 Update

February 26, 2020

OPEN FOR BUSINESS AWARD – TOP 3 IN BC

A 2020 update with Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

A 2020 update with Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

February 9, 2020

We start the "Westshore Business" podcast series in the New Year with an informative and exciting update with Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins. Read the rest of this entry »

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - December 2019 reflections

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - December 2019 reflections

December 16, 2019

Podcast Review

An introductory podcast with Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

An introductory podcast with Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

December 9, 2019

One of our region's best kept secrets has been the amazing "stuff" going on in Esquimalt…for business…for the community…for the region. Read the rest of this entry »

SOHO Summitt - Martin Newham, Membership Ambassador, Westshore Chamber of Commerce

SOHO Summitt - Martin Newham, Membership Ambassador, Westshore Chamber of Commerce

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Read the rest of this entry »

SOHO Summitt - Humaira Ahmed - CEO Locelle

SOHO Summitt - Humaira Ahmed - CEO Locelle

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing Humaira Ahmed, CEO of Locelle.

SOHO Summitt - Linda Mackie Photography

SOHO Summitt - Linda Mackie Photography

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing services being provided by Linda Mackie, conference photography.

SOHO Summitt - Jessica Woollard & Daphne Wood - Greater Victoria Public Library

SOHO Summitt - Jessica Woollard & Daphne Wood - Greater Victoria Public Library

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing stories being provided by Jessica Woollard & Daphne Wood from the Greater Victoria Public Library. 

SOHO Summitt - Ingrid Vaughan - Leadership Coach

SOHO Summitt - Ingrid Vaughan - Leadership Coach

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing services being provided by Ingrid Vaughan, Leadership Coach.

SOHO Summitt - Alexandra Dawes - Virtual CFO

SOHO Summitt - Alexandra Dawes - Virtual CFO

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing services being provided by Alexandra Dawes of www.Virtualcfo.ca!

SOHO Summitt - Julie Lawlor

SOHO Summitt - Julie Lawlor

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing services being provided by the Westshore Chamber of Commerce & ED Julie Lawlor!

SOHO Summitt - Nicole Bentham - Victoria Buzz

SOHO Summitt - Nicole Bentham - Victoria Buzz

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge for your vision and organization! We listen to the amazing services being provided by Nicole Bentham @ Victoria Buzz!

SOHO Summitt - Brand 2 Sales.com

SOHO Summitt - Brand 2 Sales.com

October 10, 2019

#SOHOsummitt - Kelly Darwin​ & I are broadcasting from the amazing SOHO Summitt in the glorious Elements Casino in View Royal - celebrating small business! Thanks to Chris Burdge​ for your vision and organization!

This episode highlights the guys from www.brand2sales.com!

SOHO Summitt - Kris & Bria - Monk Office

SOHO Summitt - Kris & Bria - Monk Office

October 10, 2019

Welcome to our initial podcast from the very exciting SOHO Conferencde...many more to come. 

October 7th - Mayor Rob Martin from Colwood

October 7th - Mayor Rob Martin from Colwood

October 8, 2019

"Westshore Business" is honoured to be talking to Rob Martin, the Mayor of Colwood, for a second time this year! There are so many exciting things going on in Colwood these days it's hard to keep up. However, in our latest podcast, we were to chat about at least three of these activities: Read the rest of this entry »

SOHO Summit 2019 - The most profitable day you’ll have all year

SOHO Summit 2019 - The most profitable day you’ll have all year

September 11, 2019

This week John (Harbour Digital Media) & Kelly (Seriously Creative) sit down with Chris Burdge from SOHO Summit to talk about the challenges facing Small OfficeHome Office businesses, entrepreneurs and nuances of employing Millennials. Read the rest of this entry »

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - a vision for the region that includes an engaged & progressive Colwood

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - a vision for the region that includes an engaged & progressive Colwood

July 31, 2019

In the first of a regular digital dialogue on "Westshore Business", we chat with Colwood Mayor Rob Martin. 

He reviews his long-term vision for Colwood...his municipalities relationship with Langford...the Royal Bay development...the Ferry plans between Royal Bay & Downtown Victoria.

We had fun! Join us & have a listen...

Ocean Dennie - Coastal Offices

Ocean Dennie - Coastal Offices

April 5, 2019

Why are there 40ish companies currently leasing at the shared office spaces located at Coastal Offices? That's more than most, if not all, of all the shared office spaces in Lower Vancouver Island...why do companies like doing business in the Westshore? Hear more from Ocean Dennie, office manager with Coastal Offices.  

Business in the Westshore with Mike Wignall of Westbrook Consulting Ltd.

Business in the Westshore with Mike Wignall of Westbrook Consulting Ltd.

March 8, 2019

Welcome to our first episode of our new series on Business in the Westshore. Its our goal to highlight local businesses, talk about the challenges business owners in the Westshore face and generally discuss what is happening and how are the small business in our community. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you find value in networking?

Do you find value in networking?

May 23, 2018

Do you find value in networking? Today's podcast with John, Kelly & Brianna focuses on the importance of networking online and offline!  Read the rest of this entry »