As a small business owner I know that being a member of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been very important to my business. Not only have I learned a lot about the business side of photography (let's just say it wasn't my "gift") I have met a lot of great people - many of which have become friends.
I used to think that learning and networking was the best aspect of being a Chamber member...until last Thursday's 5 Chamber Mixer at Level Ground Coffee in Central Saanich.
The 5 Chamber Mixer was a networking event bringing together the various members of the Chamber of Commerce in Greater Victoria. But it was something much more to me - it brought together three of my favourite things. Level Ground Coffee (enjoying it right now as I type), chocolate covered toffee bark from Amber's amazing Rock Coast and delicious pizza from Truffles Catering. I was in heaven. The only thing missing would be enjoying it all sitting on a blanket with a litter of Golden Retriever puppies. Can you imagine? OK...I digress.
So, I have a confession. The coffee, chocolate and delicious food is now my favourite part of being a Chamber member. I will have to talk to Denny and Pat at the Chamber and request the puppies for next year's event.