Saanich Business Buzz: Deck the Hall at municipal hall on Saturday

Think Local Week encourages locals to spend just 10 per cent of their budget at local Saanich businesses

Time to get festive, as the annual Saanich Deck the Hall Winter Lights Festival is happening this Saturday evening from 5  to 8:30 p.m.

Kick off your holiday season with a festive lights display and a variety of seasonal activities including children’s Christmas concerts, photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, food and refreshments, all from the Saanich Municipal Hall; admission is free.

Royal Oak Rotary Club will provide hot dogs for purchase during the evening and free hot chocolate.

Do you know a Saanich business that deserves recognition? The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for businesses that exemplify success and leadership. The Chamber celebrates local business excellence at the Greater Victoria Business Awards. Awards will be presented in 14 categories, including the Governors’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Business Awards finalists receive over $10,000 worth of promotional exposure.

See victoriachamber.ca/events/business_awards_nominate.aspx for more info.

Think local, think Saanich. The Think Local First week is happening until Dec. 7 and the not-for-profit group is encouraging residents to submit photos that pay tribute to, display or represent your favourite local business for an opportunity to win prizes.

Visit their facebook page for all the details at facebook/thinklocalVictoria.

Send your businees tips to Chris Kelsall at chris.kelsall@saanichnews.com or Sarah Taylor at staylor@saanichnews.com.