October 18 to 24 is BDC Small Business Week™. Now in its 36th year, BDC Small Business Week™ celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels. Last year, over 500 worksites in Greater Victoria ran United Way campaigns. In celebration of this week, we would like to thank all the small and medium sized businesses and their employees for giving back to our community. When you support United Way you are part of a movement that is changing lives. Here’s a snapshot of a few SMEs giving in a ‘united way’.

  • CPCM & Co is a local accounting firm and has raised $105,000 since 2001. Last year 100% of employees participated in their workplace campaign. cpcm.ca
  • Newport Realty is a recognized leader in the marketing of homes on Southern Vancouver Island for over 30 years. Since 2004 Newport has contributed over $60,000 through corporate gifts and workplace campaigns. We are lucky to Ingrid Jarisz on our volunteer-based campaign cabinet. newportrealty.com
  • Wheaton Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC is proud to provide Victoria drivers with new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. With a deep-rooted history in the community, Wheaton has raised over $397,000 since 2004 through corporate gifts and workplace campaigns. davewheatongm.com
  • King Bros is an independently owned customs brokerage and ships agency and our partnership goes back to 1994. Over the years, Kings Bros have raised $87,000 and last year 100% of employees participated in their workplace campaign. kibro.com

“Small Business is Big in Canada” – check out these infographics courtesy of BDC.