West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 18, 2016
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"Mayor Mike, Unplugged"
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

West Vancouver Yacht Club 
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting our annual Mayor's Reception on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Please join us for Business After 5  for "Mayor Mike Unplugged"  at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Mayor Michael Smith will join us for his annual informal get-together with the business community. Bring your questions!
Presenting Sponsor: Maison Senior Living
Gold Sponsor: West Vancouver Community Foundation
Media Sponsor: North Shore News


Vancity Luncheon
Wednesday, March 8, 2016
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hollyburn Country Club - Creekside room

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a special luncheon featuring guest speaker Linda Morris, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Member and Community Engagement at Vancity, Canada's largest community credit union.

Topic: How global trends impact local business
Trends like digital disruption, the sharing economy, and access over ownership are impacting the world around us, and businesses need to adapt to stay relevant and successful. 
You're invited to hear Linda Morris talk about Vancity's trend watching practice, current socioeconomic and technology trends, and what global trends mean for local business.


Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Presentation, Q & A: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Members: $30.00 +GST • Non-members $40.00 + GST

Linda Morris

About our Guest Speaker

Linda Morris leads and mentors in the Business Development, Member and Community Engagement Division – contributing to Vancity’s reputation as a leading community catalyst. Linda and her team developed and executed Vancity’s “Make Good Money” branding strategy and campaign about values-based banking, which earned Vancity the 2013 Marketer of the Year Awards from the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Sponsored by


Breakfast with
MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones 

Liberal MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country (B.C.)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Hollyburn Country Club - Creekside room

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to breakfast with

MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones
Liberal MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country (B.C.)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Registration: 7:00 am - 7:15 am 
Coffee/networking: 7:15 am - 7:30 am
Call to Breakfast: 7:30 am
Guest Speaker Presentation: 8:00 am
Q & A 

Ticket includes coffee/tea and hot buffet breakfast

Members: $30.00 + GST • Non-members $40.00 + GST

MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones




Call for Nominations! West Van Chamber Excellence Awards.

The Chamber's annual President's Dinner & Excellence Awards will take place on Tuesday, April 26th at the Hollyburn Country Club. Nominations are now open! Any North Shore and Bowen Island resident may nominate a Business or Person. Business Owners and Managers may nominate themselves.

Nominations OPEN Wednesday February 10, 2016
Nominations CLOSE Wednesday March 2, 2016, 5:00pm
Deadline for questionnaire submissions and supporting material is Monday March 7th 2016, 5:00 pm

Click here for a Nomination form.

Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee.  There will be THREE finalists in each category, which will be notified and announced on Tuesday March 15, 2016 in the Chamber e-newsletter and social media

Awards will be presented in the following categories:
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Medium Business of the Year
  • Big Business of the Year
The WINNERS of the Excellence Awards will be announced LIVE at the President’s Dinner and Excellence Awards on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at the Hollyburn Country Club. 

Celebrate Heritage Week with a guided Tour of Point Atkinson Light Station & Heritage Fayre

Heritage Fayre  Saturday Feb 20 from 2 - 4pm in the atrium of the WV Community Centre.  There’ll be information on the Hollyburn Cabins displayed along with many others including on Pt Atkinson.

Make the most out of the UPS Members Benefit Program

If you haven’t already signed up for the UPS® Members Benefit Program for members, now is the time. Here are the top five reasons:
1.Improve your bottom line. Enroll and save 30% on outgoing small package shipments – within Canada, to the U.S. and worldwide destinations – save 25% on imports into Canada, and savings start at 75% on heavyweight, LTL (Less-than-Truckload) shipments over 150 lb.
2.FREE Pickup. Shipping with UPS is simple. Automatic Daily Pickup and UPS On-Call Pickup® are free, so you can ship from the comfort of your office or home. Process your shipping label online, stick it on your document or package and schedule a pickup from a UPS driver by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS.
3.Open a world of possibilities. With a variety of export and import services, UPS’s expertise, resources and technologies can help support your international trade needs. As one of the world's largest customs brokers, the logistics experts at UPS can help clarify trade intricacies, maintain compliance and keep your shipments moving through customs and across borders.
4.Technology Tools. Register for My UPS or Worldship® and take advantage of these time-saving features: ship, track and void shipments; create and print UPS shipping labels; store international shipping documents; save recipient addresses and preferences; access tracking numbers and request notifications; and pay for shipments.
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It’s free to sign up, there are no minimum shipping requirements, and the discounts can be applied to a new or existing UPS account. Put logistics to work for you. Visit  or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST to start saving today.



The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is the # 1 plan in Canada!
For employee benefits, covering over 25,000 small businesses across the country. ALL types of businesses are eligible for the program - no industry exclusions! 
For further information contact: Jason Weinstein, CFP® Benefits Specialist
P: 604-637-1137
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has partnered with First Data Canada to provide members with lower transaction costs, a robust user-friendly on-line reporting tool and the latest electronic-payment technology for business. 

Visa®  1.49%
MasterCard®  1.49%
Interac® Debit  $0.05

Please contact Honey Martin, your local First Data account executive for further information. Tel: 604-505-2430

Grow your client base and earn more money!

By attending our networking events you can develop valuable connections that lead to business growth and personal success. Access Chamber benefits only available to members. 

Membership pays for itself…

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