West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter May 23, 2018
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The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce &
The West Vancouver Foundation


Breakfast Meeting and Panel Discussion

How they work together to drive your brand reputation and your success

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 am

Hollyburn Country Club, Creekside Room
950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver

For years corporate, social, and environmental responsibility has been on the minds of business leaders. How to make a difference and continue to build their business? What is the right balance? What are the areas of need in the community? How can it work for my small business?
Now the conversation has shifted to “purpose” with the goal of understanding how to make authentic connections between a cause and your company or business.

“Purpose is the new currency; it’s one of the greatest untapped forces for the for-profit world. Without purpose your business model is incomplete.” Holly Branson, Virgin Group

Join us for an insightful and inspiring discussion about how businesses of all sizes are adding purpose as a key element to their business proposition and how it has impacted their communities.
Geoff Croll, President, British Pacific Properties
Ben Earnst, Ernest Ice Cream Founder/operator
Rick Sielski, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk, Vancity

The morning starts with Adine Mees, CEO, West Vancouver Foundation presenting the 2017 Vital Signs Report which incorporates demographics, statistics, studies and community dialogue to identify concerns and support actions on issues that are critical to the quality of life on the North Shore.

Joining Adine will be a panel of business leaders who will share their experiences in how their organizations have become more vital, interesting, relevant, and connected through the support of various community initiatives and environment, social, or community causes. The discussion will include the importance of purpose to driving business success, build reputation and employee engagement.

A morning to start you thinking about how you can harness your passion for your business and the community.

Presenting Sponsor



$27 (+GST) Chamber members
$35 (+GST) Non-members

Save the Date!
Breakfast Meeting 

Meet your MLAs
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 
7:00 am to 9:00 am 
Venue TBA

Join us for the Chamber's annual meeting with our MLAs!
Ralph Sultan, MLA, West Vancouver - Capilano  (L)
Jordan Sturdy, MLA,  West Vancouver - Sea to Sky (R)

Tickets available next week

Taste of the Bay next week!


Come out to Horseshoe Bay for live music, kids scavenger hunt, and a grand prize draw. Tickets on sale May 1st (ADULTS $20 / CHILDREN $10). Available at: TROLL’S, BLENZ, COMMUNITY SPIRITS & GLENEAGLES COMMUNITY CENTRE. Presented by the Horseshoe Bay Business Association 

New Area Code 672 for BC 

Starting May 4, 2019, an additional area code will be introduced in British Columbia. The introduction of the new area code 672 is the result of a decision by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and is intended to meet the continuously growing demand for more telephone numbers. The new area code 672 will be added to the current 604, 250, 778 and 236 area codes already in use in British Columbia. After May 4, 2019, consumers and businesses requesting a new phone number may receive one with the new area code. Numbers with the new 672 area code will only be assigned to customers once there is no longer a sufficient supply of numbers with the existing area codes – 604, 250, 778 and 236.
The introduction of a new area code in a region does not affect the geographic boundaries for local calling areas or the way long distance calls are dialed. Special numbers such as 211, 311, 411, 611 and 911 will not be affected and will still be dialed using only three digits. For more information about new area codes in Canada, please visit

 FREE Month of Education (June 2018) at Small Business BC 

Small Business BC to be partnering with WorkSafeBC to offer seminars, webinars and Talk to the Expert Services for FREE for the month of June. 
With over 30 topics available in person and via webinar and over 10 scheduled expert sessions scheduled, this is a great opportunity for small business owners in your community to get the education they need to build and grow their business.
Find out More: 

Members Saving Program - Lenovo Computers


West Vancouver Chamber members: check out the saving on Lenovo Computer with the 1-800 Members Program


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Celebrating 66 years serving our business community 

The West Vancouver Chamber is one of the largest not for profit business organization in West Vancouver. Its members include individuals working in all aspects of the business industry.
Did you know...Consumers are 80% more likely to buy goods and services from a Chamber member. Your Membership means business.
We hope you will JOIN US! ... and network with our local business community, attend events, receive discounts, display your collateral in our office, have a Member Profile included in this newsletter with a link to your website and much more. 


Time is money. That’s why the UPS Member Benefit Program makes it easy and fast for our West Vancouver Chamber members to enroll and create, track and manage shipments online. Here’s the deal:
•    40% off all small package shipments including imports to Canada,
•    30% off brokerage entry preparations fees
•    At least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb.

In addition, you’ll get free pickup and UPS On-Call Pickup®, so you can ship from the comfort of your office or home. You can also take advantage of free UPS Access Point® locations within Canada if you’re out on the road. Members can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. Sign up, visit or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377).Sign up!

Looking for a health plan for your employees? Check out The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, the #1 Plan in Canada! For employee benefits, covering over 25,000 small businesses across Canada. ALL types of businesses are eligible for the program - no industry exclusions!  For further information contact local rep:  Jason Weinstein, CFP Benefits Specialist. P: 604-637-1137.


 Fellow members have generously offered many discounts to our members. Check out the fabulous discounts offered: show your membership card! 
 Community Partners


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