West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January 27, 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 

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Vancity Luncheon

 Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Hollyburn Country Club - Creekside Room

11:00am to 1:30pm

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.

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.

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Cross-country auditions for Dragons’ Den begin Feb. 6, 2016 in Toronto


 It’s time for entrepreneurs across Canada to polish their pitches to be part of DRAGONS’ DEN’s 11th season on CBC-TV. Producers will hit the road in February on a 33-city audition tour to find the country’s best businesses in need of a Dragon investment.

Auditions will be open to the public and kick-off in Toronto on Feb. 6  B.C. audition dates and cities are listed below, and venues are listed online. Auditions are open to participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Online auditions are open now and will continue in-person throughout February to April across the country.Tour dates will be updated through the DRAGONS’ DEN website

Feb. 13, March 5  – Vancouver, B.C.
Feb. 17 – Richmond, B.C.
Feb. 17 – Cranbrook, B.C.
Feb. 19 – Nanaimo, B.C.
Feb. 20 – Victoria, B.C. 
March 4 – Abbotsford, B.C.
March 10 – Kelowna, B.C


The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

The Canadian Internet Marketing Conference 2016
Join hundreds of marketing and business professionals at this years’ Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in Squamish, BC. Get actionable insights from leaders from Telus, West Jet, Starbucks, Google, eBay, Canada Post and many more! The two day event runs 14th and 15th April 2016 and early bird tickets are now on sale. The event is sponsored by Google, Marwick Internet Marketing, Canada Post, Moz, Siteimprove and Mainstreet Communications. EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS JANUARY 31!

West Vancouver Chamber members can claim an extra 30% off using this special code "WVCC30" more information at

Doing Business with China

To better serve Canadian small and medium enterprises (SME), The Government of Canada, Trade Commissioner Service network in China, has developed the Canadian SME Gateway to China video series on YouTube. The series focuses on the needs of Canadian SMEs that are considering doing business in China; they provide SMEs with expert advice on various topics ranging from setting up a business presence in China, to protecting intellectual property, to e-commerce, and cover a range of sector-specific and general business topics relevant to SMEs.  New videos will be posted every week on their YouTube Channel     Check out their  Facebook     Twitter 


Richmond Gateway Theater's Closer Than Ever 

Closer Than Ever is a very witty, boldly modern, award-winning off-Broadway musical revue about the pleasures and pitfalls of adulthood—great entertainment for an enjoyable evening out with friends or co-workers. The show stars some of Canada's finest musical theatre performers, including Ma-Anne Dionisio, a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee (for Best Actress in a Musical), and "Kim" in the original Toronto production of Miss Saigon. The show is at the Main Stage venue February 4 – 20.
West Vancouver Chamber members can get $5 off every adult ticket they buy with the coupon code CTEBUS16. The code is valid for all performances between Sunday February 7 and Saturday February 20, and is redeemable online, over the phone or in-person at our box office. For further information:
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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