West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January 20, 2016
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Two great Chamber events for March 2016
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Mayor’s Reception – Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm


The West Vancouver Chamber is pleased to be hosting our annual Mayor’s Reception on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the West Vancouver Yacht Club.  (Note the new date.)

 Business After 5 – A Conversation with the Mayor 

Mayor Michael Smith will join us for his annual informal get-together with the business community.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  Ticket includes a glass of wine and appetizers.

5:00 pm Registration/Networkimg
6:00 pm – Mayor’s Presentation, Q & A
7:00 pm – Networking

Gold Sponsor

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Save the Date! Vancity Luncheon March 8, 2016  - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Tuesday, 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.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Registration: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Presentation, Q & A: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tickets on sale next week

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Member Profile

Welcome to our New Chamber Members!

Apeiron Properties Corp.
BayBridge Senior Living
Creative Wonders Communications Inc.
Dr. Euan Mackie
First Point Education Consultant
Waterfront Business Centre



District of West Vancouver 2016 Proposed Budget - Services and Assets

The District of West Vancouver needs a Long-Term Financial Plan to provide high levels of services and to manage its assets in the best possible way. Many of the pieces to do this are in place, but key pieces are missing.  In the 2016 Proposed Budget, the focus is on the missing pieces, particularly asset management. The proposed increase to the operating budget is 2.09% for 2016.
The District is also exploring the best way to implement an asset levy to maintain and protect West Vancouver’s public assets and invite you to find out more and share your opinion:

Open Houses
Thursday, January 21 | 6-8 p.m.  Seniors’ Activity Centre, Social Recreation Room
Wednesday, January 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Gleneagles Community Centre, Seaview Room
Thursday, January 28, | 2-4 p.m.  Seniors’ Activity Centre, Learning Studio
ONLINE Survey: share your opinion online: open until January 31, 2016.


Another Chamber benefit for our members: Audio Conferencing, Web Collaboration and Webinar Services

Do you hold staff meetings or client meetings via teleconference? The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Evolve Collaboration have partnered in an affinity program in an effort to make conferencing and collaboration platforms available to all chamber members at a preferred members' rate. Evolve Collaboration is Canada’s leading provider of conferencing and collaboration services.

Program Benefits:
Members receive discounted rates on Audio Conferencing, Web Collaboration and Webinar Services and have access to an Evolve Collaboration expert who will assess where collaboration tools can enable your business, and provide guidance and training Learn more 


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! Contact local Benefits Specialist Jason Weinstein:
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. 

Preferred rates on the electronic processing of Visa® (1.49%) MasterCard® (1.49%), Discover (1.60%) and debit cards ($0.05/transaction) through First Data Canada
Please contact Honey Martin, your local First Data Merchant Services Consultant
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.

Membership pays for itself…

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