West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter October 12, 2016
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In Celebration of BDC Small Business Week in Canada

Social Media for Small Business
– the Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Amica – West Vancouver (Theater)
659 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver 
This informative breakfast meeting will give you some excellent tips on what to do and not do with your small business social media.
Our Guest Speakers: 

Catherine (Cat) Barr
– Owner, &

Since 1996, Chamber member Cat Barr has reported on all aspects of life in Vancouver and has over 15,000 photos and articles published in print. She is the founder/owner of and and is a pioneer in the web publishing industry. An accredited journalist, with a background in print, television, radio and production, she is best known for her social event columns and celebrity photos in various newspapers and magazines.

Nick Bellamy
– Owner, Adaptive Marketing Solutions

Chamber member Nick Bellamy is the owner of Adaptive Marketing Solutions. He has worked in sales for over 10 years, in a variety of industries including food, retail, automotive, and advertising. He understands the challenges and the opportunities that are here on the North Shore. Nick has been nominated as a young entrepreneur for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Excellence Awards. He is Google Adword’s and Google Analytics certified, and is registered in the Google Partner program.
WV Chamber members: $25    Non-members $35 +GST
Ticket includes coffee/tea and light breakfast complements of our Venue Sponsor:
Amica West Vancouver 

BDC Small Business Week, October 17 – 21. Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for almost 40 years. Each year, more than 10,000 business people come together at hundreds of events across Canada to celebrate entrepreneurship, learn and network with other entrepreneurs. BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016  
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Starbucks, Dundarave Village
2416 Marine Drive. West Vancouver 
Speed Networking! - Join us for this fun networking event where you can pitch your business to other guests while enjoying wine & appetizers.

This annual event is a great opportunity to meet new business contacts from across the North Shore. What is Speed Networking? Each person has 3 minutes to explain their business to a guest; a bell rings and it's the other guest's turn to highlight their business. Another bell rings and everyone switches tables.

This event sells out!  Buy your tickets early. 
WV Chamber members: $25    Non-members $35

Ticket includes appetizers and one glass of wine.
Featuring Starbucks Panini!

Presenting Sponsor: Loren, Nancke & Co.

Venue Sponsor: Starbucks, Dundarave 
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The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce presents
All Candidates Meeting  
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
1700 Mathers, West Vancouver
Supported by: 
Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association
Caulfeild Business Association
Horseshoe Bay Business Association
Park Royal Shopping Centre

Media Sponsor
Admission is free, but RSVP IS REQUIRED: Please your RSVP or click on button below.
The election will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The term for the position will end October 2018, when the next general local election will be held. The nomination period will be open from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 until 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Nomination documents are available at West Vancouver Municipal Hall in Legislative Services, or online.

RSVP All Candidates Meeting


Christmas Dinner - our annual gourmet Christmas Dinner at the fabulous Capilano Golf & Country Club will take place on Wednesday Evening, November 30, 2016.  The Dinner also features our largest Live & Silent Auction of the year - a great way to do some Christmas shopping!

Call for Auction items

We welcome your Auction Donations! It is a great opportunity to showcase your business and support your local Chamber of Commerce and our Charity of choice for the event. Have an item to donate?  Contact Debbie Janson, West Vancouver Chamber 604-926-6614 or We will arrange for pickup of your donation.
Thank you to Auction donors to date:
BFit Personal Training - fitness certificate
Capilano University - CapU Singers CD
Cypress Mountain - gift of cypress goodies
Loren, Nancke & Co. - Browns Socialhouse gift certificates
Roper Greyell LLP Employment + Labour Lawyers - Gift basket
Victor J. Harrison - handmade pottery 
West Vancovuer Chamber of Commerce Board - Wine baskets
West Vancouver Memorial Library -framed archival photograph from their collection

We hope you can join us for Christmas Dinner!
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Variety - the Children's Charity 

Variety - The Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends, helping children with special needs in British Columbia to reach their potential. Funding from Variety helps to cover costs for medical care and services, mobility and communication equipment, as well as therapies and developmental programs not covered by private or public health plans. Complex conditions often mean that extra care and support is needed throughout a child’s development.

It is a journey that children and their families face with perseverance, and thanks to the generous support of our donors, Variety is by their side. In addition to providing funding directly to children and their families, Variety also works with local grassroots organizations that deliver care and services to children with special needs. This form of teamwork exponentially increases the impact Variety has throughout BC, and builds capacity for support within the community. Learn more at

Variety - The Children's Charity
4300 Still Creek Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6

CRA hosts free info webinar for new Small Businesses

The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting a free interactive webinar about important tax topics for new small businesses. These topics include:
  • registering your business
  • GST/HST 
  • payroll
  • keeping records
  • business income and expenses, and more..

    Wednesday October 19, 2016
    English: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time  (10:00 am Pacific)  REGISTER    
    French:  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (12:00pm Pacific)

    Participants can ask questions and get more information during the live webinar.     

Caulfeild Village Trick or Treat!

West Van Leisure Guide - Holiday Happenings Ads

Deadline for advertising in the Holiday Happening guide is October 27, 2016


West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation Fundraiser

The West Vancouver Library Foundation is hosting their 4th Annual fundraising Author and Dinner Evening with Linden MacIntyre.


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