West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter May 17, 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


New Member Profile:


Martine Boré Antiques 


At Martine Boré Antiques you will find many beautiful one-of-a kind items. If you are looking for that special piece for your home, office or chateau we offer 18th, 19th and 20th century French and English furniture, paintings, clocks, precious and semi-precious antique jewelry, fine porcelain and many other unique treasures you will not find anywhere else. We are also always looking for wonderful things to buy and consign, and we purchase estates as well.

Martine is a second generation Antique Dealer and developed a passion for the trade from her parents who were dealers for over 30 years. She was also recently nominated for Best New Business of the Year at the annual West Vancouver Chamber Excellence Awards.  Martine Boré Antiques offers a wide range of interesting antique and vintage items. There is something for everyone in all price ranges. Come visit the new and beautiful location in Ambleside: 1462 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

(604) 912-0292



West Vancouver Memorial Library SHRED IT! Saturday, May 26th 

Shred for a cause at this Friends of the Library Fundraiser. May 26th 10am-2pm in the Library Parking Lot. 


West Van Community Centre Society wants your Input!


The West Vancouver Community Centre, Aquatic Centre, and Ice Arena at 2121 Marine Drive are operated through a partnership between the District of West Vancouver and the West Vancouver Community Centres Society, a registered charitable Society. The Seniors’ Activity Centre has a separate Board and works directly with the District of West Vancouver. The Ice Arena and Seniors’ Activity Centre on the site are aging and will need to be replaced. The West Vancouver Community Centres Society has been working closely with the community since 2013 to develop a plan for replacing these facilities.

Based on significant community input received to date, the Society has developed an Emerging Vision for the Community Centre site. The Emerging Vision is a 20-year plan describing a proposed approach to replacing the aging site facilities in a seamless way, minimizing disruption to the major services provided to the community.

To ensure the Emerging Vision reflects community interests and values, the Society is now seeking input from the community on the proposed plan for the site and will present the feedback it receives about the plan and other important considerations to District Council in July 2018. You're are invited to complete this 
Survey  The Survey closes May 31st. 

Innovative Fitness offers Chamber Members free consultation/personal training sessions

WV Chamber member INNOVATIVE FITNESS is the world’s largest specialized personal training company, with over 20 years experience in creating custom fitness and training strategies. Their West Vancouver location is offering fellow members a FREE consultation session and 3 personal training sessions. 

Innovative Fitness coaches are experienced in training a wide variety of individuals from all ages and backgrounds, from professional athletes to busy professionals, and from the fitness-phobic to individuals recovering from injuries. They use intuitive personality-matching processes to ensure that members are paired with a coach and personal fitness program that suits their unique goals. Gyms don’t change lives. Personal trainers do! Contact to book your free sessions. 

Innovative Fitness
2411 Dundarave Lane, West Vancouver (in Dundarave Village)
604 913 3488

2018 Art Beat Application for Harmony Arts Festival now available 

Art Beat showcases local artists in local businesses in Ambleside Beach and Dundarave Village. The program works in partnership with the Ambleside-Dundarave Business Improvement Association.
Applications are now available online:
Deadline for application is May 31, 2018


The Art of U.S. Taxation: Tax Strategies for Canadian Incorporated Professionals with U.S. Citizenship

MNP and Cascadia Cross-Border Law are pleased to have you join us for our exclusive presentation. 2017 brought many tax changes on both sides of the Canada / U.S. border that especially impact incorporated professionals. Whether you are an incorporated professional with U.S. citizenship, dual citizenship, U.S. permanent resident status, or unsure if you are an accidental American, this insightful seminar was designed for you. Understanding both your Canadian and U.S. tax obligations is key to managing your risk exposure, minimizing your tax liabilities, and staying compliant. This exclusive seminar will discuss tax planning strategies, opportunities, as well as other key tax and immigration considerations.

When:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 / 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Vancouver, BC – MNP Tower, 21st Floor, 1021 West Hastings St.

Cost:  FREE (Registration required with this link)
Info:  MNP


BC Export Awards - call for nominations

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies.  Extending across industries, the awards recognize achievements in 9 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy.  APPLICATION FORM  Deadline to apply is August 20, 2018

Taste of the Bay coming up May 29th

Tickets at Troll's, Blenz, Community Spirits, & Gleneagles Community Centre 

See you at our Chamber table in Sewell's cafe. 

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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