West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter November 4, 2015
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Café Ça Va,  1860 Marine Drive

Join us Thursday, November 19th at Café Ça Va for this great opportunity to meet new business contacts from across the North Shore.  What is Speed Networking? Each person has 3 minutes to 'pitch' their business to a guest ; a bell rings and it's the other person's turn to pitch. Another bell rings and everyone switches tables.

Don't miss out on this fun event - it always sells out quickly. Ticket includes appetizers and a glass of wine. Generously sponsored by our Venue Sponsor: Café Ça Va and Presenting Sponsor: Loren, Nancke & Co.   Members $25 Non-members $35



Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Capilano Golf & Country Club

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Capilano Golf & Country Club.  Join us for this annual celebration. A Live and Silent Auction will also be featured. If you would like to donate an item to this great opportunity to showcase your business, please contact the office or 

Ticket includes:

Champagne Reception - glass of champagne
Gourmet Christmas Dinner buffet 
Red or white wine

Champagne & Presenting Sponsor


Member Profile

Welcome to our New Board of Directors for 2015-2016
Gabrielle Loren, Loren, Nancke & Co.,  President
Megan Sewell, Sewell's Marina, 1st Vice-President
Kristy Gill, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, 2nd Vice-President
Peter Kvarnstrom, North Shore News, Treasurer
Virginia Bird, Pottinger Bird Community Relations,  Secretary
Rick Amantea, Park Royal Shopping Centre, Governance
Jason Black, Past President

Catherine Barr, & 
Leighan Crowe, Capilano University 
Joffrey Koeman, Cypress Mountain
Kevin Manning, First Credit Union - Bowen Island
Gary Mussatto, Toy Jungle
Brenda Petrie, Brenda Petrie Notary Public
Luis Sopena, Caulfeild Business Association 


North Shore Small Business Referral Network

Chamber Members!  You are invited to join this Meetup Group every Wednesday morning. The North Shore Small Business Referral Network is designed to support and promote small businesses in North and West Vancouver. In addition to networking and marketing opportunities, the group aims to support small businesses through education, business showcase opportunities, and information sharing.
Meetings take place at Boston Pizza, 1078 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. Chamber members $10;  Non-members $15. To register, visit the Meetup Website

Translink proposes eliminating some WV Routes

Translink has recently proposed eliminating #258 UBC/West Vancouver and modifying the #257 Horseshoe Bay/Vancouver Express.  Translink is currently conducting a survey on this and other route changes. 

Mayor Michael Smith has written to Translink opposing these changes.You are invited to complete the survey before this Friday, November 6 SURVEY

Help Renew the historical Hollyburn Lodge!

Be a part of our history... and part of the future.  Help renew the historic Hollyburn Lodge!

The Hollyburn Lodge is a unique and cherished West Vancouver landmark on the western shore of First Lake, connected to a network of ski and hiking trails that wind through the wonderful forests of Hollyburn Ridge.
The Lodge is the only surviving commercial lodge built on Vancouver's North Shore Mountains before 1960 and has significant links to the development of snow sports from the 1920s to 1050s.

Help create opportunities for future generations to celebrate the culture of this mountain tradition
TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT Hollyburn Lodge website

You're Invited! Fraser Valley Small Business info EXPO this Friday. 

The 2015 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo – connecting business and government support programs – takes place this Friday, Nov 6 from 10am to 2pm. Hosted by Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Pacific Region, this Expo is a FREE trade show. Learn about various funding and training possibilities available to your business including
• Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
• Build in Canada Innovation Program 
• NRC Concierge Service – your guide to Innovation
• Canada Revenue Agency - Scientific Research and Experimental Development 
• Futurpreneur Canada – Action plan for Youth Entrepreneurship
•  Women’s Enterprise Centre
•  Small Business BC
•  BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour
•  BC Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

For further information & Registration  
Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo
Langley Events Centre, 7888 200 St, Langley, BC



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! 

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.
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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