West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 2, 2016
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Vancity Luncheon
Wednesday, 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.

Topic: How global trends impact local business
Trends like digital disruption, the sharing economy, and access over ownership are impacting the world around us, and businesses need to adapt to stay relevant and successful. 
You're invited to hear Linda Morris talk about Vancity's trend watching practice, current socioeconomic and technology trends, and what global trends mean for local business.

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

As senior vice president of Business Development, Member and Community Engagement at Vancity, Linda is responsible for engaging and growing the credit union’s membership through its member experience, products and services, and commitment to communities.

She and her team developed and executed the organization’s “Make Good Money” branding strategy and campaign about values-based banking, which earned Vancity the 2013 Marketer of the Year award from the British Columbia chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Under Linda’s leadership, Vancity also developed the industry’s first purpose-built alternative to payday loans. The Vancity Fair & Fast Loan™ reduces costs for borrowers and helps them break the cycle of debt.

Previously Linda was the CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon; prior to this was Deputy Minister in the Public Affairs Bureau for the Government of BC, Vice President, Communications & Community Engagement for Vancouver Coastal Health, and Director of Public Affairs for the Vancouver Port Authority.

Linda received her MBA from Royal Roads University, MA in Canadian History from University of Toronto, and BA (Honours) in Canadian History from McGill. She also holds certificates in Executive Management, Public Administration, and Public Relations from U of T, Ryerson and York University respectively.

Sponsored by



Breakfast with
MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones 

Liberal MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country (B.C.)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Hollyburn Country Club - Creekside room

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to breakfast with

MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones
Liberal MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country (B.C.)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Registration: 7:00 am - 7:15 am 
Coffee/networking: 7:15 am - 7:30 am
Call to Breakfast: 7:30 am
Guest Speaker Presentation: 8:00 am
Q & A 

Ticket includes coffee/tea and hot buffet breakfast

Members: $30.00 + GST • Non-members $40.00 + GST

MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones was elected in October as the Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country and currently acts as Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. With her BA and MA in political science from UBC, she recently completed her MBA at SFU in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

She is the former mayor of West Vancouver, and has run undefeated four times at the local level. She is passionate about open, accessible and fair decision making that includes us all. She’s presented at the UN on West Vancouver’s climate change plan, she’s protested the destruction of Eagleridge Bluffs including posing in a nude calendar, she was mayor during the Olympics. Pam home-schooled her three kids for six years before they went to high school and university. She’s been married to Geoff for 30 years.


Member Profile

Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society is a registered Canadian charity that has been dedicated to preserving wildlife in the Pacific Northwest since 1987.

NWPS was a founding member of the Wolf Working Group, served an advisory role on numerous committees for wildlife preservation, and organized numerous conferences, forums, and symposiums that brought together diverse interests in the areas of wildlife management policy, protection and conservation.

Today, NWPS focuses on ‘Preservation through Education’. We achieve our mandate through the development and delivery of a broad series of educational programs and services, reaching tens of thousands of individuals every year. Our primary audience is at-risk children youth, as they are our future. We introduce them to the wonders of the natural world through in-class presentations, nature walks & workshops and stewardship projects, inspiring a future generation of environmental leaders. Please learn more and support our cause at

NWPS - Headquarters
720-1190 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3W1
t 604-568-9160


First Data special offer

First Data Canada is the official merchant services partner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and provides members of the West Vancouver Chamber the very best in payment processing solutions and exclusive pricing.
Too many contracts?
First Data is offering a limited-time, NO OBLIGATION offer. Start processing using any First Data Product or Solution before April 30, 2016 WITHOUT OBLIGATION.
Why should you consider First Data?  Here are 3 simple reasons:
  • First Data’s CustomerPerks program provides exclusive discounts to business owners on over 1000+ products and services nationwide
  • First Data’s new Business Mobile Track Reporting app provides daily access to your sales and revenue directly from your smart phone
  • First Data’s knowledgeable local Business Consultants are ready to provide answers to any questions you may have about First Data or the Merchant Services Industry
To learn more, please contact the Chamber office at 604-926-6614 or via email or contact First Data Business Consultant Honey Martin at 604-505-2430 or via email at

District offers new ad spot in Seniors' Scene Leisure Guide 

A new Full Outside Back Cover Ad spot will be offered in the District of West Vancouver’s Seniors’ Scene publication starting with the May/June 2016 issue. This premium ad spot will be available to advertisers on a first-come, first-served basis, for a one (1) year term.
Once the spot has been spoken for, other advertisers are welcome to add their name to the wait list. The spot will be offered to the next advertiser on the waitlist at the end of the term. For further info:  Seniors’ Scene Ad Fact Sheet.

Chamber member Creative Wonders Communications Inc. hosts free webinar

Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs learn marketing strategies & how to avoid pitfalls - Discover the Top Ten A’s For Awesome Marketing Success for Small Businesses Owners & Entrepreneurs. 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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