West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter August 31, 2016
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Taste of Dundarave

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm

THE VITAMIN HOUSE, 2436 Marine Dr.


Stroll along Marine Drive between 24th & 25th Streets in West Vancouver, listen to outdoor music, visit and receive samples from over 30 fantastic stores, restaurants and service providers. Your ticket is your passport to Taste of Dundarave!

Tickets: Adult $20; Child 12 and under $5

Live Music by:
Jessica Davidson
Rock Paper Moon
Whitridge Brothers

Presenting Sponsor              Silver Sponsor                     Media Sponsor               

Businesses participating:

Art Mania Studio * BJ's Fashions * Buckland Southerst Gallery * Cypress Insurance
Delany's Coffee House *  Dundarave Wine Seller * Encore Fashion Boutique * EuroHouse Group * Expedia Cruiseshipcentres * Farica JewelersFeast * First Point Education * IGA Market Place *Innovative Fitness *The Knit and Stitch Shoppe *The Latest Scoop *Libations Liquor Store * Limelight Floral Design * Maison Senior Living *Redfish Kids * The Red Lion Bar & Grill * Red Horses Gallery  * Restoration of Art * Seawall Dental *  Sebastian & Co Fine Meats  * Shoppers Drug Mart * Starbucks Coffee * Temper Chocolate and Pastry * Treasure Chest Antiques * The Vitamin House * West Van Vacuum Centre * West Vancouver Housing Association West Vancouver Memorial Library 

Partial proceeds of ticket sales to Variety - The Children's Charity  - See "Hearty" their mascot at the event.
CLICK HERE to buy a Taste of Dundarave Ticket

Annual General Meeting & Members Reception 

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Milestones Grill & Bar
Park Royal, West Vancouver 

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Members are invited to our Annual General Meeting & Members Reception on Tuesday, September 20, from 5 pm-7 pm at Milestones Park Royal on their newly renovated patio. AGM starts at 6:00pm SHARP. 

Meet your new Board of Directors, hear the latest updates, network and enjoy complementary appetizers and a glass of wine.  Mayor Michael Smith will be attending to swear in our new board.  Generously Sponsored by Milestones, Park Royal. Free for Chamber members but you must RSVP.  To RSVP, phone our office 604-926-6614 or email
Not a member yet?  Want to join? Visit our WEBSITE

Thank you to our venue sponsor:



Grantham Publishing 

Grantham Publishing is a West Vancouver based consultancy providing research, writing, training and design services for realtors. The principals, Tom Dodd and Sue Daniel, have been providing branding and client newsletters for realtors from the Fraser Valley to Victoria for over 10 years – building on their previous experience as a successful marketer/manager (Tom) and North Shore realtor (Sue). Scores of top-producing realtors in the Lower Mainland are clients and graduates of Sue & Tom’s mentoring program for new agents.


Funding Portal offers tool to help find funding for your business

Is your business looking for new funds to support your growth, export or R&D objectives? Then you will be interested in trying Funding Portal (, a comprehensive service that helps companies get funded!

The Portal aggregates data on more than 15,000 Canadian sources of funding, including government grants and tax credits, as well as private financing in the form of equity and loans. Just enter your funding objectives into the free Funding Portal Search tool and receive your results in seconds.


Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team offers survey for employers

To facilitate workforce entry of Metro Vancouver refugees, the Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team (MVRRT) is conducting a survey of employers. Since the influx of Syrian refugees into BC, many employers have come forward with an interest in hiring refugees. However, few “job matches” have been made.

The key objectives of the survey are to:
1. gain an understanding of the interest and capacity of employers to hire refugees; 
2. understand the range of employment possibilities within Metro Vancouver for refugees especially for those with limited language and transferable skills; and
3.identify existing positions / job opportunities for refugees.
Click here for the Employer Survey

The MVRRT is funded by the Province to learn more about , visit:

Cypress Village Speaker Series 

British Pacific Properties
, in partnership with the Hollyburn Family Services Society, is pleased to offer priority early-bird registration for part three of the Cypress Village Speaker Series featuring internationally celebrated urbanist, Richard Florida.

In 2013, Mr. Florida was named by MIT as the world’s most influential thought leader and TIME magazine recognized his Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world. He has penned several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class.

We anticipate this free event will fill up quickly, so be sure to register ahead of time.
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Doors at 6:30 pm, Presentation to begin at 7 pm
Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver

Save the Date!

The annual West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday, November 30th at the Capilano Golf & Country Club. Save the date!
Did you know...
that as part of your West Vancouver Chamber
membership you can get discounts on courier services with UPS? 
  • Discounts of 30% on shipments within Canada and to worldwide destinations
  • 25% on imports into Canada
  • 75% (starting at) on freight shipments services with the UPS® Savings Program.
  • ‘Get More’ Member Card from The UPS Store
West Vancouver Chamber members are also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and can access their membership benefits as well!
West Van Chamber office - 2235 Marine Drive, in the Westerleigh Building at Marine Drive & 22nd Ave.  Free underground parking.  Members: you are welcome to display your company collateral in the office. 

Not a member yet?  Join us! 

AGM coming up Tuesday, September 20th.
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