West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 16, 2017
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Bowen Island Bed & Breakfast Tour
Saturday, March 25, 2017


Thinking of a weekend getaway? Or planning a longer vacation?
Want to know what accommodations are on Bowen? 

Tour 7 fabulous B&Bs on Bowen!

Alderwood Farm  *  Bowen’s Bay Luxury Nest
Bowen Island Lodge  *  
Chocolate Suite by Cocoa West 
Evergreen Hall B&B  *  Simply Safari Guest Suite
The Studio at Cove House

10:30 am to 11:00 am –  Registration & Historical Walking Tour of Snug Cove
11:10 am – Bus Tour departs outside the Library

This event is free but Registration is a must! 
 TO REGISTER FOR THE B&B TOUR CALL B&B organizer CAROL at 604-947-9005 or email
Just a 20 minute ride from Horseshoe Bay with BC Ferries 


Social Media Breakfast - LinkedIn!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 7:00am to 9:00am
Maison Senior Living
701 Keith Rd, West Vancouver

Join us for our next Social Media Breakfast - Linked In™    
Our Guest Speakers:
Janice Porter is a business owner, entrepreneur, connector and certified LinkedIn™ Trainer. Topic: Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn (for your business).

Kelvin Monteiro is on the Board of the West Vancouver Chamber and is the Executive Director of Maison Senior Living.  He is also President and CEO at M-Solutions Consulting. Topic: Marketing Your Personal Brand – How your brand impacts your business with tips to make it better!

Generously Sponsored by

Tickets Members $20 Non-members $30 + GST 
Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.

with VP and Chief Economist Beata Caranci

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hollyburn Country Club

950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver

The West Vancouver and North Vancouver Chambers of Commerce and TD Commercial Banking invite you to attend this special luncheon.  Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear Guest Speaker Beata Caranci, Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Group.

Tickets: Chamber Members: $30* · Non-Members $40* *+GST

West Vancouver Chamber Members: Buy your ticket with button below

For more than 17 years, Beata Caranci has conducted analysis on global economies and financial markets. As the Chief Economist and Vice President for TD Bank Group, she leads a dynamic team of 15 economists who deliver on both the stress testing requirements of TD Bank and forecasts for the Canadian, U.S., and global economies.

A sought-after and respected commentator, Beata travels across North America speaking with TD clients about economic and financial trends. She is also frequently asked to provide her perspective on breaking macroeconomic and financial issues for major media outlets, including CBC, BNN, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Sponsored By 
TD Commercial Banking

North Vancouver Chamber Members can sign up online: or call 604-987-4488

Buy your TD Luncheon ticket NOW

Excellence Awards 2017

Presented by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating Business Excellence and Citizen Contribution
to the community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Hollyburn Country Club 

Here are the Nominees: 

New Business of the Year

Equinox Integrative Wellness Centre – Dr. Ashkan Jalili

Bay Moorings Restaurant –  Danilo Luca & Elena Syrovatskaya

First Point Business Services – Claudia Flores

Small Business of the Year

ProHealth Natural (Health Works) – Hossein Kalali

Executive Education at Capilano University –  Karmen Blackwood

Wise Owl Montessori Childcare Inc. – Janos Stiasny

Medium Business of the Year

Blackfish Homes – David Adair, Robert Griesdale & Stuart Sanders

Union Steamship Marina – Oydis Nickle

Bowen Island Dog Ranch –  Karen Munro

Big Business of the Year

Sewell’s Marina – Megan Sewell

Home Instead Senior Care – Janet Hassell

Hollyburn House – Kathy Russel & Nicole Shandler

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Michelle Catherine Nelson   

Chris Kruger – Data for Growth

Steven Hodge  – Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Yang Wang – Apeiron Properties Corp.

Business Person of the Year  

Jackie Swanson  ROI Recreation Outfitters Inc.

Margot Ware – Shylo Home Healthcare

Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award    

 Liz Byrd

 Alison Jopson

 Michael Evison

Winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards on April 25th, 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at the Hollyburn Country Club

Buy Excellence Awards Tickets - Click here

Stats Can March newsletter online

Statistics Canada's March edition of their Business& Community Newsletter is now online. Inside this edition, you will find:
  • 2016 Census population and dwelling counts
  • Quiz
  • StatCan Blog: Measuring the economy, region by region
  • Health Reports: February 15, 2017 
  • Geography: The foundation of the census

West Van Memorial Library Opens New Space


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Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

#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

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