West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 2, 2017
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Mayor Mike Unplugged: 
 “The Future of West Van If We Don’t Act Boldly and Act Soon”

Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
  West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive 
Mayor Mike Smith is ready to unplug on March 8 and says it will be “important for businesses and residents to know what West Vancouver will look like in the future if we don’t—as a community—act boldly and act soon. The community needs to be aware of how important the October 2018 election will be for our future, what the issues are and what’s at stake."  
Be there to hear Mayor Mike and ask your most unplugged questions.

Mayor Mike, Unplugged is never politics as usual.  It’s your opportunity to hear what our future is really about, unvarnished—with great wine, great food, in great company.  Be there.  Bring your questions.
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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!

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Tel:  604-980-6350

BC Budget 2017 

A big thank you to Ralph Sultan, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Capilano) and Jordan Sturdy, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) for their informative presentation of highlights from the 2017 Budget to our business community, at the Chamber's breakfast meeting at the Hollyburn Country Club last week.  Details on the 2017 Budget HERE


District of West Vancouver wants to Hear from YOU to help plan the Future. 

What are the guiding principles that the District of West Vancouver should be following to plan for the future?  An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a Council-approved document for managing land use.  the OCP is the District’s number one planning tool for the next five to ten years, and touches citizens’ lives in some way every day: how housing needs can be met, where shops, services and community facilities are located, and more. The current OCP was adopted in 2004 and the District is reviewing and refreshing it and wants to hear from you.
How to give feedback: Visit to provide your input online, or complete a paper survey. 
More information:604-921-3459  |

Winners of 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards Announced

The winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards were announced February 23 at the Award celebration at the Pan Pacific Vancouver, with 500 entrepreneurs, industry influencers, government officials and special guests attending.
The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of British Columbia’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions that new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.  2017 WINNERS


Taste of the Bay  - 10th Anniversary Edition April 20

The original Taste of the Bay will take place on Thursday April 20th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale April 1st at Troll’s, Blenz, in Horseshoe Bay, and the Gleneagles Community Centre.  We hope to see you at this great community event presented by the Horseshoe Bay Business Association. Participants purchase a ticket with a map on it that entitles them to a tasting or sample that our various merchants will feature: wine, cheese, fruit, cupcakes, ice cream, coffee, gift cards...  and more.  The money raised from this popular event goes towards promotion of Horseshoe Bay as a destination, and to community events that continue to connect the merchants with the locals – such as Movie Night in the Park and the Carol/Bonfire on the Beach night. 


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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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