West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January 18, 2017
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Business after 5 @ Hearthstone Brewery! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:00p m to 7:00 pm

Hearthstone Brewery
1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver (at Mackay Road)

Join us for Business after 5 in the New Year at Hearthstone Brewery.  This fun mix and mingle networking event will be followed by a tour of the Brewery.

About Hearthstone Tap & Forno:

Hearthstone Brewery is the newest craft brewery on the North Shore.

"The word "Hearthstone" refers to the base of a fireplace, and is often used as a representation of warmth and home. Hearthstone brews beer as a form of self-expression, but also to bring people together. Friends, family and strangers alike coming together over a pint." 

Ticket includes appetizers and one glass of beer 
West Van Chamber Members $20  Non-Members $30

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Buy a Ticket to Hearthstone event

Social Media Breakfast 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:30 am – 9:00 am
West Vancouver Memorial Library – Welsh Hall

1950 Marine Drive

Presented by the West Vancouver Memorial Library
Supported by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 

TOPIC: "Marketing & Branding Tips for Small Business/ Home-based business"
Guest Speakers:
Cyri Jones has over 20 years of business experience specializing in marketing, information technology, entrepreneurship & project management. He is the Founder of ZEN Portfolio Networks Inc., a social learning network for teachers and students.  Cyri is also on the Faculty of Capilano University in the School of Business.
Zachery Chester is Co-founder and CEO of ShoutExchange Ltd. which offers innovative marketing solutions to brands, advertisers, and agencies as well as offering influencers access to campaign opportunities and free social media analytics.

Admission is free, but Registration is required. A light breakfast will be served.
You must RSVP YOUR REGISTRATION to or call the Chamber office: 604-926-6614

Thank you 
West Vancouver Memorial Library


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to 
Breakfast Meeting with our MLAs 

Topic: "BC Budget 2017 - A Report to West Vancouver Businesses"
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00am to 9:00am

Hollyburn Country Club

950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Join us for breakfast and hear the very latest on the BC Budget 2017
Ralph Sultan, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Capilano) and Jordan Sturdy, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) will be presenting highlights from the 2017 Budget at this Breakfast meeting on Friday, February 24th at the Hollyburn Country Club

Ralph Sultan, MLA     Jordan Sturdy, MLA
Topic: "BC Budget 2017 - A Report to West Vancouver Businesses" 
Tickets: WV Chamber Members $30* Non-members $40*
* + GST
Ticket includes a hot buffet breakfast
Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time
BUY A TICKET: Breakfast with MLAs

Thank you to all who joined us at the North Shore Business Showcase 

A big THANK YOU to all who joined us at the West Vancouver Chamber’s North Shore Business Showcase on Saturday. We had 28 businesses and service organizations on display at Park Royal South Mall, Upper Level. Our Presenting Sponsor, Loblaws City Market Park Royal donated over 300 cupcakes and muffins to shoppers during the event.

Thank you to Business Showcase Participants for their support and to our generous Sponsors of the North Shore Business Showcase 2017. Check out our BLOG for participants and sponsors.

Save the Date! Chamber's annual "Mayor Mike Unplugged" Event

Mayor Michael Smith will be joining us for this annual event, which will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Further details to follow in later newsletters. Save the date!

Business Licence renewal deadline is January 31

The District of West Vancouver reminds all business owners of the January 31, 2017 Deadline to renew business licences.  A District of West Vancouver business licence is required for businesses, professions, home-based business and trades operating in the District. For further information: or call 604-925-7152


Chinese New Year Celebration at Park Royal January 28th!

You are Invited! Join West Vancouver's Chinese New Year Celebration to welcome the Year of Rooster 2017, Saturday January 28, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm at Park Royal Village Square (between Whole Foods & Cactus Club). This free event will be celebrating traditional Chinese culture with festive fun, prizes and giveaways! Enjoy classic lion and dragon performances by Kung Fu Masters and participate in lantern riddles. Opening remarks at 2:00 pm from Nancy Farran (Chair, West Vancouver Community Foundation), West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith and Yang Wang.

Business in Vancouver celebrates Forty Under 40 next week!

Business in Vancouver celebrates the 27th annual Forty under 40 Awards January 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgement, leadership and community contribution. For event information or to check out the class of 2016, visit

District of West Vancouver seeks Community Arts Supervisor

The District of West Vancouver is seeking a temporary full-time Community Arts Supervisor to join their Parks, Culture, & Community Services Division. This position will be responsible for liaising with and providing professional support to community organizations and individuals interested in the visual arts, as well as overseeing exhibitions and arts programming at the Ferry Building Gallery. Further info:

Changes to CRA's RC59, Business Consent form 

Do you use form RC59, Business Consent, to get online access to your business clients' information in Represent a Client? If you do, here are three important things you should know:

1.    After May 15, to request online access to tax information for a business, you will need to complete the authorization request in Represent a Client. Form RC59 will no longer be used to authorize online access.
2.    When you use Represent a Client, you'll have access to your business clients' information in five days or less instead of the 15 days it takes today with form RC59.
3.    What if I don't use Represent a Client?
The services offered on Represent a Client can change the way you do business. If you still prefer your current process, you can still use form RC59 to request access to your business clients' information by telephone or mail.Further info on Represent a Client 

Not a member yet?  We hope you will Join Us! 

Contact Debbie Janson, Membership & Events Manager, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce   (604)926.6614
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