West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 9, 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? 
 Bowen Island Welcomes You!

Join us on Saturday, March 25th on Bowen Island for
a fabulous tour of 7 Bed and Breakfast Accommodations.
Tour will end at the Bowen Island Lodge where   refreshments will be served at the Chamber's Reception from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Your morning begins with a Historical Walking Tour of Snug Cove at 10:30 am.
Then at 11:00 am hop on the free tour bus and take a tour and visit these beautiful B&B locations:

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
11:10 am – Bus Tour departs
2:00 pm (approx.) Drop off at Bowen Island Lodge
Refreshments served 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Bowen Island Lodge

This event is free but Registration is a must!  You must register to attend!

TO REGISTER FOR THE B&B TOUR CALL B&B organizer: CAROL  at 604-947-9005
or email CAROL:

FERRY: Off-islanders can take the 10:00 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove, a 20 minute crossing, and walk 5 minutes to the Tour meetup location in Snug Cove


The public is welcome to join the Chamber at our Reception at the Bowen Island Lodge. Bowen Mayor Murray Skeels with make a brief presentation about local business at 3:00pm.

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.


Analytics Finance and Tax Services

Analytics Finance and Tax Services provides guaranteed reliable, time & money saving accounting, bookkeeping, and finance/process analysis services for the Greater Vancouver area. We work closely with our clients to create a plan to avoid overpaying taxes and provide a simple and clear analysis of their finances at all times. As part of our business support services, we provide quarterly evaluations of financial statements to ensure business owners have the full picture of the financial health of their company. Our staff are Certified Bookkeepers and verified in good standing with the Institute of Professionals Bookkeepers of Canada. 

Services: data entry in Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online and Sage, payroll, T4’s and Workers Compensation, GST/ PST remittance, accounts payable / receivables, monthly bank reconciliation, budget preparation and maintenance, costing, year end functions , general ledger, vendor statements, customer statements, implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures and internal controls.

For more information please contact us at 778-919-5283


Mayor Mike Unplugged

Thank you to Mayor Michael Smith for his informative and candid presentation to the West Vancouver business community last night at the Chamber's Mayor Mike Unplugged: The Future of West Van if we don't act boldly and act soon. 

Thank you to our supporting Sponsors and Donors of this event: Presenting Sponsor Larco Group and Park Royal; Gold Sponsor West Vancouver Community Foundation; our Business Group Sponsors: British Pacific Properties, Cressey, Eurohouse Group, Grosvenor and Milliken Developments; Prize Draw donor Cypress Mountain; Whole Foods Market - Park Royal for chocolates for guests, Media sponsor North Shore News and Digital Media Sponsor Our thanks also to the West Vancouver Yacht Club for supporting this event.

Save the Date!

The West Vancouver and North Vancouver Chambers of Commerce will be co-hosted a TD Commerical Bank Luncheon with special guest speaker Beata Caranci, Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Group. Tuesday, April 11, 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the Hollyburn Country Club.

#BCTECH Summit offers Free Community Event March 13th

 #BCTECH Summit Kickoff -  March 13th. Join them for #BCTECH on the Terrace, a FREE public event at Jack Poole Plaza where there is something for everyone. AND it's open to the entire community!
There will be music, food, a beer garden and performers - plus at 5:30, we're lighting the Olympic Cauldron to officially kick-off the #BCTECH Summit!


Nominees for Chamber 2017 Excellence Awards Announced

Celebrating Excellence in our business community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island


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

Tutor Doctor North Shore – Claudia Flores

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 



Maison Senior Living offers meeting space for West Van Chamber Members 

Maison Senior Living, located at 701 Keith Rd, in West Vancouver, has meeting space available for WV Chamber members. At no cost, we can host you and your guests in a comfortable space with access to wi-fi and audio visual aids for presentations. Please give Suzanne Sawer or Katy Couvell for more details 778-280-8540.


2017 Women’s Field Hockey World League Tournament coming to West Vancouver April 9th at Rutledge Field, Ambleside

This International Tournament features women’s field hockey teams from Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Belarus;  200 international players and officials; 100 volunteers and staff  and an anticipated 800-1000 spectators at Canada games & the finals.  Hosted by Field Hockey Canada and West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, with the support of the federal, provincial and district governments, they are looking items to include in their 200 Welcome Packages for athletes and officials: donated snacks, drinks, small gifts, gift cards etc.  A great way to promote your business.
 CONTACT: Emma Gibbons at or 604 715 4502  For more information on the tournament visit

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Jason Weinstein
CFP Benefits Specialist 
P: 604-637-1137


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