West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 8, 2017
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Breakfast Meeting with our MLAs 

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

Hollyburn Country Club - Club Lounge

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
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.
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Business after 5 on Mount Seymour NEXT WEEK!

The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites members from the West Vancouver Chamber and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade to join their members for an evening of networking fun in a beautiful winter wonderland at Mt. Seymour Resort - Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  Ticket includes one complimentary drink per guest, light appetizers, engaging conversation, and a memorable evening on the slopes. This is an opportunity to strengthen and grow your network with business professionals from the NV Chamber, WV Chamber and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade!

Mt Seymour will be providing lift passes and rentals to all registered guests should they wish to enjoy a night on the mountain after the networking event. (Skiing/snowboarding is optional.) Guests must indicate requirement for lift pass and/or rentals at the time of registration. Guests may also bring their own equipment should they prefer.
West Vancouver Chamber members can attend at a member's price. Contact the North Vancouver Chamber for details: TICKETS ONLY $20 for West Van Chamber members!

For further info or to buy a ticket CLICK HERE

“Mayor Mike Unplugged” Conversation with the Mayor

Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
  West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive 

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting
our annual meeting with our Mayor.

Mayor Michael Smith 
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.
Tickets: West Vancouver Chamber Members $50 • Non-members $70    
Ticket includes a glass of wine and appetizers
Prize Draw: Courtesy of Cypress Mountain: Two (2) Lift Tickets to Cypress Mountain

Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.

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™
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for business communication and promotion. Hear our guest speakers discuss the benefits of LinkedIn for your business!

Knowing the essentials to using LinkedIn will make a big difference in improving your visibility and credibility – both crucial to move you towards profitability.


Our Guest Speakers:
Janice Porter is a business owner, entrepreneur, connector and certified LinkedIn™ Trainer. She started her career as a teacher.  Her training programs help business professionals and entrepreneurs leverage the power of LinkedIn to increase sales or connect with the network they need.
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 and a passionate motivational speaker.
Topic: Marketing Your Personal Brand – How your brand impacts your business with tips to make it better!

Tickets: West Vancouver Chamber members $20      Non-members $30

Generously Sponsored by

Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.

Employment Challenges Survey - West Van Chamber would like to hear from you

Dear members and subscribers,
We have heard from many of you that you are having challenges in finding and retaining staff.  Please fill out this short survey to help us better understand what your issues are and how we can best support you:

Thank you.

Leagh Gabriel
Executive Director 
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards 

Celebrating Excellence in our business community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island
The Chamber's annual Excellence Awards will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Hollyburn Country Club. Nominations are now open!

Nominations OPENED, Monday, February 6, 2017
Nominations CLOSE, Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Any resident of the North Shore and Bowen Island may nominate a Business or Person for an Award of Excellence.  Business owners and Managers may nominate themselves; however, self-nominations require endorsements from one or more verifiable members of the community who can support the accuracy of your submission. Recipients are selected on a merit and achievement basis after rigorous independent panel discussion and evaluation of submission quality. 

Please Note: Chamber members may be nominated or nominate others, but nominees aren't required to be, or advantaged by, being a Chamber member. Current Chamber Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination or to nominate a business or individual. Further details on requirements are contained in the documents linked below:
Excellence Awards Guidelines, Nomination Criteria and Selection Process
Excellence Awards Guidelines and Nomination Form for:
  • Big Business of the Year
  • Medium Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
Excellence Awards Guidelines and Nomination Form for the Citizenship Lifetime Achievement Award

All Inquiries about the nomination process or completed nomination forms should be directed to

Bowen’s Cocoa West Chocolatier looking for Employee

SHAKE IT UP! Do something social, different, with great people and almost zero take-home responsibility: Bowen Island's own chocolate shop Cocoa West wants YOU to join the gang! 16 to 30 hours per week as barista and retail server in a respectful, friendly, positive environment.  Cocoa West is growing, with some ambitious goals and need people to join the team and help make it happen! Call 604-947-2996 or email to setup a coffee and chat with Joanne. Chamber member Cocoa West Chocolatier is located in Artisan Square on Bowen Island.

Capilano University School of Business hosts Creating Connections March 9th

 Creating Connections is a forum for business professionals to connect with future School of Business graduates of Capilano University. The event enables business leaders to meet with some of the best and brightest future graduates and offers an excellent opportunity for these students to interact with potential employers. Events takes place Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver.  Open to School of Business alumni, graduating Graduate, Undergraduate and Diploma students, and industry members. A ticket is required for this event and must be purchased before March 2, 2017.For further information/tickets:

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

One of your benefits as a member:
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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