West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter October 26, 2016
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016  
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Starbucks, Dundarave Village
2416 Marine Drive. West Vancouver 

Want to grow your business?
Meet new business contacts from across the North Shore?
Join us for Speed Networking! - This fun networking event lets you can pitch your business to other guests while enjoying wine & appetizers.
 What is Speed Networking? Each person has 3 minutes to explain their business to a guest; a bell rings and it's the other guest's turn to highlight their business. Another bell rings and everyone switches tables. 
50% SOLD

WV Chamber members: $25    Non-members $35  *+GST
Ticket includes appetizers and one glass of wine. CASH BAR
Featuring Starbucks Panini!

Presenting Sponsor:
Venue Sponsor: Starbucks, Dundarave 
We thank our generous sponsors for their support!
Buy a Speed Networking ticket Now

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce presents
All Candidates Meeting  
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
1700 Mathers, West Vancouver
6:00 pm to 6:50 pm
Doors open to mix and mingle

 Admission is free, but RSVP IS REQUIRED:
Please your RSVP 
NOTE: Festival seating. No Reserved Seats. (First come, first seated)
Supported by: 
Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, Caulfeild Business Association, Horseshoe Bay Business Association, Park Royal Shopping Centre
Media Sponsor

Candidates for Councillor (one to be elected): 
David Ayriss, Farzaneh Bamani, Joanna Baxter, Tom Dodd, Tara Haddad, Rosa Jafar, Jon Johnson, David A. Jones, Andy Krawczyk, Peter Lambur, Vernon Pahl, Carolanne Reynolds.
The election will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The term for the position will end October 2018, when the next general local election will be held. 
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Capilano Golf & Country Club
420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver

We hope that you will join us for the Chamber's annual Christmas Dinner - enjoy a fabulous gourmet Christmas Dinner buffet at the lovely Capilano Golf & Country Club.  The Evening also features our largest Live & Silent Auction of the year - a great way to do some Christmas shopping!

Christmas Dinner Tickets: Members $125   Non-members $140 + GST
Ticket includes a glass of Champagne, Gourmet Christmas dinner buffet and wine

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

Champagne and Presenting Sponsor

Wine Sponsors


  Call for Auction items

We welcome your Auction Donations! It is a great opportunity to showcase your business and support your local Chamber of Commerce and our Charity of choice for the event. Have an item to donate?  Contact Debbie Janson, West Vancouver Chamber 604-926-6614 or We can arrange for pickup of your donation.
Thank you to those donors who have already donated: 
A Stylish Arrival - chauffered ride in1930 Beauford convertable with champagne
Artists for Conservation - 2016 AFC book signed by artists + AFP calendar
BC Ferries - Travel for Two
Bett McLean Councellor & Coach - 2 hours of  her professional time
BFit Personal Training - fitness certificate
Capilano Golf and Country Club - Day of Golf for Two
Capilano University - CapU Singers CD

Coho Society - numbered print by artist Daniel Izzard
Cypress Mountain - gift of cypress goodies
Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers - Tour & Tasting for 5 Guests 
Freedom Health Studio - fitness Certificate

Hollyburn House - Gift Basket
Jane Clark, artist - original painting by artist
Jones & Company - framed artpiece and certificate
Loren, Nancke & Co. - Browns Socialhouse gift certificates
Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic - gift basket
Milestones, Park Royal - TBA!
MLA Ralph Sultan - will host Luncheon for 2-4 guests at Parliamentary Dining Room
+ Tickets to Question Period & Tour
Olive & Anchor - 2 x $100 gift certificates!
Rick Loren - Canucks tickets 
Roper Greyell LLP Employment + Labour Lawyers - Gift basket
Toby Rae Holistic Health - individual wellness program
Victor J. Harrison - handmade pottery 
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Board - International gourmet Wine basket
West Vancouver Memorial Library -framed archival photograph from their collection
West Vancouver Police Department - ride to work or school in a police car!

Christmas Dinner Tickets: Members $125   Non-members $140 + GST
Ticket includes a glass of Champagne, Gourmet Christmas dinner buffet and wine
Buy Christmas Dinner ticket Now



McLean Meats

For over 15 years, McLean Meats has offered Canadians their line of premium preservative free and allergen free deli meats made with meat sourced from farms that avoid growth promoters and antibiotics. Today, McLean sells over 30 products ranging from deli meats and sausages to bacon and organic cheeses.

The company has sales across Canada and into select USA markets. McLean prides itself in recipes that are made with minimal processing and without adding celery extract or chemical nitrites, plus no GMO ingredients are used in the flavours or spice blends. Inspired by founder Garth McLean’s last name, the company mantra is ‘keep it clean and keep it lean’.
Phone: 778-285-1333   Toll Free FAX: 888-600-0229
Address: PO Box 91987, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4S4


Business Transitions Forum Nov 29/30 - Vancouver

The BUSINESS TRANSITIONS FORUM (BTF) will help you maximize the value of your business and avoid transition pitfalls.  The Forum is a multi-city conference for business owners who wish to learn how to plan for the eventual sale of a mid-market privately owned business. BTF demystifies the process of selling a business so that you can build a road-map that will put more money in your pocket when the time is right to sell.
It’s no secret that many businesses fail to transition successfully; BTF is your opportunity to efficiently gather information and hear from a variety of people who have experienced the transition process first-hand.
Join us in Vancouver on November 29th & 30th at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
West Vancouver Chamber Members are offered a 20% discount on registration.  Use code: WV1620. Early Bird Deadline: October 28, 2016.  For further information:


North Shore Business Showcase - Save the Date!

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is hosting our 4th Annual North Shore Business Showcase on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Park Royal South, 2nd Floor (near the Food Court).  Approximately 26 tables will feature participating North Shore and Bowen Island businesses. Further details in future newsletters.  Tables/Half-Tables will go on sale early December.


Conscious Public Relations Inc. 

Do you struggle with making the right media contacts or finding out who to approach in the media to tell your business story? Do you wonder how to find new angles about your business and craft a new and exciting story?

Conscious Public Relations Inc., a Vancouver-based virtual PR agency specializing in PR for socially and environmentally conscious businesses, has launched its first online course, Be Your Own PR Star in 90 Days: How to make the media & influencers ambassadors of your business or cause. You and your Marketing team can learn how to build solid relationships with media and influencers for your niche, and leverage those connections to gain media exposure, engage with your ideal community, and reach your business goals.
This course is 5% of the cost of hiring a PR firm. West Vancouver Chamber Members get 10% off the course with discount code CONSCIOUS10.

Tax Professionals: The Canada Revenue Agency is Hiring 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hiring multidisciplinary tax professionals with extensive experience to work on the most complex high risk tax issues.  If you have the experience, you can be a part of the CRA team cracking down on international tax evasion and avoidance.  The Government of Canada is investing $444.4 million over five years to strengthen tax compliance and fight against tax evasion and avoidance.
For further info CLICK HERE


Dundarave Festival of Lights

This is your moment to claim your tree in the Dundarave Festival's Forest of Miracles, and then light it up in five weeks at the Dundarave Christmas Fair on Saturday November 26th.  

Until Halloween,  the Festival Fee is $110, plus a charitable donation of $250 or better to the Lookout Society's North Shore Shelter.  It is never too early to bring comfort and joy to the most vulnerable members of our community.  To REGISTER for a tree; Further INFO

Not a member yet?  Join us! 

A Chamber of Commerce membership is your introduction to the local business community. We are the 'umbrella' organization promoting business in West Vancouver and Bowen Island.  

Members have access to great benefits, networking opportunities and special ticket prices on all of our events. New Members are featured in this newsletter; sent to over 1500 subscribers. Business in Vancouver provides a complementary subscription of their magazine to our members. Businesses do not need to be located in West Vancouver to join us. 

Contact Debbie Janson, Membership & Events Manager   (604)926.6614
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