West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 11, 2016
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"Mayor Mike, Unplugged"
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

West Vancouver Yacht Club 
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting our annual Mayor's Reception on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Please join us for Business After 5  for "Mayor Mike Unplugged"  at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Mayor Michael Smith will join us for his annual informal get-together with the business community. Bring your questions!
Presenting Sponsor: Maison Senior Living
Gold Sponsor: West Vancouver Community Foundation
Media Sponsor: North Shore News


Vancity Luncheon
Wednesday, March 8, 2016
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hollyburn Country Club - Creekside room

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a special luncheon featuring guest speaker Linda Morris, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Member and Community Engagement at Vancity, Canada's largest community credit union.

Topic: How global trends impact local business
Trends like digital disruption, the sharing economy, and access over ownership are impacting the world around us, and businesses need to adapt to stay relevant and successful. 
You're invited to hear Linda Morris talk about Vancity's trend watching practice, current socioeconomic and technology trends, and what global trends mean for local business.


Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Presentation, Q & A: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Members: $30.00 +GST • Non-members $40.00 + GST

Linda Morris

About our Guest Speaker

Linda Morris leads and mentors in the Business Development, Member and Community Engagement Division – contributing to Vancity’s reputation as a leading community catalyst. Linda and her team developed and executed Vancity’s “Make Good Money” branding strategy and campaign about values-based banking, which earned Vancity the 2013 Marketer of the Year Awards from the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Sponsored by


Member Profile

Waterfront Business Centre 

Locally owned and operated in North Vancouver and situated on the second floor of a renowned building, where we have a total of 28 office spaces available for rent. Our North Vancouver location has sweeping views of the water and city beyond, an outfitted boardroom, reception area, state-of-the-art telephone system and business equipment, fully fitted kitchen and administrative staff, all you have to do is move in. 

Renting office space in North Vancouver with Waterfront Business Centre saves you the headaches of long-term leases, staffing, costly furniture and upkeep of office equipment.  We solve the problem of endlessly searching for office space to rent in Vancouver or trying to find a convenient business centre in Vancouver that’s often unavailable. 

Count on Waterfront Business Centre to make your first impressions count by having one of our Virtual Packages be it a business address in the right place or a local contact number answered in your company name can make all the difference in business.

Waterfront Business Centre
145 Chadwick Ct #220,
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K2
Phone: 778-945-3000 Toll free: 1-855-782-7525



Save the Date! Breakfast with MP Pam Goldsmith Jones

Join us for breakfast with MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones on Thursday, March 31, 2016 7 am to 9 am at the Hollyburn Country Club. Tickets on sale next week

Call for Nominations! West Van Chamber Excellence Awards.

The Chamber's annual President's Dinner & Excellence Awards will take place on Tuesday, April 26th at the Hollyburn Country Club. Nominations are now open! Any North Shore and Bowen Island resident may nominate a Business or Person. Business Owners and Managers may nominate themselves.

Nominations OPEN Wednesday February 10, 2016
Nominations CLOSE Wednesday March 2, 2016, 5:00pm
Deadline for questionnaire submissions and supporting material is Monday March 7th 2016, 5:00 pm

Nomination forms available by emailing

Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee.  There will be THREE finalists in each category, which will be notified and announced on Tuesday March 15, 2016 in the Chamber e-newsletter and social media
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Medium Business of the Year
  • Big Business of the Year
The WINNERS of the Excellence Awards will be announced LIVE at the President’s Dinner and Excellence Awards on Tuesday April 26, 2016.

Globe Conference 2016

GLOBE 2016 Conference and Innovation Expo is North America’s largest and most influential sustainable business leadership summit and exposition—in Vancouver, from March 2-4 ( 

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver a keynote address to open the GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit and Innovation Expo in Vancouver on March 2, 2016.

West Vancouver Chamber members are offered a 40% discount on an Expo Pass:

Waterfront Concept Plan 

The District of West Vancouver will be hosting information and engagement events to encourage public discussion and feedback on the Waterfront Concept Plan. In addition to these events, a survey will be online from February 10 to March 9 at:
Full information about the Waterfront Concept Plan, the history behind it, the current engagement initiative and the link to subscribe to receive updates is available online at:

Heritage Week February 15 - 21, 2016

Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places
    distinctive (adjective): having a special quality, style, attractiveness; notable.
    destination (noun): the place to which a person travels or is sent.
The theme for Heritage Week 2016 in British Columbia is Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places. 
The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day on February 15, 2016, as designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust. For further information: National Trust Canada

The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is the # 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
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has partnered with First Data Canada to provide members with lower transaction costs, a robust user-friendly on-line reporting tool and the latest electronic-payment technology for business. 

Visa®  1.49%
MasterCard®  1.49%
Interac® Debit  $0.05

Please contact Honey Martin, your local First Data account executive for further information. Tel: 604-505-2430

Grow your client base and earn more money!

By attending our networking events you can develop valuable connections that lead to business growth and personal success. Access Chamber benefits only available to members. 

Membership pays for itself…

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