West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 15, 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 next 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      
        Media Sponsor          

PRIZE DRAW!  Change to win one of two Cookbooks donated by Tommy Bahama Park Royal!

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

“Mayor Mike Unplugged” Conversation with the Mayor

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

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.

Member Profile

Bayside Family Dentistry

Get ready! 

Opening in just weeks, get ready to experience a family-oriented, patient-centered approach to your dental care. Children, teens, adults, and seniors will all be welcome at Bayside Family Dentistry!

Located in the heart of Dundarave, you and your family will enjoy personalized dental services, delivered by experienced, caring doctors and their professional care team using the latest technology and techniques. The friendly, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, and communication in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, will be sure to make you smile!

As a new West Vancouver Chamber member, we are pleased to welcome new patients, and give you a personal tour of our state of the art practice!

Your Friends, Dr. Laura Wan & Dr. Su-Wen Chang

Bayside Family Dentistry, in Dundarave
2465 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1

Employment Challenges Survey - We want 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

Thank you to all who have responded to the Survey!


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards  - Celebrating Excellence in our business community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island
The Excellence Awards will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Hollyburn Country Club. 
Nominations OPENED, Monday, February 6, 2017
Nominations CLOSE, Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Information and 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 Executive Director Leagh Gabriel:

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


Good News Members! You can now save 40%* on UPS® shipping services!
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce understands your need to save time and money. That is why we have leveraged the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your business forward.
Let the experts at UPS® help manage your shipping and supply chain needs so that you can focus on the things that will support growth –things like innovation, sales, and service. Remember, this offer is exclusive to West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members. By enrolling in our UPS® Savings Program you can start saving 40% today – no matter how much you ship, when you ship or where it’s going!

Visit: to take advantage of this new exclusive offer and start building for growth.Or Call: 1-800-MEMBERS, M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., ET
*all eligible shipping services to include domestic and international imports and exports.

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

Member to Member Discounts

Just show your membership card! Check out the generous discounts your fellow members are offering:
Our Community Partners

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