West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter April 5, 2017
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with Deputy Chief Economist Derek Burleton
Learn more about the impact Trump’s first 100 Days
has and will have on investment in BC and Canada.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hollyburn Country Club

950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver

Donald Trump is officially more than halfway through his first 100 days in office. For better or for worse, his administration has already greatly impacted the United States, as well as the rest of the world.

Attend this special luncheon with Derek Burleton, Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Group, to learn more about the impact of Trump’s First 100 Days has and will have on investment in BC and Canada.

Derek Burleton is Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist for TD Bank Group. In his role, he leads a team of economists that provides leading analysis on the U.S., Canadian and global economies and financial markets. Each year, he travels extensively across Canada, speaking at more than 75 events on economic and financial developments. As a respected commentator, Derek has been quoted by many media outlets – including the London Financial Times and the Economist. He also is frequently interviewed on the radio and television. He currently serves on the Queen’s University Council and the Board of the Toronto Association of Business Economists.

Tickets: Chamber Members: $30* · Non-Members $40* *+GST

  Sponsored By 
TD Commercial Banking

Buy your TD Luncheon ticket CLICK HERE

Excellence Awards 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Hollyburn Country Club 

Celebrating Business Excellence and Citizen Contribution
in our community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island

Presenting Sponsor

Awards Finalists 2017
(Winners will be announced at the Awards April 25th)

Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award  
Sponsored by Hollyburn House 

 Liz Byrd
Michael Evison

Alison Jopson

Business Person of the Year  
Jackie Swanson – ROI Recreation Outfitters Inc.
Margot Ware – Shylo Home Healthcare

Young Entrepreneur of the Year  (40 years old and under)
Sponsored by the Great Canadian Landscaping Co. 
Steven Hodge  – Temper Chocolate & Pastry
Dr. Michelle Catherine Nelson - Dr. Michelle Nelson

Yang Wang – Apeiron Properties Corp.

New Business of the Year
 Sponsored by Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise
Bay Moorings Restaurant –  Danilo Luca & Elena Syrovatskaya
Equinox Integrative Wellness Centre – Dr. Ashkan Jalili

First Point Business Services – Claudia Flores

Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)
Executive Education at Capilano University –  Karmen Blackwood
ProHealth Natural (Health Works) – Hossein Kalali

Wise Owl Montessori Childcare Inc. – Janos Stiasny

Medium Business of the Year (11-30 employees)
Blackfish Homes – David Adair, Robert Griesdale & Stuart Sanders

Bowen Island Dog Ranch –  Karen Munro
Union Steamship Marina – Oydis Nickle

Big Business of the Year (30+ employees)
Sponsored by TD Commercial Banking
Hollyburn House – Kathy Russel & Nicole Shandler
Home Instead Senior Care – Janet Hassell
Sewell’s Marina – Megan Sewell

Film Producer and Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Award Sponsors


Gala Flower Sponsor


**Call for Raffle Donations! Would you like to donate an item to our Excellence Awards' Raffle?  Here is a great chance to showcase your business to the 120+ guests attending! If you would like to donate an item please contact the Chamber office at 604-926-6614 or email Debbie at 
We will arrange for pick-up of the item.


Excellence Award Winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards on April 25th, 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at the Hollyburn Country Club

Buy Excellence Awards Tickets - Click here
 Back by popular demand, the Chamber will be hosting another
Business After 5: Speed Networking
Wednesday, May 17, 5-7 pm 
Starbucks, Dundarave Village 

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.

WV Chamber members $25  Non-members:$35  

Sponsored Starbucks - Dundarave
Speed Networking Tickets

New West Vancouver Business Network for Entrepreneurs launched this month 

Do you want to...
  • take your business to the next level
  • network with entrepreneurs who are dedicated and enthusiastic to help you grow your business
  • have access to speakers, workshops, idea parties, etc.
  • create a thriving business?
This new Business Network Group welcomes you! 

The West Vancouver Business Network, (WVBN) meets the first and third Tuesday each month at the Parc Education Centre, 2225 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, next to the Chamber office. Supported by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, this meetup group will offer a special rate of $10 (includes a light breakfast) to Chamber members and guests.  

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 18 from 9:00am to 10:30am
Parc Education Centre, 2235 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Guest speaker will be Doug (DA) Anderson of DA Top Talent. Topic: Are you LinkedIn Properly? Learn how to leverage LinkedIn, find out what’s new plus bonuses
Join this new session and learn how to use LinkedIn to your best advantage.

West Vancouver Business Network: Connect - Share - Learn - Grow

For further information about the WVBN or to buy tickets (cash only) contact Marina: or text 604.730.4717 direct to confirm. (Please note: as this is not a WV Chamber hosted event, tickets will not be available on the Chamber website.) 

Doug is kindly offering Chamber members a free pass to the Franchise Expo this weekend (print coupon below for free admission)

Coho Society hosts Annual General Meeting April 13th

The Coho Society of the North Shore AGM will take place on Thursday April 13th at 6:30 PM - Location TBA

At the AGM members will vote for the new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. New members are welcome!

Your $10 membership fee helps the Coho Society continue their efforts to support the protection and revitalization of North Shore salmon streams and rivers.

To RSVP your attendance please contact: Larry Carlsen
Interested in being a member? Contact Larry before Thursday, April 6 and a new Membership card will be prepared for you.

Tourism Bowen Island 

Check out Tourism Bowen's Newsletter (click the logo) which includes lots to see and do on Bowen Island this Spring!


TransLink increases Bus Service to North Shore and Bowen Island 

The biggest transportation expansion for Metro Vancouver in nearly a decade is now underway. TransLink is improving bus service across the region to reduce overcrowding, wait times, and extend hours of service. Funded by Phase One of the 10-Year Vision, bus network improvements will roll out April 24. For further information:


Not a member yet? JOIN US!


Member to Member Discounts

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

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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