West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 1, 2017
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West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to 
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.
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 

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

Mayor Michael Smith 
5:00 pm – Registration/Networking
6:00 pm – Mayor’s Presentation 6:00 pm sharp, Q & A
7:00 pm – Networking

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.

Thank you to Guest Speakers and the West Vancouver Memorial Library  

A big Thank You to guest speakers Cyri Jones, Founder of ZEN Portfolio Networks, and Zachery Chester, Co-founder and CEO of ShoutExchange for their engaging presentation on "Marketing & Branding Tips for Small Business/ Home-based business" yesterday morning at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. This event was free to the public thanks to the generosity of the Library, who partnered with the Chamber on this event. Thank you to Library staff for organizing. 



Loblaws City Market Park Royal West Vancouver location offers exciting Discount to West Vancouver Chamber members

Loblaws City Market in Park Royal, West Vancouver, is pleased to announce that their store will offer a 10% discount on a $100 minimum purchase* to West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members. Please note that this discount offer is ONLY FOR LOBLAWS CITY MARKET PARK ROYAL in West Vancouver.  
*Restrictions apply: Starting February 1, 2017, West Vancouver Chamber members in good standing can enjoy a 10% discount on a minimum purchase of $100.00, for personal household shopping only (excludes Lottery). To receive this discount, a piece of ID/Drivers’ license of the person shopping must be presented and match the name on the West Vancouver Chamber membership card. Please note: This offer does NOT extend to other Loblaws locations. Loblaws City Market Park Royal has the right to cancel this discount offer at any time.
A big thank you from the West Vancouver Chamber to Chamber member David Sherwood, owner of Loblaws City Market Park Royal, for offering this generous discount to fellow members. 


Upcoming Budget Process Meetings

The District of West Vancouver has drafted a proposed five year Financial Plan. You are invited to and upcoming Budget Open House:Last session is tomorrow, Thursday, February 2 Gleneagles Community Centre, Seaview Room, 6262 Marine Drive 6:30–8:30 p.m. For further information on the proposed budge:

Business after 5 on Mount Seymour!

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 members 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


Save the Date!  The West Van Chamber is presenting a Bowen Island B&B Tour with Business Showcase

The West Vancouver Chamber is pleased to be presenting our 2nd annual Business Showcase along with a B&B Tour on beautiful Bowen Island, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Details to follow. Save the Date! 

Odysseo Returns to Vancouver January 31

Cavalia presents its new production, Odysseo. Double the size of Cavalia, Odysseo is the largest touring show on earth. It features 65 horses and 48 artists under a tent the size of an NFL football field.

This unique show will take you on a fabulous journey to some of the planet’s most stunning landscapes. The moving relationship between man and horse, the live music, the special effects and the sheer artistry of our massive undertaking will inspire spectators of all ages.

Exclusive Offer - Save 10% on all Evening Shows: For West Vancouver Chamber members and subscribers please enjoy a 10% discount for all Evening shows.Click here for Exclusive Offer link: apply)

Canada Revenue Agency announces Payroll Podcast

Episode 1: Introduction to taxable benefits
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announces its first podcast; the payroll podcast. This free, audio podcast is aimed at the payroll community and employers in general. 
In each episode of the payroll podcast, the host will discuss important topics related to deducting, remitting, and reporting payroll deductions with subject matter experts. They will cover: 
• detailed aspects and key concepts you need to understand to meet your obligations as an employer or payer
• other payroll questions the CRA is asked
The first episode of the payroll podcast will mark the beginning of a four-part series on taxable benefits.  More info HERE 

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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