West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 29, 2017
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Please note: Our Guest Speaker originally scheduled for this TD Luncheon, Chief Economist Beata Caranci, has had to cancel.  We are pleased to welcome Deputy Chief Economist Derek Burleton.


with Deputy Chief Economist Derek Burleton

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hollyburn Country Club

950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver

The West Vancouver and North Vancouver Chambers of Commerce and TD Commercial Banking invite you to attend this special luncheon. 

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 HERE

Excellence Awards 2017

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

Hollyburn Country Club 

Celebrating Business Excellence and Citizen Contribution
to 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   
 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



**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
Save the Date! Back by popular demand, the Chamber will be hosting another Business After 5: Speed Networking on Wednesday, May 17, 5-7 pm at Starbucks, Dundarave. 

Official Community Plan Review - World Cafe 

What kind of future do you envision for your West Vancouver?

The District of West Vancouver's Official Community Plan Review is about shaping the future of West Vancouver: housing choices, what neighbourhoods look and feel like, how local jobs, shops, and services are supported, and how to  protect the environment. They want to hear from you! WORLD CAFÉ SESSIONS are taking place:

Saturday, April 8, 2–4 p.m.
Music Hall, West Vancouver Community Centre
2121 Marine Drive

Wednesday, April 12, 6–8 p.m.
Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse
6190 Marine Drive


The District is also creating a new Arts and Culture Strategy that builds on the best of past thinking and planning to create a new agenda that will strengthen, harmonize, and raise the profile of arts and culture in West Vancouver. There will be a variety of ways to get involved to help develop the strategy. The first opportunity to provide input will be a community survey starting April 18. ART AND CULTURE SURVEY

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


Our Community Partners


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