West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January 11, 2017
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 West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce presents   
North Shore Business Showcase 
THIS Saturday, January 14, 2017 
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Park Royal Shopping Centre South Mall, 2nd Floor

Hope to see you there!
Visit 25+ local businesses and service organizations on display
...and a chance to win a fabulous Food Gift Basket from Loblaws City Market-Park Royal 
Thank you to our supporting Participants: 
Bella Ceramica
Bett McLean Coaching & Counselling
Bowen Island Dog Ranch
Bowen Island Golf
Canada Youth Robotics Club
Canadian In-Home Care
Capilano University
CareAge Home and Health Inc.
Debbie Evans Interior Design
Hollyburn Eye Clinic
Hollyburn Funeral Home
Home Instead Senior Care
Investors Group
King of Clean
Loblaws City Market - Park Royal West Vancouver
Maison Senior Living
Marina Giokas Rodan + Fields
North Shore News
Penny Mitchell Real Estate Group
Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise
Teresa De Cotiis RE/MAX Masters Realty
The MathScene Ltd.
Tourism Bowen
Tutor Doctor
We Care Home Health Services
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
YWCA WorkBC Employment Services Centre-North Shore
Presenting Sponsor
Loblaws City Market - Park Royal, West Vancouver 

Media Sponsor

Venue Sponsor
A few tables left:
Regular Rate (after January 10, 2017):
Members HALF TABLE $125    Member WHOLE TABLE  $275
Non-Member HALF TABLE  $200    Non-Member WHOLE TABLE $440
Yes, I want a Table!

Business after 5 @ Hearthstone Brewery! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:00p m to 7:00 pm

Hearthstone Brewery
1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver (at Mackay Road)

Join us for Business after 5 in the New Year at Hearthstone Brewery.  This fun mix and mingle networking event will be followed by a tour of the Brewery.

About Hearthstone Tap & Forno:

Hearthstone Brewery is the newest craft brewery on the North Shore.

"The word "Hearthstone" refers to the base of a fireplace, and is often used as a representation of warmth and home. Hearthstone brews beer as a form of self-expression, but also to bring people together. Friends, family and strangers alike coming together over a pint." 

Ticket includes appetizers and one glass of beer 
West Van Chamber Members $25  Non-Members $40

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Buy a Ticket to Hearthstone event

Social Media Breakfast 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:30 am – 9:00 am
West Vancouver Memorial Library – Welsh Hall

1950 Marine Drive

Presented by the West Vancouver Memorial Library
Supported by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 

TOPIC: "Marketing & Branding Tips for Small Business/ Home-based business"
Our Guest Speaker: Cyri Jones
Cyri Jones has over 20 years of business experience specializing in marketing, information technology, entrepreneurship & project management. He is the Founder of ZEN Portfolio Networks Inc., a social learning network for teachers and students.  Cyri is also on the Faculty of Capilano University in the School of Business. He has written numerous articles for Business in Vancouver about digital marketing, web development, funding for tech startups and more.
Admission is free, but Registration is required. A light breakfast will be served.
You must RSVP YOUR REGISTRATION to or call the Chamber office: 604-926-6614

Thank you 
West Vancouver Memorial Library



BBB offers free "Making Social Media Work for Your Business" series

The Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC is offering a free Social Media series:  Part One of a Five Part Series will be with presenter Darian Kovacs, Principal and Director of Strategy for Jelly Marketing.  February 2nd, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am. Topics:
  • Benefits of investing in PR and how it can integrate with a broader marketing campaign
  • Foundational understanding of various public relations avenues; traditional, experiential, influencer partnerships, and thought leadership
  • Best practices, tips, and tricks from industry experts

CRA hosts free webinar about CPP and EI

The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting a free and interactive webinar about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI). This webinar is the first in a series of three offering an in-depth look at employers’ deduction requirements.  The webinar will cover:
  • common CPP special situations
  • reduction of the EI premium rate
  • overpayment and recovery of CPP contributions and EI premiums
Register for this webinar if you are one of the following:
  • an employer 
  • a worker
  • someone interested in getting an in-depth understanding of your payroll obligations
You can ask questions and get more information throughout the webinar. When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (10:00 am for British Columbia)  REGISTRATION INFO

Also from CRA - Small Business Deduction info:

What you need to know about the small business deduction: Do you run a small business in Canada? You may be eligible for the small business deduction.

What is the small business deduction?
Eligible businesses can claim the 17.5% small business deduction on their first $500,000 of income, with some limitations. You can use the resulting tax savings to help your business grow.  It is important to make sure you are eligible before you claim the small business deduction. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers the specific facts of each case in order to determine eligibility, and a reassessment may be completed to disallow the small business deduction if you are not entitled to claim it. For further information 

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to: not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.  It is designed to focus on National and local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Further INFORMATION. Proposals are currently being accepted until January 20, 2017.

Dundarave Festival of Lights raises over $34K

Thanks to supporters, the Forest of Miracles raised over $34K. The Forest of Miracles set a new record in charitable donations (over $34,000 and counting) to help the Lookout Society's North Shore Shelter.

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

Contact Debbie Janson, Membership & Events Manager, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce   (604)926.6614
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