West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 22, 2017
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Bowen Island Bed & Breakfast Tour
THIS SATURDAY, March 25, 2017

Thinking of a weekend getaway?
Want to know what accommodations are on Bowen? 

10:30 am to 11:00 am –  Registration & Historical Walking Tour of Snug Cove
11:10 am – Bus Tour departs outside the Library

This event is free but you MUST Register to attend and reserve your seat on the bus! 
 TO REGISTER FOR THE B&B TOUR CALL B&B organizer CAROL at 604-947-9005 or email
Just a 20 minute ride from Horseshoe Bay with BC Ferries 


Social Media Breakfast - LinkedIn!


Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 7:00am to 9:00am
Maison Senior Living
701 Keith Rd, West Vancouver

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. 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. Topic: Marketing Your Personal Brand – How your brand impacts your business with tips to make it better!

Generously Sponsored by

Tickets Members $20 Non-members $30 + GST 
Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.

with VP and Chief Economist Beata Caranci

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.  Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear Guest Speaker Beata Caranci, Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Group.

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

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 very special luncheon with Beata Caranci, Vice President and 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.

West Vancouver Chamber Members: Buy your ticket with button below

For more than 17 years, Beata Caranci has conducted analysis on global economies and financial markets. As the Chief Economist and Vice President for TD Bank Group, she leads a dynamic team of 15 economists who deliver on both the stress testing requirements of TD Bank and forecasts for the Canadian, U.S., and global economies.

A sought-after and respected commentator, Beata travels across North America speaking with TD clients about economic and financial trends. She is also frequently asked to provide her perspective on breaking macroeconomic and financial issues for major media outlets, including CBC, BNN, Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Sponsored By 
TD Commercial Banking

North Vancouver Chamber Members can sign up online: or call 604-987-4488

Buy your TD Luncheon ticket NOW

Excellence Awards 2017

Presented by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating Business Excellence and Citizen Contribution
to the community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island

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

Hollyburn Country Club 

The Finalists!

New Business of the Year 

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)

Hollyburn House – Kathy Russel & Nicole Shandler
Home Instead Senior Care – Janet Hassell
Sewell’s Marina – Megan Sewell

Young Entrepreneur of the Year  (40 years old and under)

Steven Hodge   Temper Chocolate & Pastry
Dr. Michelle Catherine Nelson - Dr. Michelle Nelson

Yang Wang – Apeiron Properties Corp.

Business Person of the Year  

Margot Ware – Shylo Home Healthcare
Jackie Swanson  ROI Recreation Outfitters Inc.

Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award    

 Liz Byrd
Michael Evison

 Alison Jopson

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

New Member Profile 

The MathScene is a Vancouver based company that provides after-school math classes to high school and university students. Our classes are held on weekdays in the afternoon/early evening and on Saturday mornings. Students can choose to attend as many classes per week as they require. We teach students in small groups, allowing them to stretch their understanding beyond what is capable in a large classroom setting at school, so they learn to become independent and critical thinkers.

Our specialist math teachers have taught at top private international schools and we have an outstanding track-record of getting students into the world’s best universities. We offer SSAT Preparation, SAT and UK Admission courses, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus and University Math.

With a thorough understanding of how mathematics is taught internationally, we are passionate about bringing the best teaching practices from around the world to our students in Vancouver.


Contact us now, to see how we can help you!


Phone: 778 834 9794

Democracy Talks: International Trade with Committee Chair Mark Eyking -  NEXT WEEK!

MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones welcomes the Honourable Mark Eyking, MP and Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, to discuss how International Trade impacts our riding, province, country and the international community.

Join them on Wednesday, March 29, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for a Democracy Talks on International Trade. Following the presentation, they look forward to answering your questions and hearing your opinions. Venue: Maison Senior Living, 701 Keith Rd, West Vancouver. This is a free event but RSVP IS REQUIRED to attend. click link here:


Tutor Doctor North Shore & First Point Education - West Vancouver, seek Bookkeeper/Client Care Coordinator

We are a small, friendly and dedicated team in the heart of West Vancouver’s beautiful Dundarave Village. Our office supports one tutoring franchise and a small education company. We specialize in customized in-home tutoring as well as on-site group classes for children, youth and adults. Our environment is business-casual. 

Job Description: The bookkeeper and client care coordinator role reports to our director and work closely with all other team members. This position would be part time with possibility of becoming a full time position in the future. Current hours: 20 to 30 hours per week. $15 an hour - Part-time. Link to further INFORMATION.

Credit Institute of Canada National Conference is coming to Vancouver

June 13 – 16, 2017, Pan Pacific Hotel. This is an excellent and cost effective opportunity for people working in the credit management sector to: Gain insight into industry changes; Learn about best practices that could save your company money; Develop skills to stand out as an expert in effective credit management

What you can expect:
  • Breakout sessions that will build your commercial credit management strength & knowledge
  • Evening activities where you will network with old friends and make new contacts
  • A golf tournament that is a must do activity at the CIC conference

Experts will cover a variety of topics; Solving Small Claims Actions Online, Understanding International Trade Today, Identifying Scams & Fraud Affecting Your Business and How Financial Technology is impacting credit management.

The Credit Institute of Canada if offering an EXCLUSIVE delegate price for members of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. $50 off regular delegate fees – only $725 for this valuable two and a half days conference. 
Further information or call 1-888-447-3324 


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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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