Excellence Awards 2018 – Call for Nominations! NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO MARCH 2:
The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is proud to present, the 2018 Excellence Awards celebrating our local Citizens and Business Community
NOMINATIONS CLOSE MARCH 2ND. SEND IN YOUR FORMS NOW!
We look forward to receiving them.
We have 6 exciting categories that you can nominate an outstanding business or individual for:
Citizen of the Year Rising Star – Young Entrepreneur New Business of the Year Best Small Business of the Year Best Medium Business of the Year Business Leadership Award
Click here to be directed to our Calendar page with Excellence Awards 2018 NOMINATIONS FORMS:
NOMINATIONS OPEN: February 5, 2018
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: March 2, 2018
The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards Celebration gala takes place Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Hollyburn Country Club.
MOUNTAIN TOP NETWORKING THIS THURSDAY ! LAST CALL!!
Join host, the NORTH VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, for a fun evening of networking and snowshoeing in a beautiful winter wonderland at Mt. Seymour Resort! Vancouver’s only family owned and operated ski area delivering a relaxed West Coast experience to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
North Vancouver Chamber, West Vancouver Chamber and Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members are WELCOME at a member price!
Enjoy one complimentary drink per guest, light appetizers, engaging conversation, and a memorable evening of snowshoeing. This is an opportunity to strengthen and grow your network with business professionals from the North Vancouver Chamber, West Vancouver Chamber and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade!
** West Vancouver Chamber Members** please call TODAY (604) 987-4488 or email Shelley to register for this event.
Mt Seymour will be providing a complimentary guided snowshoe tour to all registered guests should they wish to enjoy a night on the mountain after the networking event. Please note that snowshoeing is optional. Guests must indicate requirement for complimentary snowshoe rentals at the time of registration. Guests may also bring their own equipment should they prefer.
*Complimentary Shuttle Service Provided (pre-registration required)
5:00 - 6:30 pm: Networking, refreshments and appetizers
6:00 - 6:30 pm: NV Chamber welcome/update, Mt. Seymour sponsor message & door prize draw.
6:30 - 8:30 pm: Complimentary guided snowshoe tour (pre-registration required).
#LetsTalkBusiness-with Mayor Mike Wednesday, March 7, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
West Vancouver Yacht Club
Join us for the West Vancouver Chamber’s annual Conversation with our Mayor. Mayor Michael Smith will join in a candid conversation with the business community, including plans for the future, the importance of the October 2018 election, what the issues are, and more.
Be there to hear Mayor Mike and ask your most candid questions. It’s your opportunity to hear what our future is about – with great wine, great food, in great company. Be there and bring your questions! And your business cards!
West Vancouver Chamber Members $50
*+ GST. Ticket includes appetizers, one drink of wine or beer. Cash bar.
New Economic Development Plan Report
District of West Vancouver
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Hollyburn Country Club
950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Topic: District of West Vancouver’s New Economic Development Plan: Highlights from the Report
Join Nina Leemhuis, Chief Administrative Officer and Stephen Mikicich, Manager of Economic Development, as they present the District of West Vancouver’s Economic Development Plan. This work was initiated in early 2016, and has included nearly two years of research, stakeholder engagement, academic and other working partnerships, and strategy development.
The Plan speaks to West Vancouver’s resilience challenges, the District’s role in economic development, and its community partnership model. The Plan presents three comprehensive strategies for growing and diversifying our local economy. Bring your questions!
Tickets include breakfast, juices, coffee/tea
West Vancouver Chamber members: $27
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Life Without Limits Gala Tickets on sale now!
The 4th annual Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Life Without Limits Gala will focus on the theme “Learn Without Limits.” Many people can relate to the stress of being a student – but couple that with living with a disability, and the weight of responsibility can be tremendous. Proceeds from the Gala will fund crucial programs that prepare young people with disabilities for a bright future, including the Tanabe Bursary. The bursary supports students with cerebral palsy attending a post-secondary institution in BC.
Gala guest speakers and Tanabe Bursary recipients Marco Dixon, Nathan Bragg, Dallas Bennett, and Julia Halipchuk will highlight the lifelong value of learning without limits, while West Vancouver resident Cindy Frostad will share her research on adapting education to students’ needs.
This year’s event takes place on March 15th at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Tickets are available now.
West Vancouver Memorial Library Launches The Lab
The Lab, West Vancouver’s Digital Learning Place Opens Thursday, March 1st from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Come in and see how The Labtransforms learning into a collaborative and creative experience. Stay and play with their new technology tools!
3:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks & Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Michael Smith, Library Board Chair David Carter, West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation Chair Andreas Thompson and Director of Library Services Jenny Benedict
3:45 – 6 p.m.
Green Screen Photo Bomb
Preserve a Memory
Make a Gizmo
Take a Trip in Virtual Reality
Robotics Maze Race
About The Lab
The Lab presents a new vision for digital learning in B.C. public libraries. Designed for active participation and social interaction, it transforms learning into a collaborative and creative experience. At the opening event, people can play with technology tools at the Green Screen Photo Bomb, Preserve a Memory Station, Make a Gizmo Circuit Kit, Take a Trip in Virtual Reality Headsets and a Robotics Maze Race. Tools in The Lab support creating digital media, digitizing personal and local history, coding robots and circuitry and exploring emerging technologies.
As a member of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, you will automatically receive a FREE annual ALLACCESS subscription to Business in Vancouver – for the life of your WVChamber membership. ($150.00 annual value)
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Thank you Community Partners!
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 65 years serving our business community
The West Vancouver Chamber is one of the largest not for profit business organization in West Vancouver. Its members include individuals working in all aspects of the business industry.
We hope you will JOIN US! ... and network with our local business community, attend events, receive discounts, display your collateral in our office, have a Member Profile included in this newsletter with a link to your website and much more.
MORE MEMBER BENEFITS:
EMPLOYER HEALTH BENEFITS
Looking for a health plan for your employees? Check out The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, the #1 Plan in Canada! For employee benefits, covering over 25,000 small businesses across Canada. ALL types of businesses are eligible for the program - no industry exclusions! For further information contact local rep: Jason Weinstein, CFP Benefits Specialist. P: 604-637-1137. firstname.lastname@example.org