West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 20, 2018 
View this email in your browser

Excellence Awards 2018 – Call for Nominations!

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is proud to present, the 2018 Excellence Awards celebrating our local Citizens and Business Community

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.


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. 
Door prizes!  
*Complimentary Shuttle Service Provided (pre-registration required) 

Program Breakdown: 
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
Non-members $70
*+ GST.  Ticket includes appetizers, one drink of wine or beer. Cash bar.

Business Group Sponsors

Venue Sponsor

West Vancouver Yacht Club

Tickets - Event with Mayor Smith

Breakfast Meeting

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
Non-members: $35 

Breakfast Tickets - Economic Development Plan


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 Lab transforms 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.

Innovation Forum 2018

This FREE event will showcase various Federal Government support programs that are available to the R&D and innovation space. 
Registration and more information about the event is at


Another Benefits for WV Chamber Members

The Lenovo Savings Program - Everyone needs authentic and reliable technology to turn to when completing a project, no matter the task, Lenovo has a product that’s got you covered.

The Lenovo savings program offers member’s savings up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire product line. Plus monthly specials on laptops, tablets and desktops.


Complementary Business in Vancouver Subscription


As a member of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, you will automatically receive a FREE annual ALL ACCESS subscription to Business in Vancouver – for the life of your WVChamber membership. ($150.00 annual value)
Since 1989, Business in Vancouver has provided the best source of regional business news, information and events.  All must haves for anyone doing business in Greater Vancouver. 
Don’t miss out! Join the Chamber today and receive this complementary subscription to a business "must have". 
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. 



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.

 Fellow members have generously offered many discounts to our members. Check out the fabulous discounts offered: show your membership card! 
Copyright © 2018 West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list