West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter January 25, 2017
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SOLD OUT!  Thank you for your support of our Business after 5 - Tonight @ Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno  5:00pm to 7:00pm. 

Social Media Breakfast
Next Week 

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

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"
Guest Speakers:
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.
Zachery Chester is Co-founder and CEO of ShoutExchange Ltd. which offers innovative marketing solutions to brands, advertisers, and agencies as well as offering influencers access to campaign opportunities and free social media analytics.

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


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to 
Breakfast Meeting with our MLAs 

Topic: "BC Budget 2017 - A Report to West Vancouver Businesses"
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00am to 9:00am

Hollyburn Country Club

950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Join us for breakfast and hear the very latest on the BC Budget 2017
Ralph Sultan, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Capilano) and Jordan Sturdy, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) will be presenting highlights from the 2017 Budget at this Breakfast meeting on Friday, February 24th at the Hollyburn Country Club

Ralph Sultan, MLA     Jordan Sturdy, MLA
Topic: "BC Budget 2017 - A Report to West Vancouver Businesses" 
Tickets: WV Chamber Members $30* Non-members $40*
* + GST
Ticket includes a hot buffet breakfast
Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time
BUY A TICKET: Breakfast with MLAs

Member Profile

Flour Bakery

Flour Bakery was established in 2007 by a baker who had a vision of opening her own bakeshop with her mother, to share her talent and brilliant baking skills. She sold the bakery in 2015 to a couple with a vision of giving back to their community by raising donations for dog rescue. The couple soon decided that the bakery would be better in the hands of the first employee they hired - trained by the original owner - who was passionate about the shop and the products.  
Courtenay Bowman was just 20 years old when she took over the bakery in mid-2016. Out of respect for the original owner and her talent and ideas, Courtenay decided to bring back the original vision for the bakery, with a new look and feel. Courtenay is now the owner and visionary behind the new Flour Bakery, a business she runs together with her mother, Roberta. 
Flour Bakery's mission is to make people happy, where customers are the focus on everything we do. The legacy of the original owner's vision lives on, and Courtenay will also ensure that the passion of the dog rescue corner will been continued. 

Courtenay Bowman
The new Flour Bakery

6363 Bruce Street, Horseshoe Bay,
West Vancouver, BC, V7W 2G5


Save the Date! Chamber's annual "Mayor Mike Unplugged" Event

Mayor Michael Smith will be joining us for this annual event, which will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Further details to follow in later newsletters. Save the date!

Odysseo Returns to Vancouver January 31

Cavalia presents its new production, Odysseo.  Odysseo is a visual masterpiece that will leave you speechless. Double the size of Cavalia, Odysseo is the largest touring show on earth. It features 65 horses and 48 artists under a tent the size of an NFL football field.

This unique show will take you on a fabulous journey to some of the planet’s most stunning landscapes. The magic starts as soon as you enter the White Big Top. The moving relationship between man and horse, the live music, the special effects and the sheer artistry of our massive undertaking will inspire spectators of all ages.

Exclusive Offer - Save 10% on all Evening Shows: For West Vancouver Chamber members and subscribers please enjoy a 10% discount for all Evening shows.

Click here for Exclusive Offer link:

(restrictions apply)
For further information:


District wants to hear from you re Official Community Plan

As the District of West Vancouver moves forward to review its Official Community Plan, they are looking for input from all members of the community.  A refreshed OCP will be the District’s number one planning tool for the next five to ten years.

The OCP addresses housing needs, where shops, services and community facilities are located, how we move around, how we can protect the environment and respond to climate change.

What are the guiding principles that West Vancouver should be following to plan for the future? The District wants to hear from you: Take the survey
Visit to provide your input online, or pick up a paper survey at one of these community facilities:
  • West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street
  • West Vancouver Community Centre/Aquatic Centre, 2121 Marine Drive
  • Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st Street
  • Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive
Deadline to return your completed survey is Monday, March 20, 2017, at noon.

Vancouver Small Business Info Expo - You are Invited!

The 2017 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo takes place Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver from 8:30am to 3:30pm. This free Expo focuses on connecting Business and Government Support Services. Access subject matter experts from over 50 government support programs and non-profit service providers that are here to help your business.
50 programs that will be exhibiting at the Expo along with 3 panel sessions on: Supply Chain and the Government;  Access to Financing; From Start-Up to Scale-Up  
Event is free but registration is required: REGISTER LINK    

The Art of Leadership for Women is coming to Vancouver on April 5th


This one day conference features five internationally renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today's most critical leadership issues.

Don't miss out on your chance to gain a competitive advantage and network with over 1,200 of Canada's most influential women. West Vancouver Chamber members are offered a preferred rate to attend. Speakers include:
  • Valerie Jarrett - Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women & Girls
  • Jessica Herrin - CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
  • Brigid Schulte -New York Times Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Journalist and Director of the Better Life Lab at New America
  • Kirstine Stewart - Bestselling Author, Chief Strategy Officer for Diply and Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Business People
  • Michelle Moore - Vice President & National Practice Lead for Executive Career Solutions Group at LHH Knightsbridge 
For more information you can visit: The Art of Leadership for Women 
West Vancouver Chamber members: Register using promo code WESTVANCOUVER20 and save $100 per pass until February 10th.  After February 10th, save $50 per pass and an additional $50 per pass when registering 5 or more people at the same time. 

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

One of your benefits as a member:
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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