West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Newsletter February 23, 2017
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Breakfast Meeting with our MLAs 

Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00am to 9:00am

Hollyburn Country Club - Club Lounge
950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver

 "BC Budget 2017 - A Report to West Vancouver Businesses"
Jordan Sturdy, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) and Ralph Sultan, M.L.A (West Vancouver-Capilano) will be presenting highlights from the 2017 Budget.
A few tickets left: 604-926-6614                                         

Mayor Mike Unplugged: 
 “The Future of West Van If We Don’t Act Boldly and Act Soon”

Wednesday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
  West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive 
Mayor Mike Smith is ready to unplug on March 8 and says it will be “important for businesses and residents to know what West Vancouver will look like in the future if we don’t—as a community—act boldly and act soon. The community needs to be aware of how important the October 2018 election will be for our future, what the issues are and what’s at stake."  
Be there to hear Mayor Mike and ask your most unplugged questions.

Mayor Mike, Unplugged is never politics as usual.  It’s your opportunity to hear what our future is really about, unvarnished—with great wine, great food, in great company.  Be there.  Bring your questions.
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Social Media Breakfast - LinkedIn!

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

Join us for our next Social Media Breakfast - Linked In™
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.  Her training programs help business professionals and entrepreneurs leverage the power of LinkedIn to increase sales or connect with the network they need.
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 and a passionate motivational speaker.
Topic: Marketing Your Personal Brand – How your brand impacts your business with tips to make it better!

Generously Sponsored by

Please note that we are unable to give a refund without 48 hour notification; however a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.


West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards  - Celebrating Excellence in our business community of West Vancouver & Bowen Island. 

Nominations CLOSE, TOMORROW, Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Information and details on requirements are contained in the documents linked below:
Excellence Awards Guidelines, Nomination Criteria and Selection Process
Excellence Awards Guidelines and Nomination Form for:
  • Big Business of the Year
  • Medium Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
Excellence Awards Guidelines and Nomination Form for the Citizenship Lifetime Achievement Award

All Inquiries about the nomination process or completed nomination forms should be directed to Executive Director Leagh Gabriel:

Award winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards  on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Hollyburn Country Club. 

District of West Vancouver wants to Hear from YOU to help plan the Future. 

What are the guiding principles that the District of West Vancouver should be following to plan for the future?  An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a Council-approved document for managing land use.  the OCP is the District’s number one planning tool for the next five to ten years, and touches citizens’ lives in some way every day: how housing needs can be met, where shops, services and community facilities are located, and more. The current OCP was adopted in 2004 and the District is reviewing and refreshing it and wants to hear from you.
How to give feedback: Visit to provide your input online, or complete a paper survey. 
More information:604-921-3459  |

Canada Revenue Agency update on Tax deadines

Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2016 are due on April 30, 2017. However, as this date is a Sunday, the CRA will consider your return filed on time and your payment made on time if the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) receives your submission by midnight on May 1, 2017, or if it is postmarked May 1, 2017. 
Self-employed individuals and their spouses or common-law partners have until June 15, 2017, to file their income tax and benefit returns, but any balance owing is still due on or before April 30, 2017. FURTHER INFO


What greater gift is there than the gift of life? On March 3, join West Vancouver Community Foundation Board members as we support the good work of Canadian Blood Services.  

Not a member yet? JOIN US!


Member to Member Discounts

Just show your membership card! Check out the generous discounts your fellow members are offering:

Good News Members! You can now save 40%* on UPS® shipping services!
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce understands your need to save time and money. That is why we have leveraged the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your business forward.
Let the experts at UPS® help manage your shipping and supply chain needs so that you can focus on the things that will support growth –things like innovation, sales, and service. Remember, this offer is exclusive to West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members. By enrolling in our UPS® Savings Program you can start saving 40% today – no matter how much you ship, when you ship or where it’s going!

Visit: to take advantage of this new exclusive offer and start building for growth.Or Call: 1-800-MEMBERS, M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., ET
*all eligible shipping services to include domestic and international imports and exports.

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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