In this issue...

Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
Our newsletter is back!!!!

It's back! We're very excited to re-launch our monthly Business Voice newsletter! We aim to keep you connected  with Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (VCC) and community happenings.

This is YOUR newsletter for all things VCC...
  • Find out about the latest news & events
  • Be reminded of our many membership benefits and opportunities 
  • Receive updates on the latest policy/advocacy initiatives

Stay connected - be a part of our growing organization in Vaughan's thriving business community! 

Two big events coming up this month! 
NEXT WEEK!
Don't miss the  CEO Speaker Series featuring  Canada's Icewine King - 
Donald Ziraldo. 

See more info in the upcoming events section below.
Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!
Join us for 18-holes of golf or just meet us for dinner & networking at The Country Club. 

See more info in the upcoming events section below.
Meet our new staff!

Kelly Kotulak recently joined the VCC team as our new Communications & Public Policy Officer. With a background in journalism and experience managing a chamber in northern Alberta, Kelly brings her diverse experience and her positive attitude to this exciting role. Kelly supports both the Marketing/Communications and the Government Relations Committees, and handles VCC communications, social media, and marketing. 

Want to advertise with the VCC or post your community event to our website? Get in touch with Kelly at kelly@vaughanchamber.ca!
We're on Instagram!

Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
CEO Speaker SeriesCEO
Thursday, September 15th, 2016


7:30 am...Registration & Networking
8:00 am...Welcome Remarks
8:15 am...Keynote Address and Q&A

Join us for the premiere engagement of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce's CEO Speaker Series featuring esteemed business leader, Donald Ziraldo. Be a part of the exclusive conversation on business success, challenges, and best practices. 

 
 
36th Annual Golf TournamentGOLF
Monday, September 19th, 2016

12:00 pm - Registration
1:00 pm - Shotgun Start
6:00 pm - Cocktails
7:00 pm - Dinner & Networking

Join us for the VCC's 36th Annual Golf Tournament! Register an individual or foursome and enjoy 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Snacks, Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner, Golfer Gift & More! 

Registration Now Open - 7th Annual
Women to Women Symposium
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

This year, we are delighted to present Zahra Al-Harazi,  CEO, Founder and Creative Director of Foundry Communications, an international multiple award winning marketing and communications studio.

York Region's largest women's networking event!

Zahra is one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 (2009), Business in Calgary's "Leader of Tomorrow" (2010), Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year - Chatelaine (2011), one of Canada's 100 most powerful women -WXN (2012) and she has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to Canada (2012) and the RBC Top 25 Immigrants to Canada Award (2013). She has also been appointed as the Canadian Ambassador to UNICEF.

Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities available now! 
Contact Jennifer for more information: jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca
or call 905-761-1366 ext. 221

Find out more!
Find out more!
 
Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy voice

The VCC launched the 
Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign, which highlights the important contributions of small businesses to our community and investigates the top barriers to small business growth. 


We want to hear from you! Engage with us and share your input. 




The OCC, in partnership with chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province, have achieved meaningful advocacy wins on behalf of Ontario's employer community. 
  • Mitigating the Impact of Retirement Security Reform  
  • Shaping the Future of Provincial Regulatory Reform
  • Shaping the Future of Infrastructure Design in Ontario

Join the VCC's conversation on all things policy 

  

Post and discuss policy/advocacy content and issues with other Chamber members. This is the perfect channel to stay informed and engage with others within the network.  
Seeking your input on 
workforce needs

In an effort to determine the issues currently affecting York Region's workforce, the Workforce Planning Board invites local employers to participate in a survey that seeks to gather their views,
insights and workforce needs here in York Region. 

The results of the collection of this information will be available in late fall. The Workforce Planning Board assures employers that their responses will be kept strictly confidential.  The survey has about 20 questions on the labour market in York Region and can be completed in about  10 minutes. 

The  Workforce Planning Board of York Region is a community based not for profit organization sponsored by the Ministry of Advanced Learning and Skills Development that coordinates community responses to local labour market issues and needs. 
 
 
Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
New savings program

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer its members a preferred price at all Vaughan Fitness Centres! Save 15% on your gym membership and receive access to 6 fitness centres and pools. 

Your membership also includes free fitness classes - cycling, yoga, zumba & more! Contact the VCC to take advantage of this offer.
 
 
Not yet a member? 


Begin your engagement with Vaughan's premier business association. 


 
Your Network  //   We welcome this year's new VCC Members!
  • 2105488 Ontario Inc. DBA Brar Transport
  • 2341629 Ontario Inc. O/A Grewal Transport
  • A & T Jandir Transport Inc.
  • A Dudek Production
  • ADP Canada
  • Aladerma Inc.
  • Anchor HR Services Inc.
  • Arcadia Academy of Music
  • ARCATRANS Inc.
  • Assante Capital Management Ltd. Richmond Hill Branch
  • Atkinson Flower Shop
  • Back To Health Chiropractic Centre
  • Big Cannoli
  • Brown Consulting Group
  • Cameraworks Productions International Inc.
  • Canadian HR Solutions Inc.
  • Capps Duct Cleaning Services East End
  • CBES-Canadian Business and Enterprise Services
  • CBRE Limited
  • Centre Optical & Vision Care
  • CFO Accounting
  • CIBC - Retail & Business Banking
  • Clintar Landscape Management
  • Clothing Services for Seniors
  • CopaCabana Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Cortel Group
  • Creditstone Motors
  • Dalex Canada Inc.
  • DANI - Developing And Nurturing Independence
  • Decor-Rest
  • Dejavu Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Dermedix Cosmetic Clinic
  • Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network
  • DLC Home Capital Solutions Inc.
  • Doggieland
  • Domir Blinds Manufacturing Inc.
  • Dreams Fulfilled Relief Organization (DFRO)
  • Dylev Corporation
  • Easter Seals
  • Eat Sum More Inc
  • ECG Ethnic Channels Group
  • Electricity Distributors Association
  • FATBURGER
  • Finch Centre Jewellers
  • Fit Culture Inc.
  • Fusion Computing Ltd.
  • Gamdoor Dhami Transport Inc.
  • Gerry's Car Care
  • Glasslines Inc
  • Healthcare Management Systems Inc.
  • Hero Certified Burgers
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • ilovekickboxing.com
  • Insightful Accounting Solutions Inc.
  • Intelliscape Programming Corp.
  • Italian Kitchens And Interiors
  • JeleDesign
  • JRCC Furniture Depot
  • Kafai Veterinary Professional Corporation
  • Karrots Inc.
  • Kuu Sushi
  • Lasteek
  • Lifestyle Wellness Benefits Inc.
  • Live Patrol Inc.
  • Lyon & Butler Insurance Brokers
  • MacKinnon Public Affairs
  • Macrodyne Technologies Inc.
  • Magen Meats
  • Main Drug Mart
  • MaticAir Supply & Mfg. (1996) Ltd.
  • Med Cosmetics Clinic
  • Mortgage Centre-Best Mortgages
  • Mulmer Services Ltd.
  • Nicram International
  • North Rock Group Ltd.
  • North Woodbridge Veterinary Hospital
  • Nu Fireplace
  • Office Cart Inc.
  • Ontario Soccer Centre
  • OZ Consulting Firm
  • Padgett Business Services Vaughan
  • Parente-Borean
  • Pfaff Automotive Partners Inc.
  • Pineapple Logistics
  • Portfolio Intelligence Inc.
  • Promo Promo
  • Pursed Boutique
  • Quickcheck Canada
  • Revitasize
  • Roadrunners Courier & Zap
  • Royal Door Ltd.
  • Salon Altima
  • Service Excellence
  • Shadefully Yours/Material Girls
  • Sky Homes Corporation
  • Sparks Premium Grill
  • SPC - Sports Performance Centres Ltd.
  • Splitsville Entertainment Woodbridge
  • SR & ED Plus Nexus Inc.
  • Strategic Leverage
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sunshine Tanning
  • Symposium Cafe
  • Tektonic Inc.
  • Tema Conter Memorial Trust
  • Tiale Marketing Inc.
  • TLN Television Network
  • Tre Vigne Trattoria Ltd.
  • Trillium Talent Resource Inc.
  • Valeant Canada
  • Vaughan In Action Community Program Inc.
  • Venice Dental
  • Vin Bon Maple
  • Visions Personnel
  • Westmount Event Centre
  • WMW Financial & Accounting Inc.
  • XONE
Advertise with us! 2016-2017 Community Champion Banners
 
-- Limited Spaces Left! Deadline to Book: Friday, Sept. 23rd --
 

This opportunity is only available once a year - claim your spot today!
Contact kelly@vaughanchamber.ca or call 905-761-1366 ext. 229  
Your Community // Events Recap community
2016 Member Appreciation BBQ
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thank you Snapd Vaughan for joining us! Check out the video from the event!
Check out the event video courtesy of Snapd Vaughan!


Our largest attendance EVER! This year we saw close to 300 proud chamber members out at our Member Appreciation BBQ.

We can't thank you enough for your support. We are so excited and honoured to celebrate the business community. 


We had a blast! 
Click Here to view the Photo Album.
Annual General Meeting & Networking Event
Thursday, May 12, 2016

At this year's AGM, we welcomed four new directors, and welcomed back eight directors to the VCC Board of Directors. Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua conducted the swearing-in ceremony and highlighted the Vaughan Chamber's rapid growth in participation from the local community in his remarks.


We later welcomed Nadia Cerelli-Fiore from Plan B Promotions and Elio Gatto from Social Know How Inc. for their Elevate your Marketing session. The pair had the audience tweeting as they presented on Practical Branding & Social Media Tips.

Thank you to our sponsor SpringHill Suites.