In this issue...
Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
Congratulations once again to all the 2017 Business Achievement Award winners in our 11 categories, and to the Philanthropic Business Person of the Year - Anna and Nick De Luca.   

"Tonight as we celebrate the many awards we have witnessed on stage, I want to make sure that everybody understands that without this award the city would not be complete. It is for all those reasons that I am very happy for Anna and Nick De Luca at De Luca Pluming for receiving this incredible award."  
- Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Vaughan Mayor

Watch the full highlight video from the 28th Annual Business Achievement Awards! 

Presenting Sponsor
Entertainment Sponsor

Click here to see more about the Business Achievement Awards below. 

This year marks our 40th Anniversary! As part of our celebrations, every week we recognize those who have been with us the longest. We can't thank you enough for your support over the years, and are looking forward to our bright future ahead!

Member for 40 years!
Member for 38 years!

Member for 33 years!

Member for 27 years!
Member for 25 years!

Celebrate with us by sharing your favourite Vaughan Chamber memory using
#VCC40th on Instagram and Twitter.  

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Support Strides for Stroke Supporting Mackenzie Health
Sponsor our team - Chamber Champions!

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce staff will be taking part in the Strides for Stroke 5K Walk/Run. 

Strides for Stroke is an exciting community event on the streets of Richmond Hill and Vaughan that supports exceptional care close to home at Mackenzie Health. This family-friendly 5K run/walk attracts more than 1,200 runners and walkers of all ages from York Region and beyond. 

Proceeds help bring life-saving medical equipment and technology to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. 

Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Registration Now Open for the April Networking Breakfast at TLN

Vaughan Chamber AGM & Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Provincial Post Budget Breakfast with MPP Steven Del Duca
Presented by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce 

Hon Steven Del Duca, MPP Vaughan & Minister of Transportaion

Be among the first to hear details about the 2017 Provincial Budget and have the opportunity to discuss what this budget means to you and your business.

Friday, April 28th, 2017

7:30 - 9:30 am

Free event, registration is mandatory 
Space is limited!

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Vaughan
3201 Hwy 7 West, Vaughan, ON
Register Now for Let's Talk Exports

Colossal Chamber Networking Event

Join over 400 business people at
York Region's largest business
networking event. 
Presentation of the York Region
Business Excellence Awards:
- Large Business of the Year
- Small Business of the Year 

Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership

While you are taking care of business, who is taking care of you?

Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, home-based business or part of a larger firm, through your membership in the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, you have access to a cost effective and extensive health benefits plan for companies with 1 to 100 employees.

The plan, with simple administration, offers benefits including Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Extended Health Benefits, Weekly Indemnity, Long Term Disability, Dental, and Postaction Benefits with 24 hour hotline service and a health care credit card.

New critical illness coverage pays a lump sum of up to $25,000 to insured owners and employees if they receive an initial diagnosis of an eligible condition such as cancer, stroke, heart attack, coronary by-pass, paralysis, kidney failure, blindness or deafness.
Click the following link to receive a quote:

Your Network  //   March New Members - Welcome! 
  • 310 Pink Bins
  • Ansik inc. (Pitstop)
  • Bike Canada Beverages Inc.
  • Bluebird Self Storage
  • BRCO Design Group Inc.
  • Cheryl Campbell
  • CloudCPA LLP
  • Create Healthy Food Inc./Umanii
  • ESP Elite Seniors Planning 
  • Health Care Event Planning 
  • Koldorf Workplace Law
  • Maid4Ironing
  • NV Risto & Lounge
  • Ocean Electronics & Service
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Suits Social Inc.
  • Thor & Partners Inc.
  • TruBliss Wellness & Beauty Spa
Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy  Voice
Proposed Policy Resolutions

The proposed policy resolutions package submitted for debate at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's 2017 AGM & Convention, is now available for review. Incorporated in this package is the OCC Policy Committee's position on each resolution. 

For your reference, the resolutions have been categorized in the following areas:
  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Competitiveness
  • Fiscal and Taxation
  • Skills
  • Special Issues
The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to co-sponsor 2 policies this year. Please see pages 56 and 58 in the Policy Resolution package.
Your Community  community
28th Annual Business Achievement Awards - April 6th, 2017

The photo album is here! Tag yourself/your business on Facebook: See Photos

In the news: 
Vaughan Citizen - Vaughan Chamber of Commerce honours 12 local businesses for excellence

TLN - TLN is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 27th Annual Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards!

To see the full list of winners