In this issue...
Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
Mayor to Announce Philanthropic Business Person of the Year
at the Annual Mayor's Luncheon

At last year's event, we were honoured to recognize Dr. Mario Cortellucci of Cortel Group, and present him with this prestigious award at the 27th Annual Business Achievement Awards. 

Did you see Cortellucci's video from last year's awards? 

"Giving back has nothing to do with business. I believe it's the duty of all  men and women in this world to dedicate and give back to charity."  - Mario Cortellucci 

Join us at the Mayor's Luncheon to find out who  is this year's winner of the
Philanthropic Business Person o f the Year award!

Annual Mayor's Luncheon
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 
The Terrace Banquet Centre   
Presenting Sponsor: 

Business Achievement Awards Tickets Now On Sale!     

Tickets are now on sale and Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

Next CEO Speaker Announced   
- Chris Pfaff, C EO Pfaff Automotive 

SAVE THE DATE for our next CEO Speaker Series!

We will be welcoming Chris Pfaff, President & CEO of Pfaff Automotive as our keynote speaker. 

Be a part of the exclusive conversation on business success, challenges and best practices. Learn from a successful business leader. 

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Get a recap of our last CEO Speaker Series, Featuring Robert J. Deluce, Founder of Porter Airlines. CLICK HERE

2017 Marks Our 40th Anniversary! 

As we begin gearing up for our 28th Annual Business Achievement Awards, we thought we would throw it back to the beginning. 

Memories from our  3rd Annual Business Achievement Awards: 


Stay tuned for more 40th Anniversary Celebration flashbacks and fun! 
Use hashtag #VCC40th & share your favourite Chamber memories and experiences. 
Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Get Your Tickets Now!BAAS

It's time to recognize Vaughan's thriving  business community!

As a respected business leader in the community, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is delighted to offer you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor at the
2017 Business Achievement Awards

This annual event has been an overwhelming success, with over 700 people gathering to recognize excellence in the Vaughan business community.

mayorsAnnual Mayor's Luncheon

Vaughan has experienced significant transformational change in the last seven years and the City is at a turning point in its evolution. 

With Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua's leadership, Vaughan today is a city on the move with a diverse multilingual population, a downtown core rising from the ground, a state-of-the-art hospital in construction, a subway opening later this year and a booming business industry. 

This year, Mayor Bevilacqua will be sharing his insights on the opportunities Vaughan has to take charge of its future and reach new heights.

Travel With Us to Ireland

Join the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, in the stunning country of Ireland on this 10-day tour.  You will have the chance to tour the culture-rich cities of Dublin and Galway and explore some of the country's beautiful and unspoilt countryside.  From scenic Country Kerry to the lunar-like Burren region and the wilds of Connemara, Ireland will captivate and impress the most well travelled visitor.  
Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Save Up To 85% Off Over 7,500 Quality Office Products 
Through the Chamber's Grand & Toy Program  

Whether you are a large corporation or a small business of one, this exclusive program will help improve  your  bottom line by cutting hundreds of dollars in expenses from your budget.

Member Coupons Plus
Did you know members offer coupons/discounts for other members? 
Q&A with Fiorina Riga, Membership Representative 

Q: What is the cost of certifying documents through the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce?

A: We offer a very competitive Document Certification discount for our members - Member: $29.00 + HST,  Non-Member: $41.00 + HST.  We have many exporting companies who take advantage of our services, and have 4 Commissioners of Oath on staff to certify documents when you need them!  

What we do:
  • Certificates of Origin for export shipments
  • Invoices and other shipping documents
  • Exporting vehicles overseas
  • Packing Slips
  • Business Visa requests 
AND did you know we do online document certification as well? 

For more information, setting up an online account, or booking an appointment, please contact Lori Suffern by email, phone 905.761.1366 ext 223,
or visit

Your Network  //   January New Members - Welcome! 
  • Angela Antuchiewicz/Mortgage
  • Artistic Skylight Domes
  • AV Mechanical Inc.
  • Avalee Homes
  • Canstar General Trading Inc. / CanGeneral
  • EMA Cosmetics Inc.
  • Fat Bastard Burrito
  • Grace Homecare Inc.o/a Qualicare Vaughan
  • Luigi Ciciretto
  • Lumesmart Inc.
  • Olympic Trophies Limited
  • Paulo Simoes Real Estate
  • Penmore Benefits Inc.
  • Sinton Transportation
  • Veata Box
  • Waves of Changes For Autism
Your Community // Events Recap community
CEO Speaker SeriesCEO2
Featuring Robert J. Deluce, Founder of Porter Airlines
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Robert J. Deluce, the Founder of Porter Airlines joined us earlier this month for a fireside chat in front of an 80+ person audience. 

We'd like to once again thank:  

Presenting Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Host Venue

Watch this video for takeaway advice from Robert J. Deluce: 
  • Find out how to best navigate through any customer service situation. 
  • Find out how entrepreneurs can successfully grow their businesses . 

SAVE THE DATE for our next CEO Speaker Series!

We will be welcoming Chris Pfaff, CEO Pfaff Automotive as our keynote speaker. 

When: Tues. June 27, 2017
Vaughan Chamber Connects
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


See more pictures like this - follow us on Instagram! 
We were excited to welcome many new Vaughan Chamber members to our bi-monthly Vaughan Chamber Connects session!

Our Board Chair Joe Pampena (C4C Coaching-4-Change), and President & CEO Brian Shifman explained the benefits of being a chamber member. This event is the perfect environment to meet other members and get started with the
Vaughan Chamber. 

Not yet a member? Want a quick re-fresher on how the Vaughan Chamber can help YOUR business? Want your staff members to begin getting involved with the VCC? Contact Fiorina to get more info on our next session!

Members and Non-Members welcome!

Vaughan Business Expo
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

It was inspiring to meet so many entrepreneurs and leaders at this year's Vaughan Business Expo! 

Thank you to those who stopped by to meet Fiorina and Lori at the Chamber's booth. We even saw a some members and board members - shout out to Sandra Ferri, Dolce Bouquets (bottom right)!

February Networking Breakfast at Peak Performance Golf
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

A BIG thank you to Peak Performance Golf for hosting our February Networking Breakfast. We greeted 50 members and non-members at their  26,000 sq. ft facility. 

We had a great time networking and working on our golf swing, and are now ready for our Annual Golf Tournament this fall.