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Business Voice // E-Newsletter  
In this issue...
Your Low Down // Mayor's Luncheon
Your Connection // Business Achievement Awards / Colossal Networking
Your Voice // Ontario Economic Report
Your Membership // Volunteer Spotlight / Tech 101 / Advertising Ops.
FEBRUARY 2019
Your Low Down // What you need to know 
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Luncheon
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce was pleased to host over 800 business professionals to the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon with Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua.

We were proud to support Hats On For Awareness as the recipient organization for the 50/50 draw. A total of $8,070 was raised at the event and split between the local charity and Khalil Bou-Zaid, from KIB Building Restoration Inc., who held the lucky ticket, winning the draw! Khalil then donated a portion of his winnings to the charity.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Fazzari + Partners LLP . We are grateful to Frank Fazzari and his team for their continued involvement in this event and their dedication to our city’s future.

We would also like to thank our Lunch Sponsor, CN , for supporting and participating in the luncheon. Your generosity and community spirit is sincerely appreciated.

With one of the largest crowds in the Vaughan Chamber’s 42-year history, we can’t thank the attendees enough for their active participation in Vaughan’s vibrant, thriving, and close-knit business community.
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Your Connection // Upcoming Events 
Business Achievement Awards - 30th Anniversary!
This year marks the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce’s 30 th Anniversary of the Business Achievement Awards – and what a time to celebrate!

The Vaughan Chamber brings our business community together for this special evening of recognition, excitement and appreciation. Join us as we announce the 2019 winners within 14 different award categories, and witness the magic unfold as we honour the shining stars in our city.

Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Sponsorship & Advertising opportunities available
March Networking Event @ Maranello Alfa Romeo
Celebrate the first day of SPRING (yes, we said Spring!), at our next Networking Afterhours.

Maranello Alfa Romeo is opening up their showroom to the Vaughan business community. Build valuable connections in a relaxed and welcoming environment by attending our March event.

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Price: $15 for members, $30 for non-members
Colossal Chamber Networking Event
SAVE THE DATE for the largest joint networking event in the region!

Connect with over 400 business professionals for an evening dedicated to NETWORKING.

Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
More details coming soon!
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Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy policy 
ONTARIO ECONOMIC REPORT
Annual policy document aimed at spurring economic growth in the province
The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce release the Ontario Economic Report.

Despite a more optimistic outlook for 2019 ,  challenges relating to access to talent, embracing technological innovations, and the cost of doing business—including regulation, taxation, and input prices—remain major sources of concern. This landmark document is aimed at shaping and informing future public policy and will act as a reference and benchmark for debate and policy change.

Your Membership // Benefits & Programs  
Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Michael Wood!
Exclusive Website Advertising Opportunity For Members
Your business can advertise at an affordable rate for 4 full weeks!

The Vaughan Chamber website is the go-to hub for members and non-members to get key information regarding member benefits and our many first-in-class events.

VaughanChamber.ca receives thousands of impressions each month.

Price
Member Only Opportunity: $160+HST for 4 weeks

Contact Kelly to reserve your space for 2019:
905-761-1366 ext 229
Does Your Business Understand Cybersecurity?
Has your computer ever been attacked by a virus? If you’re the technical go-to person in your circle of family and friends like I am, you’ve spent hours upon hours troubleshooting and rebuilding personal computers because of some “urgent” or “innocent” email from a “friend” or perhaps a tempting link on a website.

When your computer is impacted by a virus, naturally you feel violated. I imagine it must feel like being mugged. Let’s continue to use the threat of a mugging to explain how we should approach the threat of a cybersecurity attack.
View Latest Edition of CanadianSME Magazine
Exclusive access for Vaughan Chamber members!

Articles include:

  • Payroll Trends & Innovations

  • The Future of Lending for SME's

  • 5 Essential Fruits to Relieve Stress
Advertising Opportunity Coming Soon - Join Waiting List
See your ad in big, bright lights!

The Vaughan Chamber will soon be offering the opportunity to advertise on 2 digital signs in high-traffic areas in Vaughan.

Members can save hundreds and gain incredible exposure. Reach your target market and deliver positive results!

Prices start at $349+hst for one week on two signs. Receive a deal if you take multiple weeks!*

Join the waiting list to be the first to receive more information about this offer.
Email kelly@vaughanchamber.ca to add your name to the waiting list!

*Information and prices to be finalized in the upcoming weeks.
Travel Opportunity to Israel - Leisure/Trade Mission
The Vaughan Chamber is excited to announce an upcoming leisure travel trip, which includes a trade mission component... to Israel!

This is your chance to join other local business professionals for a travel opportunity like no other. This November or December, let us guide you through the amazing sights in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Dead Sea and Jerusalem, while making incredible business connections along the way.

Please join the waiting list to be the first to hear more details on this trip.
Itinerary, pricing and dates to be confirmed in upcoming weeks.
Your Network // January New Members - Welcome! 
  • BEN MACHINE PRODUCTS CO. INC.
  • BRAIN POWER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS LTD.
  • BRIDGE CHECK CANADA LTD.
  • DONNA SARDONE - AMEX
  • FAMILY ENTERPRISE XCHANGE
  • H&S BUILDING SUPPLIES
  • IMAGIC GLASS INC.
  • MARATHON WATCH COMPANY
  • MARQUIS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.
  • NEON COW VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
  • NOVA SOLUTIONS
  • WSI DIGITAL PATH