In this issue...
Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
"For City Council, it's like a shot of oxygen to walk into a room full of people who are part of our journey, who believe in our city, who are hopeful, who are optimistic and who believe that for the City of Vaughan, the best is yet to come."
- Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Vaughan Mayor

Watch the highlights from the highest attended Vaughan Chamber event to date! 
The 2017 Annual Mayor's Luncheon

Close to 800 people gathered to have lunch with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua.
This event broke records as it was the highest attended Vaughan Chamber event to date! 

You could have heard a pin drop as the Vaughan Mayor addressed the business community on Wednesday, February 22nd at our Annual Mayor's Luncheon, sponsored by Fazzari + Partners LLP. As our city grows, our chamber grows right alongside, making for a strong, bold, and vibrant business community. 

A very special announcement was made at this event - the Philanthropic Business Person of the Year went to Anna and Nick De Luca of De Luca Plumbing for all their work with Nicky's Dream Foundation. We're looking forward to presenting the De Luca's with their award at our Business Achievement Awards come April!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: 

Announcing the BAA's Emcee & Featured Entertainer 
James Cunningham - Comic, Actor, Author & Host of "Eat St." TV series 


Cunningham will have you in stitches throughout the evening. Check out his
stand-up comedy!

See more about the Business Achievement Awards & get your tickets!
Women to Women Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced 
Canadian Filmmaker and Academy Award Nominee, Deepa Mehta

The Vaughan Chamber Women's Committee is excited to announce the 2017 Women to Women Symposium Keynote Speaker, Deepa Mehta, Canadian Filmmaker and Academy Award Nominee. 

Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated (Water), transnational filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale. Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and many remain audience favourites.  She is best known for her Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water. Other films include Bollywood/HollywoodHeaven on Earth, and the epic adaptation of Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie's three-time Booker Prize winning novel. Her work challenges traditions and stereotypes and is always daring, fearless...provocative. Mehta is both a rebel and a humanist, and that spirit saturates her newest work, Beeba Boys, a tough, stylish gangster film.   

SAVE THE DATE:  November 15th, 2017
2017 Marks Our 40th Anniversary!  
Check out our 40th Anniversary Celebration Page

Since 1977, the Vaughan Chamber and its many dedicated and talented volunteers and members have worked tirelessly together to create lasting memories.  We want to hear YOUR special memories of the Vaughan Chamber so we can all share in the stories of triumph, hard work and good times.

Be a part of the story!   Use #VCC40th on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Share your favourite... 
  • Memory
  • Story
  • Anniversary Greeting
Spread the message that Vaughan's business community is bold, strong, and excited to take on the future!

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

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is delighted to offer businesses 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.

Registration Now Open for Let's Talk Exports

Free Information and Networking Session

Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Switch Now and Save with Global Payments 
Great rates on AMEX!  

For more information, contact: Malini Sukhu
Phone: 416.847.4568
Your Network  //   February New Members - Welcome! 
  • 7Camicie
  • Allstate Insurance Vaughan Agency
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Birthright of Vaughan
  • Blue-Zone Technologies Inc.
  • Caritas School of Life
  • CCI Group Inc.
  • Dairy Queen Woodbridge
  • Diginess Full-Service Marketing Agency
  • Duke's Royal Guard Inc.
  • Electromate Inc.
  • Grazie Restaurant
  • Green Point Mechanical
  • Nature's Emporium
  • N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc.
  • Shop Insurance Canada
  • The Showroom Event Space
  • Style Code Inc. 
Your Community  community
Check's article:

Canada's Most Lucrative Places for Business: #1 - Vaughan, Ont.

The diverse, rapidly-growing city provides plenty of opportunities for companies seeking a new market

As an entrepreneur in the transportation industry, Joel MacKay understands the power of location. That's why, when it came time to scale his business, MacKay chose to do it in Vaughan, Ont.

The ease of mobility to and from Vaughan helped draw in MacKay, who runs  Mactrans Logistics, a third-party transportation logistics services company. Plenty of other businesses have likewise flocked to Vaughan for its proximity to major highways, rail systems, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, the country's busiest. "A lot of our customers and suppliers are here," says MacKay, whose clients include corporate giants such as Magna International, Grand & Toy, and Weber Grills. "It's good for business to be able to meet with them easily, and have them come to our location."