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Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Mayor's Luncheon
- Next Wednesday

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce's Annual Mayor's Luncheon is less than a week away, do you have your tickets? 

Join us next Wednesday to hear Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua speak about our city's transformational changes.

DID YOU KNOW: Every year, the Mayor announces the winner of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Philanthropic Business Person of the Year Award at this event? Last year we honoured  Anna and Nick De Luca , for their contributions and hard work through Nicky's Dream Foundation. 

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Location: The Terrace Banquet Centre
 
Provincial Post Budget Breakfast
With Hon. Steven Del Duca

Be among the first  to hear details about Ontario's 2018 Budget and have the opportunity to discuss what this budget means to you and your business. Join us for this post budget breakfast with Hon. Steven Del Duca, MPP Vaughan, and Minister of Economic Development & Growth. 

Date: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Vaughan
Admission: FREE! Online Registration is Mandatory
 
April Networking Breakfast
Hosted by Umanii  at Zilli Home Interiors

Join other business professionals at our April Networking Breakfast, hosted by Unamii at Zilli Home Interiors! Meet chamber members, exchange ideas and talk business in a relaxed, social setting.

You'll enjoy cooking demos with  Andy Muto, Wellness Chef and "Food Philanthropist"! 

Date: Friday, April 6th, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am
Location: Zilli Home Interiors
 
Chamber Trip Info Session: 
Super South Africa! 

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is excited to present this new travel opportunity to South Africa, with an optional extension to Dubai!

Join the Chamber on the getaway of lifetime! 

Special rates for Vaughan Chamber members.
Chamber members, their employees & family members qualify for member pricing. 
Please share with your staff & colleagues! 

Find out more about this trip at our upcoming information session. 

Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Time: 5 - 7 pm 
Location: Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Office
 
Vaughan Chamber Connects
Information & Networking Session

Have you been out to one of our Vaughan Chamber Connects Sessions yet? This event teaches you how to make the most of your chamber membership and allows you to network with a small group of business professionals. 

If you are thinking about joining the Vaughan Chamber, or want to brush up on the many opportunities your business can take advantage of, like how to save up to $3,500/year through events and programs, be sure to attend this session!

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am 
Location: Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Office
Admission: Free! 

Breakfast is on us! Feel free to bring a guest, colleague or staff member.  
 
Vaughan Chamber AGM & Networking Event

It's that time of year again! Please join the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for our 2018 Annual General Meeting & Networking Event. 

This is your opportunity to meet and networking with the 2018 Board of Directors, as well as other business professionals from the Vaughan Chamber business community. 

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Time: 4 - 7 pm 
Location: The Country Club
 
CEO Speaker Series
Featuring Brian Bentz, Alectra Inc.

Join us for the first CEO Speaker Series event of 2018!  We're looking forward to our upcoming featured presenter, Brian Bentz, President & CEO of Alectra Inc., the largest municipally-owned electricity utility in Canada. 

Brian played a critical role in multiple large-scale mergers, including the recent consolidation of Enersource, Horizon Utilities, Hydro One Brampton, and PowerStream into what is now Alectra Inc. 

Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am 
Location: The Doctor's House
 
Business Achievement Awards

Let's celebrate our outstanding businesses and honour the 2018 award winners within 14 different categories. This evening truly demonstrates that when the business community comes together, great things happen.

New this year - The After Party. Following the awards  ceremony, we invite you to continue the celebrations  with this year's winners, sponsors, nominees and  guests. Enjoy cocktails, food stations and exciting  entertainment while networking with the businesses  and organizations that make Vaughan renowned  for being 'The City' to live and work in.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Time: Cocktails - 5:30 pm | Dinner & Awards - 6:30 pm
Location: Universal EventSpace

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 
Contact Jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or call 905.761.1366 ext 221
 
Colossal Chamber Networking Event
Hosted in Vaughan This Year!

Nine York Region Chamber Networks come together once a year for the Colossal Chamber Networking Event. Take advantage of this extraordinary networking opportunity to connect with over 400 business professionals at York Region's largest networking event! 

During this event, the York Region Business Excellence Awards will be presented. Join us in celebrating the Large Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year award winners!

Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Time: 5 - 8 pm
Location: The Terrace Banquet Centre

Booths Available! (Limited)
Contact filomena@vaughanchamber.ca or call 905.761.1366 ext 103
 
Your Low Down // What You Need To Know low1
Congratulations Jennifer!

Please help us in extending congratulations to Jennifer Coletta-Rashty from the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce team on a well-deserved promotion. 
 
Jennifer has been promoted to:
Senior Director, Partnerships & Community Relations 

This is a reflection of the outstanding work Jennifer has been doing in leading our sponsorships and events portfolio, the leadership role she has assumed with our staff and volunteers, and our confidence in her ability to continue to expand our community partnerships. 
 
Congratulations again, Jennifer!  

To speak to Jennifer about partnership and sponsorship opportunities with the Vaughan Chamber, please email jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca, or call 905.761.1366 ext. 221. 
Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
2018 Peer Groups - Join Now!

Are you an up-and-coming business leader, or do you have an employee who's a young star in the making? 

Take advantage of valuable input from other emerging leaders who are facing the same challenges as you.
 
Advertising Opportunities

Did you know the Vaughan Chamber has a variety of advertising opportunities to help your business gain more exposure?

Want to advertise to Vaughan's business community? Click below to find out about website, e-newsletter, direct mailout advertising, and more! 

ON SALE NOW:
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Contact  filomena@vaughanchamber.ca  or call 905.761.1366 ext 103
 
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Your Community // Events & Happenings Recap community
Mackenzie Health Update
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

The Vaughan Chamber business community heard from Mackenzie Health President & CEO, Altaf Stationwala, on the progress of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. We're looking forward to  hearing more as the project comes together! 

     

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: