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Business Voice // E-Newsletter  
In this issue...
Your Low Down // Keep it Local Vaughan - Savings & Discounts
Your Connection // YMCA Update / Post Budget / BAA's / Colossal
Your Voice // 2019 Federal Budget Analysis and News Release
Your Membership // Advertising Ops. / Member Savings / Trip to Israel
MARCH 2019
Your Low Down // What you need to know 
Keep It Local Vaughan - Check Out These Savings!
SUCCESS! Our March Keep it Local Vaughan Mailout reaches the mailboxes of 12,000 Vaughan businesses. 

This quarterly B2B flyer encourages you to think local. Eighteen Vaughan Chamber members placed their ads, which includes many amazing discounts, sales, and Vaughan savings.

Check out the digital version and stay tuned for future mailout opportunities!
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Your Connection // Upcoming Events 
YMCA Update - Next Tuesday, Last Chance for Tickets!
Business leaders will be especially excited about this cornerstone in our new downtown’s evolving social infrastructure - the Vaughan YMCA. To build a healthy business and thriving economy, you need healthy individuals on your team. 

Find out what the YMCA will bring to your business and how you can get involved.

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Admission: Member Ticket - $25+hst / Non-Member Ticket - $40+hst
Location: Novotel Toronto Vaughan
Post Budget Breakfast with Hon. Vic Fedeli
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli will deliver remarks following the 2019 Ontario Budget, set to be released on April 11th.

The government’s first budget under Premier Doug Ford will prioritize core services that matter most to the people of Ontario, including its world-class health care and education systems. This will put the province on a responsible and sustainable path back to balance. The government is committed to creating and protecting good jobs in Ontario while putting the people first in every decision it makes.

Date & Time: Monday, April 15th, 2019, 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Admission: Member Ticket - $30+hst / Non-Member Ticket - $45+hst
Location: Eagles Nest Golf Club, Maple
Vaughan Chamber AGM & April Networking Event
Please join the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for our 2019 Annual General Meeting and Networking Event.

This is your opportunity to meet and network with the 2019 Board of Directors, as well as members of the Vaughan Chamber business community.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, 4 pm - 7 pm
Admission:
Member Ticket - FREE (registration is mandatory) / Non-Member Ticket - $25+hst
Location: The Country Club, Woodbridge
Business Achievement Awards - 30th Anniversary!
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Business Achievement Awards in Vaughan – 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
Time: Cocktails - 5:30 /
Location: Universal Eventspace, Vaughan
Colossal Chamber Networking Event - Tickets On Sale Now
Connect with over 400 business professionals for an evening dedicated to NETWORKING.

Nine York Region Chamber networks come together once a year for the Colossal Chamber
Networking Event. Make valuable connections, visit exhibitor booths, and enjoy fantastic prizes, delicious food stations and much more!

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, 5pm - 8pm
Admission: Member Ticket - $40+hst / Non-Member Ticket - $55+hst
Location: The Terrace Banquet Centre, Vaughan
Exhibitor Tables Available!
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Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy policy 
Rapid Policy Update: 2019 Federal Budget
The Government of Canada released its 2019 Federal Budget titled  Investing in the Middle Class , which provides an update on the government’s finances, and makes several policy announcements and spending commitments that will have an effect on businesses and the overall economy.

View the Vaughan Chamber's analysis on the budget.
This year’s federal budget failed to address the fundamental issues undermining the ability of Canada’s business owners to create more jobs and economic prosperity for all Canadians, according to an analysis by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.
 
“We had hoped for greater investments from the federal Government in this budget for local businesses and job creators,” said Brian Shifman, President and CEO of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce. “While the Budget delivers on some of our advocacy priorities, particularly in the areas of skills and infrastructure, it fails to provide concrete measures to address the tax and regulatory burden on businesses.”
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Your Membership // Benefits & Programs  
Exclusive Website Advertising Opportunity For Members
NOW BOOKING! 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
View Latest Edition of CanadianSME Magazine
Exclusive FREE online access for Vaughan Chamber members!

Articles include:

  • The future of digital banking
  • 4 business tips for success
  • Data Privacy: Keeping your customers and business safe
Advertising Opportunity Coming Soon - Join Waiting List
See your ad in big, bright lights during the month of May!

Later this month, the Vaughan Chamber will 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!
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.
Member to Member Savings
  • Action First Aid: 10% off of individual and group corporate training.

  • Ben Secrets Hair Studio & Spa: VCC Members! Get your FREE Hair Mask Treatment with your Hair Service!

  • Ben Secrets Studio: VCC Members! 15% OFF your 1st Facial!

  • Costco Wholesale: Gold Star - $10 cash card and $25 Costco.ca voucher. Executive - $20 cash card and $50 Costco.ca voucher.

  • Raffaele Pileggi Real Estate: Lawyer Fees and Disbursements paid for when buying or selling Real Estate.

  • Relevant Data Solutions: $50 off your first Direct Mail project.

  • WSI Digital Path: Complimentary Internet Business Analysis.
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Your Network // February New Members - Welcome! 
  • AFTER BREAST CANCER
  • AMACHRIS CORPORATION
  • BRASH FINANCIAL INC.
  • CANADA BROKERLINK (ONTARIO)
  • COWAN INSURANCE GROUP
  • CROWD IT OUT INC.
  • EDDIE'S HANG-UP DISPLAY LTD.
  • FELIX MEDICAL SR & ED
  • IG WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • LIVING SERVICES INC.
  • LULLABOO NURSERY AND CHILDCARE CENTRE
  • MAGIC WINDOW INNOVATIONS
  • MANPOWER
  • MATREX WINDOW SYSTEM INC.
  • MY GEO-LOCAL INC./DBA GET IN THE LOOP
  • NIAGARA UNIVERSITY
  • PALLETT VALO LLP
  • RN DESIGN LIMITED
  • TOP NOTCH STARS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
  • TRANS POWER UTILITY CONTRACTORS INC
Your Community // Events Recap  
Networking After-Hours @ Maranello Alfa Romeo
Thank you to Maranello Alfa Romeo for hosting our March Networking After-Hours yesterday evening.

Our members enjoyed viewing the showroom while making valuable business connections. We also enjoyed hearing from our Networking Events Presenting Sponsor BDO Canada on the 2019 Federal Budget.