In this issue...
Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
Welcome to our 2017 Board of Directors

This year was a very special AGM for the Vaughan Chamber as it marks our 40th Anniversary year! We believe that this longevity exemplifies our ability to connect with our members over the years, to constantly innovate in an ever-changing market to stay ahead of the curve, and to provide value to you, our customers.

At our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd, we welcomed three new directors to our diverse and well-rounded board. As we continue to expand our chamber's reach and break more member participation records, we look forward to another prosperous year! 

Click here to view the complete listing of Board Members. 
Vaughan Chamber Passes Two Transportation Policies

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce attended the Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM and Convention from May 6-7, and brought two policy resolutions to the floor, both of which were passed. 


Support for Metrolinx Big Move and 'Next Wave' Priority Projects 
Submitted by the Richmond Hill Board of Trade, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, and Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Regional Transportation Fare Integration 
Submitted by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

What this means to you as a member:  
These resolutions become critical elements in the entire Chamber network's advocacy work that we will be undertaking with government over the next three years. 

Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Let's Talk Exports w/ Peter Hall

What does the global economy have in store for your business? 

Join Peter G. Hall, EDC's Vice-President and Chief Economist, to get his expert insights on a range of global economic trends, such as:  fluctuation in the Canadian dollar and oil prices, as well as where the red hot GTA housing market is headed.    

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Hazelton Manor
99 Peelar Rd. Vaughan, ON

11:30 am - Registration, Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - Peter Hall's Presentation
Members: $55 +hst 
Non-Members: $75 +hst

Corporate Table (table of 8)
Members: $440 +hst
Non-Members: $600 +hst

Perfect Pairing

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for an evening filled with delicious food and wine at our Spring Women to Women networking event - Perfect Pairing. 

Hear from Susan Niczowski, President of Summer Fresh, and learn how "food is fashion" as well as the art of food pairing. 

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Summer Fresh Salads Inc.
334 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, ON
Members: $65 +hst 
Non-Members: $85 +hst

Colossal Chamber Networking Event

Join over 400 business people at York Region's largest business networking event!


Date & Time
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Manor
16750 Weston Rd., Kettleby, ON

Members: $25 +hst
Non-Members: $45 +hst

Exhibitor Table
$350 +hst

2017 Economic Summit

More than $687 billion of annual cross border trade hangs in the balance.

Join us as a panel of experts discuss implications of possible: U.S. tax reform, border adjustment tax, 'Buy American' plan, renegotiation or cancellation of NAFTA, and how these may impact you and your business.

Date & Time
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
7:30 - 10:00 am

Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue
8440 Hwy 27, Woodbridge, ON

Members: $30 +hst 
Non-Members: $50 +hst
7:30 - 8:00 am
Networking & Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome Remarks

8:15 - 10:00 am
Panel Discussion/Q&A

CEO Speaker Series
Featuring Christopher Pfaff
President & CEO, Pfaff Automotive Group 

Join us for an interactive fireside chat with a true leader in the Canadian automotive industry.  
Be a part of the exclusive conversation on business success, challenges, and best practices. 

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 am

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON

Ticket: $80 +hst 
7:30 - 8:00 am
Registration & Networking 

8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome Remarks

8:15 - 9:30 am
Keynote Address and Q&A 

40th Anniversary BBQ Bash!

In this milestone year, we wish to celebrate with YOU, our outstanding members! 

Last year we had over 300 attendees at our Member Appreciation BBQ. Please Save the Date and let's make this the largest BBQ party the Vaughan Chamber has ever seen!

Please stay tuned for more details.

Date & Time
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Noon - 4:00 pm

Dave & Buster's Outdoor Patio
120 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON
Members: Free!
Non-Members: $20 +hst

Vendor Booths Available
$100 +hst (members only)

Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Member Coupons Plus 
New Member Savings For You and Your Employees!

Check out our growing number of Member Coupons. Now is the time to offer your own and to shop local with these Vaughan Chamber members!  
A Dudek Promotions - Promotional Products 15% off your first order PLUS a $50 Graphic Design credit

Canada's Wonderland
Exclusive Ticket Offer to Canada's Wonderland for Vaughan Chamber Members

Duz Corp. | King of Promos
Get 20% off Custom Branded Items, and Free Graphics

erplain - Inventory and Orders software
20% off your first 6 months of subscription.

Home Instead Senior Care
5% Off First 100 Hours of In-home Care Services
50% off trial classes and $1 for for the first month

Bench-Strength Mail
50%-Off Business Cards

Plan B Promotions Inc.
50% OFF Marketing Package

The Healthy Italian
75% off retail cover price of The Healthy Italian cookbook (on bulk orders)

TruBliss Wellness & Beauty Spa
15% Off Wellness, Beauty and Retail Products

TruBliss Wellness & Beauty Spa
Complimentary 30 Minute Spa Massage

Vaughan Chamber Connects 

You're invited to our next Vaughan Chamber Connects session for new, existing & potential members!
Get connected with the VCC and learn how to make the most of your membership.

Topics include:
  • Benefits & Services included in your membership (Home & Auto Insurance, Gas Card, Group Benefits Plan, etc.)
  • Chamber events (big and small)
  • Getting involved & volunteer opportunities
  • Tips on how to network successfully
Find out how you can save up to $3,800/year with your membership through our many events & savings programs. 

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 am

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
25 Edilcan Drive, Unit 2, Vaughan, ON
FREE -  Bring a colleague, breakfast is on us!

Join Us on a Trip to CHINA 
Preferred Member Pricing for VCC Members and all your employees

These four-stop excursions begin in Beijing where you'll visit historic sites, including Tiananmen Square and the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City).

Later, you'll have the chance to walk the Great Wall of China and then explore the Ming Tombs. In Hangzhou, sight see from the water during a morning boat cruise and then enjoy a relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses.

From there, you'll travel to Suzhou where stops include a visit to the National Embroidery Institute to learn a bit about the history of silk embroidery, a local craft that dates back thousands of years.  In Shanghai, the final stop on the tour, wander through the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and trees and enjoy a visit to Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront park. 

Your China adventure awaits!
Your Network  //   APRIL New Members - Welcome! 
  • 310 Pink Bins
  • Ansik inc. (Pitstop)
  • Chateau Le Jardin Conference & Event
     Venue Inc.  
  • Delano Academy
  • Interface Financial Group
  • JL Move
  • Key West Video Inc.  
  • Leader - Independent Consultant -EPICURE
  • Ristorante Don Vincenzo  
  • Royal LePage Your Community
    - Teresa Campo
  • Screenco Manufacturing Ltd.
  • Sight and Sound Automation
  • VAPZ
  • Vaughan Corporate Wellness 
  • Zipcar Inc.
Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy  Voice
Make your voice heard! 

Complete the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's (OCC)
annual spring survey.

This is an easy way to make your voice heard. Your survey responses directly impact the work of the OCC and directly impact what government understands about Ontario's businesses and economy. 

Help the OCC advocate for you, it only take five minutes!
Your Community  community
AGM & Volunteer Appreciation Event - May 3rd, 2017

We were very pleased to recognize Jack Borges, TD, 
for 6 years serving as a Vaughan Chamber Board Member.  

Thank you, Jack!

At this event we also recognized our countless volunteers who serve on committees and volunteer for events. 

These members play an active role in the success of the Vaughan Chamber, and we can't thank them enough for their support!

 Event Co-Sponsors:
April Networking Breakfast Hosted by TLN - April 27th, 2017

Thank you to TLN for hosting our April Networking Breakfast. The room was packed with business people  who enjoyed a presentation on "HOW SMART BUSINESSES USE MEDIA TO GROW," as well as a tour of the TLN facility.  

Check out TLN's video of this event, and see what chamber members
said about this networking breakfast! Click Here
Register for the 2017 Vaughan Mayor's Gala

1,000 guests in attendance including leading members of the Vaughan business and
 professional  community, and the community at large.

Since 2011, the Mayor's Gala and the Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua Annual Charity Golf Classic have brought  a renewed spirit of generosity and compassion to Vaughan.  As premier fundraising events, together they  have raised more than $5.5 million in support of more than  100 not-for-profit and community organizations .
To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, Click Here