In this issue...
Your Low Down // What you need to know Lowdown
Highlight's from last year's Business Achievement Awards
Last Chance to Nominate!
Highlight's from last year's Business Achievement Awards
Deadline THIS FRIDAY (Nov. 4)


It's time to recognize Vaughan's thriving business community. 

Who has stood out this year for business excellence? 

Who deserves to be celebrated for their accomplishments? 

Who will you nominate for the 2017 Business Achievement Awards? 


We are very excited to welcome Robert J. Deluce, Founder of Porter Airlines as our next CEO Speaker Series keynote speaker. 

Pitch Contest Closes Wednesday November 9th! 
Have you pitched your business yet?


Look who has pitched! 


Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection

Transportation & Rental Housing Forum

Your chance to hear 3 different perspectives from 3 levels of government.
Join us as local leaders address topics and concerns on transportation and rental housing that are affecting the Vaughan business community.

Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Ch√Ęteau Le Parc Event Centre -  1745 Langstaff Road, Vaughan 

Corporate Tables Available! 
Register Now!
November After Hours Networking

Join us for our November After Hours Networking. Meet other chamber members, exchange ideas and talk business in a relaxed, social setting.
  • Networking with other Businesses
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Prizes and Giveaways
Date: Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: SkyZone Vaughan -  2839 Rutherford Rd, Concord
Vaughan Chamber Connects 

You're invited to our next Vaughan Chamber Connects session for new, existing & potential members!

Get connected with the Vaughan Chamber 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

- Light continental breakfast provided
- Only 30 Spots Available - First Come First Serve

Date: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Time: 7:30am-9am
Location: Vaughan Chamber Office - 25 Edilcan Drive, Unit 2, Vaughan

Please RSVP to: Fiorina Riga by email
or phone 905.761.1366 ext. 225  
CEOCEO Speaker Series
Featuring Robert J. Deluce, Founder of Porter Airlines

Calling all those in Leadership & Executive roles!
Join us for an interactive fireside chat with one of Canada's most highly regarded business leaders. 

The Vaughan Chamber is pleased to announce Robert J. Deluce, Founder of Porter Airlines as our keynote speaker at the 2nd CEO Speaker Series. Be a part of the exclusive conversation on business success, challenges, and best practices

Robert J. Deluce is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected airline owners and operators. He is part of a decades-long Canadian aviation legacy that began when his parents started White River Air Services Limited in 1951.

As Porter's Founding President and CEO, Robert is responsible for overseeing the airline's strategy, finances, commercial objectives and operational performance. His leadership has been recognized through a number of awards, including the E&Y Ontario Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, the Canadian Marketing Association Marketer of the Year, and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Entrepreneur of the Year).

Date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am
Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection - 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg

Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Q&A with Fiorina Riga, Membership Representative 

Q: Do my employees have access to the Chamber rate at Vaughan Fitness Centres?

A: They sure do! A s a member, you AND all your employees within your organization can benefit from our many programs, promotions and services, including: 
  • Home & Auto Insurance through isure
  • Member prices at our many events 
  • Discounts through Member Coupons Plus 
  • Learn More
Member Coupons Plus
Did you know members offer coupons/discounts for other members? 

Duz Corp. | King of Promos
Gotcha Covered Vaughan
Karrots Inc.
Meridian Credit Union - New Membership Offers
Mr. Henry Tse
Peter and Paul's Gifts
Pursed Boutique
Robey CPA Chartered Professional Accountants
Shadefully Yours/Material Girls
Sparks Premium Grill + Bar
Your Network  //   October New Members - Welcome! 
  • Apex Custom Fabrication 
  • Arbonne Canada
  • Bellamar Impex Inc./Trim Depot
  • Bisogno Jewellers North
  • Chateau Le Parc 
  • Dalikoo Inc. 
  • Liberty Suites
  • Maple Financial  
  • Recovery Inc.
  • PhysioMed Roytec Road
  • Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage
  • Safe N Save Logistics Inc.
  • Synfini Works
  • Total Patient Care
  • VOS Motors
Your Voice // Policy & Advocacy voice
REPORT RELEASED: Obstacles & Opportunities
Small Business Too Big To Ignore Campaign

Following the launch of the Small Business Too Big to Ignore campaign and six months of consultations with small businesses throughout the province, the report: Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario, was successfully released.
Your Last Chance To Book Your Spot!
Show your community support on the 2017 Banners 

This opportunity is only available once a year - claim your spot today!
Contact or call 905-761-1366 ext. 229  
Your Community // Events Recap community
7th Annual Women to Women Symposium
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The 7th Annual Women to Women Symposium was another great success recognizing and empowering Women in Business! This day-long event  welcomed  Zahra Al-Harazi, President & CEO of Foundry Communications as our keynote speaker. She truly inspired the audience with her stories of her incredible life journey, and winding road to success.  Also joining the panel was Carrie Kirkman, Former President, Chief Merchant & Director of Sears Canada as well as Past President of Jones Group Canada, a true leader in the fashion industry. Carrie shared some of her real-life workplace challenges, giving amazing advice on how to feel empowered at work.
The Vaughan Chamber gratefully acknowledges our sponsors,  emcee Romina Monaco, the 40+ vendors, swag bag sponsors, the Women to Women Committee, and over 500 women in attendance from across York Region. 
Inspire | Empower | Connect


Click Here to see all event photos!

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Checkout #VCCW2W to see what people were saying about the event!