In this issue...
Your Low Down // What You Need to Know lowdown
An Inspirational Day at 8th Annual Women to Women Symposium

We were delighted 500 business women shared the day with us, celebrating Women in Business at our 8th Annual Women to Women Symposium. 
2018 Business Achievement Awards Nominations NOW OPEN!

Who has stood out this year in business excellence??
Who deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments??
Who will YOU nominate for the 2018 Business Achievement Awards??
Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Holiday Mingle Open House

Celebrate the holiday season with us! 
Drop by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce office and enjoy networking, hors d'oeurves & refreshments!

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Office
FREE for members with donation to Vaughan Food Bank

Support the Vaughan Food Bank!
Please bring non-perishable food items and/or new, unwrapped toys. 

Mark Your Calendar - More Vaughan Chamber Events!
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Vaughan Chamber Connects - Information & Networking Session
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Annual Mayor's Luncheon
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
29th Annual Business Achievement Awards 

Check our Events Calendar for more details on all our upcoming Chamber events! Click Here
Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Save on Home & Auto Insurance with isure 

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce members and their employees receive special insurance rates.


Member Coupons Plus
Did you know members offer coupons/discounts for other members? 

erplain - Inventory and Orders software

Home Instead Senior Care 5% off first 100 hours of in-home care services
Hynotherapy Sole

Maid 4 Ironing 10% off any Ironing package

Sentryon IT Solution First Month FREE on any flat-rate IT service plan

Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors
10% off all Fireplaces

Tektonic Inc.
25% Off Managed Services for the 1st year

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

Vaughan Web Design 20% off Small Business WordPress Website
Your Network  //   October New Members - Welcome! 
  • Alliance Business Advisors
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Infinity (X) Group of Companies Inc
  • Intuitive Financial Solutions
  • Liv Realty Corp. Brokerage
  • MobiMonster Inc.
  • My Office Space
  • Primerica
  • Vaughan Web Design Inc.
  • Westmount Event Centre
Your Community // Events Recap community
October Networking Afterhours
Hosted by Weber-Stephen Canada
October 26th, 2017
It was a "fiery" evening at our October networking event as Weber Canada shared grilling tips with guests, and taught us how to grill the most memorable flatbread pizzas on the bbq! 

Did you know they offer corporate cooking classes?

Special thank you to: Weber-Stephen Canada Co.
Seminar Series: Ransomware 
October 27th, 2017

We had a full house at the Vaughan Chamber office for fascinating look at ransomware, the newest cyber security threat. Thank you to guest speaker Moustafa Naguib, Director of Infrastructure at S uperior Propane,  for tips on how to pay the ransom using Bitcoin.

Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming learning opportunities at our Seminar Series in the new year!   
Women of Excellence Award
November 1st, 2017

It was an evening of celebration as we honoured Susan Niczowski, President & CEO of Summer Fresh Salads as the inaugural Vaughan Women of Excellence Award recipient.

This award recognizes a female who is currently making a distinct and notable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace.

The crowd at this sold-out event was all ears as Susan accepted the award, sharing her inspiring story of how she built her company from the ground up over the past 23 years. With the help of her family, she started by developing healthful, flavourful salads, dips and hummus in her mother's kitchen, and has since worked tirelessly to build Summer Fresh into a respected food company.

Thank you to our Award Sponsors: Longo's and Two Sisters Vineyards 

8th Annual Women to Women Symposiumw2w
November 15th, 2017

The day-long Women to Women Symposium included an informative panel discussion with three Cleveland Clinic healthcare professionals in the morning, as well as an inspiring fireside chat between our W2W Committee Chair, Isabella Bertani of Collins Barrow and this year's Vaughan Woman of Excellence Award Winner, Susan Niczowski, Summer Fresh Salads President & CEO.

We were thrilled to welcome Director, Producer and Screenwriter Deepa Mehta as our Keynote Speaker. Mehta was interviewed by TVO's Steve Paikin and spoke on her controversial films and the social issues that affect our society.

Attendees received our signature Swag Bags, filled with products and goodies worth over $350! Throughout the day, guests shopped at and visited with the 40+ vendors that wrapped around the room. A portion of raffle and silent auction proceeds went to this year's Charity of Choice - Some amazing prizes were won, including a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Vaughan Mills!

$2,000 was raised for!!!

We'd like to thank all our guests for participating. We hope you came away feeling inspired, empowered, and having made many meaningful business connections.

A special thank you to all of this year's Sponsors for making this event possible.

CEO Speaker Series, Featuring
Pizza Nova's Domenic Primucci
November 29th, 2017

Business leaders gathered this morning to hear a candid discussion with Pizza Nova 's President Domenic Primucci at our CEO Speaker Series. Domenic shared his story and spoke on business challenges and successes.

Thank you to Domenic, and to our event sponsors: isure & PwC Canada