In this issue...
Your Connection // Upcoming Events Connection
Networking Breakfast at LEGOLAND

Because we're all just kids at heart... we're hosting this "constructive" networking event at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre! Explore the facility before it opens to the public for the day and make some new contacts. 

Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Legoland Discovery Centre (Inside Vaughan Mills Mall) 
Women of Excellence Award Dinner
Celebrating Vivian Risi

Join us in an evening to celebrate Vivian Risi, President & CEO of Royal LePage Your Community Realty, for the significant accomplishments she's made in her career and positive impacts she's had on our community!

Date:  Tuesday, October 30th
Time: 5:30 pm Cocktail Reception, 6:30 pm Dinner
Women to Women Symposium

This full-day event will leave you feeling inspired! We're looking forward to hearing Dragons' Den star Michele Romanow speak on....
Getting To Success: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption, and Incentivizing Innovation.

New this year...
All attendees get entered into the Air Canada Draw for a pair of business-class, round-trip tickets anywhere in the world they fly!

Date: Wednesday, November 14th 
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Paramount Eventspace
Your Membership // Benefits & Programs membership
Volunteer Spotlight

Member Coupons Plus
Coupons that businesses and all employees can take advantage of:

Coldwell Banker Lawyer Fees and Disbursements paid for when buying or selling.

Level Studio Inc.
Free Complimentary Consultation for Residential or Commercial Interior Design

Maid 4 Ironing $20 off your first service call. $10 off ongoing services

Ontario Soccer Centre
25% off your first hour of field rental

Plan B Promotions Inc. Business Booster Marketing Package

Sentryon IT Solution First Month FREE on any flat-rate IT service plan
Have you seen the September edition of snapd Vaughan? Flip to page 27 and check out our Vaughan Chamber Member's discounts and savings.  

Or view the online copy! 
Vendor Booth & Advertising Opportunities

Stand out in front of 500+ business professionals at our Annual Women to Women Symposium. 

Let the audience come to you! Purchase a booth and promote your business how you'd like - sell your products and services, give away samples, do a draw, or even a live demonstration! 
*Includes one event ticket!

OR, advertise your business in the event program for as little as $100+hst. 

Your Network  //  August New Members - Welcome! 



Your Community // Events Recap community
2nd Annual Vaughan Economic Summit
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

We had an interesting discussion at our 2nd Annual Vaughan Economic Summit held on September 27, 2018. The panel of experts was brought to focus on one concern: the ongoing trade war with our "ally" south of the border. The group of experts on the panel addressed a slew of issues from U.S. tax reform and Canada's reduced competitiveness to the ongoing negotiations around NAFTA.

Key takeaways: According to BDC's Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux, Canada's economy is actually in a relatively good position. The GDP has expanded at a 2.9 per cent pace in the spring. The rumors of an upcoming recession aren't based in hard facts. In reality, exports have surged between April and June, and accounted for the biggest increase in four years.

Thank you to our event sponsors, moderator and panelists!

Presenting Sponsor: KPMG Enterprise
Breakfast Sponsor: BDC
Networking Sponsor: Miller Thomson LLP

Mario Paron, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise

Expert Panelists:
Keno Chan, Partner, US Corporate Tax, KPMG
Joy Nott, Partner, Trade & Customs Practice, KPMG
Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist, BDC
Andy Chan, Managing Partner- Vaughan, Markham, Miller Thomson LLP

Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

We celebrated the last day of summer enjoying the sunshine and great company at our 38th Annual Golf Tournament. Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support, and to all the golfers who spent the day with us. 

During the BBQ Lunch, we heard from a very special guest, Jennifer Donkin, who spoke about her 6-year-old son Mason and his battle with Chiari Malformation. Proceeds from our raffle and silent auction supported Sick Kids Foundation for a new Chiari Research Centre, which will be the first of its kind in Canada.

Thank you to our sponsors....
Loopstra Nixon LLP
TD Commercial Banking 
Minken Employment Lawyers 
Matcom Industrial Installations
Canamould Extrusions Inc
Roy Foss Cadillac Woodbridge

Special thank you to this year's hole sponsors!

CEO Speaker Series Ft Vaughan Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi

CEO Speaker Series Featuring
Vaughan Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 

Leaders, executives and business owners joined us for an interactive fireside chat with Ontario's first female fire chief in an urban centre. Chief Deryn Rizzi and Vaughan Chamber President & CEO Brian Shifman recap some of the key points covered, including: 
  • The progress of women in the fire service
  • The importance of male role models for women 
  • Dealing with PTSD 
  • Personal and professional branding on social media 
Thank you to our sponsors...
Presenting Sponsor: isure
Breakfast Sponsor: PwC Canada