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COVID Testing Information

COVID Testing Information

You, your staff, or their family may need to consider getting a COVID test.  Should you?  What do you need to know? Vancouver Coastal Health testing info BC Centre for Disease Control testing Info   Testing locations & Wait times: British Columbia COVID-19...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Preparedness

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Preparedness

COVID-19 Provincial and Federal Benefits British Columbians are able to access income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.  This compiled list of federal and provincial financial benefits is updated on an ongoing basis.  ...

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COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards – Nominations are Now CLOSED

COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards – Nominations are Now CLOSED

The North Vancouver Chamber annually celebrates the best in the local community with our Business Excellence Awards.  In 2020, we are shifting gears to bring focus to the North Vancouver businesses and their employees who are stepping up, showing initiative,...

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COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards Nominee – Lonsdale Quay Hotel

COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards Nominee – Lonsdale Quay Hotel

When the hospitality industry was hit by Covid-19, Lonsdale Quay Hotel Manager, Farah Steen created new products/packages for people needing to quarantine. The Hotel supported Lions Gate nurses and doctors needing accommodation by providing rooms at special rates. As...

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CRA Consultation:  Work-Space-In-The-Home Expenses

CRA Consultation: Work-Space-In-The-Home Expenses

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is working to clarify and clearly communicate whether employees required to work from home during COVID-19 can claim work-space-in-the-home expenses. A significant part of CRA’s plan is the introduction of a new version of Form T2200,...

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COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards Nominee – Evergreen Computers

COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards Nominee – Evergreen Computers

When COVID hit, Neil Davey and the team at Evergreen Computers began a campaign of donating used computers for the North Vancouver School Board.  Collecting and refurbishing computers to donate to students who did not have a computer to go online for schoolwork and...

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Big Thinking for Small Business

Big Thinking for Small Business

The BC Chamber of Commerce released their three-part plan for economic recovery which encompasses competitiveness, innovation, and inclusivity. Read more about how these province-wide recommendations aim to stimulate our economy through initiatives that support small...

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COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards 2020 Nominee – Zen Maker Labs

COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards 2020 Nominee – Zen Maker Labs

In the face of COVID-19 and the changing needs of the community, Cyri Jones, founder of Zen Maker Labs, and his team quickly pivoted their priorities and expertise to manufacture face shields.  They generously supported doctors, nurses, and first responders at Lions...

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North Vancouver Chamber Celebrates 2020 Milestone Members!

North Vancouver Chamber Celebrates 2020 Milestone Members!

Thanks to our Milestone Members for their enduring support of the local business community and commitment to our NV Chamber community voice.  It is our pleasure to share this Milestone Member Presentation of them with you .  Click Here for the PDF Version. [video...

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Updated May 25, 2020 Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) - Apply Now (added May 25, 2020) CMHC are taking a staggered approach for CECRA applications - property owners in BC with up to 10 tenants can Apply Now.   Canada Emergency Commercial Rent...

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Association, Council and Society COVID Update Links

The North Vancouver Chamber has compiled a list of associations, councils and societies with a link to their COVID-19 update page with these updates and links: Construction / Development: BC Building Trades: https://bcbuildingtrades.org/covid-19-updates/ BC...

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B.C. Restart Plan

B.C. Restart Plan

B.C.’s restart will be a careful, step-by-step process to ensure all of our combined efforts and sacrifices are not squandered. For the different organizational sectors to move forward, they will be asked to develop enhanced protocols aligned with the Public Health...

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Who’s OPEN and What Services are Being Offered

Who’s OPEN and What Services are Being Offered

In an effort to promote our local businesses during these turbulent times, the North Vancouver Chamber has created this list of businesses that are open and the products and services they are currently offering. Current List of Who is OPEN  

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Translink Route Reductions

Starting Wednesday, April 22, Translink will be implementing further suspensions across the Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express networks due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the extent of transit service suspensions across our...

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Updated – Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Updated: April 15, 2020   New Eligibility Details: If you earn $1000 per month or less, you can now apply for the benefit. This is expected to apply to part-time workers as well as contractors and the self-employed who can get some work, but have not had to stop...

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Speaking Out for YOU.

Advocacy letter to BC Finance Minister James.  COVID-19 Provincial Economic Stimulus – Phase 2 Recommendations  NV Chamber letter to BC Finance Minister James 2 April 2020 (PDF)

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COVID-19: HELP NEEDED IN OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY

COVID-19: HELP NEEDED IN OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY

Over the past several days so many of us have been approached by various business leaders with the most single most common question “how can we help”? Regrettably, these same folks have no idea where or who to ask. In this regard, the North Vancouver Chamber in...

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BC Government Initiatives

BC Government Initiatives: Covid-19 Support App & Self-Assessment Tool This app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and alerts. The Self-Assessment Tool is built in. Find out more:  https://bc.thrive.health/ Supporting Childcare Providers:...

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BC Government Action Plan for COVID-19

BC Government Action Plan for COVID-19

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services. “The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and...

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BCMindReader.com, COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

BCMindReader.com, COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

  Dear Members, Thank you for your spectacular engagement in the BC chamber network's COVID-19 Business Impact Survey that launched last Friday and closed at 5pm on March 18th. We received an unprecedented 7900+ responses. You can be proud – and know with...

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Federal Package for Businesses & Provincial Update

Federal Package for Businesses & Provincial Update

Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, just unveiled the “first phase” of Canada’s “Economic Response Plan” – which includes $27B in direct support and aid to Canadians and $55B in tax deferrals. The federal package includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in...

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Do you know how to protect your personal information?

  The CRA's priority is to keep your information safe. But to be successful, we need to work as a team. Here are some ways you can help protect your information: Use our digital services to verify your tax information – You can use My Account or the MyCRA mobile...

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Is Your Business Affected by Ransomeware Attacks?

The International CyberCrime Research Centre in the School of Criminology at SFU invites you to take an anonymous online survey that will investigate the prevalence of ransomware attacks against businesses in BC, and identifies possible ways to prevent and/or mitigate...

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the ongoing health recommendations around this important public health issue. We encourage everyone to follow recommended precautions as advised by B.C.'s health officials, including: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20...

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Making North Vancouver Work for All Generations.

Making North Vancouver Work for All Generations.

We enjoyed a stimulating discussion at the NV Chamber’s Building it Right: Let’s talk Land Use event February 12th. Keynote Speaker & panelist Dr. Paul Kershaw, policy professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health, and Founder of Generation...

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Become a Chamber Director

The North Vancouver Chamber is looking for engaged and experienced business leaders to join our Board of Directors. We are proud to serve our community by supporting strong connections, elevating business issues that matter, and celebrating local business success. We...

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Congratulations to the 2019 Business Excellence Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 Business Excellence Award Winners!

The 22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards took place on November 7th at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver. The North Vancouver Chamber is proud to celebrate the local businesses that go above and beyond in their commitment to business excellence. The...

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22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalist Celebration

22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards Finalist Celebration

Kicking off the 22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards in style, we welcomed our 2019 award nominees to celebrate at The Polygon Gallery. Award Finalists came together with their guests, Chamber members, and the best of the North Vancouver business community to...

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Meet the Finalists of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 22nd Annual Business Excellence Awards! These 18 finalists exemplify the best in our business community; demonstrating business excellence in each of their categories of Innovation, Sustainability, Service Excellence,...

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Survey: Child Care and Your Business

Survey: Child Care and Your Business

The challenge of simultaneously managing child care obligations and work duties is an issue that affects employees, employers, and organisations as a whole. The North Vancouver Chamber is seeking input from employers regarding the effects of employees' child care...

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New Board Leadership for 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce the Board of Director roles for the coming year. Eleven Directors bringing backgrounds representing the diverse North Vancouver business community make up the board for 2019-2020.

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A Year in Review – Memorable Moments

The North Vancouver Chamber's 113th Annual General Meeting was held last week at the BlueShore Financial Spa on 13th and Lonsdale.  It was a chance to inform members of the all the memorable moments that occurred during the 2018-2019 fiscal year as well as a review...

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The Importance of Digitizing your Business

Overview Have you been online so far this morning? Have you done a business or purchase-related search? Or maybe made an online purchase? Did you answer yes to all those questions? If you did, you’re most likely in the majority. “Our lives are heavily digitized,...

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Introducing your 2019 NVC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce our 2019/2020 North Vancouver Chamber Board of Directors. Congratulations to our new, re-elected, and returning board members! New/Newly Re-Elected:  Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, Director, Capilano University Continuing Studies and Executive...

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A Sense of Tranquility

A Sense of Tranquility in the Middle of Bustling North Vancouver: Welcome to TAO Organics Nestled in the middle of Esplanade and 1st, is the family owned TAO Organics serving healthy and yet delectable plant cuisine.   It was founded by Agathe Mathieu back in 2012....

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Truly Local

Tidey’s Trophies Stays Relevant Amongst Significant Industry Changes “I’m North Shore through and through,” said Brad Hext, owner of Tidey’s Trophies. “We live and do business in this place, a big part of our feel is that we’re local.” Tidey’s has been a part of the...

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