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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Preparedness

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Preparedness

Updated August 11, 2020 We are committed to providing our members with reliable, accurate and timely information. Please check here regularly for updates. Federal: Update - Improved Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) calculator (added August 11, 2020) Update -...

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The BIG PIVOT

The BIG PIVOT

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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COVID-19 LOCAL LEADERS AWARDS – Nominate Now!

COVID-19 LOCAL LEADERS AWARDS – Nominate Now!

The nominations are coming in fast for our North Vancouver Chamber COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards. We’re hearing some great stories of leadership in the local business community in response to COVID-19. Our random spotlight today is Twin Lions Contracting. They have...

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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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COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards – Nominations Open!

COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards – Nominations Open!

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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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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3 Advantages of the NEW North Vancouver Data Centre

The North Vancouver Chamber is holding true to the data revolution with the launch of their new Data Centre. Whether you’re a business or just a curious individual looking for more data on the North Vancouver region, the Data Centre will help you find information on a...

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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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Digitize Now!

According to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), companies with a higher level of digital maturity enjoy higher sales and profit growth than their peers. Source: https://www.bdc.ca/en/about/sme_research/pages/digitize-now.aspx

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Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Economic Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs through the new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy The Government of Canada is making funding available directly to women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund with the objective of providing support to grow...

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Cannabis means Business

What do the new Cannabis rules mean for your business?With the new Cannabis legislation coming into effect in just 7 days, many business owners and employees have questions about what that will mean for them. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently released a paper...

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Are you ready to Vote on October 20?

Participation Matters - Vote Informed Over 100 people responded to our recent Pre-Election Survey. Responses to this and other surveys throughout the year help us better understand what the most important issues are for North Vancouver businesses. Councillor and...

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Candidate Corner is Live!

We asked the North Vancouver municipal Mayoral and Council candidates where they stand on the top issues facing North Vancouver businesses: Transportation, Employment, Housing, Red Tape and Community. Check out Candidate Corner between now and October 20 to read the...

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12% Off Whitecaps 2019 Season Tickets

Get access to an exclusive pre-sale for 2019 Whitecaps FC Season Tickets. Use promo code SEAN12 to save 12% and access inventory before they go to the general public! Click here to get your tickets! Benefits of Seasons Tickets Best per game pricing for 18...

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