Holiday Hours of Operation

December 22 & 23: 9:00am to 5:00pm

December 24th - January 2nd: CLOSED

Monday, January 5th: Office Re-Opens

 

Happyholidays

We wish you and your family a very 
Happy Holiday and prosperous New Year. 

On Behalf of the 
VCC Board of Directors 
and VCC Staff

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS !                                                        December 2014


 

Welcome to our NEW Members...
Membership RENEWALS....

BGD LLP Licensed Public Accountants

Coldwell Banker - Raffaele Pileggi

The Breaker Source Inc.

Longo Law

Russo Corp.

Doggieland










Join the VCC!  
Click here to begin your engagement with 
Vaughan's Premier Business Association.

Adriatic Insurance Brokers Limited

Aloft Vaughan Mills
Alta Moda Furniture Ltd.
Antalex Inc.
Arista Homes Limited
Bevcon Construction & Paving Ltd.
CAA South Central Ontario
Canadian National - MacMillan Yards
Canadian Paper Connection Inc.
Collins Barrow (Vaughan) LLP
Damon Industries (Canada) Ltd.
Dependable Mechanical Systems Inc.
Export Development Canada
JSW & Associates
Magical Pest Control Inc.
Reptilia Inc.
Roy Foss Chevrolet
Royal Touch Limousine Service Inc.
Si Vous Play Sports
The Energy Credit Union
Two Men and a Truck
Vanessa Galle Photography & Design
  


... Looking forward to another successful year together!

 

EVENTS

KICK-START 2015 at the CHAMBER

Please join us for our first networking event of 2015

 


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Will you hit Reset OR Rerun for 2015? 
With guest speaker, Mario Piccone

1. New Year - New tools = More time

2  Knowing/Doing Gap

3. New Leader - New you (Dealing With Change)

 

Thursday January 8, 2015

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Board, Room

25 Edilcan Drive, Unit 2, Vaughan, ON, L4K 3S4

7:30-9:30 a.m. 
$5 members/$10 non-members

"Membership Matters" Information & Networking Session

ATTENTION ALL NEW, EXISTING & POTENTIAL MEMBERS!

 

Want to make your VCC MEMBERSHIP MATTER? Then attend this informative session, where you will learn what's new, ways to get involved, programs and services, and how to maximize your VCC membership. There is also an opportunity to network and learn tips on how to make your networking matter. 

 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, Board Room

25 Edilcan Drive, Unit #2, Vaughan, ON L4K 3S4

7:30-9:30 a.m. 

FREE

Registration prior to the event is mandatory.

                                 
SAVE THE DATE...                                                
Thursday April 9, 2015
SAVE THE DATE... 

 

Mayors Luncheon

Wednesday February 18, 2015
 

Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre

 
CHAMBER NEWS

 

Time to Renew Your VCC Membership? 



Take advantage of a NEW membership opportunity! 

Register for a 2-year membership and earn up to $150 in "Chamber Cash" 

Chamber Cash is accepted at the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, and can be used towards event tickets, advertising, booths, sponsorships, etc.

To register your 2-year membership, or for more information, 
call 905-761-1366 or email info@vaughanchamber.ca

Want to have a say, make a difference and get involved? 


The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers interested in joining the Membership and Marketing/Communications (MarCom) Committees: 
  • The Membership Committee works to attract and retain members through facilitating focus groups, Membership Matters Sessions and starting the Ambassadors Program, to name a few opportunities. 
  • The MarCom Committee provides ongoing promotional support to the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce by developing materials, resources and technology that will enhance the marketing and communications initiatives of the Chamber.  
Each Committee meets monthly.  To learn more send an email to info@vaughanchamber.ca  . 

 

Employment Opportunities

 

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce has openings for the following positions: 

Clerical Assistant, Part-time

Private Office Space Available to Rent

 

A private office space is available at the VCC to rent on a full-time basis. 

Amenities include: a board room, kitchen and office services as required. 

If you are interested, please email info@vaughanchamber.ca

 

Attention:
Exporters


 
The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer 

convenient export document certification services

Exporters can also complete export document certifications ONLINE!  

  


Click to read:

 Economic News Bulletin (Nov.25, 2014) 

How Low Can Oil Go? (Dec. 9, 2014)

 

 
 

MEMBER NEWS

Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce congratulates member Sandra Abballe, Owner & Lead Chocolatier, Succulent Chocolates & Sweets, named to the 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 as compiled by the Womens' Executive Network.


Make Holiday Shipping EASY 
with UPS
 Let the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and UPS help you save time and money this holiday season. With packing expertise, convenient shipping options, and technology, UPS is the ideal choice for getting packages and gifts to their destinations on time and intact. Plus, as a member of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, you can save up to 30% with the UPS Members Benefit Program, even if you already have an account! 

Create Holiday Shipments:Whether you're shipping business gifts, gadgets, cookies, or toys, expert packing advice from UPS will help your packages arrive safely.


 

Deliver On Time: With the holidays fast approaching, check key year-end shipping deadlines to ensure your packages reach their destination on time. 


 

Schedule Ahead with UPS My Choice™: Don't want to miss packages during the busy holiday season? 

With UPS My Choice, you can control where and when your UPS packages arrive, or you can arrange for pickup at a UPS Access Point™. 


 

Sign up now and save!: There are no costs or minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of your UPS Members Benefit Program. To enroll today, visit www.memberbenefitsprogram.com/VCC, or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST.


During construction of the public transit rapidways, vivaNext is offering support to affected businesses.  
Through the Shop7 initiative, vivaNext may pay VCC membership fees for the duration of the construction.  
To find out if your business qualifies, contact the VCC offices at info@vaughanchamber.ca 
or call 905-761-1366 for more information. 
 


For more information or to book your banner ad, please email info@vaughanchamber.ca  or call 905-761-1366 ext. 229.




 

 

 


For complete listing of VBEC's events and seminars, CLICK HERE
 

  

Business Plan Series - How to Write a Business Plan

Session 1: Why are you in Business?  In this seminar, you will learn how to become the expert of your Industry. Considering the key components of research, you will learn how industry research strategies, how to analyze your target market, how to conduct a competitive analysis, and how to identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats. 

Date: 
Location: 

Admission:
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Tuesday January 6, 2015

Vaughan City Hall, Committee Room 244

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L5A 1T1

FREE 

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Register by calling 905-832-8526 or email vbec@vaughan.ca 



The Healthy Italian: Gifts From The Kitchen
This no-bake recipe not only tastes great but also makes a great impression when packaged as a client gift - pile it in holiday-themed takeout boxes, stack it in a small Mason jar or put in a cellophane bag with a pretty bow. Here, decadent chocolate gets dressed up with a few of my favourite ingredients - pistachios and figs. Or switch it up with white chocolate, almonds and cranberries. All that's left to do is to add an elegant tag that wishes clients a delicious and healthy holiday season.

PISTACHIO-FIG DARK CHOCOLATE BARK

  • 17.5 oz (500 g) dark baking chocolate 
  • 1 cup shelled unsalted dry-roasted pistachios 
  • 1/3 cup packed finely chopped dried figs, stems removed 
  • tsp coarse salt


 

 Makes 50-55 pieces | 40 min or less | Gluten-free

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Reserve. 
  2. Bring a double boiler pot to a boil. Turn down heat to low. Add chocolate to top pot and stir until chocolate is completely melted. 
  3. Remove pot from burner and stir in most of pistachios and chopped figs. Reserve about a tablespoon each of nuts and figs. Stir until they're fully covered in chocolate. Pour chocolate mixture onto parchment paper, spreading it thinly until it is about 1 cm ( inch) thick. Be careful that water droplets from top tray of double boiler don't touch the chocolate. Sprinkle remaining pistachios and figs overtop chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes - sprinkle evenly with coarse salt. 
  4. Place the baking sheet in a cool room like a cold cellar or in the refrigerator. Chocolate will set for at least 30 minutes. Gently lift chocolate from parchment and break by hand into small pieces. 
  5. Store in a cool, dry area in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks. 

VARIATIONS: Replace white chocolate for dark chocolate; toasted slivered almonds for pistachios; cranberries or chopped apricots for dried figs.

 

PER PIECE(BASED ON 55)  69 CALORIES | 5 G TOTAL FAT (2 G SATURATED FAT) | 0 MG CHOLESTEROL | 21 MG SODIUM | 5 G CARBOHYDRATE | 1 G FIBER | 1 G PROTEIN

 

Fina Scroppo is author of the new cookbook The Healthy Italian: Cooking for the Love of Food and Family (Danvid & Company Inc.). For more recipes, inspiration and cooking class dates, visit www.thehealthyitalian.ca.
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