Dear Chamber Friends,

 

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Shifman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. As the recent Chair of the Board, and long serving Director and committee member, Brian brings long term insight and clarity as to the strategic opportunities for future growth and enhancement of the chamber and its role in supporting the vibrant and growing Vaughan business community. The Vaughan Chamber warmly welcomes Brian to the team. Brian assumes his position on May 12, 2015.

 

An accomplished senior executive with more than 14 years progressive senior management experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Brian is also a recent graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program in addition to his previous completion of a post graduate Public Relations program at Humber College. Most recently Brian held the position of Executive Director of Smart Commute - North Toronto, Vaughan, where he worked successfully with diverse stakeholder groups to advance transportation programming while dramatically improving their financial position with a 275% increase in net worth.

 

As part of his role at Smart Commute, Brian worked successfully with major corporations such as RBC, Procter & Gamble, PowerStream and Vaughan Mills as well as with academic institutions such as Seneca College and York University and multiple levels of government. He has provided policy recommendations to various levels of government as well as deputations, committees and task forces which will be valuable experience toward strengthening the Chamber's advocacy role on behalf of the Vaughan business community.

  


 

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!                                                                      April 2015

 

Welcome to our NEW members...

adidas Group
Anta Plumbing
ARC Document Solutions
Astro Taxi Ltd.
Bala Consulting & IT Services
Bell Mobility
Caravan Canopy & Event Marketing Products
Dominion Lending Centres - The Mortgage Master Group
Durham Central Fire Systems
Finch Centre Jewellers
Franmar Starters & Alternators Inc.
Homelife Miracle R. Ltd.
Libra Information Technologies
M and M Organics Inc.
Marble House Ltd.
Pizza Nova
Ronco
Royal Lepage - Peter Campitelli
St. Louis Bar and Grill
The Outlet Mart

 

Join the VCC!

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Vaughan's Premier Business Association

Membership RENEWALS...

 

6370519 Canada Inc.
Access Careers Solutuions (Temporary Measures Inc.)
Add Impact Inc.
Amica at Villa Da Vinci
Be Safe Tire & Auto Service Ltd.
Bell Canada
Bondfield Construction Company Limited 

Bratty's LLP
Brentwood Classics Limited
Carpenters District Council of Ontario
Costco Wholesale
Courtyard By Marriott
Dream Productions
Fantastic Kitchens Ltd.
Get Global Sales Inc.
The Healthy Italian
Importers Gifts & Housewares Ltd.
Isabella Bertani, Chartered Accountant
Japji Lawyers LLP
Lee L. Narducci Holdings Inc.
Lucky Strike Lanes
Maple Health Care & Rehab
Meta Centre
Miller Thomson LLP
MV-1 Canada 
My Canada Payday
 Napcoe Contracting Ltd.
Nearly Famous Enterprises Inc.
Nightline Corporate Communications Inc.
Pine Tree Ford Lincoln
Priya Import - Export Services
RE/MAX West Realty - Ragona Sisters Team 
Salson Electric Ltd.
Scotiabank
SearchTree Recruitment
Simatry Inc.
SmartCentres Management Inc.
Sparkle Solutions Corp.
Succulent Chocolates and Sweets
TD Commercial Banking
Techcom
The Tile Shoppe Inc.
Toronto Real Estate Board
Unimatrix Computer Solutions
Vaughan Mills - Ivanhoe Cambridge II Inc.
Vaughan Wheelchair & Home Health Supplies Inc.
VCA Tax Consultants
Villaggio Ristorante
Weber-Stephen Canada Company
Wietzes Toyota
Williams HR Law
Woodbridge Naturopathic Clinic

 

...looking forward to another great year together

 


 

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Member Events

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  If you are a Business Owner, CEO or Senior Executive, this Peer Group will offer you a small group setting to build 

relationships and discuss relevant issues/challenges. Interest topics for discussion include: business challenges, technology, innovations, strategic planning and advisory. The Peer Group requires consistent attendance and meets every two weeks. 

 

Date:
Location:

Time:
Admission:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, Board Room

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

7:30-9:00 a.m. 

FREE with VCC membership

Registration Prior To Event Mandatory - Register at www.vaughanchamber.ca

Date:
Location:

Time:
Admission:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce, Board Room

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

7:30-9:00 a.m. 

FREE with VCC membership

Registration Prior To Event Mandatory - Register at www.vaughanchamber.ca

 


 

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Time to Renew Your VCC Membership? 



Take advantage of a NEW membership opportunity! 

Register for a 2-year membership and earn from $50 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 Ext. 225 or email fiorina@vaughanchamber.ca


 

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CHAMBER EVENTS

For more information contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221



Date:
Location:

Time:
Cost:
  Thursday, May 21st, 2015
  The Country Club
  20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge, ON L4L 2B9
  TBD
  FREE for members & non-members 
  (Online Registration Prior To Event Mandatory)

For more information, contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221




For more information contact Lori Suffern lori@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 223




For more information contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221



For more information contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221


Save The Date...                                      Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Networking Breakfast
Date:
Location:

Time:
Cost:
 Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
 St. Louis Bar & Grill
 90 Edgeley Blvd, Unit #106 Vaughan, ON L4K 5W7
 7:30am-9:30am
 $5+HST members | $10+HST non-member


For more information contact Suzie Di Gennaro at suzie@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 103


Save The Date...                                Thursday, August 6, 2015

Member Appreciation BBQ
Date:
Location:
Time:
Cost:
 Thursday, August 6, 2015
 TBD
 TBD
 FREE 

For more information contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221

 


Save The Date...                              Monday, September 21, 2015

VCC Golf Tournament
Date:
Location:

Time:

Cost:
 Monday, September 21, 2015
 The Country Club
 20 Lloyd St. Woodbridge, ON L4L 2B9
 TBD
 TBD

For more information contact Jennifer Coletta-Rashty at jennifer@vaughanchamber.ca or 905-761-1366 Ext. 221

 

PAST EVENTS - BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

2015 Business Achievement Award Winners

Philanthropic Business Person of the Year:
Mrs. Rossana Magnotta
Small Business, Under 25 Employees:
Barrila Law
Consumer Business/Retail:
Pizza Nova
Construction Services & Product/Builder:
Dependable Mechanical Systems 
Environmental Leadership:
Powerstream
Accessibility:
McMichael Canadian Art Gallery 
Manufacturing:
Summerfresh Salads 
Professional Services:
Intercity Realty 
Hospitality:
bypeterandpauls.com 
Innovation in Production or Technological Advancement:
Tannery Creek Systems Inc. 
Non-Profit/Charity:
Hospice Vaughan 
Young Entrepreneur, Under 40:
Joseph Gulizia, Universal Care Canada


Video Highlights - 2015 Business Achievement Awards


Video Highlights - 2015 Business Achievement Awards


CHAMBER NEWS

 

Mark Falbo recognized as Community Champion

 

  

 

The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Mark Falbo has been nominated to represent our community as a Pan Am torchbearer in the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay for the Pan Am Games, made possible by OLG's Pass It ONtario program. A champion in our community, Mark embodies the characteristics of a torchbearer - celebration, communuity, participation and pride.

Mark was selected by the Chamber of Commerce as part of OLG's Pass It ONtario program in recognition of their role as a local community leader and champion. Mark was chosen for his outstanding leadership and community-minded demeanor.

We are proud to be represented by such an exceptional individual who truly reflects the spirit of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.


MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

VCC Alliance Members

Attention
Exporters:


 
The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer 

convenient export document certification services

Exporters can also complete export document certifications ONLINE!  

  



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We now offer the 
UPS® Members Affinity Program that will significantly lower your costs. For more information or to register, please email info@vaughanchamber.ca
 
Resolve to save time and money in 2015 with the UPS® Members Benefit Program for Chamber members. With this program, you can ship from the comfort of your office or home - simply process your shipping label online, stick it on your document or package and schedule a pickup from a UPS driver. Automatic Daily Pickup® and UPS On-Call Pickup ® service are FREE. Best of all, you can save 30% on outgoing shipments and more. 

Visit www.membersbenefitprogram.com/VCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST to start saving today.

 


 

 

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