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    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fraser River Discovery Centre
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    The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of New Westminster Economic Development Office, will be holding a series of Business Roundtables located throughout the City. The purpose of the Roundtables is to engage in dialogue with local business owners to identify key issues and opportunities facing businesses in New Westminster. The sessions also provide an opportunity for business owners to bring forward ideas on strategies for enhancing business growth and success.

    Join New Westminster council members, city staff and Chamber of Commerce Board Directors in attendance to engage in dialogue on the different aspects of business in New Westminster and how to foster business success. 

    The focus of this event will be the dynamic businesses of Fraser River Industrial Association

    These Roundtables are open to all business owners, employees and community members.

    Kindly Sponsored by

    City of New Westminster


    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue

    Help us kick off Innovation Week as we take over City Hall and immerse visitors in a digital media performance featuring music and visuals produced in collaboration with: New Westminster Youth Services Royal City Sound, Arts Council of New Westminster, the New Media Gallery, and 4th term Computer Science students at BCIT.

    Also featuring a special, limited edition brew from Steel & Oak to commemorate Innovation Week.

    Refreshments served. Cash Bar. Open to the public. Announcements at 7pm.




    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TransLink Head Office in Sapperton

    The New West Business and Tech Meetup group is a casual business networking group. Their meetings generally feature networking and a guest speaker. This special Innovation Week version features City of Vancouver Chief Engineer, Jerry Dobrovolny on the topic of Data driven decision making in government.  It takes place at TransLink’s head office at 400 - 287 Nelson Court, New Westminster. Register here<https://www.meetup.com/New-West-Technology-Business-Meetup/events/247087661/?_cookie-check=l4gxr7Yedt_hTDaP>.

    Agenda

    6:00 Pizza and Networking

    6:45 Introductions and Welcome

    * Patrick Johnstone - City of New Westminster Councillor

    * Andrew McCurran - Translink Director Strategic Planning & Policy

    7:00 Jerry Dobrovolny - City of Vancouver, Chief Engineer

    Jerry will share with us how the engineering work in the City of Vancouver is aligned to advance the City's overall corporate goals with examples of how they use data to plan, design and evaluate all of their work, especially when looking at transportation projects - hello bike lanes! He will look at how essential data has become in decision making - especially at the Council table - and what’s to come.

     

    With thanks to our partner, TransLink.


    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Anvil Centre Ballroom, 777 Columbia Street

    Join us as we again host Innovation Forum, a recurring program from the Office for Small and Medium Enterprise, Public Services and Procurement Canada. This free, info-packed morning features presentations on funding available through government programs, suitable for start-ups, tech, and research firms. There is also an opportunity for one on one follow up at booths. A light lunch will follow with guest speaker and entrepreneur Rudy Nielsen, Landcor Data Corporation.

    Registration required.

    English  - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-innovation-forum-tickets-41884964055?aff=es2

    French - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/forum-dinnovation-2018-tickets-41885468564?aff=es2

    The afternoon’s program includes an exciting panel on Angel Investing, moderated by Mark Betteridge, an angel investor in early stage technology firms including biotechnology, medical devices, intelligent building systems, environmentally friendly packaging, food processing, green construction materials and parallel/serial computing.

    Mark will be leading a discussion that answers the questions: What is Angel Investing? How on earth do they pick the companies they fund? What are the legal implications of taking an angel's money or of giving your own? The Angel Investing Panel is a one-hour moderated discussion with proven business leaders and investors aimed at demystifying angel investing, both as an investor and a recipient of funds. Ask your questions and be informed about this way of growing a company.

    DETAILS

    Date:
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Time:
    9:00 am
    3:00 pm
    Organizer:
    Office for Small and Medium Enterprise along with Procurement and Public Works Canada
    Cost:
    Free

    LOCATION

    Anvil Centre Ballroom, 777 Columbia Street


    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

    The City of New Westminster believes the act of introducing new concepts or ideas to effect positive change and create value is essential to developing an ethos of innovation and to fostering that innovation among residents, businesses, and institutions. Recently recognized globally as a SMART21 community by the Intelligent Community Forum, the City is demonstrating its commitment to pursuing innovation through many means, including evolving its commitment to fostering a culture of continuous innovation through its Intelligent New West initiative.    

    Intelligent New West:  A Smart Cities Dialogue will engage participants in a journey beginning with how New West became a SMART community and what’s next for the Intelligent New West initiative.  A panel discussion will follow to discuss how technology, collaboration, and partnerships create robust Smart City strategies for economic growth.  A keynote speaker will engage with you about how data and technology can help cities and people where they live, work and play. 
     

    PANEL MODERATOR: BELLE PURI

    Belle Puri is a seasoned and award winning broadcast journalist. Belle has been with the CBC since 1992. She brings a diverse set of skills and background to her role and has worked as a reporter, producer and host in private radio (CKNW) and, private (BCTV) and public television. Belle was the popular host of CBC Radio One’s afternoon show “On The Coast”. As one of the first female sportscasters on the west coast Belle has covered many milestone events such as the tours of Terry Fox, Steve Fonyo and Rick Hansen.

    Winner of the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, CAN PRO Gold Award, and several regional and national RTDNA awards, Belle’s work has made lasting impacts. Over the years Belle has been extensively involved in community work covering healthcare, social service agencies and the arts. Most recently, she was Chair of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.
     

    KEYNOTE: CAROLINE LEWKO

    For 20 years Caroline has worked with emerging technologies, as a coder, funder, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognizing the importance of mobile developers in the ecosystem, she started WIP in 2006 to build and grow developer communities and spearheaded the development of Wavefront, a wireless accelerator.

    Known as the “connector”, Caroline founded the Wireless Innovation Network of BC, one of the world’s first regional mobile associations, and has advised hundreds of companies starting businesses in software, telecommunications and new media.

     

    Register for the event here.


    Sponsored by:


    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia st, across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain Station
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    At the Chamber, we believe in Doing Business Together. This Expo will provide you with the ability to connect and promote your business both locally and regionally. As part of the City of New Westminster’s Innovation Week, the Business Expo is a chance to highlight your company to an innovative audience. Discover new products, services, technologies, and offerings that may help your business get a competitive advantage while you have a chance to learn, connect, and do business together.

    Attendance to Expo, industry leader presentations and one on one meetings w experts is all free!


     Rates for Exhibitors

    Cost to purchase a table for your business, not for profit or organization:

    New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and Vancity Member Rate$250

    Not-For-Profit Rate $200

    Non-Member Rate $300

    Youth Expo $5


    Included in your fee is a skirted table and one chair, access to the Innovate Your Business Presentation area, coffee and snack stations throughout the Expo and a Social with appetizers and cash bar to follow at 6pm.

    Exhibitors  are requested to contribute items to the attendee swag bag.

     

    Industry Leaders Speakers Series

    Please join us in our Innovate Your Business Presentation area for a series of speakers highlighting Business Innovation, Collaboration and Growth.

    Innovate:

    Rudy Nielsen, Landcor Data Corporation

    Christoph Koch, Electra Meccanica

    Lisa Manfield, Mugo Web

    Collaborate:

    Chris Diplock, The Thingery Co-operative

    Amy Robinson, LOCO BC

    Rnold Smith, InstiGo

    Grow:

    Carrie Underwood, Level up Consulting

    Jared Fisk, Nimmi Bangert, Fraserworks Co-op

    Keith Ippel, Spring


     

      ASK AN EXPERT

    We will have local business experts on site to chat one-on-one about accounting, social media, and other important topics that can help your business grow and innovate.


    Ask an Expert, you have the questions they have the answers


    Accounting – Loren Nancke & Company


    Marketing – Douglas College, InHouse Media


    Branding- Patterson Brands


    Financing - Vancity


    Human Resources - Fraserworks



    Bookkeeping – Saved by the Bookkeeper


    For more information on becoming a vendor please visit our

    website at newwestchamber.com/biz- expo17 or contact

    CEO Lizz Kelly 604-521-7781 lizz@newwestchamber.com

    Youth Expo

                   4-6pm

    For young entrepreneurs this is an excellent networking and/ or discovery opportunity of your business or initiative for future growth.



    With thanks to our sponsor  

    Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of our more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. We use our assets to help improve the financial well-being of our members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.


    We’re not your everyday banker. Beyond numbers and the bottom line, we add vision, purpose and impact into our calculations. Because a strong economy depends on strong communities. We give back to our members, invest in our communities and understand that thriving organizations contribute to a sustainable and healthy economy that’s good for us all


    The Record Newspaper                                         

    You will receive a free business card size ad in the Expo  guide in The Record                        

    • 1 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Room 417 Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street

    The third annual “Livable Cities” symposium brings together interdisciplinary research, creative inquiry and city planning methods to explore current city development and projects through sensory perspectives. Hosted by the City of New Westminster and the Anvil Centre, this half-day symposium is a part of Innovation Week with the theme of "Transportation/Mobilities." Livable Cities will feature various disciplinary approaches, including architecture, community development, transportation, and socio-cultural issues to explore livability. As an emergent urban community, New Westminster presents a unique opportunity to engage with city planning strategies, urban densification, and the impact of innovation on local urban environments.
     
    Agenda:  
    2-3 pm: Keynote by Dr. Milena Droumeva: "Mobilities and Livabilities: Sounding out the Livable City," Anvil Centre, room 417
    3:30-5:30 pm: Poster Presentations "Movement and Mobilities," Anvil Centre 4th floor foyer accompanied with coffee and snacks.
     
    Send your expression of interest in 250 words or less, and create and present your poster design on the theme “Movement and Mobilities.” Please send your submissions to the organizer Dr. Droumeva at mvdroume@sfu.ca by February 10th.
     
    In partnership with: City of New Westminster (Arts Services), The Anvil Centre, IntelligentCity, Innovation Week, SFU School of Communication, Faculty of Communication, Art & Design


    • 6 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • British Hydraulics, 60 Braid Street, upstairs
    Register

    The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of New Westminster Economic Development Office, will be holding a series of Business Roundtables located throughout the City. The purpose of the Roundtables is to engage in dialogue with local business owners to identify key issues and opportunities facing businesses in New Westminster. The sessions also provide an opportunity for business owners to bring forward ideas on strategies for enhancing business growth and success.

    Join New Westminster council members, city staff and Chamber of Commerce Board Directors in attendance to engage in dialogue on the different aspects of business in New Westminster and how to foster business success. 

    The focus of this event will be the dynamic businesses of Braid Street

    These Roundtables are open to all business owners, employees and community members.

    Kindly Sponsored by

    City of New Westminster


    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC
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    Massey Theatre opened in 1949 as British Columbia’s largest theatre. Since then its lights have shone on thousands of performances and the Massey has become a cherished space to experience the arts. Massey Theatre hosts musical theatre hits, international music and dance forms, children’s entertainers, orchestras, choirs, ballets and stars of music like Jann Arden and The Brothers Landreth.

    Please join us in the Plackets Gallery at the Massey Theatre. Following our event will be a performance of Cabaret! You can enter to win tickets from 5-7pm curtesy  of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce

    Each networking event hosts a different theme with a different activity creating a unique atmosphere and fresh vibe. Located at a different business throughout the city, our monthly networking events are a fun opportunity to network with other businesses while enjoying an after-work drink, entertainment, and snacks

    • 17 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 101-323 8th St, New Westminster BC V3M 3R3
    Register

    New West Recovery, Canada’s largest recovery community.

    Addiction costs the Canadian economy billions, last report from 2009 was 2.3 billion.  This number is much higher today. This effects your bottom line.  

    Learning objectives:

    • How can your business get involved with the recovery movement
    • Create a recovery friendly environment within your workforce
    • Learn about the many recovery services available in New Westminster
    • Navigate the tangled web of disability management for employees with substance use disorder
    • Prevention, it all starts with keep your employees healthy.

     5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Refreshments provided by Last Door Executive Chef

     Last Door Recovery Society is a registered nonprofit charity that provides Accredited and Licensed drug and alcohol addiction treatment services for youth and adult males.  Last Door also provides several adjunct services for families and client partners.  Since 1984 Last Door has called New Westminster home, with 29 full time staff members and several contract workers.  Last Door also places volunteers at the heart of its substance abuse programs. Our community model makes us an integral part of the city, our clients and alumni volunteer for many community events, such as the Hyack Festival, Uptown Live, Sapperton Days, and we are thrilled each year to be part of the planning of Recovery Day BC that takes place at 6th and 6th.

    Mingle, network and learn about the recovery moment.


    • 7 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 625 5th Avenue – Suite 701.
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    Billard Architecture would like to showcase  their new uptown digs:
    625 5th Avenue – Suite 701.  

    Robert Billard,  Architect AIBC, LEED AP, lives and works in New Westminster and has been growing his team here while creating communities across British Columbia with his distinctive Architecture.  
     
    Each networking event hosts a different theme with a different activity creating a unique atmosphere and fresh vibe. Located at a different business throughout the city, our monthly networking events are a fun opportunity to network with other businesses while enjoying an after-work drink, entertainment, and snacks

    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Event Venue TBC
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    To all Members of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce: RE: NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This is to notify you that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) will be held in New Westminster, BC location TBC, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on June 13 2018 for the following purposes:

    • To adopt the minutes of the AGM held on May 31 2017 in New Westminster, BC
    • To present and approve the financial statements of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
    • To review the activities of 2017
    • To swear in the new Board of Directors

    The Annual General Meeting is open to the public; however, only members in good standing will be eligible to vote. DATED AT NEW WESTMINSTER, BC THIS 18TH DAY OF January, 2018

    Appetizers and Beer, Wine, Coffee, Tea and non Alcoholic Beverages will be served


    • 10 Sep 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Vancouver Golf Club
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    Take a SWING’


    Businesses Helping Kids


    Golf Tournament


    Monday, September 10, 2018


    Hosted by Chris Gailus & Lynda Steele

      

                                                         The Vancouver Golf Club


    To secure your sponsorship  please contact;

    Lizz Kelly lizz@newwestchamber.com

    Sarah Dubois-Phillips - sara.dubois-phillips@cknw.com



    • 3 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Justice Institute Theater, New Westminster
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    There are issues affecting business that are important to our business community and we would like to hear from the candidates. That's why we have arranged for an all candidates meeting October 3rd 2018  from 7-9pm at the Justice Institute, located at 715 McBride Boulevard. 


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 810 Quayside Drive #205 New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
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    The Network Hub will be hosting our monthly Networking Event during Small Business Week.

    Our New Westminster workspace sits right on the quay, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Fraser River and beyond. It’s a terrific place to find the inspiration that you seek, offering a much more nurturing environment than that of a stark and stuffy office with nothing more than views of other stark and stuffy offices. And when you need a break, an urban park with a beach is literally just outside the door.

    Whether you simply need to hotdesk for a few hours or you are seeking a more permanent solution, our New Westminster location puts you in the heart of the action.


    Each networking event hosts a different theme with a different activity creating a unique atmosphere and fresh vibe. Located at a different business throughout the city, our monthly networking events are a fun opportunity to network with other businesses while enjoying an after-work drink, entertainment, and snacks

    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Starlight Casino 350 Gifford St, New Westminster BC V3M 7A3
    Registration is closed

     Join us on November 22 2018 at the RedBar Lounge at the Starlight Casino as we celebrate excellence in the community of New Westminster at the 2018 Platinum Awards.   

    The Platinum Awards are a signature event in New Westminster. An opportunity for business and service organizatoins alike to celebrate the great work they have done over the past year to make the City of New Westminster a better place.

    Won't you join us?   

    Tickets : $100.00

    Seniors Tickets : $75.00

    NomineesTickets : FREE (additional tickets can be purchased)

    *Two pieces of ID required

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • New Westminster City Hall
    Registration is closed

    City of New Westminster Mayor Jonathan X. Coté and City Council invite you to The City of New Westminster’s festive networking evening. Have a chance to mingle and enjoy some holiday cheer at City Hall.

ABOUT US

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan business organization that exists to meet the needs of the business community.

CONTACT

administration@newwestchamber.com

(604) 521-7781
#201 - 309 Sixth St

New Westminster, BC V3L 3A7

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