Membership

Membership in The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is open to any reputable person, directly or indirectly engaged or interested in trade, commerce or the economic, civil and social welfare of the District of West Vancouver shall be eligible for membership in the Chamber.
(Membership is not based on your business being located in West Vancouver.)

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has several membership categories and associated annual fees. Your membership period runs for 12 months from the date you join. For a complete list of member benefits click here. Your membership fee is deductible as a business expense under the Income Tax Act. To apply for membership in The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, click here.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Cost $225.00  plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

This membership entitles the business one membership card per business. It allows for one vote at the Annual General Meeting and provides access to all member product/service benefits (if they qualify), Member to Member Discounts, member rates at all Chamber functions, weekly email updates with Chamber news and a directory listing on the Chambers website.

BOWEN ISLAND MEMBER

Cost $135.00 plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

This membership entitles the business a membership card. It allows for one vote at the Annual General Meeting and provides access to all member product/service benefits (if they qualify), Member to Member Discounts, member rates at all Chamber functions, weekly email updates with Chamber news and a directory listing on the Chambers website.

NON-PROFIT AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT MEMBERSHIP

(Please fax registration certificate for approval to 604-926-6647)

Cost $110.00  plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

With proof of your non-profit or not-for-profit status, these members are entitled to full membership benefits including one vote at the Annual General Meeting, one employee membership card, access to all member product/service benefits (if they qualify), Member to Member Discounts, member rates at all Chamber functions, weekly email updates with Chamber news and a directory listing on the Chambers website.

COMMUNITY PARTNER MEMBERSHIP

Cost $590.00 plus GST and one-time Administration Fee of $40.00

This enhanced Full Membership offers community member supporters the opportunity to have an increased profile within the Chamber’s promotional face and website presence. Please contact the Chamber office for more details. (Current members who wish to upgrade to a Community Partner Membership: please contact the office.)

RETIRED PERSON MEMBERSHIP

(65 years plus) (Please fax proof of age to 604-926-6647)

Cost $70.00  plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

This membership allows for a single membership for a retired person with minimal benefits including weekly email update, Member to Member Discounts and member rates for all Chamber functions. No voting rights are included nor are any other benefits attached to this membership. No business affiliation will be included in the web membership directory.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

(Please fax student card to 604-926-6647)

Cost $50.00 plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

This membership allows full-time high school or secondary educational students, from qualifying institutions to Member to Member Discounts, weekly email update and member rates for all Chamber functions. No voting rights are included nor are any other benefits are attached to these memberships, except for the Member to Member Discounts.

RECENT GRADUATES OF ACCREDITED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM

(Please fax certificate to 604-926-6647)

50% off first year membership for new business start-ups.

Cost of $112.50 plus GST and a one-time only Administration Fee of $40.00

Recent (within the last year) graduates of an accredited small business program are entitled to full membership benefits for a twelve month period.


NOTICE

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is updating membership rates as of June 20, 2017.  Our new rates are in line with dues of many other local Chambers and Board of Trade organizations.  The new rates will be as follows:

  • 1 Full-time Employee “Solopreneur” 

New! The ‘Solopreneur’ membership for small businesses with ONE (1) Employee, themselves!
$200.00*

  • 2 to 5  Full-time  Employees (or equivalent)  

For small businesses with TWO (2) to FIVE (5) Full-time employees/or equivalent) This membership allows for one vote at the Annual General Meeting and provides access to all member product/service benefits (if they qualify),  Member to Member Discounts, member rates at all Chamber functions, weekly e-newsletter and a directory listing on the Chambers website.
$250.00*

  • 6 to 10  Full-time Employees (or equivalent)  

For medium sized businesses with SIX (6) to TEN (10) Full-Time Employees/or equivalent
$300.00*

  • 11 to 15 Full-time Employees (or equivalent)  

For larger size businesses with ELEVEN (11) to FIFTEEN (15) Full-Time Employees/or equivalent
$360.00*

  • 16 + Full-time Employees (or equivalent)  

For large businesses with SIXTEEN (16) or more Full-time employees (or equivalent)
$425.00*

  • Bowen Island  – Unlimited Employees

    For businesses based on Bowen Island. This membership allows for one vote at the Annual General Meeting and provides access to all member product/service benefits (if they qualify),  Member to Member Discounts, member rates at all Chamber functions, weekly e-newsletter and a directory listing on the Chambers website.
    $175.00*
  • Non-Profit Organization – Unlimited EmployeesFor local non-profit organizations – unlimited employees
    $200.00*
  • Retired Individual

    For retired business owners/managers. This membership with minimal benefits including weekly e-newsletter, Member to Member Discounts and member rates for all Chamber functions. No voting rights are included. No business affiliation will be included in the web membership directory. It does not include access to Chamber benefits (Group Insurance Health Plan, Merchant Services or gas discounts, etc.)
    $125.00*

  • Student

This membership allows full-time high school or post-secondary educational students, from qualifying institutions, to Member to Member Discounts, weekly e-newsletter and member rates for all Chamber functions. No voting rights are included. Does not include access to Chamber benefits (Group Insurance Health Plan, Merchant Services or gas discounts, etc.)
$62.50*

Recent Graduate

For recent Graduates of post-secondary institutions this membership allows access to Member to Member Discounts, weekly e-newsletter and member rates for all Chamber functions. No voting rights are included.  Does not include access to Chamber benefits (Group Insurance Health Plan, Merchant Services or gas discounts, etc.)
$125.00*

  • Community Partner

    This enhanced Membership offers community member supporters the opportunity to have an increased profile within the Chamber’s promotional face and website presence.  Please contact the Chamber office for more details. 604-926-6614

*All membership rates will have 5% GST tax added to total dues.
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Our membership is approximately 380 strong and growing!

Members are invited and encouraged to participate in opportunities we offer, such as:

  • Breakfast meetings with high profile guest speakers, including local M.P.s and M.L.A.s
  • Business after 5 Networking Socials at various locations
  • “North Shore Business Showcase”
  • “Member To Member” discount program
  • Reception with the Mayor
  • Annual Christmas Party & Auction
  • Business Excellence Awards
  • Annual General Meeting
  • “Taste of Dundarave” event

The Chamber is also actively involved in community events throughout the year and members are invited to participate. Here is just a sample of the events located in West Vancouver:

  • West Vancouver Community Day (June)
  • Canada Day Celebrations (July)
  • Harmony Arts Festival (August)
  • Taste of the Bay (May)
  • Coho Festival   (September)

These are a few of the many opportunities to meet new business contacts, pass out your business card, support the Chamber and your community, grow your business and have fun.