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Ten Reasons to Join the German Canadian Business Association

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This is the year to join the Business Association. Membership must be in by February 26, 2018 in order to attend the Annual General Meeting. Times & venue still to be announced.

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Ten Reasons to Join the German Canadian Business Association

  1. 1. + Ten Reasons to join the German Canadian Business Association www.germancanadianbusiness.com
  2. 2. + 1. Network with other Germans n  With monthly business meetings, we offer a variety of activities that not only allow our members to meet with and intensify business relationships with each other, but also others outside the Association. n  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/ n  Basic Membership is $280 + GST a year – Entrepreneurs, self- employed, German-speaking or someone who sells German products/services are welcome
  3. 3. + 2. Student Memberships are now available n  This gives College & University students the opportunity to meet potential mentors, get used to professional networking events and to volunteer to build their portfolio. Older members benefit by having energetic, active members that are often experts in newer medias and who can offer their consulting services to those less familiar with technology. n  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/ n  Student Membership is $50 + GST a year. Must be a full-time student who speaks German.
  4. 4. + 3. Corporate Memberships are available. n  As business owners and companies get to know one another, they can find a way to share resources, unite on important issues and create an atmosphere that encourages competition and attracts customers. n  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com n  Corporate Membership is $350 + GST a year – includes up to 4 members from one local company.
  5. 5. + 4. Associate Membership is also available. n  This level of membership is for anyone retired, living out-of- town, spouse of a full business member or is just has a hobby they would like to promote. Perfect for those people who still want to keep their foot in the business world, but are not working fulltime. n  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/ n  Associate Members pay $100 + GST
  6. 6. + 5.We promote cultural interests & support German cultural events n  Vancouver has German organizations that offer events and often members of the German Canadian Business Members are given the opportunity to sponsor, attend or volunteer non-profit organizations & clubs that organize German Christmas or Easter events, helping the German Schools, the German Canadian Care Home, festivals showcasing Germany or just watching Germans win the World Cup etc. n  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com
  7. 7. + 6.We work together with the German Consulate General n  The consular District of the German Consulate General Vancouver covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, as well as the Northwest Territories andYukon.There are at least one or two combined events, such as the BCIT event coming up April 2018. n  http://www.canada.diplo.de/Vertretung/kanada/en/01/ GK__Vancouver/0-vancouver-hauptbereichsseite-eng.html
  8. 8. + 7.This Association is perfect for newcomers from Germany n  Newcomers need help establishing connections, building a list of professional vendors and/or getting to know their way around the local political landscape.You can meet others who have immigrated from Germany in the past and who can now help you navigate the muddy waters of a new country. Where can you find a good printer? Who can help you with your marketing? How can you find a list of contractors? n  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com
  9. 9. + 8. We give you the opportunity to promote your product/service n  Whether it is introducing yourself at a meeting, attending a champagne reception or being a featured member on the website, there are opportunities to introduce and/or get referrals for your business. They will also be offering some further opportunities on the website to market your product or services this year. n  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com
  10. 10. + 9.We hold amazing events at a variety of venues in Vancouver n  One Christmas Gala, two fancy dinners, three pub nights, along with at least four other events each year, bring the opportunities to visit Van Dusen Gardens, the Bauhaus Restaurant, the Vancouver Alpen Club, BCIT, UBC, Mahony & Sons,The Boathouse, the European Festival,Tag der Deutschen Einheit, Al Porto Ristorante, Deutscher Platz, the Sea to Sky Gondola, the Maplewood Flats, the Swan Lake Ballet, as well as many other venues. Ideas are welcome. http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/
  11. 11. + 10. Last, but not least, we have an amazing membership. n  Here are some of the businesses involved with the German Canadian Business Association: Bel Art Gallery, Neweling & Co.Westcoast German News, Germanhaus Furniture, Prudential-United Realty, Canadian International Relocations, Hertco Kitchens, ADEPT24 Business Solutions, Platinum Properties,Vancouver Christmas Market, M. Merkel Insurance and Financial Services, Scotia Wealth Management,Vancouver Westside German School, Sievers- Redekop Law Corp.,Whitecaps, Prospera Credit Union, Parc Retirement Living, Nations Warriors Wellness, RuTI Trust, INVERS Mobility Solutions, Sascha Westendorp Graphic Design, SOS Children’s Village BC, Pilates ForYou &Your Body, Oktoberfest Organizers & Décor Rentals, among others. Contact us today! We would love to have you join us!
  12. 12. + How can I join or renew my membership? n  Thank you for choosing to join or renew your German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) membership. n  In brief, here is how the renewal process works: n  Complete the online membership form, only if any details have changed – new address or phone number or if you are a new incoming member. It can be found here: http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/membership/ n  Once your payment has been received, you will be entitled to take advantage of membership benefits. You will also be included in our Membership Directory. n  Our Annual General Meeting will be held February 26, 2018 and this is for Members Only – meaning you will now be welcome to attend and participate in our Agenda. Sei Herzlich Willkommen!
  13. 13. + Brought to you by: n  Elke Porter with n  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com n  Das Schwarze Brett Magazine (content or ads welcome) n  Freelance Communications Consultant n  Communications Secretary for the German Canadian Business Association n  Teacher at the Westside German School

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