Meet WWBN Gold Member Julie Lawlor

Julie Lawlor was drawn to the Executive Director position at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce because of their support for both business and the community. Supporting a board of directors and staff, Julie has helped create a welcoming and communicative environment.

With a background in non-profit management, Julie loves making connections. And she’s good at it. When Chamber members, or even non-members, are looking to solve something or are interested in a particular area, Julie is able to connect or refer people in her network.

Why the Chamber

A key Chamber member benefit is having the opportunity to make connections and do business with like-minded people. Members also contribute to the Chamber as a larger organization by supporting and informing their advocacy work, making use of the services offered; and supporting other members.

Other benefits include:

  • Monthly events, Lunch and Learns, and coffee meetings
  • Member-to-member offers and discounts
  • Online news and social media communications
  • Representation by Chamber for policy and advocacy work
  • Opportunities to engage with electoral candidates – 3 levels of government

“Members are often surprised to learn that we’re part of a much larger network,” explains Julie. “We are also connected to the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce to tap into provincial and national business concerns.”

WestShore Awards

In partnership with the Goldstream News Gazette, Julie and her WestShore Chamber team manage the annual Best of the WestShore awards. They received over 30,000 votes in last year’s contest across 44 categories.

This year, voting is open  until September 2, 2019. To promote your business visit here. To vote, visit here.

To learn about becoming a member of the WestShore Chamber or to find out more about how you can participate, contact Julie at


This business spotlight is provided as a benefit to Julie Lawlor as a Gold Member of WWBN.

Written by Bonnie Chomica, from Marketing Done Write         

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