If you use email to communicate with business prospects, partners or customers, you might be interested in attending a free seminar hosted by BlueShore Financial.
Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: Implications for your Business takes place Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at 1133 Lonsdale Ave. (fourth floor), North Vancouver.
Speaker Paula Skaper, president of Kinetix Media Communications, will discuss Canada's new antispam legislation, which comes into effect July 1, and what businesses can do to bring marketing and sales communications into compliance. Email email@example.com or call 604-982-8000 to register.
Small business awards
Several North Shore businesses have been named top five finalists for the 11th annual Small Business BC Awards.
AZ World Translation & Interpretation (North Vancouver) is a finalist in the Best Company category. Xanatos Marine Ltd. (North Vancouver) is up for the Best International Trade Business award. And CCN Bikes (North Vancouver) and i-worx (North Vancouver) are both in the running for Best Workplace. Winners will be announced Feb. 27 at an awards ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.
Best financial reporting
The District of West Vancouver has won the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for its 2012 annual report.
The award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, an independent organization that promotes best practices in financial reporting, including clarity and full disclosure.
This is the eighth consecutive year that the District of West Vancouver has received this award.
The award program was established to encourage municipal governments in Canada to publish highquality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports.
Compiled by Christine Lyon. To submit information on North Shore business groups or events to our weekly Briefcase section, email firstname.lastname@example.org.