Monthly archive for February 2016

The Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.  Potential recipients are business and community minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community related project in/for Surrey.

Nomination Deadline:  Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Award Criteria:

  • Must be working on/worked on a business or community project in Surrey (including students) and/or;
  • Must be working in the Surrey business community and/or;
  • Must be contributing/have recently contributed to a business or community related project in Surrey and;
  • Must be 25 years of age or younger prior to May 26, 2016.

Click here for the nomination form.

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with the recent Surrey Council Report indicating funding growth for Surrey’s cultural grant program. The budget allocation for 2016 increased from $200,000 to $300,000.

2016 saw a 76% increase in Expression of Interest (EOI) letters from cultural groups. In 2015 only 57 EOI’s were received in 2015, with 81 being received for 2016.

On Tuesday, March 1st, the Surrey Board of Trade and the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce will host a Crime Breakfast, focusing on crime and safety issues for businesses in the Cloverdale area. The morning event will feature the following speakers:Speakers from the Surrey RCMP, City of Surrey and Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers will be

The 2nd Annual Agricultural Industry Reception takes place on March 2, 2016 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Cloverdale Campus. This year the reception is in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the BC Agriculture Council. This reception will focus on the unique needs of the Agricultural Industry in the

On Tuesday, March 8th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 7th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon, with Presenting Sponsor Vancity Savings Credit Union.  This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.

We will be joined by keynote speaker Christine Day, CEO of Luvo. Christine has been named Fortune Magazine’s top 5 International Most Powerful Women, Canada’s Top 100 Women, and named CEO of the Year, by Globe and Mail and Business in Vancouver.

The Surrey Board of Trade presented the 9th annual SBOT review of the Surrey Budget to Mayor Linda Hepner, Chair Tom Gill and Council at the Finance Committee meeting late last week at Surrey City Hall. The City’s Utilities Budget was released in November 2015 and the City’s Operations/Capital Budget was released in February 2016. Each year, as part of its mandate, the Surrey Board of Trade reviews public sector spending and, where appropriate, suggest ways to maximize productivity of the local economy and encourage growth in the private sector.

This morning the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the first Surrey Mayor’s Breakfast Series with Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and featured guest Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Infrastructure & Communities Minister, sponsored by Cascade Aerospace.

Business and community leaders filled the Council Chamber Theatre to hear the initiatives of Surrey City Hall and keynote speaker, Minister Sohi. In all more than two hundred people attended the inaugural event.  

On Tuesday, February 16th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, as he describes Surrey’s growing role in Canada’s global supply chain including our nation’s largest port. Against a backdrop of population and trade growth, he will explore opportunities for trade-enabling activity in Surrey, navigating a course towards

At today’s Surrey Board of Trade 2016 Economic Forecast Lunch, the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) launched their Youth Entrepreneurship and Advocacy Action Plan (YEAAP).

“One-third of Surrey’s population is under the age of 19. As a business organization we have a responsibility to support our youth in entrepreneurship activity. They are our future workers and entrepreneurs,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

The SBOT Youth Entrepreneurship and Advocacy Action Plan encompasses the following fundamentals:

The inaugural Surrey Board of Trade Mayor's Breakfast Series, featuring Canada's Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi.Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 - Registration and 7:15 am - 9:00 am - Surrey City Hall-Council Chambers (13450-104 Avenue, Surrey BC)General Admission: $40 + taxThe Surrey Board of Trade is connecting the business community