Surrey Board of Trade’s Anne Peterson Named to B.C.’s Poverty Reduction Forum

The BC Chamber of Commerce and the Surrey Board of Trade congratulate Anne Peterson on her appointment to the BC Government’s Advisory Forum on Poverty.

“We are pleased that Surrey’s business community will be represented on BC’s Poverty Forum. For years, the Surrey Board of Trade has been a leader in advocating and instigating change – asking for a provincial poverty reduction strategy – from a unique economic lens,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade

“It is welcome news to have a representative from BC’s small business community as a member of this important group. Anne understands how critical the issue of poverty is, and its impact on business and the community,” said Val Litwin, President & CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce.

“I look forward to working with the Minister and other Advisory Forum members as we develop British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction strategy. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with this group to create a strategy that is beneficial to those in need,” said Anne Peterson, Policy & Research Manager, Surrey Board of Trade.

The BC Chamber of Commerce is proud of its partnerships with local chambers and boards of trade. These partnerships highlight how an extensive network of business and community leaders can work together on issues such as poverty reduction.

About the Surrey Board of Trade

The Surrey Board of Trade is where business happens! They support business and attract business through economic opportunity, workforce development, international trade, government advocacy. They are a concierge of business connections, inspiring and instigate change, through their 6,000 member business contacts, representing close to 2,500 businesses and 60,000 employees.

About BC Chamber of Commerce

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