Monthly archive for March 2021

The air transportation industry has been one of the hardest hit industry sectors during the pandemic. The impacts are evident in both business and leisure transportation flights.“The air transportation industry has received some support that is available to all businesses, however, it hasn’t received support that takes into consideration the specific nature of its

The United States and Canada have an interconnected, complex, and, at times, strained relationship. The last 4 years have shown how quickly communication can break down, and the economic toll such a break down can have. While there was hope that the next four to eight years will be amicable, the recent flurry of executive

Today, the BC Government has launched the Agritech Concierge to help agricultural and agri-tech businesses grow, diversify, access new markets and attract investment opportunities. The concierge will provide personalized service to businesses to attract investment capital, navigate government programs and connect with other levels of government. This concierge will help companies understand and navigate the

The Surrey Board of Trade was one of three finalists in the 2020 Premier’s Awards in the Partnership category for contributions to TogetherBC initiatives, indicated in a letter sent by the Honourable Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.“The Surrey Board of Trade, in the chamber of commerce/board of trade industry, has…

In May of 2020, cities across BC unveiled a unique policy to provide restaurants with the ability to temporarily use outdoor areas for customer seating.“We want as many restaurants as possible to participate in the City’s expanded patio program in 2021,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “But it has to be

Today is World Water Day, highlighting what water means to different people. Specifically, how water is important to your home, family, livelihood, cultural practices, and to businesses.“On World Water Day, the Surrey Board of Trade asks the Federal Government in coordination with the Provincial and Territorial Governments, to enact enabling policies that support the

The BC Government has invested an additional $30 million in their Launch Online Grant program.“The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing more customers online, giving businesses an opportunity to get online quickly or enhance their online presence to make sales,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “The Surrey Board of Trade partnered with Blue Meta to

The Surrey International Trade Centre, at the Surrey Board of Trade, will host the Consul General of Ireland Frank Flood and BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Bruce Ralston, at the digital Discover Trade and Investment meeting focused on business opportunities between Canada and Ireland, utilizing the Canadian European Trade Agreement.In addition,

The Surrey Board of Trade releases their latest Surrey Business Leadership Perspective on today’s Canada and BC Labour Force Survey.“The Surrey Board of Trade remains confident that BC is well-positioned fiscally, economically and public health-wise to survive any further adverse labour market impacts of this pandemic,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.“The