Monthly archive for April 2021 Help Non-Profits, Small Organizations & Boards of Trade/Chambers of CommerceThe Surrey Board of Trade, BC Chamber of Commerce, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce wrote a joint letter to BC’s Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, David Eby, on the administrative red tape the revised BC Lobbying

Today, the BC Government announced the opening of a strategic investment fund called InBC. Budget 2021 allocated $500,000,000 to the program to disperse to businesses.InBC would act as a mechanism to invest in high-growth potential firms, growing and anchoring talent, intellectual property, innovation, investment and jobs in BC to drive economic growth in every

Tony Singh, Founder and President of Fruiticana in Surrey, delivered close to 23,000 pounds of food in 2 ten-tonne trucks, to the Surrey Food Bank, on April 26.“Fruiticana will deliver more food in the coming days and garner additional support from their suppliers to participate this year and in the years to come because…

SURREY BOARD OF TRADE STATEMENT ON BC BUDGET 2021-Commitment to Surrey Hospital, trade and industry development, strategic investment fund for economic growth; no specific mention of SkyTrain from Surrey-Langley or comprehensive BC tax reformBC FINANCE MINISTER TO DELIVER DIGITAL POST-BUDGET ADDRESS TO SURREY’S BUSINESS COMMUNITYApril 22 from 4:20pm to 5:20pmREGISTER SURREY

While the choice to get vaccinated is ultimately up to individuals, the ‘SAY YES TO VACCINATION’ Campaign is an encouragement campaign to equip businesses to play their part to get Surrey and surrounding communities to herd immunity.“The focus is to encourage Surrey residents and workers to get vaccinated as it is the only solution

Surrey Board of Trade Says 2021 Federal Budget Presentation Delivered Support for Business, Housing, Transit, Women and Youth but Lacked Detail on Debt Reduction, Tax Reform, Pharmacare and International StrategyBusinesses need to reduce their costs, need skilled talent to drive innovation and need to maximize the potential of trade deals. Today’s Federal Budget, the

On December 17, 2020, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan ordered all salmon farms in the Discovery Islands removed by June 30, 2022 and that those farms not be re-stocked starting immediately.If the decision is left unaltered it will shut down more than 24% of BC’s farmed salmon production, resulting

The Province is moving forward with vital measures to combat stigma and turn the tide on the overdose crisis.To address stigma, BC will officially request a federal exemption from Health Canada to decriminalize personal possession of drugs in the province, removing the shame that often prevents people from reaching out for life-saving help.“COVID-19

The Surrey Board of Trade is disappointed that the City of Surrey’s recent decision to pull out of the Metro Vancouver Regional Prosperity Service, a regional economic development organization, made without consultation with commercial and residential taxpayers and other organizations affected by this decision. As a result of this decision, Surrey will no longer be