Monthly archive for January 2024

The Surrey Board of Trade, and their Surrey International Trade Centre, is leading a 10 person business delegation to Taipei, Taiwan to participate in the Smart City Summit and Expo between March 19 to 22, 2024. The event will feature B2B matchmaking sessions and innovative forums creating synergies and business opportunities. The Taipei Economic and

The Surrey Board of Trade has deep concerns over the recently announced cap on international student visas, for both public and private colleges, which could lead to potential negative economic repercussions. The Surrey Board of Trade is urging careful consideration of the proposed measures. In a letter addressed to Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and

The Surrey Board of Trade released the results of the 2024 Surrey Roads Survey, the eighth survey which asks businesses about their perspective on Surrey’s network of over 4,500 lane kilometers of roads, which is seeing an increasing number of commuter and commercial users. Over 900 business representatives responded to the survey.“We need planning

The City of Surrey's Finance Presentation today unveiled crucial information on utility rates, sparking concerns.“Understanding utility rates is vital for businesses to plan their operational costs,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). “However, we believe it's equally important for citizens to have ample time for input and

The Surrey Board of Trade welcomes the City of Surrey's proactive step towards establishing a thoughtful and regulated approach to cannabis retail within the community.“As the City invites public input through the Retail Cannabis Framework Survey, the Surrey Board of Trade supports a framework that is developed collaboratively with the cannabis industry and the

The Surrey Board of Trade expresses profound concern regarding the looming threat of a strike by the union representing approximately 180 transit supervisors that would shut down bus and SeaBus services, which will disrupt the lives of our business community and their workforce, who heavily rely on transit services each day.“The Surrey Board of

The Surrey Board of Trade sent out a survey to its members asking for their thoughts on the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan repayment requirements.“Initial responses show that our members who took out a CEBA loan during the pandemic indicated that the payback mechanism is negatively impacting their businesses,” said Anita Huberman, President

Today, the TransLink Mayors’ Council and its stakeholder partners including the Surrey Board of Trade, Hub Cycling, Simon Fraser Student Society and the AMS Student Society of UBC, launched a new Access for Everyone campaign calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide the needed funding to enhance transit in the Metro Vancouver.“The

Today, the Federal Government announced that the City of Surrey will receive $95 million from the Housing Accelerator Fund to expedite the development of 2,800 homes over the next three years.“Surrey is going to be the largest city in BC very soon, and most immigrants are coming to Surrey because it is an opportunity

CUPE Local 4500, which represents 180 transit workers, initiated job action on January 6th. They have begun refusing overtime and warn of delays, cancellations, and even more crowded buses.“The Surrey Board of Trade calls for a swift resolution to this job action which could compromise workers, business, and our economy,” said Jasroop Gosal, Policy