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Stay up to date with the latest developments at the Surrey Board of Trade. Read our latest news releases below. The latest issue of our Surrey Business News publication as well as an archive of past issues is also available for reading online.

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The BC Government reduced the annual renewal fees for commercial operators who hold a Passenger Directed Vehicle Authorization for taxi and limousine operators. The fees were reduced from $100 per vehicle with no overall fee cap to $50 per vehicle with a fee cap of $5,000.“This relief is welcomed by our taxi industry members,”

The Surrey Board of Trade appreciates the Premier's consideration of our advocacy to support business by extending the temporary layoff period to 24 weeks, expiring August 30, 2020.“The business community is afforded more flexibility and certainty with this extension,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “In times such as these, excessive

The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with MNP, will be hosting Canada’s first Economic Recovery Summit on June 25 and June 26.The Surrey Economic Recovery Summit will focus on Surrey’s diverse industry base – Creative Arts & Culture, Transportation & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Education, Technology, Health, Service – to ensure that we are focused

Businesses Province-Wide Call on Labour Minister to Urgently Act to Avoid More Employee Terminations and Forced Small Business BankruptciesAT ISSUE: The potential for bankruptcy and insolvency for thousands of small and medium sized businesses and not-for-profits as they are forced to pay out severance costs due to unforeseen circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with MNP, will be hosting Canada’s first Economic Recovery Summit on June 25 and June 26, with BC Premier John Horgan.The Surrey Economic Recovery Summit will focus on Surrey’s diverse industry base – Creative Arts & Culture, Transportation & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Education, Technology, Health, Service - to

Thank you for your continued support of the Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey’s city-building business organization. I want you to know that with our continued participation as 1 of 9 organizations that forms the Premier’s Economic Recovery Task Force, we offer a unique benefit of resources/knowledge/connection s to help your business and organization during the

The City of Surrey is facing a financial shortfall of over $40 million dollars. The City has made some significant decisions to reduce this expected shortfall – but the Surrey Board of Trade says the shortfall could be greater than originally anticipated.The Surrey Board of Trade has continually asked the City of Surrey to

Surrey, BC: Business organizations in Surrey and White Rock, comprising the Surrey Economic Recovery Task Force, are echoing a call to action urging city council to reconsider costs associated with the Parking to Patio Program, to support local businesses facing dire economic circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The coalition, which includes every major business

Today, the BC Government announced that Surrey will have additional school infrastructure investments.“The Surrey Board of Trade, who has been an ongoing advocate for needed school investments in Surrey, thanks the BC Government for investing in a new 655-seat elementary school in Sunnyside Heights, a 195-seat addition at White Rock Elementary, and a 190-seat