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On Tuesday, March 1st, the Surrey Board of Trade and the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce will host a Crime Breakfast, focusing on crime and safety issues for businesses in the Cloverdale area. The morning event will feature the following speakers:Speakers from the Surrey RCMP, City of Surrey and Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers will be

The 2nd Annual Agricultural Industry Reception takes place on March 2, 2016 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Cloverdale Campus. This year the reception is in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the BC Agriculture Council. This reception will focus on the unique needs of the Agricultural Industry in the

On Tuesday, March 8th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 7th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon, with Presenting Sponsor Vancity Savings Credit Union.  This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.

We will be joined by keynote speaker Christine Day, CEO of Luvo. Christine has been named Fortune Magazine’s top 5 International Most Powerful Women, Canada’s Top 100 Women, and named CEO of the Year, by Globe and Mail and Business in Vancouver.

The Surrey Board of Trade presented the 9th annual SBOT review of the Surrey Budget to Mayor Linda Hepner, Chair Tom Gill and Council at the Finance Committee meeting late last week at Surrey City Hall. The City’s Utilities Budget was released in November 2015 and the City’s Operations/Capital Budget was released in February 2016. Each year, as part of its mandate, the Surrey Board of Trade reviews public sector spending and, where appropriate, suggest ways to maximize productivity of the local economy and encourage growth in the private sector.

This morning the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the first Surrey Mayor’s Breakfast Series with Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and featured guest Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Infrastructure & Communities Minister, sponsored by Cascade Aerospace.

Business and community leaders filled the Council Chamber Theatre to hear the initiatives of Surrey City Hall and keynote speaker, Minister Sohi. In all more than two hundred people attended the inaugural event.  

On Tuesday, February 16th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, as he describes Surrey’s growing role in Canada’s global supply chain including our nation’s largest port. Against a backdrop of population and trade growth, he will explore opportunities for trade-enabling activity in Surrey, navigating a course towards

At today’s Surrey Board of Trade 2016 Economic Forecast Lunch, the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) launched their Youth Entrepreneurship and Advocacy Action Plan (YEAAP).

“One-third of Surrey’s population is under the age of 19. As a business organization we have a responsibility to support our youth in entrepreneurship activity. They are our future workers and entrepreneurs,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

The SBOT Youth Entrepreneurship and Advocacy Action Plan encompasses the following fundamentals:

The inaugural Surrey Board of Trade Mayor's Breakfast Series, featuring Canada's Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi.Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 - Registration and 7:15 am - 9:00 am - Surrey City Hall-Council Chambers (13450-104 Avenue, Surrey BC)General Admission: $40 + taxThe Surrey Board of Trade is connecting the business community

The Surrey Board of Trade is initiating an education and advocacy program in support of Mobility Pricing as the preferred option for funding future infrastructure and transit projects and calls for a coordinated regional tolling policy for all existing transportation infrastructure and all future transportation infrastructure.

“Coordinated regional planning for infrastructure and tolling policy is desperately needed to ensure that no area is unduly penalized by unequal tolling practices,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “The movement of goods and services will be severely impacted when business and commuters are driven to use the only non-tolled options because the alternative is too expensive for small business bottom lines and average family budgets.”     

The Vancouver Board of Trade is seeking approval for a name change this Friday at a Special General Meeting.

“We understand that the Vancouver Board of Trade is proposing to change its name under the Boards of Trade Act to incorporate the words “Greater Vancouver Board of Trade”.  As a large Board of Trade in the Greater Vancouver area, the Surrey Board of Trade is not in favour of this proposed change,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.