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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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On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Passenger Transportation Board approved the Uber and Lyft applications to operate in the Lower Mainland and Whistler.“The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with the approval of the Lyft and Uber applications to operate in the Lower Mainland,” said Anita Huberman CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon. This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.2020 Surrey Women in Business Awards Finalists are:Entrepreneur (Small Business)Katrina Amurao, Katrina Amurao Personal Real Estate Corporation

The Surrey Board of Trade and StartUp Surrey are presenting the first event Surrey Entrepreneur Morning Showcase of 2020, featuring Surrey’s distinguished business leaders in different industries and business sizes. The event takes place on Friday, January 31 at the Civic Hotel."Surrey has a vibrant entrepreneurship community," said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. "Join

On January 17, 2020, the BC Government stated that small businesses, non-profits, and arts and culture organizations paying high property taxes through their commercial leases will be able to get relief through interim business property tax relief legislation that is now under development. This is expected to provide municipalities with a tool to help with

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, February 6th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host its annual Economic Forecast Lunch. This year’s event will feature Pierre Cléroux, Vice President and Chief Economist of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).Join members of the Surrey Board of Trade, business and industry leaders as this year’s Chief Economist

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the City of Surrey sent a media release stating that the City will be working to compose bylaws to ban single-use plastic shopping bags for enactment by January 2021.“This is a vital step that all cities need to take in the fight against climate change,” said Anita Huberman, CEO,

Last year, the Surrey Board of Trade held one of their most popular Hot Topic Dialogues on Surrey’s public safety infrastructure. Now, with a Provincial Task Force in charge of the proposed Surrey police transition, Surrey’s business community will hear a progress update."Public safety infrastructure matters to business," said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board

The Surrey Board of Trade offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those impacted by the tragic crash of flight #PS752 that was headed from Tehran to Kyiv. Victims included those from Iranian, Canadian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, German and British backgrounds.Our membership is comprised of multicultural business owners with multicultural employees, who we…

The Surrey Board of Trade attended the City of Surrey open house on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 on the updated Development Cost Charges (DCCs) rates. These rates will be applied to various developments that occur in Surrey and will be used to fund public projects.Who pays DCCs?Development applicants who apply for subdivision approval