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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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Surrey Board of Trade Says New Federal Budget Is an Investment Budget  — Good for National and Local Economic Infrastructure StimulusThe Surrey Board of Trade congratulates the new Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on tabling the first Federal Liberal Budget.“The Surrey Board of Trade wanted to see infrastructure spending, small business tax breaks,

What will be in the Federal Budget 2016? Infrastructure spending, small business tax breaks, climate action, housing — this will be a stimulus budget incurring deficits to address a variety of needs highlighted in the Fall election Liberal platform.The Surrey Board of Trade will be hosting an intimate lunch with business and community leaders

On Thursday, April 14, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, in his annual luncheon address.Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy will provide an update on public safety initiatives in Surrey, his plans for Surrey under his leadership of the Surrey RCMP and the relationship

At the 2016 Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch this week, the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) launched their Women in Business Entrepreneurship Service Initiative.

Services, programming and capital for women entrepreneurs, developed through collaborative partnerships, will be funneled through the SBOT’s Business Centre. The four core areas for female business owners will be: Funding, Growth, Mentorship, and Leadership — and guided by the newly created SBOT Women in Business Team.

The Surrey Board of Trade will host the Leadership Surrey Dialogue Series focused on the Economics of Industrial Lands on Friday, March 11 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778-152 Street) from 7:30am to 9:30am.Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore and Acting Surrey Mayor Vera LeFranc will present joined by Minister Peter Fassbender on his overview of

The Surrey Board of Trade calls for the current Inter-Municipal Business Licence (IMBL) program boundaries to be extended to encompass the entire Lower Mainland. The request was made to Surrey City Council last night on March 7, 2016 as members surveyed indicated a strong support to merge the existing programs into one.

“The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) applauds Minister Oakes for undertaking the worthy and necessary initiative to reduce red tape in the BC Government,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “ We welcome the release of the Red Tape Engagement Report and encourage Minister Oakes to make Red Tape Reduction an ongoing review process to ensure BC retains our competitive edge for business attraction and retention.”

The Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.  Potential recipients are business and community minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community related project in/for Surrey.

Nomination Deadline:  Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Award Criteria:

  • Must be working on/worked on a business or community project in Surrey (including students) and/or;
  • Must be working in the Surrey business community and/or;
  • Must be contributing/have recently contributed to a business or community related project in Surrey and;
  • Must be 25 years of age or younger prior to May 26, 2016.

Click here for the nomination form.

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with the recent Surrey Council Report indicating funding growth for Surrey’s cultural grant program. The budget allocation for 2016 increased from $200,000 to $300,000.

2016 saw a 76% increase in Expression of Interest (EOI) letters from cultural groups. In 2015 only 57 EOI’s were received in 2015, with 81 being received for 2016.