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Friday
Feb122016

Surrey Board of Trade Sees Progress for Light Rail Transit at Inaugural Mayor’s Breakfast Series

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.  

Minister Sohi’s visit to Surrey was timely in advance of the first Federal Liberal Party federal budget to be released in the coming months.

“I was pleased to hear that Minister Sohi is seriously considering infrastructure investments in Light Rail Transit,” said Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade.

“I am pleased to hear Minister Sohi's focus of working in close collaboration with municipalities,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “The infrastructure needs of Surrey and the region are well documented. Our regional priority projects will benefit the economy, the environment and our residents. I look forward to working with Minister Sohi as we move forward in this era of cooperation.” 

The Surrey Board of Trade will be hosting more events in the Mayor’s Breakfast Series where issues vital to Surrey's prosperity and quality of life will be presented and progressed. The purpose of the Mayor’s Breakfast Series is to continually engage businesses and provide ongoing updates and initiatives from Surrey City Hall.  The Mayor’s Breakfast Series is anticipated to be a popular event where guest speakers will include high-profile political, business and community leaders.

Friday
Feb122016

Surrey Board of Trade hosts Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver: How Surrey Contributes to Canada’s Largest Port

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 a sustainable future that addresses economic, environmental and community concerns at the local, regional, and national levels.

Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Location:
  Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St. Surrey)
Time:
  Lunch and Registration 11:30 am; Program 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Admission:
$40 + GST each (member) or $60+ GST each (non-member)
Presenting Sponsors: CN and Fraser Surrey Docks
Supporting Sponsor: Fortis BC

For further information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at anita@businessinsurrey.com or at 604.634.0342.

Thursday
Feb042016

SURREY BOARD OF TRADE LAUNCHES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ADVOCACY ACTION PLAN

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:

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Wednesday
Feb032016

Surrey Board of Trade Introduces the 1st Surrey Mayor's Breakfast Series, featuring Canadian Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi

The Surrey Board of Trade is connecting the business community to Surrey City Hall
Join Mayor Linda Hepner in this high-profile breakfast series where issues vital to Surrey's prosperity and quality of life are presented. The purpose of the Mayor’s Breakfast Series is to continually engage businesses and provide ongoing updates and initiatives from Surrey City Hall.
 The Mayor’s Breakfast Series is anticipated to be a popular event where guest speakers will include high-profile political, business and community leaders.

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