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Tuesday
Mar102015

INVITATION - Surrey Transportation Forums

The Surrey Board of Trade in cooperation with the City of Surrey and local Chambers of Commerce and BIA's are asking you and your staff to attend one of the Transportation Forums forums on the Congestion Plebiscite. It is free to attend for you and your team. Find out what's in the plan for transportation improvements in Surrey. The list of dates are:

Wednesday, March 11 from 4:00-5:30pm - Baron's Manor Pub (9568-192 Street)
Thursday, March 12 from 11:45am -1:30pm Neptune Restaurant (10153 King George Blvd) OR 4:00-6:00pm Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458-107 Avenue)
Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00-7:00pm Newton Senior's Centre (13775-70 Avenue)
Thursday, March 19 from 4:00-5:30pm Fraser Downs (17755-60 Avenue)
Monday, March 23 from 4:00-5:30pm - Fleetwood Library (15996-84 Avenue)
Wednesday, March 25 from 4:30-5:30pm - Rotary Fieldhouse (2197-148 Street)


Surrey City staff and representatives from the Mayor’s Council and Better Transportation and Transit Coalition will be on hand to discuss the issues and answer questions. We had a good turnout at the first Town Hall at the Surrey Board of Trade Conference Room on March 9th. More promotional details are HERE.

Please call the Surrey Board of Trade office to register at 604-581-7130 or at info@businessinsurrey.com

Monday
Mar092015

Surrey RCMP and partners support Fraud Prevention Month

Throughout the month of March, the Surrey RCMP joins organizations and individuals across the country in promoting Fraud Prevention Month and bringing awareness to the top scams currently being committed by criminals.

By sharing information and resources on fraud, the Surrey RCMP hopes that residents will be better prepared to spot the swindle before it’s too late. The best way to put a stop to these crimes is to recognize it and report it.

The Surrey RCMP’s Economic Crime Unit is responsible for investigating fraud related files involving prolific offenders. These are generally complex investigations involving multiple agencies and jurisdictions. Recently, the unit investigated two separate files involving so called pyramid schemes that originated in the workplace. These types of frauds almost always involve some form of buy in, sometimes with products being purchased, where you must recruit others in order to ‘move up’ the pyramid. These scams leave a significant trail of victims behind and even greater financial losses.

“Victims of fraud come from all walks of life,” says Surrey RCMP Economic Crime Unit Corporal Stephen Jardine. “The one underlying common theme is the mistaken belief of the victim that it couldn’t happen to them. Many times people know something doesn’t sound right but can’t help it and get too caught up in the hype.”

Officers with the Economic Crime Unit work closely with a number of partner agencies and will be presenting at various fraud awareness events throughout the month. One of these is the Surrey Board of Trade's Business Fraud Awareness Dialogue Lunch on March 24th.

“In today’s world, businesses must educate themselves on all areas fraud prevention in order to protect against unnecessary financial hardship,” says Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman. “Working with partners in law enforcement like the Surrey RCMP helps bring awareness to an issue that affects businesses of all size and scope.”

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Thursday
Mar052015

2015 Surrey Women in Business Winners Announced

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the 6th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch, with Presenting Sponsor Vancity credit union. The sold-out event recognized the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to Surrey. 
 
"Women are contributing more than ever to B.C.'s economy, but many still face barriers," said Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO of Vancity. "These awards, which recognize the hard work of Surrey's businesswomen and their contributions to the community, can help inspire women and men of all ages to make meaningful changes when it comes to supporting women in business and leadership."
 
Master of Ceremonies Steve Darling of Global BC led the afternoon’s program and kept guests laughing.  Keynote Speaker Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and MP for Papineau, Quebec spoke about the value of supporting female entrepreneurship and leadership as significant economic contributors to Surrey and to our nation. And the audience heard that there are 821,000 self-employed women, contributing $18 billion to Canada’s economy.
 
Excitement was contagious throughout the room as winners were announced in four categories.
 
The winners are:

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Tuesday
Feb242015

Surrey International Trade Awards Nominations Now Open

 Surrey can be proud of its record of import and export achievements. The Surrey Board of Trade International Trade Awards provide recognition for this success, raise awareness of the vital contribution imports and exports make to B.C.’s economy, and act as a catalyst for companies to reach even higher levels of excellence.

Nominations are now being accepted in the following two categories:
1. Small Business – Under $15 Million Revenue
and
Large Business – Over $15 Million Revenue.
2.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 10, 2015, by 5:00pm. Nomination forms and more information can be found at http://www.businessinsurrey.com/surrey-international-awards/

Entrants can range from sole traders to large manufacturing organizations, and cover all sectors of Surrey’s diverse business landscape. The majority of business activities must be conducted in Surrey and/or the applicant must be a member of the Surrey Board of Trade. The goal is to recognize outstanding international trade achievement in Surrey. Applicants can be an import or export company, or both an import and export company.

The Surrey Board of Trade will be presenting the 7th International Trade Awards at a reception held on May 7, 2015.

The International Trade Awards Reception will feature an International Trade Show, keynote speakers, delicious appetizers and networking with Consulate Offices, Business Leaders and Government Representatives.