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Newton Crime Reduction Breakfast

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014


1. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts

2. Chief Superintendent of the Surrey RCMP, Bill Fordy

3. Representatives from the Surrey RCMP, Surrey Crime Prevention Society, and Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers.  

Purpose:  To hear from businesses on issues as they relate to crime and their business. The Surrey Board of Trade has brought business, government and the RCMP together in a collaborative, respectful way to focus on crime reduction solutions.

Time: Registration and breakfast: 7:45am
Program: 8:00-9:30a.m.
The Greek Corner (#123 – 7218 King George Blvd.)
Admission: Free!
Presenting Sponsor:  Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security
Breakfast is sponsored by Value Property Group!
For more information, please call:

Anita Patil Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
#101-14439-104 Avenue, Surrey BC V3R 1M1 CANADA
604-634-0342-Cell: 604-340-3899-Fax: 604-588-7549-Toll Free: 1-866-848-7130


Colin Hansen to speak at Fraser River Economic Lunch - October 16

Details: Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Surrey (15269-104 Avenue). Admission is Free

During the Summer, 13 Chamber of Commerce and Boards of Trade in the Lower Mainland released a report titled, ‘The Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River’ highlighting the national economic significance of the Fraser River, and threats to future growth. The Lower Fraser River is a vitally important resource for not just the Lower Mainland and British Columbia but Canada as a whole. Port activity on the Lower Fraser rivals Canadian traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Port Metro Vancouver as a whole is the largest port in Canada and the largest port by export tonnage in all of North America.

This lunch will bring greater awareness and attention to the major risks facing the sustainability and prosperity of the Lower Fraser River plus reveal the details on our Federal Government Advocacy and economic development opportunities.

Moderated by: Stephen Bruyneel, Chair, Fraser River Discovery Centre

Keynote Speaker: Colin Hansen, Chair, Fraser Basin Council


Jeff Scott, Fraser Surrey Docks

Tom Corsie, Port Metro Vancouver

Matt Pitcairn, Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Dave Park, Economist

This event is being organized by the Surrey Board of Trade and New Westminster Chamber of Commerce on behalf of:
Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Burnaby Board of Trade, Langley Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Board of Trade, Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Mission Chamber of Commerce, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Hope Chamber of Commerce, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, Delta Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by: Port Metro Vancouver and Fraser Surrey Docks


Anita Huberman
CEO, Surrey Board of Trade


Surrey scores a C in landmark study



SURREY, BC (October 7, 2014) --- SurreyCares, in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade, released the results of Surrey’s first Vital Signs study this morning. The report investigated updated statistical data as well as public opinion on issues ranging from crime to the economy.

“This reports gives the laser-like focus needed to create a more vibrant, livable city,” states Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade.

“We were surprised by some of the things we learned,” states Jeff Hector, president of SurreyCares. “The study reveals that residents have an honest, community-driven pride and a deep interest in where we are going.”

The report includes the results of a public opinion survey where residents assigned ‘grades’ on eleven areas that measure quality of life. Overall, the community scored C, or ‘Average’, on its first report card. The areas rating the greatest interest of residents are:


Safety........................... D+

Arts and Culture.............. C

Environment.................. C

Economy & Work............ C

Getting Around............... D+

For each of the areas, the report includes current, Surrey-specific facts as well as elements to celebrate and improve.

“We urge local groups, charities, and governments to commit their community-improvement activities to the area’s that residents have highlighted in this report,” adds Hector. SurreyCares and the Surrey Board of Trade are vowing to refer to the report when directing their future activities.

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Surrey Mayoral and Councillor Debates - Surrey Board of Trade

The Surrey Board of Trade is asking business leaders, their staff, and the community to meet Surrey Mayor and Council Candidates in advance of the November 15th, 2014 election. Two free sessions will take place.
Councillor All Candidates Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, October 29th
Time: Registration - 5:30pm; Panel session - 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey)
Admission: Free - advance registration is requested.
Co-hosted with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Mayoral All Candidates Lunch
Date: Tuesday, November 4th
Time: Registration - 11:30am; Panel session - 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey)
Admission: Free - advance registration is required.
Co-hosted with the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce.
To register for these two important events, please go online to or call 604-581-7130.