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In 1961, Verna Hassall became the first female president of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, which was called the Cloverdale Board of Trade at the time. (Photo courtesy City of Surrey Archives.)

Chamber director researching his organization’s 72-year history in an effort to compile a list of past presidents

‘The Cloverdale Chamber is one of the oldest Chambers in the area:’ Wheatley

 

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Surrey Board of Trade calls on city hall to waive patio fees for restaurants, pubs

Council’s Safe Surrey Coalition majority rejected a motion to this end last summer

 

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

 

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White Rock’s most ordered food on Skip the Dishes was bread. (Skip The Dishes photo)

Delivery app releases data on White Rock’s favourite foods

Skip the Dishes says 33 per cent more restaurants joined the service this year

White Rock’s most ordered food on Skip the Dishes was bread. (Skip The Dishes photo)
A example of a Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

White Rock company aims to bring vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, include food bank donations

A example of a Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
Surrey Business Excellence award winners celebrate in 2015. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed this year’s event to an online-only gathering this evening, Thursday Nov. 5. (File photo)

Surrey’s Business Person of the Year to be revealed tonight

The Surrey Board of Trade will announce winners in eight award categories

Surrey Business Excellence award winners celebrate in 2015. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed this year’s event to an online-only gathering this evening, Thursday Nov. 5. (File photo)
Physical distancing in place at a South Surrey business. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Public’s adherence to COVID-19 orders key to small businesses’ survival: Chamber

South Surrey-White Rock Chamber, BIA call on residents, visitors to ‘do their part’

Physical distancing in place at a South Surrey business. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some Semiahmoo Peninsula restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.
Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)

Low profits, few customers in post-pandemic recovery says B.C. business survey

About 43 per cent of businesses say they think they will need government incentives to continue operating

Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)
Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Donors line up as Value Village thrift stores begin to reopen

Company expected a surge in contributions as outlets end COVID-19 shutdowns

Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce is set to host another virtual Town Hall. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 1. Pre-registration is required, but Chamber membership is not. (File photo)

South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce to host virtual Town Hall Friday

Zoom meeting to run from 10 a.m. to noon on May 1

  • Apr 30, 2020
The South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce is set to host another virtual Town Hall. The meeting is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 1. Pre-registration is required, but Chamber membership is not. (File photo)
Jake Yaciw (left) and Brandon Chreptyk (right) will soon be opening their second card game store in Cloverdale, at #101 5660 176a Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Cloverdale gamers to open second ‘House of Cards’ location

Card game duo want to create a community hub in their hometown of Cloverdale

Jake Yaciw (left) and Brandon Chreptyk (right) will soon be opening their second card game store in Cloverdale, at #101 5660 176a Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)