SINCE 1918, the Surrey Board of Trade has served Surrey’s business community. While the organization has evolved since the inaugural meeting to meet the changing needs of a growing and diverse city, the purpose has remained the same: to support the economic development of Surrey and advocate to government for the needs of Surrey’s businesses.
“I am honoured to have been involved with the Surrey Board of Trade for the past 25 years, and as its CEO now for 12 years,” Anita Huberman. “Even in that time, the city has changed and we have grown with it. As we reflect on the past 100 years, we see how much has been accomplished by previous board directors and staff. Our membership is now over 2,500 of some of the best entrepreneurs and business operators, representing 6,000 business contacts. I am proud to continue the tradition of serving their needs through innovative strategies.”
“We can never stop evolving to ensure our members and the community at large are forefront in our discussions at the board table,” said Board Chair Dr. Greg Thomas. “This will be a great year of further growth, advocacy, business and international development as we celebrate 100 years of accomplishments.”
Huberman and Thomas unveiled a new logo celebrating 100 years at the first signature event of 2018, the New Years Business Reception at the Surrey Board of Trade office on January 17. Over 300 business and community leaders were treated to music, refreshments, and member opportunities before applauding the logo unveiling and New Year’s toast to 2018 and to the next 100 years of the Surrey Board of Trade.
“We will be celebrating throughout the year with many surprises to be announced” said Huberman. “A growing city needs a thriving economy, driven by a robust business community. We will continue to put their needs first and advocate for action that will ensure their success now and going forward. We must work together to ensure we have the investments that we need in Surrey and through a strong Surrey Board of Trade that is a cohesive business group, we can make it happen!”
Upcoming events to look for:
* February 8 – 2018 Economic Forecast Lunch with Central 1 Credit Union Chief Economist, Helmut Pastrick
* March 8 – 9th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch featuring keynote Kim Campbell