PRESIDENT’S REPORT – September 2018
The Chamber is Ready for the Fall
Thank you to everyone that has attended the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce events over the summer, we are ready to kick off the fall with a line up of education opportunities, networking events and workshops to help you evolve your business.
First up in September is our 87th Annual General Meeting, taking place on Tuesday September 18th, 2018 at Cascades Casino. Join us as we elect our incoming Board of Directors and thank those that have recently served on the Board. As nominations for the Board have closed we will not be accepting nominations from the floor of the AGM.
Our upcoming Lunch & Learn schedule covers topics such as creating a WOW customer experience and creating impact through your health. Our U40 Lunch & Learn series continues, featuring Megan Parker in September and our October U40 Networking Social will be hosted by Oak & Thorne.
If you are currently on a board of directors for one of the many Langley non-profits, consider attending the upcoming Non-Profit Board Leadership Training taking place on September 28th. These and many other valuable workshops will be offered over the next year.
The Greater Langley Chamber is very pleased with the recent Federal Government announcement of a plan to cut credit card fees for merchants. This is a policy that we brought forward 5 years ago at the BC and Canadian Chamber AGM’s. This is a major win for Small Business, but more work will still need to be done to make sure that they are kept fair and equitable.
As with all election cycles the Greater Langley Chamber will be providing opportunities for our membership to ask questions of the candidates and become informed voters. Nominations for Municipal Elections close on September 14th and we will be rolling out our election information after that date. Watch our social media feeds and your email for invitations to these upcoming events.
Members of our Board and Staff will be heading to Thunder Bay, Ontario this month to participate in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, where we will be putting forward 2 policies and working with our Chamber Network across Canada to reduce red tape and make sure that economy can grow and thrive. We look forward to announcing those policy successes upon our return.
For details on any of our upcoming events or programs please contact our office at 604-371-3770 or www.langleychamber.com.
Jack Nicholson, President