PRESIDENT’S REPORT – April 2018
Thank you to everyone that attended our March Dinner and thank you to our Leadership panel for the great Q&A. Mark your calendar for our April Dinner meeting on April 17th, where we will be hosting a guest speaker on Cyber Security and how you can avoid falling victim to it.
We are hosting Networking Open Houses in April, May and June. These are excellent opportunities for Langley businesses to get to know the Chamber and their fellow business owners. Meet some of our Board members and Staff team, find out what the Chamber has to offer your business as far as tangible benefits, and learn more about how our advocacy affects your business.
In preparation for the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM being held in May in Kamloops, we have been working with other Chambers throughout the province on resolutions to present for debate and vote on at the policy sessions:
- Protecting the National Economy by Managing the Lower Fraser River
- Continuum of Affordable Housing for Workers
- Property Transfer Tax
- Collection of Duty and Taxes at the Canadian Border
- Avoiding Undue Impacts of the Employer Health Tax
- Promoting Innovation in Regional Solid Waste
- Clean Technology & the Renewable, Sustainable Energy Sector in BC
- Enhanced push for Mobile Business Licensing
- Online Municipal Voting
We will keep you informed moving forward on these and many other issues that will come from the BC Chamber AGM.
The Greater Langley Chamber offers its congratulations to our Powerful Women in Business Speaker, Janet Austin, on her appointment as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of BC. Janet has dedicated her career to championing important issues such as women’s equality. During her time as the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Chair, she emphasized collaboration between community organizations and non-profits across all industries and sectors. We know that this kind of vision is what she will bring to the role of Lieutenant Governor.
The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made of up business and professional individuals who set the program of work and direction for our organization. As this Board of Directors term of office closes in September, the Nominating Committee will be seeking interested individuals who wish to put their name forward to serve. If you wish to consider volunteering and would like more information on the nomination criteria and time commitment, please contact Executive Director, Colleen Clark, at the Chamber Office: 604-371-3770 or email@example.com.
Jack Nicholson, President