PRESIDENT’S REPORT – August 2018
The Opportunities are Endless to Showcase You and Your Business with the Langley Chamber this Summer and Fall
Summer is finally in full swing, but we are still working hard at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Mark your calendar for August 21st and join us for our August Dinner Meeting at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre where they will be featuring a delicious summer BBQ menu!
If you are involved in a non-profit as a staff member, volunteer or a member of a board, you may be interested in our upcoming Non-Profit Training Workshops coming in September and November. Also, the Langley Chamber U40 Leaders of Tomorrow will be hosting several events this fall including our upcoming networking event at Vista D’oro Farm and Winery. For these and all of our upcoming events and educational opportunities, please check our website (www.langleychamber.com) or call our office at 604-371-3770.
We still have a few sponsorship opportunities available for the Business Excellence Awards. This is an excellent way to promote your business or organization directly to our members and the Langley business community. The Business Excellence Awards is an evening of celebration of business in our community with 350+ attendees and is one of our “must attend” events of the year.
Reminder that you don’t have to be a member to nominate and you don’t have to nominate a member business. This event is about ALL businesses in the Langley area. Nominations are now being accepted for the 11 different categories; please go to our website directly to send in your nominations today! www.langleychamber.com.
No other business organization works as intensely as we do in government affairs and attempting to reduce red tape. We heavily engage in issues affecting our members, our community and our province. From participating in the discussions at the Canadian Chamber regarding NAFTA and CETA, working to provide our members with information and education on exporting and US/Canada relations and keeping you apprised of issues from the Provincial and Municipal Governments. We are always available when business needs a champ!
Over the coming 2 months we will be preparing to keep you informed about the upcoming Municipal Elections and we will provide you with opportunities to get to know the candidates. Remember it is “Your Vote, Your Voice”.
Nominations for the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be open in August. We are seeking a few great volunteers to be leaders on our Board. For details, or to ask if this might be a great opportunity for you to get involved, please contact our Executive Director, Colleen Clark.
We will also be seeking volunteers for our Chamber Committees in October. We will be launching some new programs and services at the AGM Dinner Meeting on September 18th so make sure that you are registered and watch your Chamber Emails for more updates.
In September, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will be participating in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM. This AGM is our opportunity to have our voice and yours heard at the Federal level. Watch for information about policy updates.
Jack Nicholson, President