PRESIDENT’S REPORT –
On August 15th, our August Dinner Meeting will feature Guest Speaker Joshua Krenus, President and CEO of Alteri Insurance; Joshua has an incredible story to tell and has a myriad of accomplishments for such a young entrepreneur. Cascades Casino Coast Hotel has put together an exciting summer BBQ menu for this fun summer event. This Dinner is also being hosted by our U40 Leaders of Tomorrow; join us to hear about the exciting changes and upcoming opportunities coming from the U40 Committee.
Summer is finally in full swing, but we are still working hard at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Working hard to finish the details of our upcoming Powerful Women in Business Event, Business Excellence Awards and organizing several special education sessions, which will be of a benefit to you and your employees.
We still have some sponsorship opportunities available for various events; this is a great way to promote your business or organization directly to our members and the Langley business community. The Business Excellence awards alone has over 400+ 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, attending the BC Chamber event #TradeTalks, and working to provide our members with information and education on exporting and US/Canada relations. We are always available when Business needs a Champ!
With the election of a new Provincial Government, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will be working hard to make sure that government hears the Business communities concerns and while working with our partners in the Lower Mainland and at the BC Chamber we will continue as the Voice of Business!
Your new 2017/18 Board of Directors will be reviewing our Strategic Plan as we move into the final year of this plan, making sure that it is relevant to what is happening in Langley now. We are all looking forward to board training and implementation of our 2017/18 work plan, which will take us through to our AGM next September.
We will be seeking volunteers for our Chamber Committees in September as well as launching some new programs and services at the September Dinner Meeting, so make sure that you are registered and watch your Chamber Emails for more updates.
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future – John F. Kennedy