PRESIDENT’S REPORT – June 2018
Last week, Past President, Scott Johnston, Executive Director, Colleen Clark, and myself, had the pleasure of attending the BC Chamber AGM in Kamloops where we introduced 11 policy resolutions at the AGM policy sessions. We are very proud to say that all 11 have passed and they are now available on our website for more details. This process is one step in our process for initiating change for business. With the support of the BC Chamber network we can now lobby the provincial and federal government on these, and 43 other issues, to assist in reducing red tape and making it easier for business to succeed.
This past week the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce also issued press releases on the following topics: Proportional Representation Referendum, Minimum Wage Increases and, in conjunction with the Canadian Chamber, information on their new report, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulator Competitiveness. This report calls on governments to modernize their regulatory frameworks and give businesses in Canada room to thrive. For more information or to read the press releases, go to www.langleychamber.com or contact our Executive Director, Colleen Clark, at 603-371-3770.
On June 19th, join us for an evening with the CEO of TransLink, Kevin Desmond, as he gives us an update on the plans for LRT in Surrey, increases to B Trains in Langley and, of course, mobility pricing.
Our Chamber is hosting our final Community Networking Open House of the season in Aldergrove. Come out and meet several of our Board members and the new Board of the Aldergrove Business Association at Bob's Bar n' Grill on June 14th.
Would you like to have a voice and an opportunity to make a difference on key issues that impact your business and community? If yes, please join the BC Chamber MindReader platform. This cloud-based platform will assist us and the BC Chamber in knowing what is on BC’s mind, as well as strengthening the power of our network. You can access the platform directly from the Greater Langley Chamber website at www.langleychamber.com.
As of May, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is now one of three Chambers in BC that are partnering with BizBiz Share. This online collaborative platform is a tool that allows companies to collaborate and work together to optimize the efficiency of their resources and under used assets. This resource is now part of your Greater Langley Chamber membership!
I would like to remind our members that our 87th Annual General Meeting will take place in September this year. Board nomination information will be available from our Executive Director, Colleen Clark, in July. I look forward to welcoming our new Board members and working with them on our 2019-22 Strategic Plan!
Jack Nicholson, President