President's Message - November 2019
The 23rd annual Business Excellence Awards was a great way to culminate our celebration of Small Business Month. The evening provided an opportunity to recognize 50+ outstanding businesses, people and organizations in our community. This is the Chamber’s premier event that is made possible through the generous support of our many sponsors. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support and our hardworking team for a fantastic evening. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
On behalf of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce I would like to congratulate our new MP’s: Tako van Popta, Langley-Aldergrove and Tamara Jansen, Cloverdale-Langley City. We look forward to working with them to ensure that Canada remains competitive and that Canadian businesses continue to grow and thrive. I would also like to thank the candidates that put their names forward to serve in our local ridings. Now, the real work begins as we role up our sleeves and make sure that the business communities voice is heard in Ottawa.
We have a two upcoming “member only” events happening in November: a roundtable discussion with several Members of the BC Opposition party and an education session from our local RCMP detachment on how to positively deal with the issue of homelessness. We invite you to attend these and the many other educational opportunities that we provide to you, our members.
Join us on Tuesday November 19th, 2019 as we present guest speaker Dave Mann, President and Founder of Isle of Mann Property Group, as he discusses corporate and individual philanthropy and involving employees in giving back. This coincides with “GivingTuesday” so wear red to this meeting in support of this great movement. We look forward to seeing you at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre for our November Dinner Meeting.
Since 1980, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce has offered the HD Stafford Good Citizen of the Year Award to a deserving resident of the Langley area to thank them and recognize their outstanding contribution to the community. This award honours an individual who contributes towards bringing together education, business, and citizens to make a difference in the community. The award is dedicated to the memory of the late Harold Stafford who epitomized what a good citizen should be. Mr. Stafford dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort and worked relentlessly on new initiatives to make Langley a better place to live and conduct business. Nominations for the 2019 HD Stafford Good Citizen of the Year Award are now open; please go to our website to download a nomination form. We will be announcing this year’s recipient at our December 10th Christmas Dinner Meeting.