President's Message - September 2020
September is shaping up to be extremely busy at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
I would like to extend a sincere thanks to the many businesses and organizations that continue to support our Annual networking Golf Tournament. The fact that so many sponsors stayed with the event supporting the GLCC during the COVID-19 global pandemic speaks volumes. We cannot thank you enough for your support during these uncertain times. Small businesses have been hit hard so we especially appreciate the support of our Members as we continue to navigate the unknown together.
It is with great pleasure that the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce announces that nominations are now open for our 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards. We have changed up this year’s event to reflect the current pandemic situation. Please consider nominating your favorite business, tell us the great stories of support for our community that have taken place over the past year and celebrate the best that Langley has to offer.
Join us on September 15th for our 89th Annual General Meeting featuring Keynote speaker Frank Supovitz, President & Chief Experience Officer of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment and former Senior Vice President of Events for the NFL. Frank will share his experiences regarding “What to do when things go wrong”. Thanks to three decades of managing high-profile challenges while serving as the Senior Executive in charge of events for the NFL, the NHL and Radio City Music Hall, Supovitz has identified the Ten Mega-Truths of Crisis Management, which provide the framework and valuable takeaways for this entertaining and informative multi-media presentation. This is in addition to the Election of Directors, presentation of our 2019 Financial statements and a short year in review. We look forward to seeing you there.
The GLCC team has been hard at work the past few months making sure that our business community has access to the resources they need to succeed. We want to thank our team for their guidance and support through this pandemic. One of the new services they have implemented is the GLCC Blog which includes all of the various programs, services and other information that you see on our social media channels. An amazing amount of resources can be found there and if you have any questions about them, our team is always willing to assist.
Our office is open but we do ask you to please make an appointment to provide a safe space for all. New office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm but we are closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm daily for lunch.
Stay informed, stay safe and we look forward to working with you soon.