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  • Presidents Report

  • August 2019 

    Getting ready for a Busy Fall Business Season!

    It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through summer and after a quiet July we are back to busy at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce!

    Join us on August 20th as we host our Annual Summer Dinner meeting at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre, sponsored by BMW Langley with our guest speakers from Creative BC, the provincial organization that supports the growth and development of the province’s creative economy. These industries include Motion Picture, Interactive + Digital Media, Music, Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing just to name a few. Registration closes on August 16th, so book your seat soon.

    The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will be turning 88 this year, as such we will be hosting our AGM on September 17th.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Board of Directors, nomination information is up on our website. If you have any questions regarding the commitment of being a Board Member, please contact CEO Colleen Clark. Deadline for submissions is August 30th.

    Coming up in early September is our Annual Women’s Event, we invite you to lunch at Cascades Casino Resort on Thursday September 5th to hear motivational speaker Darci Lang. We are also excited to host our 23rd Annual Business Excellence Awards on Thursday October 24th.  Nominations are now open for the 11 award categories, consider nominating your favorite business or not for profit today. This is one of our “must attend” events of the year, tickets are now on sale and some sponsorship opportunities are still available.

    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. The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will be attending the Canadian Chamber AGM and Conference in St John, New Brunswick later in September, working on policies to assist in reducing red tape and costs to business.

    Right after our federal policy debates it will be time to address the Federal Election in October. The Chamber will be hosting 2 All Candidates forums on September 30th and October 1st. Please check our website for further details. If you are a candidate please contact our CEO at colleen@langleychamber.com to register your attendance at these events.

    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

    We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

    Jack Nicholson, President