Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman

Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman

Huberman named Top 40 under 40 winner

The Business in Vancouver newspaper award cites the changes she's made since SBOT CEO

Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman has been named a one of the top 40 influential people under 40 years old.

The 2011 Top 40 under 40 winners were announced by Business in Vancouver newspaper on Dec. 13, honouring top achievers under 40 years old.

Huberman was recognized for her role in the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) of the province’s second most populous city.

As CEO of the lobby group, Huberman oversees 400 volunteers and a budget of nearly $1 million.

She has been an SBOT employee since she graduated from SFU with a bachelor of arts and communications in 1996.

After becoming CEO in 2007, Huberman has created new awards programs such as the Surrey Women in Business Awards.

She also spearheaded the SBOT’s first trade mission to a foreign country when she joined 80 business people on a trip to China in 2007.

She undertook a similar mission to India this year.

That trip facilitated seven memorandums of understanding to be signed so far. She is planning a trade mission next year to Brazil.

“The solid international trade portfolio has been one of my greatest accomplishments,” she said in a release. “I also helped build an international trade centre. I went to consulate offices and created relationships that no one has had in the board of trade and chamber industry in B.C. Those relationships resulted in a formal letter of understanding to partner together in different trade opportunities.”

While Huberman has been at the SBOT helm, the board of trade has grown from 1,200 members to 1,500. She has also embarked on programs to make those members more active.

For example, she transformed government advocacy from being a single team covering all issues to having seven separate teams that include 400 volunteers.

Outside of work she is a director of the Surrey Foundation, which raises money to give to not-for-profit organizations.

@diakiw

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Surrey school district is partnering with Fraser Health and BC Children’s Hospital to provide COVID-19 mouth rinse and gargle sample collection kits for schools. (PHSA screenshot)
COVID-19 mouth rinse/gargle sample collection kits coming to Surrey schools

Partnership between district, Fraser Health and BC Children’s Hospital starts May 6

Surrey has seen a steady downfall in construction jobs since since September because of the pandemic, a Surrey Board of Trade report indicates. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey has recovered 33K jobs that were lost to pandemic

This is according to Surrey Board of Trade’s latest labour market ‘intelligence report’

One of Surrey’s eight outdoor pools. (Photo: discoversurreybc.com)
Three of Surrey’s outdoor pools will open May 17 for free swims, others to follow

Public swim times will be in 45-minute blocks ‘to ensure access for all’

Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Youth counselling services expand to Surrey Memorial and other hospitals with $1.35M grant

Dan’s Legacy Foundation to provide free mental health, substance-use outreach

Protesters attempt to stop clear-cutting of old-growth trees in Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew. (Will O���Connell photo)
VIDEO: Workers, activists clash at site of Vancouver Island logging operation

Forest license holders asking for independent investigation into incident

Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)
B.C.-wide #DayOfMusic to feature 100-plus free virtual concerts May 15

‘Our colleagues across the province have figured out new ways to perform and connect,’ VSO boss says

Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)
2 passengers in Canada fined thousands for faking pre-flight COVID-19 tests

The government issued a warning Thursday to others thinking of doing the same – do it and you’ll be ordered to pay

(File)
With revenge porn on the rise in 2021, B.C. seeks feedback for new legislation

New legislation could help victims take down images and receive compensation

(Kamloops This Week file photo)
Federal police unit takes over probe of B.C. regional district’s spending

Financial Integrity Sensitive Investigations Unit is now reviewing the case

A black bear made a visit to downtown Vancouver Tuesday, May 4. The animal was spotted on train tracks in Gastown shortly after at 2:30 p.m. (Twitter/Craig Minielly)
VIDEO: Black bear spotted meandering around downtown Vancouver

The bear was reportedly tranquilized by conservation officers Tuesday afternoon

Flow Academy is located at 1511 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Interior Health locks out Kelowna martial arts gym following COVID violations

Actions were taken after all other steps to gain compliance were exhausted, says health authority

FILE – A plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Grocery store workers now eligible for COVID vaccines in Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal

Workers will be fast-tracked through the system, which is otherwise booking for people in their 50s

Most Read