Surrey Board of Trade’s 2017 calendar is full of events

'Save the date' email details lunch with SFU president Andrew Petter and more

SFU's president Andrew Petter will speak at a Surrey Board of Trade luncheon on Jan. 31. His talk is titled 'Building B.C.'s Knowledge Economy: Surrey Leads the Way.'

Surrey Board of Trade will keep busy in 2017, judging by its calendar of events.

The business group today sent out a “save the date” email that details the gatherings it will host next year.

“On behalf of the Surrey Board of Trade, I wish you and your family a happy holiday season,” CEO Anita Huberman says.

“I sincerely thank you for your support of the Surrey Board of Trade in our work with government advocacy, community collaboration, business connections, international, marketing and workplace development programs.”

The board’s office will be closed from noon on Dec. 23rd until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, she noted.

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“Don’t forget that we’re kicking off the business year at our New Year’s Business Reception on Wednesday, January 18th from 5-8pm at the SBOT office,” Huberman related. “In addition to that event, we’ve included below a list of some of our 2017 scheduled events. Remember to keep checking our online events calendar for more scheduled dates! If you see any events below that you’re interested in getting involved with, many have opportunities for sponsorship as a way to market your business and reach new contacts!”

Here’s the Surrey Board of Trade calendar of events for 2017:JanuaryJanuary 12 – New Year, New ConnectionsJanuary 18 – New Year’s Business ReceptionJanuary 25 – Workshop: Interpreting Body Language Effectively in Our Fast-Paced WorldJanuary 31 – Lunch with SFU’s President Andrew Petter – Building BC’s Knowledge Economy: Surrey Leads the WayFebruaryFebruary 1 – Workshop: Surviving the Communication HighwayFebruary 8 – Workshop: Creating and Delivering an Elevator Speech (That Elevates You)February 8 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey Women in Business AwardsFebruary 9 – Economic Forecast Lunch: The First 100 Days of Trump and What it Means for the Canadian EconomyFebruary 15 – Business in the City BreakfastFebruary 22 – Business to Business Reception at Landmark Cinemas MarchMarch 1 – Agriculture Industry ReceptionMarch 3 – Leadership Surrey DialogueMarch 7 – Workshop: Selling to the GovernmentMarch 9 – 8th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards LunchMarch 24 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards AprilApril 10 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey International Trade AwardsApril 19 – Business in the City BreakfastApril 19 – Fraser Valley Business ShowcaseApril 20 – Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards ReceptionApril 26 – Surrey Candidates Dialogue – Provincial ElectionMayMay 5 – Surrey Tour of IndustryMay 11 – Surrey’s International Trade Awards ReceptionMay 18 – Mayor’s State of the City LunchMay 25 – Surrey Children’s Festival VIP Breakfast JuneJune 1 – Fun in the Sun Networking Golf TournamentJune 6 – Workshop: Selling to the GovernmentJune 7 – Business in the City BreakfastJune 9 – Leadership Surrey DialogueJune 15 – Annual General Meeting and Chair’s Dinner JulyJuly 7 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey Police Officer of the Year AwardsJuly 12 – Cocktail Business ConnectionJuly 14 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey Environment and Business Awards AugustAugust 19 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey Innovation Awards SeptemberSeptember 13 – Business in the City BreakfastSeptember 13 – Nomination Deadline: Surrey Business Excellence AwardsSeptember 14 – Surrey Environment & Business Awards LunchSeptember 20 – Business to Business Reception at Semiahmoo House SocietySeptember 28 – Surrey Innovation Awards Lunch OctoberOctober 3 – Workshop: Selling to the GovernmentOctober 3 – 14th Annual Business and the Arts ReceptionOctober 5 – 21st Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards DinnerOctober 13 – Leadership Surrey Dialogue NovemberNovember 2 – 19th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards DinnerNovember 15 – Business in the City BreakfastNovember 24 – Leadership Surrey Dialogue DecemberDecember 6 – Seasonal Sizzle Business Reception

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