Local Business

Kristin Schumacher and her 19-year-old cat Solomon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Sole proprietors overlooked in COVID-19 financial, Surrey business owners say

Pet sitters say they are not eligible for series of provincial, federal financial aid

Kristin Schumacher and her 19-year-old cat Solomon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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Surrey’s new ‘Employment Bridge’ aims to address labour shortage, job/vacancy ‘mismatch’

Online tool ‘for Surrey employers and job seekers to connect,’ on Surrey Board of Trade website

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Catherine and Jess Honeywell with shoppers during the first day of business of The Shop Next Door on Dec. 1. Kat Siemens photo

Arts and artisans featured in eclectic co-op in White Rock

The Shop Next Door opens in city’s Five Corners area

Catherine and Jess Honeywell with shoppers during the first day of business of The Shop Next Door on Dec. 1. Kat Siemens photo
Graphic posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s “Lunch With a Leader” online auction website.

Bid of $175K wins lunch with Jim Pattison in Surrey Hospitals’ charity action

Minimum bids were set at $25,000 in month-long ‘Lunch With a Leader’ campaign

Graphic posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s “Lunch With a Leader” online auction website.
Space in White Rock’s Miramar Village is being eyed for the third location of The Vegetarian Butcher, with a targeted opening in the first quarter of 2022. (Norman Orr file photo)

Vegetarian Butcher eyeing White Rock for third location

Millenials’ ‘appetite for healthy lifestyle’ among draws for the business

Space in White Rock’s Miramar Village is being eyed for the third location of The Vegetarian Butcher, with a targeted opening in the first quarter of 2022. (Norman Orr file photo)
Tap & Barrel is slated to open in South Surrey in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)

Summer 2022 eyed for opening of Tap & Barrel in South Surrey

Restaurant-bar near 32 Avenue and 152 Street to offer nearly 500 seats

Tap & Barrel is slated to open in South Surrey in summer 2022. (Contributed photo)
Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight and North Delta resident Lorna Court celebrate the best of local business at the 70th annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards on Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/submitted photo)

Delta’s business community celebrated at Hats Off to Excellence Awards

Seven awards were handed out as the event returned to an in-person format on Friday, Nov. 19

Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight and North Delta resident Lorna Court celebrate the best of local business at the 70th annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards on Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/submitted photo)
BC Liberal party leadership candidates in video of a recent debate. (Photo: facebook.com/BCLiberals)

TODAY: Debate in Surrey for BC Liberal party leadership candidates

In-person event will be livestreamed on facebook.com/SurreyBoardofTrade

BC Liberal party leadership candidates in video of a recent debate. (Photo: facebook.com/BCLiberals)
Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Delta approves first cannabis store while Surrey keeps door shut

Surrey residents must buy from black market, order delivery, or commute

Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo

Peninsula businesses step up to help victims of B.C. floods

My Shanti event, JRG group assisting with food drive

South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and restaurateur Vikram Vij were among those helping flood victims through donations at My Shanti’s Diwali Celebration Dinner Nov. 22. Alex Browne photo
Willem Vanderpol’s car in front of the office at the Surrey plant, circa 1953. Ria Vanderpol is standing in the door of the office. (Submitted photo, from the book “First With the Finest: Vanderpol’s, a Family Enterprise”)
Willem Vanderpol’s car in front of the office at the Surrey plant, circa 1953. Ria Vanderpol is standing in the door of the office. (Submitted photo, from the book “First With the Finest: Vanderpol’s, a Family Enterprise”)
Mayor Doug McCallum gives remarks during the 2021 Clovies Awards ceremony at Northview Golf & Country Club Nov. 17. (Submitted photo: Scott Wheatley)

Clovie award winners named during gala ceremony Nov. 17

Cloverdale business awards recognized exemplary businesses, not-for-profits, individuals

Mayor Doug McCallum gives remarks during the 2021 Clovies Awards ceremony at Northview Golf & Country Club Nov. 17. (Submitted photo: Scott Wheatley)
The South Surrey/White Rock volunteer team for the 2019 blanket drive included Cody Lew, Michelle Perreault-Lew, Lorraine Cauley, Evon Mayer, Rebecca Rea, Summer Skarich and Craig Mitchell. (Contributed file photo)
The South Surrey/White Rock volunteer team for the 2019 blanket drive included Cody Lew, Michelle Perreault-Lew, Lorraine Cauley, Evon Mayer, Rebecca Rea, Summer Skarich and Craig Mitchell. (Contributed file photo)
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre has been sold and will be under new ownership, pending approval, in the coming months. (Highstreet Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre sold to Ontario investment group

Primaris REIT has agreed to purchase the Abbotsford shopping centre, sale pending approval

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre has been sold and will be under new ownership, pending approval, in the coming months. (Highstreet Facebook photo)
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)

VIDEO: Surrey Business Excellence Awards celebrate eight for ‘resiliency’ in online gala

Thursday’s digital broadcast was emceed by broadcaster Jay Durant

Dr. Ryan D’Arcy was named Business Person of the Year during the 2021 Surrey Business Excellence Awards, a virtual gala held Thursday, Nov. 4. (File photo: Simon Fraser University)
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Sun sets on work life for Sundowner owner as Delta pub closes its doors

‘I’m 73 next month, that’s it,” Marilyn Sanders said with a laugh and a smile, typical of her very social nature

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Gingerbread houses at The “Christmas Store” at Potters, now open on 48th Avenue on the Surrey/Langley border. (submitted photo)

Surrey garden shop pivots as ‘Western Canada’s largest Christmas store’ for 17th season

New this year at Potters shop is a ‘Train Station’ section with a train-around-the-tree display

Gingerbread houses at The “Christmas Store” at Potters, now open on 48th Avenue on the Surrey/Langley border. (submitted photo)
Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)

Bids start at $25K for lunch with Jimmy Pattison in Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraiser

‘Lunch with a Leader’ charity auction campaign launched with series of ‘qualifying questions’

Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)
To celebrate its first birthday, Surrey’s German Doner Kebab will be having a $5-kebab giveaway starting Sunday (Oct. 31). (Submitted photo: German Doner Kebab)
To celebrate its first birthday, Surrey’s German Doner Kebab will be having a $5-kebab giveaway starting Sunday (Oct. 31). (Submitted photo: German Doner Kebab)