Local Business

Volunteers wrap gifts for shoppers. (File photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

15 reasons to shop local on Black Friday, according to Surrey Board of Trade

“By buying local, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbours,’ among other reasons, SBOT says

Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)

Bringing a dream to life: Young White Rock entrepreneur opens new thrift store

The Wilder busy with vintage and thrift shoppers since Nov. 5 opening

Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)
Making sense of money can be hard. Both a White Rock and a Surrey business have placed in the top 10 wealth advisors in British Columbia, and 10% of the top wealth advisors in B.C. are location in White Rock, according to new rankings. (Unsplash photo)

White Rock, Surrey wealth advisors among B.C.’s top 10 best

Making sense of money: 10% of province’s top wealth advisors located in White Rock

Making sense of money can be hard. Both a White Rock and a Surrey business have placed in the top 10 wealth advisors in British Columbia, and 10% of the top wealth advisors in B.C. are location in White Rock, according to new rankings. (Unsplash photo)
Drawing of the future City Centre 4 and 5 buildings in Surrey’s Health and Technology District. (Submitted image)

With needed ‘wet lab’ space, a 4th tower is coming to Surrey’s Health and Technology District

The 23-storey City Centre 4 building is touted as the district’s ‘largest phase’ to date

Drawing of the future City Centre 4 and 5 buildings in Surrey’s Health and Technology District. (Submitted image)
The Realtors Care Blanket Drive happens Nov 14-21, with more than 100 drop-off locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Valley for those who want to help make winter warmer for those in need. File photo

Local realtors work to make winter warmer for those in need with blanket drive

Have a spare blanket or coat? Realtors Care fundraiser starts Nov. 14

The Realtors Care Blanket Drive happens Nov 14-21, with more than 100 drop-off locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Valley for those who want to help make winter warmer for those in need. File photo
More than 450 people filled a ballroom at at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel for Surrey Business Excellence Awards on Wednesday evening (Nov. 9). (Submitted photo)

Environmental researcher named Surrey Business Person of the Year at 450-guest gala

Winners announced in 8 categories at Surrey Board of Trade-hosted event

More than 450 people filled a ballroom at at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel for Surrey Business Excellence Awards on Wednesday evening (Nov. 9). (Submitted photo)
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)

Nominations now open for Business Excellence Awards

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce event to be held in spring

The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)
Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight (left) and then-board chair Yvonne Anderson on stage at the 70th Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)

Finalists announced for Delta Chamber’s 2022 Hats Off to Excellence Awards

Awards to be handed out in seven categories during gala celebration at Tsawwassen Springs on Nov. 18

Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight (left) and then-board chair Yvonne Anderson on stage at the 70th Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)
(Photo: Facebook.com/thehockeyshop)

Longtime Surrey hockey retailer set for ‘home opener’ at new Langley location

Closing/opening dates announced by operators of The Hockey Shop

(Photo: Facebook.com/thehockeyshop)
Members of Yoruba Social Cultural Association of British Columbia with Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains (fourth from left) in July. (Photo: Facebook.com)

Black Business Expo in Surrey to showcase products, services and more Oct. 22

‘First of its kind’ event planned by Yoruba Social and Cultural Association of British Columbia

Members of Yoruba Social Cultural Association of British Columbia with Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains (fourth from left) in July. (Photo: Facebook.com)
Lacey Kelly and the Home Envy team understand how precious your time is, which is why they’re offering Express Bathroom Renovations in South Surrey and White Rock.

South Surrey / White Rock home renovators can transform your bathroom — in as little as a day!

We live in fast-paced world! There’s just no time to plan that…

  • Oct 3, 2022
Lacey Kelly and the Home Envy team understand how precious your time is, which is why they’re offering Express Bathroom Renovations in South Surrey and White Rock.
Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight (left) and board chair Yvonne Anderson on stage at the 70th Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)

Nominations open for Delta Chamber’s 2022 Hats Off to Excellence Awards

Awards to be handed out in seven categories during gala on Nov. 18 at Tsawwassen Springs

Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight (left) and board chair Yvonne Anderson on stage at the 70th Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)
The north-end dining area of South Surrey’s huge new Tap & Barrel restaurant/bar, which opens to the public Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 500-seat Tap & Barrel set to open as Surrey’s largest restaurant (or close to it)

‘I’ve always loved the vibe of large restaurants, having space for everybody,’ says chain founder/CEO Daniel Frankel

The north-end dining area of South Surrey’s huge new Tap & Barrel restaurant/bar, which opens to the public Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo

South Surrey-based Black Bond buys Vancouver independent bookseller

Nearly 60-year-old chain will maintain character of Kerrisdale store

Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo
Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills, and Al Maclellan pose for a photo with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket, and Tracker at Noel Booth Community park in Langley on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Team of bloodhounds used by Surrey-based business to search for lost pets

Pet Searchers Canada boss started the enterprise when his own dog was lost

Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills, and Al Maclellan pose for a photo with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket, and Tracker at Noel Booth Community park in Langley on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)

Upcoming candidates forums cover Surrey, White Rock races

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce offers two meetings

The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring two upcoming civic election forums, one in partnership with the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Alliance, the other with the White Rock BIA. (File photo)
Inside Walmart Canada’s Surrey Distribution Centre, opened in Campbell Heights last April. (Photo: walmartcanada.ca)

Walmart Canada among Surrey Environment and Business Award winners

Surrey Digital Printing and Weir Minerals are the other two award recipients

Inside Walmart Canada’s Surrey Distribution Centre, opened in Campbell Heights last April. (Photo: walmartcanada.ca)
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Fine-tuned in Surrey, these made-in-Africa guitars are making music around the world

Jay Duncan among exhibitors at Vancouver International Guitar Festival this month

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