Business

Amazon has announced the creation of five new facilities in B.C., to employ about 2,000 people. (Amazon/Special to Black Press Media)

Amazon adds new facilities in Langley, Pitt Meadows, Delta, Vancouver

The Vancouver port centre will be the first Amazon centre to feature robotics in B.C.

 

Ozzie Jurrock. Photography by Lia Crowe

The Visionary

Ozzie Jurrock wrote the book on real estate

  • May 7, 2021

 

The Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the provincial government to implement a temporary paid sick-leave program. (Unsplash.com photo by Kelly Sikkema)

Surrey Board of Trade calls for temporary paid sick-leave program

Reccomendations sent to provincial labour minister, news release notes

 

Closing down the west-bound lane of Marine Drive to allow increased patio space for restaurants and a larger walkway for pedestrians would be a challenging and costly measure, according to a city staff report. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock City council, BIA to further mull Marine Drive one-way

Businesses contend that challenges of measure can be mitigated

Closing down the west-bound lane of Marine Drive to allow increased patio space for restaurants and a larger walkway for pedestrians would be a challenging and costly measure, according to a city staff report. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Saturday, Surrey women hung a banner at Semiahmoo Trail reading “#WomenDemand Guaranteed Livable Income.” (Contributed photo)

Surrey women call for guaranteed livable income

Public awareness effort underway

Saturday, Surrey women hung a banner at Semiahmoo Trail reading “#WomenDemand Guaranteed Livable Income.” (Contributed photo)
Tim Pham said he and other tenants of Ocean Park Mall haven’t heard from the property’s new owner since it changed hands four months ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey business owners feeling ‘abandoned’ following mall’s sale

Four months after sale of Ocean Park Mall, tenants anxious about future

Tim Pham said he and other tenants of Ocean Park Mall haven’t heard from the property’s new owner since it changed hands four months ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Options Community Services has a campaign with 50 local women to raise $25,000 each for an affordable housing project in Surrey. (womenofoptions.ca photo).

Gift-card fundraiser to benefit Surrey affordable-housing project

South Surrey business aiming to help ‘over and over and over again’

Options Community Services has a campaign with 50 local women to raise $25,000 each for an affordable housing project in Surrey. (womenofoptions.ca photo).
People gathered in White Rock’s Memorial Park on a sunny April day as temperatures hit 19C. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Lack of seating space leaves White Rock restaurants facing ‘existential crisis’: BIA

Business Improvement Association slams council’s handling of threat to waterfront eateries

People gathered in White Rock’s Memorial Park on a sunny April day as temperatures hit 19C. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online on May 27. (File photo)

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce ‘excellence’ nominees announced

Virtual awards ceremony will celebrate resilience during the pandemic

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Excellence Awards – this year titled ‘A Celebration of Resilience’ – online on May 27. (File photo)
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography

Driving Success In Business

Big O Tires revs to record growth

  • Apr 23, 2021
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography
It remains to be seen how tourism dollars announced this week will help in White Rock. (Sterling Cunningham file photo)

White Rock officials question if tourism relief will come soon enough

For business, budget ‘feels more like a placeholder,’ says chamber head

It remains to be seen how tourism dollars announced this week will help in White Rock. (Sterling Cunningham file photo)
For 24-year-old entrepreneur Darby Whiting, starting a microblading business in the midst of a pandemic came with some unique challenges but has ultimately been a very rewarding experience. (Contributed photo)

Young entrepreneur’s new microblading business taking shape

For Darby Whiting, 24, rewards of launching mid-pandemic have outweighed risks

For 24-year-old entrepreneur Darby Whiting, starting a microblading business in the midst of a pandemic came with some unique challenges but has ultimately been a very rewarding experience. (Contributed photo)
White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo

Identifying blind spots crucial to success, writes White Rock author of Death by BS

Likky Lavji says advice in his self-help book applies to both business and personal life

White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives Interview with Ron Neal

Real estate agent has a passion for philanthropy, motorcycles and sports

  • Apr 21, 2021
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. Lia Crowe photography
Former White Rock councillors and officials with Oviedo Developments broke ground of a new 13-storey residential building in White Rock in April 2019. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Former White Rock councillors and officials with Oviedo Developments broke ground of a new 13-storey residential building in White Rock in April 2019. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Crescent Beach Marina officials say Fraser Health did not order the business closed, and that an order issued to the Crescent Beach Yacht Club on April 13 due to COVID-19 has been rescinded. (Contributed photo)

UPDATED: Fraser Health confirms mistake in adding South Surrey marina to COVID-19 closure list

Order initially issued to Crescent Beach Yacht Club, now rescinded: health authority

Crescent Beach Marina officials say Fraser Health did not order the business closed, and that an order issued to the Crescent Beach Yacht Club on April 13 due to COVID-19 has been rescinded. (Contributed photo)
The South Point Exchange Wendy’s location was ordered closed for 10 days due to COVID-19. The closure took effect on April 9, 2021. (Google Streetview screenshot)

COVID-19 prompts 10-day closure of South Surrey fast-food restaurant

Fraser Health confirms order for South Point Wendy’s was issued April 9

The South Point Exchange Wendy’s location was ordered closed for 10 days due to COVID-19. The closure took effect on April 9, 2021. (Google Streetview screenshot)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

President Dan Kelly said it is crucial to maintain programs to help businesses to the other side of the pandemic

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna said a new provincial grant will help businesses hard-hit by March 30 ‘Circuit Breaker’ health orders. (File photo)
South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna said a new provincial grant will help businesses hard-hit by March 30 ‘Circuit Breaker’ health orders. (File photo)
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives Interview with Marnie Naka

Calgary transplant enjoys the Okanagan outdoor lifestyle on her mountain bike

  • Apr 9, 2021
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull