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YOUTH Cap­i­tal­ism in the COVID Era

- Tr­is­hant Gill is a stu­dent at UBC and is a mem­ber of the Sur­rey Board of Trade’s Youth En­trepreneur­ship Team. Business · Canada News · British Columbia · KPMG Corporate Finance · General Motors Corporation · Quebec · Vancouver · John F. Kennedy · Surrey · Burlington Santa Fe · Kwantlen Polytechnic University · International Council for Open and Distance Education · Trevor Linden · The Mighty Boosh · Vancity · Western & Pacific Bank of Canada

As we en­ter 2021 with new as­pi­ra­tions and am­bi­tions, many are hop­ing that the ever-wors­en­ing state of COVID-19 sim­mers down this year as vac­cines are be­ing de­vel­oped and au­tho­rized world­wide. With calls to in­crease lock­down re­stric­tions and new strands of the virus gain­ing trac­tion, it’s un­cer­tain how quickly so­cial and eco­nomic life will re­turn to nor­mal for Cana­di­ans.

While small busi­nesses are par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble dur­ing these dif­fi­cult times, medium-sized firms are also be­ing chal­lenged. Amongst the in­dus­tries hit the hard­est, travel and tourism have suf­fered se­verely. As a sales as­so­ciate at a re­tail store, I’ve wit­nessed first­hand how so­cial dis­tanc­ing mea­sures and store time clo­sures have im­pacted cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion and reg­u­lar­ity with our busi­ness. Even ba­sic eti­quette such as wear­ing a mask can be seem­ingly frus­trat­ing for con­sumers to ac­cus­tom them­selves to. As un­for­tu­nate as these fi­nan­cial losses may be, it’s un­der­stand­able that in such dev­as­tat­ing times, a firm’s prof­itabil­ity should never be pri­or­i­tized over the se­ri­ous­ness of safety pro­to­cols.

Al­beit, for some groups, there’s no short­age of en­trepreneur­ship from the re­stric­tive­ness of this pan­demic. From the growth of new san­i­tiz­ing prod­ucts, in­no­va­tion has in­ter­est­ingly bloomed for some sec­tors in this unique en­vi­ron­ment, es­pe­cially in the e-com­merce space.

It’s no sur­prise that the profit mo­tive that drives busi­nesses across the coun­try is largely con­tra­dic­tory to public health guide­lines, and so find­ing the right bal­ance be­tween the two has been a con­tin­ual strug­gle for pol­i­cy­mak­ers and busi­ness own­ers alike. In a broader sense, this pan­demic has taught us about the eco­nomic habits we prac­tice and up­hold in our ev­ery­day lives and the con­se­quences of such be­hav­iours. With­out the right con­di­tions and ad­e­quate gov­er­nance and pol­icy, cap­i­tal­ism can­not sus­tain it­self nor the pro­tec­tion of the public good in so­ci­ety. COVID-19 has shown this to a pro­nounced de­gree and should be seen as a glar­ing pre­cau­tion for the fu­ture of com­merce.

Fasken

is proud to an­nounce the 3rd an­niver­sary of their Sur­rey of­fice open­ing. They are also pleased to share the con­tin­u­a­tion of their Sur­rey Sem­i­nar Se­ries with a Trust, Wills, Es­tates and Char­i­ties we­bi­nar on Fe­bru­ary 25th.

Con­tact kcook@fasken.com.

Dis­cover Sur­rey has moved. #201 – 13737 96

Av­enue.

Con­tact Ange Chew, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor at ange@dis­cov­er­sur­reybc.com.

Thank you to Sur­rey’s com­mu­nity cham­pion and 2005’s Sur­rey Busi­ness Per­son of the Year, Tony Singh, Owner of Fruit­i­cana, for en­gag­ing his team in a do­na­tion of $100,000 to the Sur­rey Hos­pi­tals Foun­da­tion. fruit­i­cana. com

Nana’s Kitchen has won some awards!

1. Best Ready-to-eat En­trees Food Ser­vice & Gro­cery Re­tail Brand - Western Canada - Food & Drink Awards 2020

2. Placed 10th out of 20 for the big­gest BC busi­nesses owned by a woman in 2020

3. Ranked 83rd in the top 100 fastest grow­ing com­pa­nies in B.C in 2020

4. Busi­ness Re­silience Award (41+ Em­ploy­ees) from the Sur­rtey Board of Trade’s Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Awards your­nanask­itchen.com

BNSF

Katie Farmer is Rail­way’s Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer as of Jan­uary 1, 2021. Farmer, the first fe­male CEO of a Class I rail­road, has been with BNSF for 28 years, most re­cently serv­ing as Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions since Sep­tem­ber 2018. bnsf.com

Canada’s Most Pow­er­ful Women: Top 100 Award Win­ners list was re­leased by Women’s Ex­ec­u­tive Net­work and Pre­sent­ing Part­ner KPMG in Canada. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Sur­rey Hos­pi­tals Foun­da­tion’s

wxnet­work.com/page/top100awar­ds

BM Group is pleased to an­nounce that Daryl Hepp­ner, VP of BM Group, Struc­tural Restora­tion and Wa­ter­proof­ing seg­ment world­wide and GM of Poly­crete Restora­tions Ltd., has been ap­pointed as chair of the In­ter­na­tional Con­crete Re­pair In­sti­tutes (ICRI) BC Chap­ter. Bm­groupin­ter­na­tional. com

KSW Lawyers (Kane Shan­non Weiler LLP) wel­comes Rory Mor­gan to their Per­sonal In­jury and Lit­i­ga­tion group as a se­nior as­so­ciate coun­sel in their Sur­rey of­fice.

Rory Mor­gan has been prac­tic­ing law for over 20 years and is also a Direc­tor of the Sur­rey Board of Trade. ksw.bc.ca

Kuldip Ard­wara has re­tired from the

Bank.

Dr. Ra­jiv Jhangiani is ap­pointed as As­so­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent, Teach­ing and Learn­ing at Kwantlen Polytech­nic Univer­sity. He is rec­og­nized as a global leader in open ed­u­ca­tion, as he serves on the BC Open Ed­u­ca­tion Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, the Pro­vin­cial Ad­vi­sory Group on Mi­cro-cre­den­tials, and as an Am­bas­sador for the Global Ad­vo­cacy of Open Ed­u­ca­tional Re­sources with the In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil for Open and Dis­tance Ed­u­ca­tion. kpu.ca

Lomiko Met­als raises $2 mil­lion for elec­tric ve­hi­cle bat­tery ma­te­ri­als project in Que­bec. lomiko.com

Stay­ca­tion Boxes pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity to give grat­i­tude to an un­for­get­table in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence with­out leav­ing home. Select pro­ceeds go di­rectly to food banks. stay­ca­tion­boxes.com

Se­cure-rite Mo­bile Stor­age is cel­e­brat­ing 15 years in busi­ness with a new lo­ca­tion in beau­ti­ful Sur­rey, along with two busi­ness ex­cel­lence awards. Se­cure-rite.com

Sara Hodson, Pres­i­dent & CEO of LIVE WELL Ex­er­cise Clinic and 2017’s Sur­rey Busi­ness Per­son of the Year, with Carl Ulmer (from Club16 Trevor Lin­den Fit­ness & She’s Fit) is now lead­ing the BC fit­ness in­dus­try by rep­re­sent­ing over 100 fit­ness fa­cil­i­ties and con­tribut­ing to poli­cies and de­ci­sions be­ing made by the pro­vin­cial govern­ment that im­pact the fit­ness health or­ders. To­gether they are work­ing to pro­mote phys­i­cal and men­tal health in Bri­tish Columbia.

One of the largest high­way main­te­nance con­trac­tors in Western Canada Main­road has ac­quired Co­bra Elec­tric, a Sur­rey-based elec­tri­cal con­tract­ing com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in the main­te­nance of traf­fic man­age­ment and light­ing sys­tems through­out the BC Lower Main­land. main­road.ca

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Jay Rao of EXP Ser­vices for be­ing re-elected to the Metro Van­cou­ver Na­tional Zero Waste Coun­cil. He is the Sur­rey Board of Trade rep­re­sen­ta­tive to pro­vide an eco­nomic lens to en­vi­ron­men­tal lead­er­ship. nzwc.ca

Arun­del Cap­i­tal Cor­po­ra­tion has hired vet­eran equip­ment fi­nance spe­cial­ist Dan Hay­ward. Dan will con­tinue his 40+ year ca­reer in truck, trailer, and con­struc­tion equip­ment fi­nance. arun­del­cap­i­tal.com | dan@arun­del­cap­i­tal.com

Lark An­gels Foun­da­tion in­vites ev­ery­one to their Health & Well­ness Fair on May 1, 2021 at Sul­li­van Hall sit­u­ated at 152 Street and 64 Av­enue in Sur­rey from 11:00am-3:00pm. (Note this may be a dig­i­tal event) larkan­gels­foun­da­tion@gmail.com

Chartwell Im­pe­rial Place Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence

thanks all of the com­mu­nity busi­ness part­ners and the City of Sur­rey for their gen­eros­ity. Over 100 res­i­dents were able to en­joy a lovely Christ­mas light dis­play, and on Christ­mas morn­ing, each res­i­dent re­ceived a stock­ing filled to the rim and spe­cial gifts.

KB Honey Fam­ily is proud to an­nounce that their Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing, Chelsea Thom­sen, has been fea­tured in Canada Home Trends Mag­a­zine as one of Canada’s Top Trend­set­ters. Check­out the “TRENDS 2020” Jan­uary is­sue. kb­honey­fam­ily.com

Sur­dell Taxi merged with Kennedy Taxi to form Sur­dell Kennedy Taxi Ltd. Their con­tin­ued suc­cess is at­trib­uted to the cit­i­zens and cor­po­rate part­ners in Sur­rey that have grown to know their com­mit­ment to safe and de­pend­able pas­sen­ger trans­porta­tion and par­cel de­liv­ery. 604-588-1330

The PICS Mega Job Fair is go­ing vir­tual on Fe­bru­ary 18 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This pro­fes­sion­ally de­vel­oped plat­form will al­low ex­hibitors and as­pi­rants to meet and share pos­si­ble ca­reer paths/op­por­tu­ni­ties. mega­job­fair.ca or 604-596-7722

Boosh Food kicks off

2021 with new 8,500 sq. ft. head­quar­ters in the Cloverdale area of Sur­rey with of­fices, a test kitchen, a stu­dio for film­ing cook­ing seg­ments, and ex­ten­sive re­frig­er­ated ware­hous­ing. boosh­food.com

Sur­rey Dig­i­tal Print­ing an­nounces the pur­chase of a Colex SXC1732 dig­i­tal cut­ting ta­ble, en­ter­ing the small run pack­ag­ing mar­ket. sur­rey­dig­i­tal­shop.com

De Jager Volkenant is pleased to wel­come Rhys Volkenant as a new as­so­ciate lawyer prac­tic­ing in busi­ness and char­ity law, and Kylie Smith as a new le­gal as­sis­tant in the es­tates depart­ment. de­jager­volkenant.com

Sun­rise Kitchens,

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Sur­rey-based kitchen cabi­net man­u­fac­turer, an­nounces the com­ple­tion of their $12 mil­lion ex­pan­sion in­clud­ing a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment in au­to­mated equip­ment. The ex­pan­sion in­creases pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity to bet­ter serve the re­quire­ments of the lo­cal con­struc­tion and multi-fam­ily devel­op­ment in­dus­try. sun­risek­itchens.com

Vancity Credit Union names Chris­tine Berg­eron as new Pres­i­dent and CEO. vancity.com

Sur­rey Hos­pi­tals Foun­da­tion salutes the 215 busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions who joined their newly minted Com­mu­nity Cham­pion Pro­gram in 2020. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the pro­gram is a sim­ple and pow­er­ful way to sup­port life-chang­ing health care at your re­gional hos­pi­tal. sur­rey­hos­pi­tals­foun­da­tion.com/cham­pi­ons

March 21, 2021 is ‘World Down Syn­drome Day’ and the Lower Main­land Down Syn­drome So­ci­ety will once again be host­ing the Light up for Down Syn­drome cam­paign. Busi­nesses that are in­ter­ested in light­ing up in Blue and Yel­low to show their sup­port or would like to do­nate ser­vices/prod­ucts to our on­line silent auc­tion, are asked to con­tact info@lmdss.com.

BC Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion has ap­pointed Mal­colm Berry as its next Pres­i­dent & CEO, re­plac­ing Teri Nicholas (who is re­tir­ing), ef­fec­tive March 2021. The Foun­da­tion also wel­comed Akash Rat­tan as the new Vice Pres­i­dent & Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer in Jan­uary, to re­place Hitesh

Kothary (also re­tir­ing).

DIVERSECIT­Y launched a new 20+ week en­trepreneur­ship pro­gram for in­ter­cul­tural women.

The CWB Busi­ness In­cu­ba­tor for Women Mak­ers and Creators, funded by Cana­dian Western Bank, is help­ing women turn their tal­ents into a busi­ness or side hus­tle. dcrs.ca/mak­ers

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Hap­pi­ness at Home Health Care Inc. own­ers, Frank and Mary Mo­ravec, cel­e­brat­ing 10 years in busi­ness, con­nect­ing and nur­tur­ing se­niors in their homes. hap­pi­nes­sath­ome.ca

Have you ever lost your keys? It can be a real prob­lem. TB Vets Key Tag pro­gram is con­tin­u­ing in 2021: your con­tri­bu­tion will sup­port res­pi­ra­tory care in BC. If you lose your keys, TB Vets will re­turn them to you! tb­vets.org

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MNP Ltd. is proud to wel­come Alana Orrell, LIT, CIRP, as the new­est mem­ber of their Sur­rey con­sumer in­sol­vency team. mn­pdebt.ca
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Pres­i­dent & CEO, Jane Adams, as one of Canada’s Most Pow­er­ful CEOS Award win­ners.
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