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Looking for hole sponsors for the Chamber's upcoming

 "Nine & Dine" Golf Tournament

          Wednesday, May 25, 2016
** Special price of only $199 if booked by April 15th **

For Sponsor Opportunities   
The 2016 Census: Join the team!

Looking to make a lasting contribution to Canada, its communities and its people?
Canada's next census will take place in May 2016 and Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 35,000 employees across the country to work on the collection phase of the 2016 Census.

Staff are required for a variety of supervisory and non-supervisory positions between March and the end of July 2016. These non-office jobs will involve working in neighbourhoods and communities across all urban, rural and remote areas of the country.

Approximately 5,000 Crew Leaders and assistants will be hired to train, lead and supervise a team of Enumerators, while an estimated 30,000 Enumerators will be hired to distribute census questionnaires, conduct in-person interviews and follow-up with respondents in person and by phone.
The rates of pay range from $16.31 to $19.91 an hour, plus authorized expenses. Screening of applications will begin in mid-February.
Applicants must be:
  • 18 years of age or older prior to start of duties
  • a Canadian citizen or otherwise eligible to work in Canada
  • Able to commit to at least 20 hours per week, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
If you're interested in working directly in the community, meeting new people or earning supplementary income, then this kind of work is right for you! Apply online at www.census.gc.ca/jobs.

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The Canadian Dollar: Revenant or Titanic?

The dollar had a good week, up at 74 cents, thanks to some positive GDP news. That 0.8% annualized growth was a delightful surprise, particularly since so many economists had predicted stagnant growth.

One of the reasons for the boost in GDP is that Canadians are substituting domestic goods and services in lieu of importing, which indicates more economic activity in Canada, a side effect of the dollar's fall from 90 cents to 70. But this is hardly the sign of a resurgent economy. So the big question is: will it last as long as Leo's Oscar snub, or be as short as an Academy Award thank you speech?

Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out. For more information, please contact Hendrik Brakel  .

April 21, 2016 (Thursday)
SSWR Chamber Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Robert Levy
Rotary Field House - 14600 Rotary Way
(South Surrey Athletic Park)
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

                                    **Details on events to come**  
May 5, 2016 (Thursday) 
Meet n' Greet
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Chamber Office Patio - #22 1480 Foster St.
(Corner of Foster and Russell)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Do You Have Talent?

We are looking for talented members who would like to participate and show case their talents in our Chamber Idol contest.
Interested?   Please contact Maureen at 604-536-6844 Ext. 204
or Email:
Have You Met This Month's Featured Member  - Honeylush Hair Studio 

Long-time friends and White Rock locals, Stephanie and Krista opened Honeylush Hair Studio  in September 2015 with the idea of providing the White Rock community (and beyond) a comfortable, yet beautiful salon with a 'downtown' feel.             

Stephanie had been working as a stylist in White Rock/South Surrey area for over 12 years and recognized the need for a new, fresh space in White Rock. She approached Krista (who at the time was working for the City of Richmond as a Recreation Programmer) when the Saltaire space became available as it was an opportunity that could not be passed up.  Krista was craving a more creative outlet and jumped at the opportunity to partner with Stephanie.

With the client experience as the first priority, Honeylush carefully selected two product lines:  Schwarzkopf for hair colour and Bumble and Bumble for their amazing quality of products and continual education for stylists.

Why the name Honeylush?  Honey is pure, humble and beautiful; Lush emulates luxury and pleasure - all things the salon hopes to achieve and represent for the clients.            

Why the bee in the logo?  Besides the correlation with honey, bees are highly social and operate within a team-based community.  They symbolize abundance, hard work and love - all things the salon values within the working environment and experience for the clients.

Honeylush Hair Studio is located in beautiful White Rock, B.C. in the Saltaire building situated at the corner of Johnston Street and Thrift Avenue


Welcome to Our Newest Members
ALS Lighting Solutions Ltd.

Home Care Assistance

Arris Ridge Homes Ltd.

Float House South Surrey

Soullutions Counselling

Visit our website's home page New Members to find out more about our newest members. 

The third Good Money™ Talks Small Business education event for entrepreneurs is being held at Surrey City Hall on Friday, March 18 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT). More details can be found at www.sbbc.co/GoodMoneyTalks3
Protect yourself- tax scams and fraud can cost you

Taxpayers should be vigilant when they are contacted by an organization, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.
If you fall for a tax scam or fraud, you risk your financial security and your identity. Also, you may not be meeting your obligations under Canada's tax laws. The consequences of your actions could range from embarrassment, to inconvenience, to serious legal trouble.


History was made when White Rock Farmers' Market swept 2 out of 3 awards presented at the banquet on Saturday March 5. Each year the association presents 3 awards - Market of the Year, Market Manager of the Year and Vendor of the Year. White Rock Farmers' Market took "Market of the Year" and Helen Fathers, Executive Director of the WRFMS took "Market Manager of the Year".   Dr. David Connell of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), presenter of the awards and also one of the independent adjudicators along with 2 other judges.
Approximately 300 people attended the ceremony to honour these recipients.   The British Columbia Association of Farmers' Markets (BCAFM) is 125 members strong. Elizabeth Quinn, Executive Director of the BCAFM states that "farmers markets are extending their reach beyond the market to serve as community hubs where issues of healthy eating, food supply security and sustainability can be tackled.....farmers markets big and small support healthy local economies by bolstering small business development and keeping dollars in the community...in the past year, farmers markets sales have increased by 11% in BC." Dr. David Connell of the UNBC also states that "according to the 2012 Social and Economic Benefits study by BCAFM and UNBC the markets inject nearly $170 million annually."
The White Rock Farmers' Market is the heart of our community, connecting people and business together to create a fabulous and galvanizing experience for all. Congratulations to everyone who supports the White Rock Farmers' Market and we look forward to the upcoming season,
May 29 - Oct 9, 2016.

Call for Sponsors, Raffle and Door Prize Donors
Provincial and municipal politicians and others of note in the community will take to the runway on Sunday, May 29 to help CARP raise funds for the White Rock 'All Abilities Park' which is an initiative of the White Rock Fire Fighters Charity.  
Fashions will be provided by local shops. Bistro food, beer & wine will be served. Admission is $50 per person. Added bonus feature:  A famous surprise speaker. Venue is Morgan Creek Golf Club - 175 people are expected to attend.
CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada is looking for sponsors, raffle and door prizes. Email Ramona Kaptyn at  ramonakapytn@yahoo.ca or call 778-294-0787 if you would like to sponsor or donate. Time sensitive so printing deadlines that could feature your logo can be met.

Annual State of the City Luncheon with  the Mayor of Surrey
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Join the Mayor for her 2nd State of the City presentation on the City of Surrey's progress and vision.
Topics will include a discussion of Surrey's Economic Outlook and plans for the coming year.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC)

Registration: 11:15am
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Tickets: $90 + tax   $900 Table of 10 + tax

www.businessinsurrey.com | P: 604-581-7130 | F: 604-588-7549 | E:

 See flyer.
null In April 2017, choirs and individuals from around British Columbia will be attending the 2017 Seniors' Chorfest, held in beautiful White Rock and South Surrey. This event coincides with Canada's 150th birthday and the focus will be on Canadian music. Our theme is Sing Out For Canada! 150 Years.

 CLICK HERE to find out more  





Membership Referral Program


If you are a paid up member in good standing with the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce and know someone that might like to become a Chamber member, please forward their name to Membership Services Representative Barbara at  membership@sswrchamber.ca or 604-536-6844 Ext. 203. Barbara will follow up with the person/company. If they sign up and pay for a membership, you will receive a $50 credit toward your membership renewal and you and your referred member will also receive 1 FREE ADVERTISMENT IN OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN to promote your business and/or a promotion that you might have.  


Become a Monthly Featured Member

Members can be featured in the Chamber's Bi-Weekly Bulletin and on the website.

For further information on how you can be a featured member,  please call the office at  604-536-6844 or email admin@sswrchamber.ca


South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce has partnered with First Data Canada, a leader in the payments industry, to help your business Sell More and Save More. All members are provided exclusive low rates on merchant services; low credit and debit card processing costs, ecommerce tools, mobile payment apps, and a user-friendly online reporting tools to support and grow business.

  •  Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB and Interac
  • Online reporting anytime, anywhere
  •  Choose from a wide variety of payment solutions including; ecommerce, Tap & Co, virtual terminals, gift cards, mobile payment apps, etc.

First Data Canada helps merchants say yes to their customer's choice of payment wherever they may be.

Visit www.ChamberMerchantServices.ca for more information on this exclusive offer and speak with a Merchant Advisor or connect with Barbara, Membership Representative, South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce at 604-536-6844 Ext. 203

Get more for your investment!

Event Sponsorships with the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce are excellent ways to to promote your business or organization before and during the event. Chamber members who would like additional exposure have numerous opportunities to sponsor Chamber events. Detailed information is available in our Partnership Opportunities Guide.

Contact Maureen 604-536-6844 Ext. 204 at the Chamber today for more information.

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