Profiles With Terry Bradshaw, a nationally-viewed U.S. broadcast, will be airing a segment on Langley City within the next month.
A clip from the broadcast, narrated by the legendary former NFL quarterback, was shown to members of Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce at the annual mayors’ address on Tuesday.
The Profiles series is broadcast in the U.S. regionally on CNN Headline News, and nationally on Fox Business Network. It reaches 90 million households in the U.S.
The series’ website states that it is “following fascinating business stories to hear first-hand candid insights from entrepreneurs of various industries. They equip viewers with timely information on ways to be prepared when confronting the challenges facing businesses in these changing times.”
It will also be shown in Canada,Mayor Peter Fassbender said Tuesday. The exact times are not yet known. Filming for the segment on the City was done last summer.
It features interviews with Fassbender and Councillor Teri James, who is also executive director of the Downtown Langley Business Association. It also shows events such as the Good Times Cruise-In and BBQ on the Bypass, new developments that have come to the City under the Downtown Master Plan, and a number of scenes from the Township, including Fort Langley, the Langley Airport and Trinity Western University.
Fassbender told the chamber audience that the show offers more proof of the growing importance of both Langley City and Township in the regional and national context, and he is hopeful the show will boost investor interest in the area. “These kind of things get the word out,” he said.
He noted that, under the Downtown Master Plan, $160.8 million has been added to the assessment rolls for the City with five separate residential and commercial developments. The City has an “open for business” attitude, he said, and want to attract investors from all over the world, as it works to build population density and attract new businesses.
He also said that the City is offering tax incentives to the owners of existing commercial properties, to make the downtown area more attractive.
The Profiles segment will be used as a promotional initiative, in partnership with Tourism Langley. It will showcase the City to a regional and national audience in both Canada and the United States and further attract business, investment and tourism and to promote the City of Langley as “The Place to Be!” Township Mayor Jack Froese also spoke at the chamber dinner.