Langley City Save-On-Food’s assistant manager Darren McDonald and David McClurg (back row) were on hand for a cheque presentation to Gateway of Hope. In the front row was Gateway executive director Emmy Skates, Save-On’s Renee Lebeau, Joanne Runne, Brenda Clarke, Vanessa Verstraete, and store manager Zack Jones, as well as Evelyn Gut – from the Salvation Army’s divisional headquarters. (Alison Linden/Langley Advance)

Langley City Save-On-Food’s assistant manager Darren McDonald and David McClurg (back row) were on hand for a cheque presentation to Gateway of Hope. In the front row was Gateway executive director Emmy Skates, Save-On’s Renee Lebeau, Joanne Runne, Brenda Clarke, Vanessa Verstraete, and store manager Zack Jones, as well as Evelyn Gut – from the Salvation Army’s divisional headquarters. (Alison Linden/Langley Advance)

WHAT’S IN STORE: Thank Tidball for the 67-cent hamburger

This week’s business column features some chamber happenings, a burger deal, and a Save-On donation.

Mickey D’s has something special on the menu for its faithful followers this Wednesday, Aug. 16.

To mark McDonald’s Restaurant’s 50th anniversary in Canada, it is offering the 67-cent hamburger for just a few hours at outlets across the country.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., these burgers will be available.

If you’re not a huge burger fan, you might ask why I’m bringing this up.

Well, believe it or not, it was a late Langley entrepreneur who brought this multi-billion dollar restaurant chain to Canada.

The first McDonald’s restaurant outside the U.S. opened its doors in Richmond in 1967. And that restaurant was opened by none other than Langley’s own George Tidball – the man who also brought us The Keg restaurants and the Thunderbird Show Park.

Today, there are 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants in Canada. Look what you started George…

Oddly enough, there are special anniversary events being held at three restaurants across the country on Wednesday (one in Alberta, another in Ontario, and one in Nova Scotia, but not at Tidball’s inaugural restaurant.

That said, McDonald’s Canada president and CEO John Betts commented on how “amazing” it is to think that the single B.C. location has spawned so many more across the country.

“This is a true testament to what the passion, spirit, and support of guests, franchisees and employees can do. Looking ahead, we’re excited about our future and continuing to share special moments, like today, with Canadians from coast to coast,” Betts said.

If you’re up for a burger, this short-time price might hold great appeal.

On tap for the chamber

Tuesday night’s chamber of commerce dinner focuses on young entrepreneurs.

For a few years now, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce has been hosting monthly networking meetings aimed at young entrepreneurs. Now, operating with a U40 Leaders of Tomorrow committee, the chamber has moved the topic into the mainstream meeting by inviting BC Business 30 Under 30 winner, Joshua Krenus to address the summer crowd.

The president and CEO of Alteri Insurance will speak about his career journey, the hurdles he’s faced, and the “unorthodox path” that lead him to today and his recent award.

Krenus is a Surrey native who has been a junior A hockey goalie, a construction worker for his family’s company, and actor at New York’s Circle in the Square Theatre School. He started an auto-detailing business which he ran before becoming a licensed insurance specialist. Last July, he founded Alteri.

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting is being held at Langley’s Coast Hotel & Convention Centre on Aug. 15.

The very next day, Wednesday, Aug. 16, the chamber will be hosting another Lunch & Learn session.

These sessions are held in the chamber boardroom, at #207-8047 199th St.

The focus of this event is business growth made simple. ABC Business Growth founder Ron Cassan will speak about the fundamentals of modern sales and marketing.

These sessions typically run noon to 1:30 p.m., with the board room open at 11:30 a.m. for networking.

The cost for those sessions are $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. People are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Information about these chamber events is available by calling 604-371-3770 or emailing info@langleychamber.com.

Helping Disadvantaged

A team from the Save-On-Foods in downtown Langley recently gave Langley’s homeless a boost.

They presented a $4,300 cheque to the Gateway of Hope, earmarking the money for food and clothing for Langley’s “disadvantaged citizens,” said assistant store manager Darren McDonald.

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