Local Business

As per Langley Local Immigration Partnership the webinar will help Langley employers find new workers and deal with workforce shortage. (Langley Advance Times files)

Immigrant employment at forefront of first-ever roundtable discussion

Langley Local Immigration Partnership and chamber of commerce host online session Jan. 20

Tourism Langley’s Executive Director Erinn Kredba.
Share the Local Love is a recently launched campaign to encourage locals and Metro Vancouver residents to buy from Langley businesses. (Langley Advance Times files)

Tourism Langley gets $60,000 funding for its new campaign

Share the Local Love campaign was launched in collaboration with Langley’s chamber of commerce

Children of all ages, as well as a few adults, recently lined up to have their photos taken with Santa Vader and the 501st Legion, a group who dress up in Star Wars costumes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Force was strong with Santa Vader

Two area charities benefit from photo sessions at a Langley toy store earlier this month

Toy Traders Michael Brown and owner Matthew Purdy will spend much of the week unpacking and stocking shelves with the popular Funko POP toys. But just as quickly, the figurines are expected to be gone. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pop culture Funko toys top ‘must’ list

Last-minute shipments mean shelves are restocked with figurines, plushies, LEGO, and Playmobil

Toy Traders Michael Brown and owner Matthew Purdy will spend much of the week unpacking and stocking shelves with the popular Funko POP toys. But just as quickly, the figurines are expected to be gone. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Lynn Whitehouse, who was executive director of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce for 31 years, has died. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Face of the Langley Chamber’ Lynn Whitehouse dies after illness

From Expo 86 to 2016, Whitehouse advocated for Langley businesses

Lynn Whitehouse, who was executive director of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce for 31 years, has died. (Langley Advance Times files)
Shoppers hunting for Christmas gift ideas flooded Willowbrook Shopping Centre recently for the annual after-hours charity shopping night. (Tammy Berry/Langley Advance Times)

Gold tickets up for grabs at Langley mall

Willowbrook Shopping Centre gives to charity, unveils new tenant

Shoppers hunting for Christmas gift ideas flooded Willowbrook Shopping Centre recently for the annual after-hours charity shopping night. (Tammy Berry/Langley Advance Times)
During pre-COVID times, the Brookswood Night of Lights attracted hundreds for a few hours of festive cheer that culminates with a treelighting ceremony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brookswood lights up village again

Night of Lights returns to Langley neighbourhood Friday evening

During pre-COVID times, the Brookswood Night of Lights attracted hundreds for a few hours of festive cheer that culminates with a treelighting ceremony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dave Lanphear, an Abbotsford resident, is president of Envision Financial. It’s a Langley-based credit union donating $100,000 to the B.C. flood relief efforts. He’s also been out, like many, volunteering and filling sandbags. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Envision Financial encouraging people to join relief efforts

Those who have means are being prompted to help out with the flood recovery through a number of ways

Dave Lanphear, an Abbotsford resident, is president of Envision Financial. It’s a Langley-based credit union donating $100,000 to the B.C. flood relief efforts. He’s also been out, like many, volunteering and filling sandbags. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre has been sold and will be under new ownership, pending approval, in the coming months. (Highstreet Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre sold to Ontario investment group

Primaris REIT has agreed to purchase the Abbotsford shopping centre, sale pending approval

Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre has been sold and will be under new ownership, pending approval, in the coming months. (Highstreet Facebook photo)
Gingerbread houses at The “Christmas Store” at Potters, now open on 48th Avenue on the Surrey/Langley border. (submitted photo)

Surrey garden shop pivots as ‘Western Canada’s largest Christmas store’ for 17th season

New this year at Potters shop is a ‘Train Station’ section with a train-around-the-tree display

Gingerbread houses at The “Christmas Store” at Potters, now open on 48th Avenue on the Surrey/Langley border. (submitted photo)
There are a fistful of murals being brought to life in downtown Langley, starting this month. This mural was the first. It’s called #thepowerofwomenisinfinite and was painted in 2018 by artist Verna Brown on the back entrance of Forever Yours Lingerie for company owner Sonya Perkins (left). (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Langley City murals coming to life

Interactive augmented reality is being incorporated into some of the art in the downtown core

There are a fistful of murals being brought to life in downtown Langley, starting this month. This mural was the first. It’s called #thepowerofwomenisinfinite and was painted in 2018 by artist Verna Brown on the back entrance of Forever Yours Lingerie for company owner Sonya Perkins (left). (Langley Advance Times files)
Jack Nicholson, CEO of Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)
Jack Nicholson, CEO of Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)
Derek Scott of Signal Hills accepted the award for most significant community impact by a non-profit. It was one of six awards presented Thursday by the chamber. (Screengrab)

Chamber lauds outstanding Langley businesses

In a virtual ceremony, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce presented six business excellence awards

Derek Scott of Signal Hills accepted the award for most significant community impact by a non-profit. It was one of six awards presented Thursday by the chamber. (Screengrab)
People gathered around Langley's (Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: New Langley supermarket makes debut

T&T Supermarket grand opening Friday, Oct. 22

People gathered around Langley's (Aldergrove Star)
Typically the local chamber’s annual event is held in-person, like this one in years past, but due to current health protocols the 2021 Business Excellence Awards will be held virtually. (Langley Advance Times file)

Chamber marks 25 years of celebrating Langley business community

2021 Business Excellence Award held virtually Thursday night

Typically the local chamber’s annual event is held in-person, like this one in years past, but due to current health protocols the 2021 Business Excellence Awards will be held virtually. (Langley Advance Times file)
Advisorly CEO Jeremy May (left) and supporter Lyle MacDougall presented a cheque to Langley hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth. (Advisorly/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rains made golf tourney impossible, but $5,000 still raised for hospice

Advisorly’s Langley staff and supporters couldn’t hit the tees, but still helped new palliative centre

Advisorly CEO Jeremy May (left) and supporter Lyle MacDougall presented a cheque to Langley hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth. (Advisorly/Special to Langley Advance Times)
All EMBA classes are delivered in-person at TWU’s main campus in Langley, and branch campus in Richmond. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

A new program for business leaders at TWU draws students with experience

First group at Langley-based university comes from wide range of business disciplines

All EMBA classes are delivered in-person at TWU’s main campus in Langley, and branch campus in Richmond. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Construction crews are preparing for a new expansion on the north side of Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Work underway on major expansion to Langley’s Willowbrook Mall

The shopping centre’s north side will look very different by next summer

Construction crews are preparing for a new expansion on the north side of Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Lilian Cazacu is a Langley notary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Planning ahead means peace of mind for all

Local notaries offer some advise on estate planning and wills during B.C.’s Make A Will week

Lilian Cazacu is a Langley notary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)