Local Business

Improvements to Highway #1, such as the new 216th Street overpass that opened last year, are essential for the movement of people and products through the region. (BC Government/Special to Advance Times)

Transportation remains key issue for Langley businesses

Movement of people and products essential to future for local companies

  • Feb 18, 2022
Improvements to Highway #1, such as the new 216th Street overpass that opened last year, are essential for the movement of people and products through the region. (BC Government/Special to Advance Times)
Chamber director of operations Kristi Maier (above) and her staff have kept the chamber members informed with webinars and virtual meetings until they can once again meet in person. (Special to the Advance Times)

Offering virtual connections for Langley business people

From meetings to workshops and networking, chamber keeps members connecting

  • Feb 17, 2022
Chamber director of operations Kristi Maier (above) and her staff have kept the chamber members informed with webinars and virtual meetings until they can once again meet in person. (Special to the Advance Times)
Otter Co-op, through its Community Spaces grants, has helped fund a number of environmental conservation, urban agriculture, and recreational initiatives – including a playground. (Otter Co-op/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Co-op grant money up for grabs

100-year-old organization, with stores in Aldergrove and Pitt Meadows, funds environmental efforts

Otter Co-op, through its Community Spaces grants, has helped fund a number of environmental conservation, urban agriculture, and recreational initiatives – including a playground. (Otter Co-op/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Past chamber president Brad Kiendl prepared to tee off during last summer’s golf tournament held at The Redwoods Golf Course. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tee time coming for Langley business group

Annual chamber’s golf tournament remains one of the organiation’s biggest fundraising events

Past chamber president Brad Kiendl prepared to tee off during last summer’s golf tournament held at The Redwoods Golf Course. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ken Dennis is the current president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COVID is taking a toll on businesses, but chamber is optimistic about the future

President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce shares message of hope

  • Feb 15, 2022
Ken Dennis is the current president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Director Angie Quaale and her staff at Well Seasoned, A Gourmet Food Store have navigated the ups and downs of the COVID guidelines. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Working to reduce COVID fatigue

Chamber offers direct and indirect help to local businesses trying to navigate through the pandemic

  • Feb 14, 2022
Director Angie Quaale and her staff at Well Seasoned, A Gourmet Food Store have navigated the ups and downs of the COVID guidelines. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
HiFive Chicken’s executive team Milind Palashetkar, Suraj Sharma, Mono Moitra celebrating launching of new franchise in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C.-based chicken restaurant comes to Langley

HiFive Chicken adding six locations to its current four restaurants in the Lower Mainland

HiFive Chicken’s executive team Milind Palashetkar, Suraj Sharma, Mono Moitra celebrating launching of new franchise in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

VIDEO: Langley ice creators slide into Vernon Winter Carnival

An ice castle, ice bar and ice slide will be part of the fun and frolick at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Playground

Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
As the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the BC Cancer Foundation works with donors and communities to advance research and innovate care for the people of B.C. Together, BC CAN change the outcome for each person facing this disease. (First West/Special to Langley Advance Times)

World Cancer Day marked with donation from Langley financial instituion

First West Credit Union and the BC Cancer Foundation look to change cancer outcomes together

As the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the BC Cancer Foundation works with donors and communities to advance research and innovate care for the people of B.C. Together, BC CAN change the outcome for each person facing this disease. (First West/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Riley Geiger of Langley competed in the MJT Lindsay Kenney Classic in 2019 at Pagoda Ridge golf club which has hosted various tournaments and events. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s Pagoda Ridge sold and will become private golf club

Family-owned course will also get a new name after acquisition

Riley Geiger of Langley competed in the MJT Lindsay Kenney Classic in 2019 at Pagoda Ridge golf club which has hosted various tournaments and events. (Langley Advance Times files)
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

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

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)
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

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)
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)