Business

Finnegan’s Pub/Phoenix Lounge

Abbotsford receives six awards for creative architecture

Creative commercial architecture in Abbotsford was recently highlighted at a gala presented by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) and the Business Fraser Valley publication.

Finnegan’s Pub/Phoenix Lounge

Fraser Valley tourism agencies win award

Tourism Abbotsford and its regional partners have won a marketing initiative award.The…

A two-bedroom unit at Charlton Park in Surrey at 10180 153 Street in Surrey can be rented for $1

Rents, vacancy rates edge up in Lower Mainland

Average Metro Vancouver two-bedroom now costs $1,181

A two-bedroom unit at Charlton Park in Surrey at 10180 153 Street in Surrey can be rented for $1
Robyn Orford is the new branch manager of the Abbotsford Village location on Sumas Way.

New manager for Envision branch

Envision Financial has announced that Robyn Orford will takeover as branch manager…

  • Jun 9, 2011
Robyn Orford is the new branch manager of the Abbotsford Village location on Sumas Way.

Target aims at Abbotsford Zellers

U.S. retailer Target says it will open 15 B.C. stores at re-flagged Zellers outlets, including the store in Abbotsford.

  • May 27, 2011
Rudy Nielsen is president of Landcor Data Group.

Chinese buyers snap up most of ritziest homes

Real estate bubble trouble may be on horizon: report

Rudy Nielsen is president of Landcor Data Group.
The Canucks quilt makes up the window display at Quilt Essential Fabrics.

Abbotsford downtown merchants jumping on the Canucks bandwagon

Merchants in Abbotsford's Historic Downtown are jumping onto the Vancouver Canucks bandwagon with both feet, and are asking shoppers to decide which businesses are showing the most spirit.

  • May 26, 2011
The Canucks quilt makes up the window display at Quilt Essential Fabrics.
Exterior of a Target store in the U.S.

Target takes aim at 15 B.C. Zellers stores

Major renos planned before U.S. retailer arrives in 2013

Exterior of a Target store in the U.S.

Snowcap Lumber to close its doors

Thirty-five employees of Snowcap Lumber will be without work, as the Abbotsford company is closing its doors on June 29.

Tradex

Record year for Abbotsford’s Tradex

It’s been a record-breaking 2011 for Tradex.

The trade and exhibition centre, located at the Abbotsford International Airport, is experiencing its busiest year on record with a booking capacity of 93 per cent. Last year, the facility boasted a 91 per cent capacity.

“The industry average is 48 per cent,” said Vali Marling, the director of operations, sales and marketing for Tradex.

Tradex
John van Dongen

BC Pork launches new label

John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South, talks about the new BC…

John van Dongen

Abbotsford Chamber luncheon: Learn to make a difference

Rick Goossen will present “Building a Great Company: How and Why to Go from Making a Profit to Making a Difference” at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on May 26 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

  • May 18, 2011
Garry Dickinson

Abbotsford Duty Free celebrates a quarter century of business

Abbotsford Duty Free, located at the at the Huntingdon border crossing, celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, May 14.

Local MP Ed Fast and Abbotsford Coun. John Smith were on hand to mark the milestone.

Garry Dickinson
Mitch Miller (right)

Revitalizing downtown

  • May 12, 2011
Mitch Miller (right)
Vedder Transport will have 50 new natural gas powered trucks arriving throughout the next year to replace the standard diesel vehicles seen here.

Vedder Transport invests in new liquid natural gas rigs

Fuel cost efficiency and environmental responsibility are the catalysts behind Vedder Transportation Group’s decision to invest $12 million in 50 new vehicles.

Vedder Transport will have 50 new natural gas powered trucks arriving throughout the next year to replace the standard diesel vehicles seen here.
Otter Co-op's new general manager Jack Nicholson says their Honda Civic customer contest has been so successful for their retail store that the co-op will be exploring other contests for their ever-growing business locations.

Co-op’s new GM plans bigger and better future

A man who started out as an apprentice baker for Federated Co-operatives…

Otter Co-op's new general manager Jack Nicholson says their Honda Civic customer contest has been so successful for their retail store that the co-op will be exploring other contests for their ever-growing business locations.

Telus supports Canuck Place Abbotsford

Telus has launched a new fundraising campaign to support the expansion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice to Abbotsford.

  • Apr 26, 2011

Cascade Aerospace hosts Abbotsford business community

Cascade Aerospace, one of Abbotsford’s largest companies, is opening its doors to the business community on April 27. Members and guests of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the 230,000-sq.ft. facility.

  • Apr 20, 2011

Leaders Lab program comes to Fraser Valley

Recognizing that healthy and vibrant not-for-profit organizations keep communities strong, Envision Financial has partnered with Vantage Point to bring the innovative Leaders Lab program to the Fraser Valley.

Leaders Lab is a four-month training program for executives and board members looking to improve their knowledge of good practice in not-for-profit management. Ultimately, the program goal is to inspire and build leadership in the voluntary sector.

New owner at four local McDonald’s

McDonald’s is pleased to announce that Sid and Daphne Johnson have been named the newest owner operators in the Abbotsford community, taking over four McDonald’s restaurants from Chuck Vertes, who will continue to operate restaurants in Aldergrove.