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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.
New Abbotsford chamber president sees opportunity

New Abbotsford chamber president sees opportunity

A winner of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce’s new business of the year Business Excellence Award is the new chamber president. Patrick Giesbrecht took over the position on Wednesday from outgoing president Pat Sapielak. Giesbrecht started the business Pacific North Advertising, and for which he won new business of the year in 2005. He sold the business in 2007, and now operates Pacific North Marketing.

Cabinet company issues fundraising challenge

Columbia Cabinets in Abbotsford is helping to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. The manufacturer offers rebates on all the cabinet products it sells to the approximately 190 dealerships and 600 designers it has in the U.S. and Canada. Columbia is now allowing those rebates to be designated to the Red Cross, with the company doubling the amount.

$313,000 in ICBC road investment

Most Abbotsford and Mission residents have seen the corridor-widening improvements along Old Yale Road from Marshall Road to Dina Place. Those are among the 12 road improvement projects ICBC invested in for Abbotsford and Mission in 2010.

More awards for The News

The Abbotsford News has won five Suburban Newspaper of America (SNA) editorial awards, and is also nominated for a Canadian Community Newspaper honour.

WestJet president shares five success secrets

Gregg Saretsky wants to let you in on a few secrets, five to be precise. Saretsky, president and CEO of WestJet, will be speaking on the topic of Engaging Employees: WestJet’s 5 Secrets to Success when he visits Abbotsford on Wednesday, March 23. Saretsky is the second speaker in UFV president Mark Evered’s Leadership Lecture Series.

Valley chambers host showcase in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce business showcase is back for a fourth year on April 6 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Tradex. Event organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend the tradeshow and almost 200 businesses to exhibit.
Soaring jobless rate seen as sign of optimism

Soaring jobless rate seen as sign of optimism

Economist maintains outlook for improving B.C. economy
Arab revolts drive pain at the pumps

Arab revolts drive pain at the pumps

$1.30 a litre gas arrives again in Metro Vancouver