Local Business

RAD Torque Systems in Abbotsford held a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday (Sept. 15) for its new manufacturing facility on Marshall Road. Pictured are (from left) Darien Provost, technical sales support; Dan Provost, president and founder: and deputy mayor Ross Siemens. (Submitted photo)

RAD Torque opens new manufacturing facility in Abbotsford

Eight small buildings consolidated into one on Marshall Road

Phantom Screens is celebrating 30 years of business by donating $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver (Phantom Screens photo)

Abbotsford’s Phantom Screens donates $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Award-winning company helping top construct affordable housing in Coquitlam

BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the second year in a row. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford business one of Canada’s best-managed companies for 2nd time

BE Power Equipment receives prestigious national designation

BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the second year in a row. (Submitted photo)
People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

B.C.’s biggest ever auction held in Chilliwack brought in $35 million in sales

Ritchie Bros. equipment auction in late May attracted more than 6,500 bidders from 34 countries

People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Despite pandemic challenges, 100-year-old Otter Co-op returns millions to members

Board of directors approved the patronage reimbursement of $5.9 million based on 2021 purchases

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Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Anytime Fitness at Highstreet Shopping Centre is now open. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Anytime Fitness opens at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre

New location is the second Anytime Fitness facility in Abbotsford

Anytime Fitness at Highstreet Shopping Centre is now open. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland restaurateur head of ABLE BC

Yvan Charette was voted president of agency representing bars and private liquor stores across B.C.

Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)
Snow on Highway 5 early morning April 5, 2022 southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking southwest. (DriveBC)

Storm warning still in effect on Coquihalla Highway with more flurries forecast

‘Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,’ says Environment Canada warning

Snow on Highway 5 early morning April 5, 2022 southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking southwest. (DriveBC)
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New Scotiabank opens in west Abbotsford

Location has grand opening on March 10, found in Mt. Lehman Crossing complex

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A sold-out crowd came to see this year’s recipients of the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards accept their honours on Thursday night (Feb. 10) at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. The event is put on by the Abbotsford News and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.

Abbotsford Business Excellence Award recipients announced

Sold-out crowd watches awards ceremony at Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre

A sold-out crowd came to see this year’s recipients of the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards accept their honours on Thursday night (Feb. 10) at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. The event is put on by the Abbotsford News and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.
The Mount Lehman Credit Union has announced a merger with G&F Financial Group. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s Mount Lehman Credit Union merges with G&F Financial Group

MLCU members vote 88.1 per cent in approval of merger, which came into effect on Jan. 1

The Mount Lehman Credit Union has announced a merger with G&F Financial Group. (Facebook photo)
Fields along Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford were still flooded on Dec. 7, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Evacuation order lifted for south portion of Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford

Orders have now been rescinded for three of the four areas impacted by flooding

Fields along Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford were still flooded on Dec. 7, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)

B.C. researchers, advocates consider impacts of catastrophic flooding on Fraser River salmon

Stranded and trapped salmon seen swimming in yards, trapped on railway tracks, trails, in ditches

Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)
The Enviro-Grit Abrasives site in Huntingdon was still flooded Wednesday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)
The Enviro-Grit Abrasives site in Huntingdon was still flooded Wednesday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)
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)
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Abbotsford’s Blackwood Building Centre: 50 years of excellence

Local businessman Abe Konrad reflects on over a half century of serving the community

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Performers thrill the crowd during the entertainment portion of the 2019 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards at the Abbotsford Centre. Nominations are now open for this year’s awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Nominations open for 2021 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

Awards to be presented in November, honouring recipients in six categories

Performers thrill the crowd during the entertainment portion of the 2019 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards at the Abbotsford Centre. Nominations are now open for this year’s awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: PowerWood’s grand opening celebrated in Agassiz

The company was established in Coquitlam in 1995

(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Alison Tedford of Abbotsford is the author of the newly relesed book Chronic Profit: Building Your Small Business While Managing Persistent Pain.
Alison Tedford of Abbotsford is the author of the newly relesed book Chronic Profit: Building Your Small Business While Managing Persistent Pain.