I recently just received news that I will be getting an award for being one of the Top 25 under 25 in Surrey! This award is given out to the Top 25 young business/entrepreneurs within the City of Surrey. The award ceremony will be taking place at Eaglequest Golf Course on May 31st. Here is the article that was printed in the May 27th edition of the Surrey Leader that speaks about the event:
Surrey’s most promising youth will be recognized Monday for their business endeavours and community involvement.
The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) is hosting its first annual Surrey’s Top 25 under 25 event at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7779 152 St.
The group is being recognized for a multitude of areas, including civic development, social issues and business trailblazing, according to SBOT CEO Anita Huberman.
The event was the brainchild of a Kwantlen Polytechnic University student, who suggested it as concept that hasn’t been done anywhere else in the province.
The SBOT grabbed hold of the idea, with Coast Capital Savings, Kwantlen and The Surrey-North Delta Leader Newspaper joining in as sponsors. Calls for nomination were sent out through Kwantlen, local businesses and the school district.
Thirty-five strong nominations were received and a panel combed over the group to find the best.
“The purpose of this awards program is not only to recognize their different projects and different business endeavours, but also for them to network for either entrepreneurial engagement or career growth,” Huberman said. To that end, the SBOT will be announcing a mentorship program for some of the recipients.
The board of trade has prepared papers on the fact baby boomers are retiring this year and that there will be a skills shortage.
The Top 25 under 25 was a natural next step.
“What we wanted to do is really focus in on our youth, which are the leaders of tomorrow for our businesses,” Huberman said.
The link to the article is located here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/news/122746524.html