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Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021

 

John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge company builds remarkably tiny home

Dwelltech founder constructs 72-square-foot home as passion project

 

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)

T-shirt scammers falsely claim to support Indigenous causes, BBB warns

‘Opportunists trying to take advantage of a horrible tragedy is nothing new,” says Karla Laird

 

The last day for Thrifty Foods at Haney Place Mall was Saturday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

No replacement for Thrifty Foods in Haney Place Mall yet

Grocer closed store in downtown Maple Ridge on Saturday

The last day for Thrifty Foods at Haney Place Mall was Saturday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Laura Johnson is working on her new mural at Haney Builders’ Supplies. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Scenes of old Maple Ridge captured in mural

Local artist putting mural on Haney Builders’ Supplies.

Laura Johnson is working on her new mural at Haney Builders’ Supplies. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Community project gives kids creative outlet

New program fosters artistic talents among young children

Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Live Well Exercise Clinic CEO Sara Hodson and Trevor Linden’s Club 16 partner Carl Ulmer co-chair the BC Fitness Industry Council. (Contributed photo)

B.C. restart plan brings new hope to fitness industry, business leader says

Sara Hodson notes group fitness has jumped 600 per cent in U.K.

Live Well Exercise Clinic CEO Sara Hodson and Trevor Linden’s Club 16 partner Carl Ulmer co-chair the BC Fitness Industry Council. (Contributed photo)
April 13, 2021 -  Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. Don Denton photograph

On the right side of history

Orchard Park Shopping Centre celebrates 50 years

  • May 21, 2021
April 13, 2021 -  Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. Don Denton photograph
The Bella Vita restaurant in Maple Ridge’s downtown is closed. (Neil Corbett/The News)

‘Iconic’ downtown Maple Ridge restaurant closing

Bella Vita couldn’t weather COVID-19 pandemic

The Bella Vita restaurant in Maple Ridge’s downtown is closed. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Laura Draycott, owner of Wink I Wear Optometry, in her Kelowna store.  Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives with Laura Draycott

Boutique eyewear owner discusses life, business and perspective

  • May 19, 2021
Laura Draycott, owner of Wink I Wear Optometry, in her Kelowna store.  Don Denton photograph
CubicFarms have announced the addition of Janet Wood to its board of directors. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows/ Langley grow tech business names new member to board of directors

Janet Wood will join the agricultural firm after a brief stint as pres and CEO of Science World

  • May 16, 2021
CubicFarms have announced the addition of Janet Wood to its board of directors. (Special to The News)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Chamber of commerce for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosts Conservative leader

Erin O’Toole and MP Dalton part of online Zoom meeting on Monday

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)

Federal government unlocks $740 million in relief for airports

About $490 million of that windfall is bound for large airports to put toward critical infrastructure such as runway repairs and transit stations

Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)
Amazon has set up a hub in Gloucester Industrial Park. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Amazon adds new facilities in Langley, Pitt Meadows, Delta, Vancouver

The Vancouver port centre will be the first Amazon centre to feature robotics in B.C.

Amazon has set up a hub in Gloucester Industrial Park. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Ozzie Jurrock. Photography by Lia Crowe

The Visionary

Ozzie Jurrock wrote the book on real estate

  • May 7, 2021
Ozzie Jurrock. Photography by Lia Crowe
Mike Cosic is taking over as Benchmark Botanics’ new CEO. (LinkedIn)

Pitt Meadows cannabis company names new CEO

Mike Cosic was previously the CFO of Meta Growth Corp

Mike Cosic is taking over as Benchmark Botanics’ new CEO. (LinkedIn)
The Haney Farmers Market returns on Saturday morning. (The News files)

Haney Farmers Market returns Saturday morning

May 1 brings the first market of the year to downtown Maple Ridge

The Haney Farmers Market returns on Saturday morning. (The News files)
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography

Driving Success In Business

Big O Tires revs to record growth

  • Apr 23, 2021
Kevin Jensen (L) and son TJ stand in front of a stack of tires inside their Big O Tires shop on Quadra Street .  Don Denton photography
White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo

Identifying blind spots crucial to success, writes White Rock author of Death by BS

Likky Lavji says advice in his self-help book applies to both business and personal life

White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives Interview with Ron Neal

Real estate agent has a passion for philanthropy, motorcycles and sports

  • Apr 21, 2021
Victoria real estate agent and motorcycle enthusiast Ron Neal. Lia Crowe photography