Local Business

7-True Coffee will be hosting the Business After Hours Networking Social on Feb. 2, 2023. (Shop Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Chamber of commerce hosts Maple Ridge networking event

The event will be held at 7-True Coffee, which is a new member of the chamber of commerce

 

Home Restaurant in Maple Ridge offers delivery to its customers through Skip the Dishes. (Home Restaurant/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge restaurants call for further delivery fee restrictions in the new year

B.C.’s new permanent cap restricts delivery fees to 20% of order value

 

Hollywood 3 Cinema owner, Moby Amarsi, says that the theatre is still nowhere near pre-pandemic attendance levels. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Pitt Meadows movie theatre in no danger of shutting down after sister theatre closes

Hollywood 3 Cinema in Surrey recently closed, bringing the second-run chain down to 2 locations

 

Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)

Inter-city bus route Kamloops to Prince George to be taken over by Ebus

Adventure Charters announced Dec. 21 they would no longer be offering the service

Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)
Kristi Maier joined the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as the executive director in October of this year. (Special to The News)

Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosts local networking event

The Jan. 5 Business After Hours Networking Social will be the first event held in 2023

Kristi Maier joined the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as the executive director in October of this year. (Special to The News)
The 18th annual Business Excellence Awards on Mar. 5 had 115 attendees and gave out seven awards in a variety of categories. (The News)

Nominees set to be announced for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Business Excellence Awards

The 19th annual award show takes place on March 25, with nominee luncheon on Jan. 13

The 18th annual Business Excellence Awards on Mar. 5 had 115 attendees and gave out seven awards in a variety of categories. (The News)
Stephanie Larbalestier (left) is the manager for the Vancity Maple Ridge branch and is helping coordinate the new shop local passport program. (Stephanie Larbalestier/Special to The News)

Vancity pushes shoppers to support Maple Ridge businesses with new passport program

Filled shop local passports must be submitted to Maple Ridge branch by Dec. 31

Stephanie Larbalestier (left) is the manager for the Vancity Maple Ridge branch and is helping coordinate the new shop local passport program. (Stephanie Larbalestier/Special to The News)
Jessica Saial (centre-left) will be hosting her second market after her first event, the maker’s market, was such a success. (The Nut Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge coffee shop hosts local vendor market

The Dec. 4 market will take place at The Nut

Jessica Saial (centre-left) will be hosting her second market after her first event, the maker’s market, was such a success. (The Nut Facebook/Special to The News)
Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows includes dozens of local businesses, ranging from coffee shops to salons. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows shoppers being pushed to shop locally this Black Friday

Business Improvement Association and Chamber of Commerce say local support is needed

Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows includes dozens of local businesses, ranging from coffee shops to salons. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association receives regular complaints about ongoing property crime and vandalism. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge BIA echoes call for support for downtown property crime

Five different cases of broken windows reported to BIA in one week

The Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association receives regular complaints about ongoing property crime and vandalism. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Local businesses are close to Mayor Dan Ruimy’s heart as someone who used to own and operate Bean Around Books & Tea in Maple Ridge. (The News)

Expansion of retail businesses underway in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

New city councils work on official plans for how they can help local businesses

Local businesses are close to Mayor Dan Ruimy’s heart as someone who used to own and operate Bean Around Books & Tea in Maple Ridge. (The News)
City of Pitt Meadows staff will discuss the results of the survey and food truck pilot program and then decide on next steps for food truck use in the city. (Olympic Peninsula News Group/Special to The News)

City of Pitt Meadows looking for resident feedback after underwhelming pilot program

The food truck pilot program online survey is available until Nov. 18

City of Pitt Meadows staff will discuss the results of the survey and food truck pilot program and then decide on next steps for food truck use in the city. (Olympic Peninsula News Group/Special to The News)
Kristi Maier started as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Oct. 3. (Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows business excellence awards gala delayed

Chamber of Commerce has re-opened award nominations until end of November

Kristi Maier started as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Oct. 3. (Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Kristi Maier took over as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows after former executive director Gary Bizzo left after serving in the position for only three months. (Special to The News)

Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosts upcoming AGM

The Nov. 30 meeting will be the first one held under new executive director Kristi Maier

Kristi Maier took over as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows after former executive director Gary Bizzo left after serving in the position for only three months. (Special to The News)
Halloween Days will provide opportunities to donate to the October food drive that Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association does each year. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA hosts multi-day Halloween celebration

The Oct. 29-30 Halloween Days event will have crafts, candy, and a costume contest

Halloween Days will provide opportunities to donate to the October food drive that Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association does each year. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/The News)
Business improvement associations (BIAs) exist in many B.C. communities and not only host events but are involved in public safety and community issues. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: B.C.’s BIAs call on new councils and other levels of government to take action on crime and safety

“This is a collective crisis, and we need a collective response”

  • Oct 17, 2022
Business improvement associations (BIAs) exist in many B.C. communities and not only host events but are involved in public safety and community issues. (Black Press Media files)
This is the second year that the City of Maple Ridge has run this Innovation Challenge program for community businesses. (The City of Maple Ridge/The News)

Maple Ridge announces list of Innovation Challenge finalists

7 local businesses now have the chance to win thousands of dollars

This is the second year that the City of Maple Ridge has run this Innovation Challenge program for community businesses. (The City of Maple Ridge/The News)
Private liquor stores get a significant portion of their inventory from government Liquor Distribution Branch centres. (Needpix/The News)

Private liquor stores expect major product shortages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Pubs and restaurants expected to get a temporary sales boost amid government liquor restrictions

Private liquor stores get a significant portion of their inventory from government Liquor Distribution Branch centres. (Needpix/The News)
People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

New auto parts business opens in Pitt Meadows

PartSource will employ up to 60 people once fully operational

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
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