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2nd Annual Fraser Valley Tech Forum

XLRator, formerly SRCTec, and the District of Mission are co-hosting the 2nd annual #FVTech Forum as part of the Tech Starts Here initiative on September 20, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge . This event aims to attract industry, government, academia, key influencers and community stakeholders to come together and foster growth and innovation within the local

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Focus on Tourism

Mission has a varied and unique selection of tourism products that see visitors travel to our community to experience the place that we are fortunate to call home.  With the tourism industry continuing to play a significant role in BC’s economy in terms of revenue earned, tourism activities and the creation of employment opportunities, Mission Mayor and Council have recognized

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The Future Is Bright

Community Futures North Fraser have been part of the Mission business landscape since 1995, offering support, advice, training and loans to local entrepreneurs and companies; from individuals with the inception of an idea to those already operating an established business. While the not-for-profit organization was originally formed as a conduit for small business to primarily offer loans through a federal

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The Future of Education and Employment

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” ~ Malcolm X It is now being recognized across most industry sectors that in order to stay competitive in a global marketplace, businesses must look beyond cost and productivity efficiencies and also ensure that knowledge-based commodities such as innovation, creativity and adaptability are

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Shop Local-Love Local

Looking to get ahead of the Christmas rush? Then keep reading, as Mission has so many unique shopping opportunities right on your doorstep. From classic long standing businesses like Rex Cox Menswear and Lanka Jewels to those tucked away gems such as Apostrophie + Co., Mac & Mango, Silk Degrees, Beach Basket, Black Bond Books and Mossy Creek & Co.

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Dress to Impress

Rex Cox Men’s Wear has been keeping the men in our community looking stylish for 92 years, since the doors first opened in 1925. There have been a few changes in fashion and ownership since then, but the essence of impeccable customer service has remained and today the team pride themselves on staying one step ahead when it comes to

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Clarity of Vision

Moving to a new community, raising a family and running a successful business requires great multitasking skills, but it was all in a day’s work for Dave and Sheryl Mitchell, who have made quite the team over the years with local business Abstract Auto & Window Glass.   Wanting their customers to literally have a clear vision, whether on their windshields

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WOMEN IN TRADES

There is a shortage of skilled trade personnel across Canada, which means a variety of career options are readily available for those prepared to train in this sector. Riverside College in Mission B.C. is one educational establishment looking to fill this gap, offering courses that include automotive service technician, carpentry, electrician, plumbing and a trade’s sampler.  While the courses are

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