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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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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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Tech Starts Here

This fall sees the Fraser Valley focus on the tech sector, as the Tech Starts Here collaboration between the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) and the municipalities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Mission and the Township of Langley bring two enticing tech initiatives to the region. Fraser Valley Regional Tech Forum Taking place on October 10, 2017 from

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Business is Blooming

Technaflora Plant Products Ltd. business partners Jason Goodman and Andrew King got off to a rocking start through a shared love of music, in particular the band the Grateful Dead. With both attending hundreds of concerts over the years, they laugh at how many times their paths potentially crossed before they were formally introduced through consultation work with Technaflora. So

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It’s All Smiles

For Fischer Denture Clinic, business is booming! Markus Fischer, registered denturist, attributes the clinic’s success to their specialized lower suction dentures and the fact that as we live longer, we want to maintain that fabulous smile later in life. Training in Japan under Dr. Jiro Abe, Markus Fischer is one of only 28 denturists worldwide who is certified to teach

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Soaking It Up

Valley Acrylic Bath Ltd. manufacture beautifully hand crafted bath and kitchen fixtures and fittings including bathtubs, showers, basins and even the kitchen sink!   Proudly deemed 100% Canadian, with the production plant residing in Mission since 2010, all merchandise is sold on a wholesale basis to home improvement and bathroom retailers. Stepping into their showroom takes you on a luxurious journey

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Economic Development Year in Review

2016 saw the Mission Economic Development Department tasked with a number of key objectives which included business retention and expansion (BRE), marketing and communications, investment attraction and workforce development. Here are some of year’s highlights and accomplishments: Twelve business tours were undertaken to give Mayor and Council a stronger understanding of the local business environment and associated opportunities and challenges

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Leading the Charge

Tri-M Technologies Inc. relocated from Coquitlam to Mission 4 years ago, as three quarters of their staff were commuting from Mission each day. Moving the facility and offering the team the option to work from home has enabled the retention of key staff, many of whom have been with the company for 15 to 25 years. From their Mission base

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Cleaning Up Here and Overseas

V.I.P. Soap Products (V.I.P.) have been cleaning up in the all-natural cleaning solutions market since 1951, and with consumers becoming more environmentally conscious, the company is now set to expand to meet both local and international demand. Their success comes in part from their ability to offer truly Canadian merchandise, driven by the philosophy that environmental products should be no

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Mentoring Mojo with CoderDojo

Technology has received a strong focus with the BC School Curriculum changes this year, along with collaboration, critical thinking and communication; all deemed essential components in preparing students for success in an ever evolving world. Add to this the increased interest from the younger generation to delve into coding, robotics and game design and you have the ideal formula for

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