GUILDFORD - Guildford Town Centre is gearing up for the opening of its newest tenant - the Apple Store.
The grand opening of Surrey's first Apple Store is this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come in and try all the Apple products, including the new iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
When you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac, staff can set it up for you before you leave the store. As well, there are training sessions and free workshops that customers can sign up to attend.
The first 1,000 people to visit on opening day will receive a free T-shirt.
MOBILE BUSINESS LICENCES A HIT
Not quite nine months in, the Fraser Valley Mobile Business Licence program has issued more than 1,000 licences.
The program streamlines the application process and use of business licences in the construction industry.
"One thousand business licences in less than nine months demonstrates that contractors have embraced this initiative," said Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner. "It is part of our ongoing commitment to reducing red tape in ways that are beneficial for both our residents and our community."
Surrey has 242 licences issued to local contractors. Other municipalities in the program include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Langley City, Langley Township, Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows.
Surrey will also be a partner municipality in the Metro-West program, which launches on Oct. 1 and includes Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond and Vancouver.
TWITTER TOWN HALL INVITE
As a lead up to Small Business Month in October, the provincial government and Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are taking to social media to get input on cutting red tape.
A Twitter Town Hall is scheduled for Friday (Sept. 27) when Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto will co-host a noon-hour event with Laura Jones, CFIB executive vice president.
"Reaching out through Twitter means small business owners can share their ideas on how to help them grow their businesses and succeed," said Jones.
The Twitter hashtags are #BCBizChat and #CFIBideas.
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