There is still a week left to get your foot in the door with Prospera Credit Union's Soles4Souls charity event.
Through the month of April, all of the credit union's branches and its corporate office are serving as collection points for people to drop off gently worn shoes or financial donations to help those who have lost everything in natural disasters.
The shoes are also used to support microbusiness efforts around the globe.
Last year Prospera gathered more than 1,000 pairs of shoes.
"This year, we'd like to see those numbers climb even higher," said Bruce Howell, president and CEO. "Soles4Souls distributes shoes to people who really need them in more than 120 countries around the world.
Please clean out your closets and convince your friends, neighbours and relatives to do the same."
To find a Prospera Credit Union branch near you, see prospera.ca.
WATKINSON IN MUMBAI
Nigel Watkinson, international trade team chair of the Surrey Board of Trade, is in Mumbai this week and the U.K. next week to network with industry leaders.
He will attend the Mumbai World Trade Centre Indiallia Business Forum, an international, multi-sector business forum of prescheduled one-to-one meetings.
The intended purpose is to host a similar conference in Surrey in three years.
Then Watkinson is off to visit the five area Chambers of Commerce in London to study that city's international trade centre model. SBoT's strategic goal is to launch its own International Trade Centre, the first of its kind in Canada linked to a Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade where it creates a one-stop centre for business support, especially for the small-and medium-sized business market.
SURREY'S TOP 25 UNDER 25
The Surrey Board of Trade is on the hunt for nominees for its Top 25 Under 25 Awards. If you or someone you know fits the criteria, you are encouraged to fill out a nomination form at businessinsurrey.com before the deadline on Friday, May 4.
The awards will be presented on May 29 at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd St. in Surrey, from 5: 30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. To register, call 604-581-7130 or go online.
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