Richmond Business News – August 2021

Eight-lane toll-free tunnel to replace George Massey Tunnel

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Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories.

Richmond restaurant opens Hong Kong hawker-style patio

Late night dim sum, drinks offered through “dai pai dong” experience.

Richmond News •  July 27

London Drugs Partners with ChopValue and Aims to Recycle the First 10 Million Chopsticks in 2021

Canadian retailer and waste conversion leader London Drugs announced today a new partnership with ChopValue, a Vancouver-based sustainability brand that engineers minimalist homeware and decor made entirely from recycled chopsticks.

Yahoo! Finance •  August 11

Richmond-based company encourages more women to join tech industry amid pandemic

PressReader has been pushing for more women to join the industry after experiencing a significant drop in job applications at the beginning of the pandemic, especially among female candidates.

Richmond News • August 19

Eight-lane toll-free tunnel to replace George Massey Tunnel

A new eight-lane immersed-tube tunnel will replace the George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99, providing people a toll-free crossing that aligns with regional interests and improves transit, cycling and walking connections across the Fraser River.

BC Gov News • August 18

Meet Bella, the new robot serving Richmond diners

The BellaBot, initially developed in China, is currently serving customers at two Richmond restaurants and even sings Happy Birthday in Mandarin and English.

Business in Vancouver • August 20

Former Richmond gym owner sets his sights on helping small businesses

Isaac Payne set off in a new business direction after closing his gym during the pandemic

Richmond News • August 20

Steveston scavenger hunt contest explores local businesses

A community-wide scavenger hunt is encouraging people to explore Steveston’s many local businesses.

Richmond News • August 22

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