Make the Most Out of Your Membership

Welcome to the BBOT Membership Roadmap. In here you’ll find tips on how to get the most out of your BBOT Membership. If you can’t find it in here, don’t worry. Give us a phone call or email and we’ll be happy to help you out.

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe to the BBOT’s weekly e-newsletter (sent to your mailbox every Tuesday morning) and stay up to date on news, events, advocacy and more! And encourage staff and colleagues to sign up as well — all BBOT benefits and events extend to all members of your organization!

Be Informed

Filled with highlights and insights from the Burnaby business community, Burnaby Business News is a must read for those wanting to stay on top of BBOT’s business news. Delivered as an insert in the Burnaby Now, BBN has a circulation of 49,000, readership 91,000 – It is also available online.

Share your News

As a member you have the opportunity to share news about your company (for free) using the Member News Submission Form that posts your news on the Members section of the BBOT website, the e-Newsletter and in our social media channels. A benefit of membership is allowing us to help you tell your news and stories. Have a question? Contact tessa@bbot.ca

Introduce Yourself

Upon joining or renewal, send us a 50 word description (including a link to your website) of your organization which will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. The newsletter is sent to 4500+ business contacts in Metro Vancouver. Contact: tessa@bbot.ca

Join the Online Conversation

The BBOT is active on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. If you have accounts on any or all of these platforms be sure to “Like” “Follow” and “Join” us. We actively support our members in social media and it’s just another great way to showcase your business and get to know your community.

Not Sure How to Use Twitter

Join Cory and Tessa for Twitter Tuesdays. Learn the basics to help get you started. Check out the events calendar to find out when the next one is happening. Free for members.

Don’t Know Where to Start

Network, meet other members and find out first hand from BBOT staff the opportunities that are available to you as a member. Sign up for our next  Member Orientation today.

Meet Key Contacts Quickly

The BBOT’s Ambassador program teams you up with seasoned networkers who will facilitate introductions at BBOT networking events.  Contact Marisol at marisol@bbot.ca to find out more.

Calling All Restaurants!

Enjoy a month long promotional opportunity for your eatery by taking part in the Restaurant of the Month promotion. Find out more right here.

Make Your Mark at Our Events
Non-Profit Member Showcase

As a benefit of membership, the Burnaby Board of Trade offers a Non-Profit Showcase at several of our larger events each year. Set up a small table-top display/booth in the reception area of each designated event to distribute collateral, engage with attendees, and provide increased exposure for that member.

Network Network Network

The BBOT hosts over 60 events per year and members get discounted prices to all events (and free access to some.) If you need help figuring out which events would be right for you to attend, don’t hesitate to contact cory@bbot.ca to help get you started. And remember, any member of your organization can attend under your membership.

Exclusive Savings and Benefits

As a member of the Board of Trade you have exclusive access to a wide range of services and benefits to help you improve your bottom line. From group health/dental insurance to gas savings, to free a subscription to Business in Vancouver, we work to support your business in a variety of ways. Check out our full benefits services offering. Questions? Contact marisol@bbot.ca for more information.

Planning a Marketing Campaign?

The Online Directory Listing Enhancement Package offers several exclusive tools designed to help you gain additional exposure for your business, and better seachability within bbot.ca for only $99.

Enjoy exclusive advertising discounts with the Burnaby Now and more! For more information contact tessa@bbot.ca

Love Us? Tell Your Friends!

Your recommendation is the highest praise. If you refer a new member to us we will offer you $100 credit to be used towards membership renewal, workshops or select events.

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

Every year the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade recognize business excellence in Burnaby across 10 different categories. Nominate yourself or another business in the community. Find out more here. For more information contact cory@bbot.ca

Take the Pledge for a Sustainable Community

Join our growing community of businesses who have taken the Pledge to be sustainable. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced there are tips and resources for everyone. bbotpledge.ca . Have questions? Contact tessa@bbot.ca

Improve Your Bottom Line by Becoming More Sustainable

Take part in the Pledge for a Sustainable Community – Climate Smart and Vancity project that helps businesses reduce waste and energy and cut costs. Find out more here. Contact tessa@bbot.ca for more information. Subsidies are available.

Do you have business concerns? Tell us.

At the BBOT we work on your behalf on issues that affect your business. Every member is eligible to submit important issues that affect a significant portion of the business membership. Issues we have advocated on: Inter-Municipal License, MMBC Exemptions, Government Support of the BC Film and Television Industry, Big Bend Transportation Support – for more on advocacy Contact: CEO and President: Paul Holden  paul@bbot.ca Find out more about BBOT’s advocacy initiatives right here: