Burnaby Board of Trade Introduces NEW Strategic Plan at 112th AGM

Today at its 112th Annual General Meeting, the Burnaby Board of Trade introduced its NEW Strategic Plan.

The 2022-2025 Strategic Plan outlines the goals and objectives of the Burnaby Board of Trade and will guide its operations for the next three years. It was developed by the staff of the Burnaby Board of Trade, under the guidance of its Board of Directors. The priorities of the plan were set in consultation with our membership and as a result, include an increased focus on issues affecting the Burnaby business community. We continue to embrace our role as the catalyst, convener and champion of a thriving business community—and a community as a whole and are excited to grow and innovate.

The Plan is anchored by four Strategic Imperatives:

1. Strengthen operations to ensure growth, resilience and excellent member services
2. Provide first-class services that enable member businesses to thrive in the new economy
3. Expand and amplify Burnaby Board of Trade’s positive impact
4. Grow and diversify membership and increase engagement levels

Click here to read the full Burnaby Board of Trade Strategic Plan.

The Board also welcomed its new Chair, as well as elected a new slate of Board Directors. Replacing previous Board Chair Mike Kaerne of HollyNorth Production Supplies is Paula Skaper of 33 Dolphins Growth Strategy, who will take the helm of the Board for a two year term.

Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade says, “We are thrilled to have Paula lead our board for the next two years. Paula’s commitment, experience and insights offered as board member have been instrumental in the successes we have experienced. We very much look forward to working under her leadership.”

The BBOT also welcomes newly elected Board Members Chelsea Fitzpatrick of Park Insurance, Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan of Simon Fraser University, Cynthia Lam of GBC Law and Shiera Stuart of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. The Annual General Meeting also featured a keynote address from SFU President Joy Johnson.