BBOT News

The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage


Big increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or does it mean fewer jobs? […]

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Join us for a Ribbon Cutting — Riquelme & Associates CPA


Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) members are invited to join us on July 27 as we celebrate the opening of the new offices of Riquelme & Associates, CPA! The BBOT will be on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 6:30pm and congratulate member Riquelme & Associates, CPA on their new premises here in Burnaby. BBOT members […]

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Government Program Spotlight: Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)


The BCIP helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Through the BCIP, the Government of Canada buys pre-qualified goods and services. The government moves these late-stage research and development innovations to federal departments for testing. After testing, the BCIP provides feedback to suppliers on […]

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Pre-Budget Consultations with Federal Government


The Burnaby Board of Trade adds value to our members by representing the interests of the business community with government. Currently, the federal government is conducting consultations ahead of the 2018 federal budget and the BBOT has an opportunity to provide input and share our priorities with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. […]

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Giro di Burnaby


Mark your calendars for July 13th for one of the top events in the city! The Giro di Burnaby returns to Burnaby’s historic “Heights” neighbourhood celebrating its 10th anniversary! The “Giro” is one race in the BC Superweek series that sees professional cyclists from all over the world come to race on the streets of […]

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5 Minutes for Business – Modernizing NAFTA – Come Join Our Campaign


As business communities around the world rise up to advocate the benefits of trade, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on how the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. through its efforts and future […]

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Join the “Join in June” Campaign with a Member Referral!


  Dear Members, At the beginning of this month we shared with you details of our “Join in June” member drive and charity campaign. Four BBOT teams (Blue, Green, Red and Orange Teams) are competing to grow the BBOT membership all the while raising money for four of Burnaby’s amazing charities. For anyone still interested […]

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Advertise in the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Annual Membership Directory!


Advertise in the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Annual Membership directory.  Distributed to over 7,000 households, as well as to the our membership, it’s a great opportunity to get your brand front and center in Burnaby. Deadline for ads is September 1st, 2017.

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BBOT Members Try Out Tech at the Microsoft Store


The Burnaby Board of Trade and several members attended a private tour of BBOT member the Microsoft Store at Metropolis at Metrotown mall to demo some of the innovative products and technologies on offer. Starting with a demonstration of the store’s 84” Surface Hub, a wall-sized interactive whiteboard, attendees were able to see the various […]

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#TradeTalks June 29th at Metro Vancouver Convention Centre


#TradeTalks is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre June 29th and has been designed to help businesses step up their export game. The day will feature 4 incisive panels, an export-readiness workshop and a global marketplace tradeshow with over 10 international Consul Generals from key trade markets in attendance. This forum will be ground zero […]

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