BBOT News

5 Minutes for Business: Undermining the fight against the illegal cannabis market


Made available to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, this edition of 5 Minutes for Business examines how the federal government will handle the battle between a newly regulated cannabis industry and the existing illegal market once recreational cannabis becomes legal on October 17. Some of the factors that […]

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Lane Closures for Gas Line Upgrade


  As part of important gas line upgrades by FortisBC, lane closures are now in place on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. This means that currently until early October: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Madison Avenue and Springer Avenue Beginning in the evening of September 17, traffic between Delta Avenue […]

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Businesses Hit the Greens at BBOT Golf Tournament; Raise Over $5000 for Burnaby Family Life


Business owners and professionals from across Burnaby and the region hit the greens on September 5th for the annual Burnaby Board of Trade Golf Tournament. During the tournament at the beautiful Riverway Golf Course in south Burnaby, over $5000 was raised to support the work of Burnaby Family Life, a local organization that has been […]

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Proposed Federal Policy Resolutions Available for Review


  As part of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s policy and advocacy efforts, it will be attending the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM later this month and will be debating and voting on 66 different policy resolutions being proposed. These policies are being proposed by various chambers and boards of trades from across the country, […]

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Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Named 2018 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that beloved local family business Charlie’s Chocolate Factory will be this year’s inductee into the prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a widely-recognized, […]

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BC Labour Snapshot: Businesses Challenged with Retention, Recruitment and Skills Mismatches


The Burnaby Board of Trade, through its membership in the BC Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to provide this BC Labour Snapshot.   From labour shortages to significant skills mismatches, British Columbians will ring in Labour Day against a backdrop of labour challenges — according to a recent BC Chamber MindReader™ survey done in partnership with the BC […]

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BBOT Voices Support for Norland Supportive Housing Project


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) supports the proposed supportive housing project slated for construction on Norland Avenue in central Burnaby as an opportunity to make a considerable contribution of addressing the issue of homelessness in the city.  The BBOT has issued a letter of support to the Mayor and City Council and spoke in […]

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New publication offers BC employers strategies to fill labour shortages


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New publication offers BC employers strategies to fill labour shortages August 14, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – With almost a million job openings expected in BC, employers need to do more to find and hire the talent they need. To help them, the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) has developed […]

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2018 Mid-Year Office Lease/Vacancy Market Report


BBOT member Avison Young has released its 2018 Mid-Year Office Market Report which provides information on vacancy rates, trends and notable completions in the Metro Vancouver commercial office space market. In Burnaby, vacancy dropped to 7% at mid-year 2018, down from 13.3% a year earlier, and marking the tightest office market in Burnaby since year-end 2008.  As […]

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5 Minutes for Business: GDPR an Example for the World? Be Careful of Fool’s Gold…


Now that Europe has implemented the General Data Protection Regulation and California announced that it would be taking action, the pressure is on the Canadian government to develop the right framework for our data economy. In this month’s edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we weigh in on the debate between data protection and data […]

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