BBOT News

BBOT Membership Competition — Call for Partner Charity Submissions


The Burnaby Board of Trade is now accepting submissions from organizations interested in being the Partner Charity at the BBOT’s 2017 Membership Competition. The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for four charities to partner with on this year’s Membership Competition. The competition will see four teams competing to bring in the most memberships in the […]

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BC VOTES 2017


BC voters will elect a new provincial government on May 9th. This page will provide you with key information about the candidates in Burnaby’s four ridings and their platforms. Be sure to attend the Burnaby Board of Trade’s unique all-party, all-riding candidate meet and greet event on April 24th. Click here for more details. BC […]

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Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Offers Desirable and Affordable Benefits for your Employees


The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is Canada’s largest group benefit program for small business, serving over 25,000 firms. BBOT members can access this national group insurance program which allows any sized business to enjoy group dental, extended health, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance. Learn more about how the Chambers […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 5 Minutes for Business


A Big Boost to Business Investment This edition of 5 Minutes for Business, written by Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Director of Parliamentary Affairs, sheds light on the big barrier that must be addressed: The Crown has a constitutional duty to consult with and accommodate Indigenous peoples whose rights could be affected through infrastructure development. There is a need […]

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Burnaby Business Watch – Crime Update


To help businesses prevent and deter crime, the BBOT is pleased to bring you Burnaby Business Watch updates from the Burnaby RCMP. Business-related crime statistics are at or below average for Burnaby, with break-and-enters to businesses and auto theft/theft from autos being reported at average and below average levels. The following map indicated which areas […]

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Women Mean Business Event Recap


On the heels of International Women’s Day, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Women’s Business Success Network held a fabulous panel event featuring five inspirational women leaders. Jill Krop, News Director & Station Manager at GlobalBC, Dianne Doyle, President & CEO of Providence Health Care, Christine Dacre, Vice President Financial Services at Translink, and […]

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Provinces Sign Canadian Free Trade Agreement


On April 7th ministers representing all provinces and territories and the federal government signed the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The CFTA will allow for freer trade amongst the provinces and territories and significantly reduce regulatory barriers and standards inconsistencies across Canada.  Internal trade represents about one-fifth of Canada’s annual GDP, or $385 billion. It […]

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Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Offers Stability


The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is Canada’s largest group benefit program for small business, serving over 25,000 firms. BBOT members can access this national group insurance program which allows any sized business to enjoy group dental, extended health, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance. Learn more about how the Chambers […]

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BBOT Hosts Special Event with the Consul General of Korea


Yesterday, the BBOT and our Pacific Gateway Committee held a successful event featuring Mr. Gunn Kim, the Consul General of Korea, who discussed the business connections and opportunities between BC and Korea. A room of over 60 business people enjoyed the presentation, lots of networking, as well as a delicious meal including at the table […]

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