BBOT News

Read Paul Holden’s Next Business Column: Employer Health Tax is Unfair to Burnaby’s Businesses


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s latest business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the November 16th edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge) to get Paul’s take on why the new Employer Health Tax is an unfair, undue burden on Burnaby businesses, or check out the digital edition of the newspaper. Paul’s […]

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5 Minutes for Business – Mentally Healthy Workplace


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we examine how in order to remain competitive, businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace. With most adults spending more […]

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Funding Deadline: Women Entrepreneurship Fund – November 15


The Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Fund is currently accepting applications for funding, but the deadline of November 15th is fast approaching! The objective of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund is to provide support to women to grow their businesses and facilitate their pursuit of opportunities in markets abroad. The Fund will provide up to $100,000 in […]

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2018 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Handed Out; Hemlock Printers Named Burnaby Business of the Year


On November 1st, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was emceed by lobal BC on-air personality […]

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BC Chamber Wants to Hear From Businesses Across the Region


Dear Member, Once a year, people in businesses across BC get an opportunity to tell government what matters most to them, their sector, and their region—through the BC Chamber of Commerce’s annual Collective Perspective Survey. This is arguably the most comprehensive economic survey in the province, and we want to make sure the voices of […]

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BBOT Calls On Goverment to Stop Employer Health Tax


The provincial government has now introduced the legislation to implement the new Employer Health Tax, starting January 1, 2019. The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) remains deeply concerned with this new tax and continues to oppose its implementation. While the BBOT is proposing amendments to help make the tax less damaging to small businesses, including […]

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Canada Post Strike


The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the union representing Canada Post mail carriers, is holding rotating strikes at various locations throughout the country as labour negotiations continue between the union and Canada Post. This labour disruption poses a challenge for businesses, particularly small businesses, many of whom rely on Canada Post for parcel shipping, and […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Looks Forward to Working with Newly-Elected Burnaby Mayor and City Council


On October 20th, voters in Burnaby elected its municipal government for the next four year term, including the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and Board of Education Trustee. On behalf of our members, and in our economic development function, the Burnaby Board of Trade congratulates Mayor-Elect Mike Hurley and Councillors-Elect Pietro Calendino, Sav Dhaliwal, Dan […]

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BBOT Meets Provincial, City Leaders; Discusses Member Issues Survey Ahead of Civic Election


This week, as part of our ongoing government advocacy efforts, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) hosted a roundtable discussion with BC Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson to discuss provincial priorities, before meeting with Burnaby mayoral candidates Derek Corrigan and Mike Hurley to discuss the top issues for BBOT members ahead of Saturday’s elction. The roundtable […]

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Cannabis Legalization – October 17th, 2018


  October 17th, 2018 marks the legalization of cannabis sale and use across Canada. For information on this emerging market and the potential business opportunities, as well as the rules around cannabis use and the impacts of cannabis on the workplace, please see the below resources assembled by the Burnaby Board of Trade. Cannabis in […]

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