BBOT News

See photos from the State of the City Luncheon


This year’s State of the City Luncheon featuring Mayor Corrigan’s annual address was the largest ever, with over 350 people attending this signature BBOT event.  The photos from the event are available and can be viewed on our Burnaby Board of Trade Flickr page.

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“Join in June” Membership Competition


    Four Teams. Four Great Causes. One Strong Business Community.  From June 1st to 29th the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is holding it a Membership Competition to grow our business network while supporting the work of local non-profit organizations! The “Join in June” competition will see four teams of BBOT members reaching out […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the looming threat of steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States. Despite receiving a temporary exemption—along with the European Union and Mexico—until June 1, Canada should be fully and permanently exempted from any tariffs, quotas or other measures designed to reduce the […]

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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 2018 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 […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade CEO Report on 2018 Korea Delegation


  This winter, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) led a trade mission to South Korea, as part of a broader delegation from the City of Burnaby. BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden led the trade mission which included several BBOT member businesses. The delegation visited, Gangneung City, Wonju City, Hwaseong and Seoul, and highlights […]

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BBOT Holds Roundtable Dialogue with Attorney General David Eby


As part of our efforts to advocate to government on behalf of our members, and to create a platform for our members to engage with government, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a roundtable discussion with BC Attorney General David Eby on April 30th. The Attorney General provided updates on some of the recent actions […]

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Burnaby Mayor Delivers Annual State of the City Address to Business Community


Last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan for its annual State of the City Luncheon.  This largest-ever such event attracted 360 business professionals and community leaders to hear a detailed update on the direction and priorities of the City of Burnaby over the coming year.  Mayor Corrigan’s speech provided information on […]

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Call for Nominations — 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is now accepting nominations for the 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards! These awards are a joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the BBOT and provides a high-profile platform for showcasing excellence amongst our local businesses, professionals, and non-profit organizations. Individuals can nominate their own organization and […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Sometimes Sustainability is Just Another Word for Common Sense


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, the Canadian Chamber examines the simplicity of implementing sustainability within the workplace and the fiscal outcome of these actions. When a business reduces its environmental impact by making better choices about how it uses energy and materials, some call it sustainability, but the practice has an older name: […]

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BBOT’s Women’s Business Success Network makes submission to BC Securities Commission about Women on Boards


On behalf of its Women’s Business Success Network (WBSN), the Burnaby Board of Trade has made a formal submission to the BC Securities Commission regarding ways to encourage and support more women serving on corporate boards.  The letter to the BC Securities Commission can be read here or seen below. The Burnaby Board of Trade […]

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