BBOT News

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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5 Minutes for Business: How Europe Got Her Groove Back


Now that the European elections have come and gone with favourable results, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the prosperous impact these elections have fostered for both the European and Canadian economies.  With Europe […]

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Government Suspends CASL “Private Right of Action” – BBOT To Continue to Push for Amendment & Repeal of Spam Law


Today, June 7, the Government of Canada issued an Order in Council suspending the implementation of the ‘private right of action’ contained in Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation (CASL), a move the Burnaby Board of Trade applauds as a significant step in reducing the burden and harm of CASL on the business community. The provision, known […]

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Join in June Membership Charity Drive


From June 1st to 29th the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is holding a Membership Competition to grow our business network while supporting the work of local non-profit organizations! Four teams of BBOT members will be reaching out to business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals and inviting them to be part of the dynamic Burnaby Board […]

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BBOT Policy Initiatives Adopted by the BC Chamber of Commerce


  The Burnaby Board of Trade regularly advocates on issues important to our membership via our social, environmental, and economic development committees, and through other targeted initiatives. This weekend Cory Redekop (Manager-Policy and Events) and Paul Holden (President & CEO) attended the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM in Victoria where they had the opportunity to […]

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The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to be recognized by the City of Burnaby for Environmental Excellence


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2017 Burnaby, BC The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to be recognized by the City of Burnaby for Environmental Excellence in the category of Business Stewardship for its multi-award winning program, A Pledge for a Sustainable Community. The Pledge for a Sustainable Community, is an online resource which helps […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Fast and Furious—Negotiating NAFTA


Now that the Trump administration has notified Congress that it plans to renegotiate NAFTA, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, considers what will happen over the 90-day consultation period and whether it’s possible to renegotiate NAFTA within […]

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