BBOT News

BBOT Applauds Move to Permanent Wholesale Liquor Pricing


February 23 – The Burnaby Board of Trade applauds the move announced today by the province to allow restaurants, bars, and pubs to permanently purchase liquor at wholesale prices.  These changes permanently allow restaurants, bars and pubs to pay the wholesale price for the products they purchase, which is the same cost paid by government […]

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Extensions Announced for Various COVID Individual Benefit Programs


  The Government of Canada has announced plans to introduce regulatory and legislative amendments to increase the number of weeks of benefits available for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits. The proposed changes would: increase the number of […]

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Representing Business with Government — BBOT Meets with Provincial Finance and Jobs Ministers


In two digital meetings last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade and our members met with provincial Minister of Finance Selina Robinson and Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation Ravi Kahlon to discuss the needs of local business and what priorities are on the radar of the provincial government. In a meeting with the […]

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Renew the COVID Tax Cuts Says Burnaby Board of Trade


As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and public health orders continue to restrict regular business activity, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is calling for the provincial government to renew three tax cuts and deferrals it introduced last year and which are set to expire. In a letter to Finance Minister Selina Robinson and in a […]

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Four Ways Reboot Plus Is Engaging Youth In Their Career Development


The Burnaby Board of Trade is a partner in the Reboot Plus Program, aimed at supporting youth in their career development and building stronger connections with local business. (Info on Reboot Program) But how is Reboot engaging youth?  Read this latest blog post on four ways this program is having such a positive impact on […]

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$5000 Canada United Grants To Help Cover Small Business COVID-19 Costs


  Applications have reopened as of February 16!    Click here to apply The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local and support our small business community.  As part of this campaign, $5000 grants are being made through a Canada United Small Business Relief Fund to support small […]

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The City of Burnaby, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Social Purpose Institute Form Partnership to Accelerate a Purpose Led Economy


The United Way’s Social Purpose Institute (SPI), the Burnaby Board of Trade, and the City of Burnaby have entered a unique and strategic tripartite partnership to make Burnaby a hub for the growth and acceleration of social purpose led organizations. The Social Purpose Institute, located in Burnaby, and the Burnaby Board of Trade, the city’s chamber of […]

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City of Burnaby Proclaims “Chamber of Commerce Week” February 15-19, 2021


Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley has hereby officially proclaimed February 15-19, 2021 as “Chamber of Commerce Week” in the City of Burnaby! The proclamation is in recognition of the vital role chambers of commerce play as catalysts for economic recovery and growth, conveners of business and community leaders, and champions for the needs of local businesses.   The […]

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Watch the Video: Women Mean Business Panel Discussion


  On January 27, the Burnaby Board of Trade and our Women’s Business Success Network hosted an engaging panel discussion where attendees heard from top female leaders and entrepreneurs who shared their stories and experiences. If you missed the event, the recording is now available for BBOT members to view through this direct link: https://youtu.be/nYzRCLTR43c  Special […]

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Build Your Business and Earn $50 When You Join the Burnaby Board of Trade


Join the Burnaby Board of Trade and Earn $50 Join the Burnaby Board of Trade between February 15 and March 12, and receive a $50 gift card from a local brewery, restaurant, or shop of your choice!  Plus, new members will also receive: Free enhanced listing on the Burnaby Business Directory ($99 value) No Administration […]

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