BBOT News

Business Document Services at the BBOT


The Burnaby Board of Trade is happy to provide select Business Document Services through the BC Corporate Registry for use by local businesses in procurement and bids, financing applications, small claims courts, and other official purposes. The Burnaby Board of Trade is a partner office of the BC Corporate Registry and is able to access […]

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5 Minutes for Business: The Shortest Decade: Addressing the Coming Climate Crunch


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Burnaby Board of Trade look at “Addressing the Coming Climate Crunch”. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been unequivocal: without significant action to limit global warming to a 1.5 degrees, humans will increasingly suffer from the effects […]

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Winners for 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Announced; HUB International Insurance Brokers, Largest in Canada, Named Business of the Year


The winners for the 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were announced last evening at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards gala event attended by 350 business, community and political leaders. Co-hosted with the City of Burnaby, these annual awards recognize businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profits for their business success, innovation, community involvement, and environmental sustainability. This […]

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BBOT President and CEO Attends Government Housing Announcement at SFU


BBOT President and CEO attended Premier Horgans announcement of affordable on-campus housing coming to SFU, taking pressure off the rental market. “By providing more student housing at post-secondary campuses throughout the province, government is taking some of the pressure off students, while freeing up affordable rentals for people in communities like Burnaby, where there are […]

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Have Your Say to New Transit Service from Burnaby to the North Shore


Have your voice heard! Take the survey between October 28 and November 11 and help Translink shape the future of transit at translink.ca/networkreview. There is a new express service between Phibbs Exchange and Metrotown being proposed for 2020 that could impact traffic and transportation in our city. These proposed changes aim to: Provide a faster connection […]

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BBOT Talks Property Taxes on CBC and CKNW, Calls for Province to Act


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden was interviewed by CBC Radio’s Gloria Macarenko on the “On the Coast” show, and on CKNW’s “The Lynda Steele Show” last week about the problem of soaring property assessments driving unsustainable property tax bills. This issue “actually strikes at the very existence of small businesses. And let’s […]

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Daiya Foods to open 400,000 Square Food Production Facility in Burnaby


BBOT President and CEO Paul Holden attended the “soft” opening of Daiya’s new 400,000 food production facility in Burnaby. This new location in Burnaby is over 400,000 sq. ft. in size, providing the company with quadruple the production capacity compared to its existing 65,000-sq-ft facility in East Vancouver. According to the company, this is one […]

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Minority Government Should Provide Opportunity To Collaborate on Important Issues Says Burnaby Board of Trade


In light of a minority parliament following last night’s federal election, the Burnaby Board of Trade is welcoming the opportunity to engage with all federal parties to advance the interests of local business. While a minority government is traditionally less stable than a majority one, the Burnaby Board of Trade can see potential upside with […]

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BBOT Stands Up for Business Interests in Meeting with 14 Provincial Ministries


Last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade met for a full day with 25 government representatives, including senior deputy ministers, from across 14 provincial ministries to discuss issues affecting businesses in Burnaby and across the region and province.  The Burnaby Board of Trade was joined by colleagues from 15 other chambers of commerce and boards […]

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Use Your Voice. The BC Chamber of Commerce’s Collective Perspective Survey


The BC Chamber of Commerce’s Collective perspective survey is looking for input from businesses across the province to provide insights on issues impacting business from every region and sector across the province. The survey is now live. Ensure that your voice is heard. Results from the survey will: Inform our advocacy efforts and define how […]

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