BBOT News

Province invests in B.C. community organizations to challenge racism


As a member of the Burnaby Together Coalition Against Racism and Hate, BBOT’s Tessa Vanderkop was pleased to attend Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare’s announcement for funding for 32 organizations across the province to challenge hate, discrimination and racism in their communities. Burnaby Together Coalition Against Racism and Minister Beare says, “We […]

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BBOT Reiterates Call to Move Family Day


                After five years of inconvenience for the business community caused by a misaligned BC Family Day statutory holiday, the Burnaby Board of Trade is reiterating its call for the provincial government to align Family Day with the holidays of neighbouring jurisdictions by moving the date to the […]

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Burnaby Business Sentiment Report — Big Bend/Glenlyon District


On November 28th, 2017 the Burnaby Board of Trade, the city’s leading business networking, advocacy and economic development organization, undertook a Business Walk to gauge the sentiment of businesses in one of Burnaby’s business districts—the Big Bend-Glenlyon area. A Business Walk is an economic development and business engagement exercise designed to generate real, on-the-ground information […]

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5 Minutes for Business — In Praise of Profit


5 Minutes for Business are short updates on key business or economic issues brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Jayson Myers, Canadian Chamber Senior Vice President of Policy, examines the role profit plays in driving growth and assuring economic prosperity for Canadians. […]

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5 Minutes for Business: In Praise of Profit


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Jayson Myers, our Senior Vice President of Policy, examines the role profit plays in driving growth and assuring economic prosperity for Canadians. This role should be a fundamental tenet of all government decision-making. Our governments must at least be aware of the negative impact higher taxes and regulatory compliance costs have […]

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2017 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Highlight Video


Watch a recap of the 18th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala event where awards from 10 categories were handed out to the top businesses in Burnaby, BC! Thank you to everyone who attended our signature event and a special thank you to our members for your support. We look forward to seeing you at […]

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BBOT Annual Christmas Luncheon – Event Recap


On December 1st the BBOT hosted our Annual Christmas Luncheon at the SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. Thank you to our members for making this year’s event a great success! Together we raised $1,240 for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau and collected $1,500 worth of toys. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and for […]

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5 Minutes for Business: The Comeau Case and Interprovincial Trade


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Aaron Van Tassel, the Canadian Chamber’s  Business Law Committee Intern, examines the Comeau case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada this week, and the lasting impact it could have on interprovincial trade. When Gerard Comeau crossed over to Québec from New Brunswick, where he […]

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BBOT Releases Report on BC’s Minimum Wage & Appears Before Fair Wages Commission


As part of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s (BBOT) appearance before the Fair Wages Commission on November 30, the BBOT has released a report entitled “BC’s Minimum Wage: Getting to 15,” offering the perspective of its members and the Burnaby business community on this issue. With input from surveys of its membership specifically on this […]

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BC Liquor Licensee Education Session


The Government of BC’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch will be holding a free information session in Burnaby on November 23 to provide owners of licensed establishments (licensees) and their staff with practical knowledge to better navigate B.C.’s liquor laws and successfully operate their establishment. The session is aimed at Burnaby businesses that hold a liquor […]

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