BBOT News

Update: Lane Closures for Gas Line Upgrade


  As part of important gas line upgrades by FortisBC, lane closures are now in place on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. This means that currently: Work continues east along Lougheed Highway this week, extending to just west of Sperling Avenue. Lane closures between Holdom to Kensington Avenues, with traffic being moved to the south side […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Good Social Media is Good Business


In this edition of the Canadian Chamber’s 5 Minutes for Business, they examine how social media can be used as a tool to create economic growth and foster competitiveness for Canadian businesses. The impact social media has as a means to reach customers, encourage female entrepreneurship and millennial business ownership will continue to grow. We are […]

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BBOT Issue Alert: BC’s Electoral Reform Referendum


Between October 22 and November 30, BC will be holding a mail-in referendum to decide what voting system we should use for provincial elections. The Burnaby Board of Trade will aim to inform its members on the referendum, the potential voting systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the possible voting systems, and wants to provide […]

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Read Paul Holden’s New Business Column: Why the Municipal Election Campaign Matters To Us All


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s latest business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the October 3rd edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge) to get Paul’s take on why local government and the coming municipal election matters to everyone, or check out the October 3rd edition of the newspaper. Paul’s column […]

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Finalists Announced for 2018 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards; Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Joins Hall of Fame


The finalists for the 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were announced today at the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon, which also saw beloved family-business Charlie’s Chocolate Factory formally join the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are a joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board […]

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New Trade Deal With Canada-US-Mexico To Replace NAFTA


A new free trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was announced on Sunday, September 30, and is intended to replace the existing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which governs over $1 trillion in trade between Canada and the United States and Mexico. Details of the complex trade agreement are still being released, but […]

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BBOT Applauds Translink Service Improvements


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is applauding Translink for service improvements made to bus routes in Burnaby and across the region this month, as part of Translink’s service optimization process. Four times a year TransLink updates its bus service schedules to reflect seasonal changes in customer demand and to optimize service, and the most […]

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BBOT Calls for Government to Make Programs More Open to Small Businesses at Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM


This past weekend, September 22-24, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) was in Thunder Bay, Ontario for the 2018 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM), where it successfully lobbied for a policy calling on the federal government to make government programs, funding and incentives (in this case, specifically around energy efficiency and sustainability) […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Undermining the fight against the illegal cannabis market


Made available to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, this edition of 5 Minutes for Business examines how the federal government will handle the battle between a newly regulated cannabis industry and the existing illegal market once recreational cannabis becomes legal on October 17. Some of the factors that […]

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Businesses Hit the Greens at BBOT Golf Tournament; Raise Over $5000 for Burnaby Family Life


Business owners and professionals from across Burnaby and the region hit the greens on September 5th for the annual Burnaby Board of Trade Golf Tournament. During the tournament at the beautiful Riverway Golf Course in south Burnaby, over $5000 was raised to support the work of Burnaby Family Life, a local organization that has been […]

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