BBOT News

BBOT Offers Condolences on Passing of Kazuko Komatsu, Owner of Pacific Western Brewing


The Burnaby Board of Trade is saddened by the news of the passing of Kazuko Komatsu, owner of BBOT member Pacific Western Brewing. Those of us who had a chance of dealing with Kazuko over the years know she was a kind and passionate businessperson and the Burnaby and BC business communities will be less […]

Read more...

Read Paul Holden’s new business column: New Corporate Headquarters Flock to Burnaby —- Who Cares?


New Corporate Headquarters Flock to Burnaby —- Who Cares? BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s next business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the August 1st edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge) to get Paul’s take on why it matters to everyone when corporate offices and headquarters choose to locate in […]

Read more...

BBOT Launches New Business Resource Guide


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) has launched a Business Resource Guide for new businesses which curates useful tips, templates, how-to’s and walkthroughs in a single location in an effort to try and make the process of starting a new business a bit easier for Burnaby entrepreneurs. The Business Resource Guide is available online as […]

Read more...

Read Paul Holden’s New Column in the Burnaby Now


Check out BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s new business column in the Burnaby Now.  Appearing once a month, Paul will be discussing business issues and breaking down in plain language why everyday people should care.   His first target:  When is a Junket not a Junket?   Read below his take on the value of building […]

Read more...

Immigrant Employment Council of BC – Hiring Newcomers Webinar Series


The Burnaby Board of Trade and The Immigrant Employment Council of BC have partnered to make resources available to our members to help with attraction, retention, integration and inclusion of immigrant and refugee talent and labour. Date Title Discount Code September 5 Building the Business Case of Immigrant Talent IECBC-1 September 12 Addressing Biases in […]

Read more...

Burnaby Board of Trade is Hiring! Join our team as Events Coordinator


  The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for a passionate and personable individual to join our small team of dedicated professionals serving the Burnaby business community in the role of Events Coordinator.   If you’d like to explore a career with the Burnaby Board of Trade and are interested in ‘making business better’, let’s talk! […]

Read more...

BC Government Announces Employer Health Tax Rules


Following its proposal in the February 20th provincial budget, the BC Government has now announced more rules and clarifications around the implementation of the Employer Health Tax, which will start on January 1, 2019. Those rules are explained below and in this Ministry of Finance EHT notice.  The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased […]

Read more...

BBOT Makes 9 Recommendations to Small Business Task Force


As part of consultations by the Small Business Task Force, the Burnaby Board of Trade has issued 9 recommendations for how the BC government can better support small businesses across the province. The Burnaby Board of Trade’s varied recommendations address access to government services, the cost of doing business in BC, and other barriers to […]

Read more...

BBOT Wraps up ‘Join in June’ Competition with 62 New Members, Thousands for Charity


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s ‘Join in June’ Membership Competition came to a close yesterday, June 28th, with the announcement of the results of the month-long drive to welcome new members to the business association.  Over the course of the campaign, 62 new members were welcomed to the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) and as […]

Read more...

Translink Approves $7.3 billion Phase Two Investment Plan


Yesterday, Translink approved its $7.3 billion Phase Two Investment Plan which includes significantly expanded bus service, new SkyTrain cars and increased service, upgrades to the road network, and preliminary work on a Burnaby Mountain-SFU gondola. The funding for these improvements will come from a mix of sources, including an up to 1.5 cent/litre gas tax […]

Read more...