BBOT News

BBOT Delighted to Participate at BDC Ribbon Cutting


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Paul Holden  and Manager, Policy and Events, Cory Redekop were delighted to celebrate the opening last week of   BDC’s new Burnaby office. Congratulations and thank you BDC for choosing Burnaby!

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The Art of Leadership – October 26, 2017


The Art of Leadership is returning to Vancouver on October 26th and Burnaby Board of Trade members have an opportunity to participate in this exceptional day of learning. Additionally, a preferred rate has been established for our members that are interested in attending. The Art of Leadership brings together the most respected names in thought […]

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How Canada can boost trade with China


A report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Now is the time to strengthen ties with our second largest trading partner, China, but only under the right conditions. Our report, titled Canada’s Business Checklist for Trade Negotiations with China makes several recommendations to boost Canadian trade and investment with the country, which is home to one fifth […]

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Statement on the Arrest of Paul Holden


  On Friday September 15th, Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, was “arrested” by the Burnaby RCMP and brought to a jail cell at Lougheed Town Centre where he secured his freedom by fundraising for his bail. Funds raised for Paul’s “bail” will support the 2017 Cops for Cancer “Jail […]

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Ribbon Cutting – New BDC Burnaby Office


Join the Burnaby Board of Trade for a ribbon cutting at the new Burnaby offices of the Business Development Bank (BDC)! The BBOT will be on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 5:30pm to mark the grand opening of the new Burnaby Business Centre for BDC! Explore the new BDC offices and network with […]

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Milani Plumbing Named 2017 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that local family business Milani Plumbing, Drainage and Heating is this year’s inductee into Burnaby’s prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a widely-recognized, […]

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BBOT Golf Tournament Brings Business Together on the Greens; Raises over $5000 for Dixon Transition Society


Business owners and professionals from across Burnaby and the region hit the greens on September 6th for the annual Burnaby Board of Trade Golf Tournament at the beautiful Riverway Golf Course in south Burnaby. Over $5000 was raised during the tournament to support to work of the Dixon Transition Society, this year’s tournament partner charity. […]

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BC Government Releases “Budget 2017 Update”


Today, Finance Minister Carol James released Budget 2017 Update, the first budget update of the new provincial government. The Burnaby Board of Trade has reviewed the Budget 2017 Update and provided for your benefit the below highlights. We will continue to engage with the provincial government over the coming months on various issues, including consultations for the […]

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Major Tax Changes Facing Incorporated Businesses


  UPDATE — On October 16, the federal government indicated that it will make several positive revisions to the proposed tax changes and will cancel the proposed restrictions to the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption entirely. In addition, the government announced a reduction of the small business tax rate of 1.5% lowering it to 9% by […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown


The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. We’re particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses. In this special edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior […]

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