BBOT News

BC Recovery Benefit


  The BC Recovery Benefit  is a one-time direct deposit payment for eligible families, single parents or individuals. Benefit eligibility is based on net income from your 2019 tax return. You must apply to receive the benefit. Applications open December 18, 2020. The Benefit: Families and Single Parents The benefit is $1,000 for eligible families and […]

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Forgivable Loan Program Extended and Expanded for Businesses


  Starting on December 4 and running until March 31, 2021, the Canada Emergency Business Account program is being extended — eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are now able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was […]

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This year, Christmas is covered!


  While the holidays may look different this year, let our local businesses help you celebrate the season safely and easily! From fresh turkeys ready for you to bake, to sumptuous desserts and sides, to completely prepared feasts, let our Burnaby Board of Trade members help you celebrate the season with festive meals and treats […]

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The Burnaby Board of Trade Wants Your Feedback


  The Burnaby Board of Trade in association with the BC Chamber of Commerce Network wants feedback on how COVID-19 is impacting your business. After the previous COVID ‘Pulse Check’ Survey, the BC government acted on the BC Chamber network and other business associations’ request to further extended the temporary layoff provision in the Employment Standards Act […]

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Federal Government Releases Fall Fiscal Update Outlining Impact of COVID-19


Today, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland provided a  Fall Economic Statement (read) that reviewed the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the Canadian economy, and plans for future economic response measures. Given the economic contraction caused by COVID-19 and the direct spending measures implemented to respond to it, today Minister Freeland reported that there […]

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GivingTuesday – Double Your Donation and Win with the Burnaby Board of Trade


Support the Causes and Charities that Build Our Community — and the Burnaby Board of Trade Could Double Your Donation! Tuesday, December 1 is GivingTuesday — a day to support and donate to the causes and charities that make our communities great places to live.  This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, many Burnaby not-for-profits have […]

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Premier Horgan Announces New Cabinet


BC Premier John Horgan has announced his new cabinet, which includes two Burnaby MLAs.  The Burnaby Board of Trade congratulates all cabinet members on their appointments, and looks forward to engaging with each on the issues that matter to our members during their tenures. The cabinet and parliamentary secretaries are as follows: Premier: John Horgan Attorney […]

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CONTEST: Shop Local This Black Friday & Cyber Monday and We Could Pay Your Bills!


This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shop local and the Burnaby Board of Trade could pay your bill for you! Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local businesses need your support during what is a critical time of year for many of them.  This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shop locally — whether […]

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NEW Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy


The Canada Emergency Rent Support (CERS) is now open for applications to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay rent and mortgage interest.  Read below for info and then click here to apply.  This is a new program, unrelated to the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance Program from earlier in the year. This […]

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2020-2021 Burnaby Business Magazine and Business Directory Now Online!


  The 2020-2021 Burnaby Business Magazine and Business Directory is now available online.  Click here to read and review!  This magazine, which is also being sent in print to all Burnaby Board of Trade members, is full of inspiring stories on Burnaby’s business community and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Plus, it contains a full […]

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