BBOT News

Have Your Say on Proposed Federal Chamber Policies


This weekend the Burnaby Board of Trade will be attending the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and will be reviewing, debating, and voting on dozens of policy positions which will then be advanced with the federal government. These policies tackle issues such as taxation for small businesses, government funding programs, infrastructure priorities, and international trade. […]

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BBOT Applauds City’s Updated Climate Action


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to see the City of Burnaby, at a recent City Council meeting, approve an acceleration of Burnaby’s climate actions, and an update to the City’s community carbon pollution reduction targets. Through the work of our Environmental Sustainability Committee and its related taskforce, the Burnaby Board of Trade engaged […]

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BBOT and Members Raise $4300 for Burnaby Hospice Society


At the annual Burnaby Board of Trade Golf Tournament earlier this month, the BBOT and its participating members raised $4300 to support the work of the Burnaby Hospice Society, which provides compassionate services for individuals and families in the end-of-life journey. At each BBOT golf tournament, a local, member non-profit is selected as the partner […]

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5 Minutes for Chamber: The Nuts and Bolts of International Trade: Incoterms® 2020


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Burnaby Board of Trade bring you “The Nuts and Bolts of International Trade: Incoterms® 2020”  in this months edition of 5 Minutes for Business. It is easy to think international trade is all about convoluted acronyms that describe trade agreements that take a long time to negotiate. A […]

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Burnaby’s Iconic Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Named 2019 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee


  The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that Burnaby’s iconic Hilton Vancouver Metrotown will be this year’s inductee into the 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, Burnaby-based […]

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BBOT Urges City of Burnaby to Set Ambitious Climate Reduction Targets


In a letter sent to the City of Burnaby’s Environment and Social Planning Committee, the BBOT’s CEO and President Paul Holden urged the city to set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The impacts of even the most likely level of climate warming include increases in the likelihood of drought, floods, extreme heat, rising sea […]

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BBOT Hosts Minister of Small Business to Talk Business Opportunity, Costs, Supporting Women


  The Burnaby Board of Trade held a meeting with Minister Mary Ng, federal minister of Small Business and Export Promotion on August 24 and 40 local businesses to hear from the Minister on the initiatives of the federal government to support small businesses and encourage more women entrepreneurs. The open discussion, moderated by BBOT […]

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BBOT Member Clio Announces Substantial Venture Capital Funding, Expansion


The Burnaby Board of Trade was pleased to join member Clio today for their announcement of $250 million USD in venture capital funding to support their expansion.  This funding, announced by Clio CEO Jack Newton today, will create hundreds of new jobs as the company grows, with the majority located right here in Burnaby. Clio […]

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Walk with Mayor Hurley Sunday August 25th


Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley is inviting you to walk with him at Deer Lake Park, Sunday August 25th and at 9:30 am enjoy a pancake breakfast served by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Interested? Meet at the atrium in the Shadboldt Centre for the Arts at 9:00 am! All proceeds from the pancake breakfast will […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Canada’s Cannabis Opportunity: Let’s Think Bigger


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we look at Canada’s Cannabis Opportunity. Getting it right means that we need balanced regulatory frameworks so that we do not lose the competitive advantage that we have.  

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