BBOT News

BC Chamber Wants to Hear From Businesses Across the Region


Dear Member, Once a year, people in businesses across BC get an opportunity to tell government what matters most to them, their sector, and their region—through the BC Chamber of Commerce’s annual Collective Perspective Survey. This is arguably the most comprehensive economic survey in the province, and we want to make sure the voices of […]

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BBOT Calls On Goverment to Stop Employer Health Tax


The provincial government has now introduced the legislation to implement the new Employer Health Tax, starting January 1, 2019. The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) remains deeply concerned with this new tax and continues to oppose its implementation. While the BBOT is proposing amendments to help make the tax less damaging to small businesses, including […]

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Canada Post Strike


The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the union representing Canada Post mail carriers, is holding rotating strikes at various locations throughout the country as labour negotiations continue between the union and Canada Post. This labour disruption poses a challenge for businesses, particularly small businesses, many of whom rely on Canada Post for parcel shipping, and […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Looks Forward to Working with Newly-Elected Burnaby Mayor and City Council


On October 20th, voters in Burnaby elected its municipal government for the next four year term, including the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and Board of Education Trustee. On behalf of our members, and in our economic development function, the Burnaby Board of Trade congratulates Mayor-Elect Mike Hurley and Councillors-Elect Pietro Calendino, Sav Dhaliwal, Dan […]

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BBOT Meets Provincial, City Leaders; Discusses Member Issues Survey Ahead of Civic Election


This week, as part of our ongoing government advocacy efforts, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) hosted a roundtable discussion with BC Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson to discuss provincial priorities, before meeting with Burnaby mayoral candidates Derek Corrigan and Mike Hurley to discuss the top issues for BBOT members ahead of Saturday’s elction. The roundtable […]

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Cannabis Legalization – October 17th, 2018


  October 17th, 2018 marks the legalization of cannabis sale and use across Canada. For information on this emerging market and the potential business opportunities, as well as the rules around cannabis use and the impacts of cannabis on the workplace, please see the below resources assembled by the Burnaby Board of Trade. Cannabis in […]

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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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