BBOT News

Burnaby Homeless Connect 2014: Call for Support!


On Thursday October 16, 2014 the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness is hosting Burnaby Homeless Connect. This event connects Burnaby’s citizens from all walks of life and puts a face to those living in extreme poverty and homelessness. At Burnaby Homeless Connect 2014 people who are living in extreme poverty and homelessness will have the […]

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Burnaby Bikes to Work on September 8th!


Bike to Work Day – On September 8th. The BBOT is biking to work and is inviting members and Burnaby businesses to join them. Join us and use this #BurnabyBikes to share your pictures and journey! Plan Your Route Metro Vancouver Burnaby North Shore Tri Cities Vancouver Have questions? Contact Tessa at 604 412-0100 or tessa@bbot.ca

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Board of Trade Statement on Bylaw 280


Burnaby Board of Trade Calls for Approval of New Waste Bylaw to be Delayed While the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) supports Metro Vancouver’s goals of reducing waste and increasing regional diversion rates, it has concerns with Metro Vancouver’s Bylaw 280 and recommending the Minister of Environment delay its approval. The BBOT supports the triple […]

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BBOT conducts new research on sustainable workplace issues


Every several years, the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Social Development Committee surveys its members and asks them what social issues are pressing and important to them. Once these issues have been identified, the BBOT addresses these concerns through its mandate to improve business through education, advocacy, and engagement. The last survey conducted indicated a concern […]

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Small Business Organics Recycling Support


Starting in 2015, all businesses in Metro Vancouver will need to separate food from regular garbage. Does your business need help getting ready? If so, free help is available. Metro Vancouver has retained a local consulting company to work with select restaurants, bakeries, and grocers to help them set up organics recycling programs. The program is […]

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New BBOT Initiative: Business Walks!


As part of its economic development mandate, the Burnaby Board of Trade has partnered with the City of Burnaby to initiate a series of Business Walks to explore what issues are top of mind for local business owners and managers. The below document details the results of the inaugural Business Walk in Burnaby’s Henning Drive […]

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Advertising Opportunities with the BBOT’s 2014/15 Membership & Resource Directory


Special Offer to BBOT Members Are you looking to grow your business and build your brand among peers in the business community? Do you have a product or service that is essential to small and medium business owners? Are you in need of a cost-effective media to promote your goods, services and special offers throughout […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade pounds the pavement


Last week the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with the City of Burnaby, conducted its first ever door to door survey to explore the issues that are top of mind for businesses in the Henning Drive neighbourhood of Burnaby. Approximately 120 local business owners and managers were met by surveyors including BBOT President & […]

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Board of Trade Report Identifies Major Risks to Lower Fraser River


“Immediate Government Action Required to Head off Economic, Environmental and Social Catastrophe” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, July 15, 2014 – This morning, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with 12 other Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, released a report titled ‘The Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River’. The study finds that […]

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BBOT President Helps Commemorate Newly Renovated Scotiabank Branch


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden joined senior leaders from Scotiabank on July 3rd  for a commemorative ribbon-cutting at the newly renovated Burnaby Main branch.  Branch manager and BBOT Board Director Cheryl Westgard welcomed dozens of attendees, including several BBOT members, to the refreshed branch and commented that the bank managed to remain open throughout […]

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