BBOT News

Burnaby Board of Trade Takes Next Step in Helping Businesses Become More Sustainable


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique partnership with Climate Smart and Vancity to deliver a series of training programs, certification, tools and data to help twenty BBOT members to lower their greenhouse gas emissions through waste and energy reduction strategies. Vancity has made available twenty scholarships […]

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Event Recap: Local Government Reception


150 businesspeople mixed and mingled with representatives from the City and Provincial governments at last week’s Local Government Reception, kicking off the BBOT’s 2014 event calendar. Attendees enjoyed a welcome drink and noshed on appetizers like pulled pork sliders and compressed melon and prosciutto while networking with MLAs, Burnaby School Board Trustees, Burnaby City Councillors […]

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BBOT Annual Golf Tournament: Call for Partner Charity Submissions


Burnaby Board of Trade’s Annual Golf Tournament September 3rd, 2014 Call for Partner Charity Submissions The Burnaby Board of Trade is now accepting submissions from interested organizations to be considered for designation as the Partner Charity at the BBOT’s 2014 Annual Golf Tournament. Each year, the Burnaby Board of Trade designates one local organization to […]

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BBOT featured in Burnaby Now’s 2013 Profiles of Excellence!


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – ARISTOTLE The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to […]

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BIV: “Anti-spam law set to hamstring Internet marketing”


Starting July 1, 2014, Canadian companies that send emails or texts for commercial purposes without the consent of recipients could face fines of up to $10 million under the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Read the full article in Business in Vancouver.

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Trans Mountain Expansion Project files application with National Energy Board


On December 16, 2013, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) submitted an application to the National Energy Board (NEB) seeking authorization to build and operate the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The application consists of eight volumes, including the environmental and socio-economic assessment, risk assessments and an overview of the Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement carried out […]

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Canada Post Unveils Major Changes to Postal System


As part of Canada Post’s operational and strategic review, this past year the Burnaby Board of Trade participated in local workshops and discussions and represented the interests of the business community.  Today, Canada Post released the results of that cross-country consultation: Today, Canada Post unveiled five initiatives that together will form the foundation of a […]

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BBOT Works For MMBC Exemptions


Starting in May 2014, new environmental regulations will mean that all businesses which distribute printed paper and packaging to consumers will have to register with the new stewardship agency Multi Material BC, calculate and report the amount/type of paper and packaging they distribute each year, and pay fees to cover the cost of recycling that […]

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BBOT Concludes Digital Skills Series


Throughout the fall the Burnaby Board of Trade presented a 5-part Digital Skills Series aimed at exploring the changing habits of the Canadian consumer and highlighting the prominence of the internet in consumers’ purchasing decisions. While 76% of Canadian shoppers are researching their purchases online before even stepping foot into a store, only 45% of […]

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FACTSHEET: B.C. Small Business facts and figures


Small business makes up 98 per cent of all business in the province and employs over one million people. Small business provides nearly 56 per cent of all private-sector jobs in British Columbia, the highest rate in the country. There were approximately 385,100 small businesses operating in the province in 2011. British Columbia ranks first […]

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