BBOT News

Submitting a Nomination for the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


    Nominations for the 15th annual   Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are NOW OPEN!   Public nominations will be accepted until June 20th, 2014.   Individuals wishing to nominate a business, individual, or organization can do so in one of three ways: 1) Complete the online nomination form 2) Contact awards@bbot.ca 3) Complete the […]

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BBOT Asks Government to Put the Brakes on MMBC


The Burnaby Board of Trade is urging the provincial government and the Minister of Environment to delay the implementation of the new recycling regulations under the Multi Materials BC (MMBC) stewardship program due to the continued concerns of a variety of industries. The Burnaby Board of Trade already advocated directly to MMBC regarding the impact […]

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Info Sheet: Canada Anti-Spam Legislation


Canada Anti Spam Legislation  This information is intended as basic guidance only and should not be taken as legal advice for determining your compliance with CASL.  What is it?  The Canada Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) is a new anti-spam law that was passed in 2010 and is only now coming into application.  This legislation covers […]

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BBOT announces new Affinity Program with First Call


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to announce an Affinity Program with First Call. For just pennies per employee per day, you will now have access to full scale Human Resource services and expertise, including legal consultation. Visit their website www.firstcallhr.ca/chamber to learn more about their services. We encourage you to take advantage of […]

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Board of Trade Acts on Provincial, Federal Budgets


In response to the federal and provincial budgets being released in February, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) both issued a budget statement and organized an exclusive roundtable discussion with the senior regional Minister for BC on behalf of the Burnaby business community. Shortly after the 2014 federal budget was presented in Ottawa, the BBOT […]

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Consultation – Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP)


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is currently proposing a Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP) which would require all individuals and businesses which prepare tax returns for a fee to register with the government. There would be no cost to register, and registered tax-preparers would receive a unique identification number which will be used to […]

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Free trade agreement reached between Canada and the Republic of Korea


Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that negotiations had been concluded on a free trade agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea. This free trade agreement will see the elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers on almost all trade between the two countries ($10.1 billion in trade in 2012). Read more about this announcement […]

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New Business Resources on bbot.ca!


The Burnaby Board of Trade has expanded and improved the Business Resources section of its website, offering members and the public a wide range of useful links and important information about getting started in the business world. Formerly referred to as “Business Services,” the new Business Resource section features tabs on Starting Your Business, Financing […]

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Event Recap: Lunar New Year Banquet


200 people from across Burnaby’s diverse business community celebrated the new year on February 20th at the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Lunar New Year Banquet.  Presented by the Board’s Pacific Gateway Committee and sponsored by BCIT: School of Business , this annual event brought together individuals from across all the cultures that celebrate the lunar […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Pleased with Balanced Provincial Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased with the provincial budget announced yesterday in Victoria by Finance Minister Mike de Jong. The provincial budget contained a return to balance with an anticipated surplus of $175 million for the current fiscal year. “The Burnaby Board of Trade is happy to see the provincial government’s budget return […]

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