BBOT News

Info: impending ‘Express Entry’ immigration system


On November 28th, the Burnaby Board of Trade participated in an exclusive information session with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Province of British Columbia to learn more about the soon-to-be-launched Express Entry immigration system. Starting on January 1st, 2015 , a new online immigration system will launch that seeks to better match immigration to […]

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BBOT Holds Final Info Session for 2015 Organics Ban


In advance of the January 1st implementation of the new Metro Vancouver Organics Garbage Ban, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a final info session to explain the implications of the new law for businesses. The info session, presented as part of the BBOT’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community initiative, featured Esther Berube, Senior Project […]

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New Changes Announced to BC Liquor Policy


Effective April 1, 2015: BC Liquor Stores will be allowed to extend their hours of operation to match private liquor stores, including opening on Sundays. BC Liquor Stores will have the choice to install refrigeration units to sell cold beer and wine. British Columbia’s “store-within-a-store” model for liquor sales in grocery stores will take effect, […]

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Paladin Security wins Business of the Year at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


On November 6th, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 15th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was emceed by Global BC on-air personalities […]

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Beyond Pink 2014


Young Women in Business is excited to announce that Beyond Pink 2014 is happening November 14th & 15th at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. 1 & 2 day passes are available now on their Eventbrite page. BBOT members enjoy $25 off our 1-day passes! Use coupon code: BPLOVESBBOT Beyond Pink is back for […]

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Burnaby Municipal Election – Candidate Profiles & Questionnaire Responses


On November 15, eligible voters in Burnaby will elect one Mayor and eight Councillors. The Burnaby Board of Trade sent a brief questionnaire to each mayoral and council candidate to find out where they stand on issues that are important to businesses in Burnaby. Click the name of each candidate below to learn more about […]

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BBOT members prominent among NewsLeader’s A-List


Congratulations to our Burnaby Board of Trade members and all the businesses who were named as one of “Burnaby’s Best as Voted by You” in the NewLeader’s A-List! See all the winners below!

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BBOT hosts delegation from Taian, P.R. China.


On Friday, October 31st, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden met with a visiting delegation from Taian, P.R. China. Paul Holden presented on the diversity of the Burnaby business community, emphasizing the key sectors of strength in the Burnaby economy. The BBOT also presented on the growth and development of the city and the many […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade concludes record membership drive


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) set a new personal record, signing up 102 new members in just two and a half days. The milestone was made possible thanks to an innovative, high energy membership campaign organized by a group called Your Chamber Connection. Over the course of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning this week, […]

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Fireworks– Enjoy Them Safely and Legally


From “trick-or-treats” to fireworks, Halloween is a fun-filled time of year for everyone.  While fireworks are exciting to watch, they can be very dangerous, and if handled improperly, can cause burns, lacerations and even blindness. Even when handled properly there is a risk of fire.  Fireworks should never be pointed towards a person, animal, motor […]

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