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Operational Efficiency Seminar presented by CME


Free for BBOT members! (regularly $50) OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY – Improve your productivity and profitability Presented by BDC with CME and BCFPA – NANAIMO Date: May 26 Location: Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo Implementing a continuous improvement approach can help you find solutions to critical production issues such as waste, lagging profits, employee engagement and retention, and […]

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BBOT Hosts Burnaby Mayor at Largest-Ever State of the City Luncheon


On April 29th, over 300 business professionals and community leaders joined the Burnaby Board of Trade at the 2015 State of the City Luncheon with Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan.  Mayor Corrigan presented his official State of the City Address, entitled “Burnaby-Planning For People,” and outlined the recent developments and growth in Burnaby’s 4 Quadrants (Metrotown, […]

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Updated: ‘Pledge for a Sustainable Community’ program recognized on world stage


Update: See Burnaby MLA Kathy Corrigan’s statement at the BC Legislature, congratulating members of the Burnaby Board of Trade on their participation in the Pledge for Sustainable Community: The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community program has been selected as a finalist in the category of “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Project” at the […]

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BBOT Holds Roundtable with Honourable Minsters Kevin Sorenson and Alice Wong


Following the release of the federal budget earlier this week, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted a round table with the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, MP (Minister of State – Finance) and the Honourable Alice Wong (Minister of State – Seniors), to provide businesses and community leaders with the opportunity discuss and learn more about details […]

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Nominations for the 16th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are NOW OPEN!


Public nominations will be accepted until June 30th, 2015. 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 physical Nomination Form and return by email (awards@bbot.ca) or by fax (604-412-0102). Click here to download the […]

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BBOT Survey: BC’s Family Day Impacts


BC’s Family Day statutory holiday is held on the 2nd Monday in February. However, in many other provinces and in the USA there is a statutory holiday on the 3rd Monday in February. This creates a misalignment of holidays between BC and most of our neighbouring jurisdictions. The Burnaby Board of Trade is exploring the […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Members Explore Business Opportunities with Hong Kong


As part of its High Tea event series, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a special dim sum event on March 30th, 2015 with special guests from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office and the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. Representatives from these organizations presented on the potential […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade: “It’s time to fix the PST”


On the 2-year anniversary of the return of the provincial sales tax (PST), the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is calling on the provincial government to fix the tax by beginning to remove the tax burden on business investments in new equipment, machinery and software with the creation of a refundable input tax credit. According […]

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