BBOT News

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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CME BC, Burnaby Board of Trade partner to celebrate National Manufacturing Month


Manufacturing businesses in Burnaby, the Burnaby Board of Trade, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia and partners will be celebrating National Manufacturing Month in October. Industry in Burnaby has come together to raise the profile of the manufacturing sector, educate politicians and the general public on the significant economic contribution manufacturing makes to the […]

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Manufacturing Month: CME Translink Industry Tour – Burnaby


Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 am Location: This tour will depart from Burnaby City Hall at 9:00 am. 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC The tour will depart from and conclude at Burnaby City Hall at 9:00 am and visit the following facilities: 9:00 am – Departure from Burnaby City Hall 9:30 am – Creation […]

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Luncheon: Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River


During the Summer, thirteen Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in the Lower Mainland released a report titled, ‘The Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River’ highlighting the national economic significance of the Fraser River, and threats to future growth. The Lower Fraser River is a vitally important resource for not just the Lower […]

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Two major successes for members of the Burnaby Board of Trade


At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM), held Sept. 27 to 29, 2014 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the Burnaby Board of Trade, on behalf of its members, submitted two resolutions and co-sponsored a third. The first, entitled Senior Global Talent for Key Canadian Industries, dealt with the issue of a skilled workers shortage […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade connects businesses with opportunities in Hong Kong


As part of its High Tea event series, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a special dim sum event on September 24th with guests from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office and the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. Representatives from the Hong Kong agencies presented on the opportunities […]

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BBOT helps attract increased bus service to Big Bend


Burnaby City Council has approved a plan to increase bus service to the Big Bend industrial area, following years of petitioning from local businesses in the area. The initiative began to gain momentum last January when the Burnaby Board of Trade and Alpha Technologies co-hosted a Transit Solutions Forum, where businesses were invited to express […]

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Hart House named 2014 BBEA Hall of Fame Inductee


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) and the City of Burnaby are pleased to announce that Hart House Restaurant is this year’s inductee into Burnaby’s prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is presented by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan to a widely-recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over […]

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