BBOT News

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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Let’s Plan-It! Help us create a plan for a greener future!


The City of Burnaby wants to hear about your priorities and ideas to protect and enhance the environment in Burnaby as input to the Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS). The ESS will work together with the City’s existing plans for social and economic sustainability. By building on our strengths, we can make Burnaby an even more […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade awarded Environmental Star for Pledge program


Burnaby, BC – The City of Burnaby has awarded the Burnaby Board of Trade an Environmental Star in the category of Business Stewardship for the development and implementation of the Pledge for a Sustainable Community program. “It’s a great honour to receive this recognition and all of us at the BBOT are extremely proud to […]

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Spring Economic Update – Recap


On June 5th, the BBOT held its Spring Economic Update feat. 2013 AGM event at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. This event featured a special presentation from Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist of Central 1 Credit Union, on the state of the economy in Burnaby, BC, and abroad, and the trends for the future.  If you […]

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