BBOT News

Rave Reviews for Board of Trade’s CEO Panel


Last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in conjunction with Business in Vancouver, hosted a CEO panel — featuring the Presidents & CEOs of two of Burnaby’s fastest growing companies—which received rave reviews from the 100 attendees.  “Great panel and very interesting commentary – I took lots of notes and came away with lots of […]

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NOMINATE & WIN! 15th Anniversary BBEA Contest


The Burnaby Board of Trade is currently accepting nominations for the 15th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards and this year is offering those who submit nominations the chance to win great prizes during its 15th Anniversary BBEA Contest! Public nominations for the 9 award categories are currently being accepted June 20th, 2014 and can be […]

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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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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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