BBOT News

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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$10,500 raised for Burnaby charity at annual Board of Trade golf tournament!


On September 3rd the Burnaby Board of Trade held its annual Golf Tournament at Riverway Golf Course. The sell-out crowd enjoyed a lunch and dinner buffet, participated in activities and contests on every hole, and won great prizes all while helping to fundraise for our partner charity, L’Arche Greater Vancouver.  L’Arche is a local organization […]

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Board of Trade Statement on Bylaw 280


Burnaby Board of Trade Calls for Approval of New Waste Bylaw to be Delayed While the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) supports Metro Vancouver’s goals of reducing waste and increasing regional diversion rates, it has concerns with Metro Vancouver’s Bylaw 280 and recommending the Minister of Environment delay its approval. The BBOT supports the triple […]

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BBOT conducts new research on sustainable workplace issues


Every several years, the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Social Development Committee surveys its members and asks them what social issues are pressing and important to them. Once these issues have been identified, the BBOT addresses these concerns through its mandate to improve business through education, advocacy, and engagement. The last survey conducted indicated a concern […]

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