BBOT News

BBOT Supports Balanced Budget


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden was in Victoria for the release of the new provincial budget and attended the budget speech by Finance Minister Mike de Jong in person at the Legislative Assembly. The BBOT is generally supportive of this ‘stay the course’ budget and is especially pleased to see the […]

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From Floor of BC Legislature the Burnaby Board of Trade Supports “Stay the Course” 2015 Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is voicing its support of the balanced budget released today in Victoria by provincial Finance Minister Mike de Jong. After watching Minister de Jong deliver the budget speech live in the BC Legislature, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden expressed support for the new budget saying: “The BBOT is […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade releases in-depth pipeline review


On Wednesday, January 14th, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) released an independent review of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and its potential implications for Burnaby. The review was prepared by a special task force appointed by the BBOT Board of Directors following the Board of Trade’s successful application for commenter status at the upcoming […]

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Improved transit in Big Bend a huge success for BBOT and local businesses


On Monday, Dec 15th Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) President & CEO Paul Holden was on location at the Corner of North Fraser Way and Tillicum Street, along with Alpha Technologies CMO David Boroevich and TransLink’s VP of Transportation Strategy, Tim Savoie, to celebrate the first day of improved transit in the Big Bend industrial […]

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Info: impending ‘Express Entry’ immigration system


On November 28th, the Burnaby Board of Trade participated in an exclusive information session with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Province of British Columbia to learn more about the soon-to-be-launched Express Entry immigration system. Starting on January 1st, 2015 , a new online immigration system will launch that seeks to better match immigration to […]

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BBOT Holds Final Info Session for 2015 Organics Ban


In advance of the January 1st implementation of the new Metro Vancouver Organics Garbage Ban, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a final info session to explain the implications of the new law for businesses. The info session, presented as part of the BBOT’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community initiative, featured Esther Berube, Senior Project […]

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New Changes Announced to BC Liquor Policy


Effective April 1, 2015: BC Liquor Stores will be allowed to extend their hours of operation to match private liquor stores, including opening on Sundays. BC Liquor Stores will have the choice to install refrigeration units to sell cold beer and wine. British Columbia’s “store-within-a-store” model for liquor sales in grocery stores will take effect, […]

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Paladin Security wins Business of the Year at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


On November 6th, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 15th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was emceed by Global BC on-air personalities […]

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Beyond Pink 2014


Young Women in Business is excited to announce that Beyond Pink 2014 is happening November 14th & 15th at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. 1 & 2 day passes are available now on their Eventbrite page. BBOT members enjoy $25 off our 1-day passes! Use coupon code: BPLOVESBBOT Beyond Pink is back for […]

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Burnaby Municipal Election – Candidate Profiles & Questionnaire Responses


On November 15, eligible voters in Burnaby will elect one Mayor and eight Councillors. The Burnaby Board of Trade sent a brief questionnaire to each mayoral and council candidate to find out where they stand on issues that are important to businesses in Burnaby. Click the name of each candidate below to learn more about […]

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