BBOT News

Celebrate local restaurants with B.C. Restaurant Week


Take your family to share a meal at your favourite restaurant or bring your sweetheart for a romantic dinner to celebrate the vibrant restaurant industry during B.C. Restaurant Week (Feb. 10 – 16, 2014). The Province is joining with the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association to officially proclaim the week and to encourage everyone to […]

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SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on Entrepreneurship


The Beedie School of Business is running a series of free lectures on entrepreneurship at SFU Burnaby and one at SFU Vancouver and would like to extend an invitation to Burnaby Board of Trade members. Please find details below along with registration information. Join us this spring 2014 for the SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Takes Next Step in Helping Businesses Become More Sustainable


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique partnership with Climate Smart and Vancity to deliver a series of training programs, certification, tools and data to help twenty BBOT members to lower their greenhouse gas emissions through waste and energy reduction strategies. Vancity has made available twenty scholarships […]

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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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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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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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Burnaby Board of Trade calls for greater government support of BC’s film and television industry


May 03, 2013 The Burnaby Board of Trade, in the interest of a strong, innovative and diverse creative economy, is calling on government to increase their support for British Columbia’s film and television industry by finding ways to increase the tax competitiveness of the industry. In its Economic Development Strategy (EDS) 2020, the City of […]

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