BBOT News

New BBOT Initiative: Business Walks!


As part of its economic development mandate, the Burnaby Board of Trade has partnered with the City of Burnaby to initiate a series of Business Walks to explore what issues are top of mind for local business owners and managers. The below document details the results of the inaugural Business Walk in Burnaby’s Henning Drive […]

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Advertising Opportunities with the BBOT’s 2014/15 Membership & Resource Directory


Special Offer to BBOT Members Are you looking to grow your business and build your brand among peers in the business community? Do you have a product or service that is essential to small and medium business owners? Are you in need of a cost-effective media to promote your goods, services and special offers throughout […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade pounds the pavement


Last week the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with the City of Burnaby, conducted its first ever door to door survey to explore the issues that are top of mind for businesses in the Henning Drive neighbourhood of Burnaby. Approximately 120 local business owners and managers were met by surveyors including BBOT President & […]

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Board of Trade Report Identifies Major Risks to Lower Fraser River


“Immediate Government Action Required to Head off Economic, Environmental and Social Catastrophe” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, July 15, 2014 – This morning, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with 12 other Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, released a report titled ‘The Economic Importance of the Lower Fraser River’. The study finds that […]

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BBOT President Helps Commemorate Newly Renovated Scotiabank Branch


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden joined senior leaders from Scotiabank on July 3rd  for a commemorative ribbon-cutting at the newly renovated Burnaby Main branch.  Branch manager and BBOT Board Director Cheryl Westgard welcomed dozens of attendees, including several BBOT members, to the refreshed branch and commented that the bank managed to remain open throughout […]

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BBOT Concerned with CASL


With Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) coming into effect on July 1st, the Burnaby Board of Trade is voicing concern over potential negative impacts the new regulations will have on businesses, particularly SMEs. The legislation, originally passed in 2010 but only now coming into effect, is intended to protect individuals from unwanted commercial electronic messages […]

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Federal Government Announced Overhaul of Temporary Foreign Worker Program


Today, the Government of Canada announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). Changes include: an overhaul of the application process and the replacement of the Labour Market Opinion with a new Labour Market Impact Assessment requirement for employers to report on the number of Canadian applicants received and interviews held tying application approval […]

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BBOT Applauds Transportation Vision


Burnaby, BC The Mayors’ Council release of the Regional Transportation Investments: A Vision for Metro Vancouver, outlined a 30 year vision and identified the first ten years of transportation investment priorities for Metro Vancouver. As a member of the Moving in a Livable Region consortium, the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to see a […]

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Metro Vancouver Organics Waste Ban – Resource Guide


Keeping food and food waste out of the garbage will be mandatory for all Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and institutions in 2015. Closing the Loop with Organics Recycling: A Practical Guide for Restaurant and Food Service Operators offer kitchen-tested ideas and solutions developed by the Green Table Network to help you design, implement an organics recycling […]

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Event Recap: Social @ the Lawn Bowls


Three dozen BBOT members joined a dozen members from the South Burnaby Lawn Bowls Club for an afternoon on the pristine greens of the over 100-year-old lawn bowling club. Members networked and mingled over appetizers and complimentary beer (compliments of BBOT member Cariboo Brewing) before heading out on to the greens to try out lawn […]

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