BBOT News

Calling All Eco-Heroes


  In celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd) The Burnaby Board of Trade wants to recognize the Eco-Heroes in our community and we need your help!   Please nominate individuals in organizations (yours or others) or those in our community who are working hard to make a difference to the environment. These are people who […]

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BBOT ISSUE UPDATE: 2018 Federal Budget Summary


    February 27, 2018 — Today, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau released the 2018-19 federal budget which features few new, major funding announcements or priorities, but provides significant policy support for women, and clarity on the new taxation of passive income in private corporations.  The $338.5 billion federal budget also features an $18.1 billion […]

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New BC Government Releases First Budget; Sees New Health Payroll Tax on Business and Significant Positive Investments in Childcare and Housing


Today, Minister of Finance Carole James released the first full budget of the new provincial government, a balanced budget with significant spending commitments and tax changes in the areas of housing affordability and childcare, and with the implementation of a new health payroll tax on the business community. The Burnaby Board of Trade, with input […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Signs MOU with Hwaseong, Korea Chamber of Commerce


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hwaseong Chamber of Commerce  on February 20th as part of a trade delegation trip to South Korea.  Watch the Korean news coverage of this signing here.  Paul Holden, joined by six Burnaby Board of Trade members, is in Korea […]

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Annual Lunar New Year Banquet – Event Recap


On February 8, the BBOT hosted our Annual Lunar New Year Banquet at Fortune House Seafood Restaurant. This year’s banquet reached record numbers as we sold out the Fortune House Seafood Restaurant with over 200 BBOT members and members of the Burnaby Business community. Guests were treated to a delicious ten course banquet style Chinese dinner […]

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Advocacy Efforts Rewarded – Family Day Moved to 3rd Monday of February


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased with the province’s announcement today that it would be moving British Columbia’s Family Day from the 2nd Monday in February to the 3rd, thereby aligning it with other jurisdictions across the country. The BBOT has long advocated on this issue on behalf of its membership. A survey […]

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$15/hour Minimum Wage Increase Announced Today


Today, endorsing a report from the Fair Wages Commission, Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced that BC’s minimum wage will be increasing to at least $15.20 per hour by June 1st, 2021. This increase to the minimum wage will occur in four stages starting on June 1st of this year.  The […]

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BC Government Announces Rules for Cannabis Industry


    Ahead of the planned legalization by the federal government of non-medical cannabis use this summer, the BC government has announced how cannabis use and sale will be regulated in BC. How will cannabis be sold? British Columbians of legal age will be able to purchase non-medical cannabis through privately run retail stores or […]

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Burnaby Young Professionals Network Unveils Membership Model at Steamworks in Burnaby


On Feb 1st the Burnaby Young Professionals Network (BYPN) unveiled their membership model at Steamworks, Burnaby.  After sharing a pint with the group, President and CEO Paul Holden shared that the Burnaby Board of Trade is committed to the development of young professionals in Burnaby.  The BYPN group that has been working with the BBOT to develop the program, re-capped some […]

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Tools for Business Leaders Looking to Attract and Retain Talent


If you are an employer who wants to attract and retain talent – the Burnaby Board of Trade is partnering with the Presidents Group to help. The Presidents Group is a network of small and large BC business leaders who have found that hiring people with disabilities is a great way to attract and retain […]

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