BBOT News

Share the Air – Free Wifi Needed for Families, Seniors and Students


The Burnaby Board of Trade in collaboration with Burnaby’s Primary Caregivers Network are looking to connect families, seniors and students with computers, cell phones. For families, seniors and students who do have access to cell phone and computers, getting online can still be a challenge as many don’t have an internet connection – and fall through […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Launches Business Recovery Task Force; City, Business and Community Representatives to Guide Rebuild of Local Economy


April 27 – Today, the Burnaby Board of Trade announced the launch of the ‘Business Recovery Task Force’ to guide the rebuilding of the local economy impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  The Task Force, composed of senior representatives from the City of Burnaby, major employers, small businesses, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions, will identify actions that […]

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New Survey: Almost Half of Businesses Currently Closed Not Confident They’ll Re-Open; 55% Cite Lack of Cash Flow as Major Hurdle


April 21, 2020 Almost Half of Businesses Currently Closed Not Confident They’ll Re-Open; 55% Cite Lack of Cash Flow as Major Hurdle Burnaby, BC – As the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis continues, a new survey of BC businesses reveals four-in-ten (43%) can only continue to operate for up to three months under current restrictions, […]

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#BuyLocalBuyBurnaby – National Take-Out Day!


Wednesday is National Take-Out Day. Through our “Open for Business” directory you can find a list of restaurants, delis, grocery stores and more who are ready to deliver take-out to you. The “Open for Business” directory listing was created in partnership with The Burnaby Heights Merchants Association and North Road Business Improvement Association and The Burnaby […]

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Webinar Recording: Employment Law During COVID-19


Earlier this month, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted Carolyn Arnold Leblanc of Deer Lake Law Group for a review of the important things businesses should be aware of and considering during COVID-19, and answered the top questions submitted by our business community.  The recording of that webinar is now available for viewing here or […]

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75% Wage Subsidy for COVID-19 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy


  To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are immediately eligible for an up to 75% subsidy on the wages paid to their employees from March 15 through August 29, 2020 Applications Open Now — Review the online calculator to see the level of support you can receive […]

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BBOT Ask an Expert Advice Sessions


We know these challenging times are causing a lot of change and transition for local businesses, and raising lot of questions along the way.  That’s why the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to offer free “Ask an Expert Advice Sessions” to help businesses get guidance, ideas, and tips for their business in the areas […]

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Canada Post Offers Free Mail Forwarding and Hold Mail


Canada Post is waiving all fees related to special mail services including Mail Forwarding and Hold Mail.  If your business’ operations have been impacted and you are not accessing your location/office as often, you can choose to have mail stopped and held at Canada Post (Hold Mail) or you can have it redirected to a […]

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Funding For Indigenous Businesses During COVID-19


The federal government is providing up to $306.8 million in funding to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses and to support Aboriginal financial institutions that offer financing to these businesses. The program will be provided through Aboriginal financial institutions and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and the Métis capital corporations, in partnership […]

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Translink Announces Reduction in Transit Service


TransLink today announced a series of service reductions in light of declines in ridership of over 80% since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. TransLink’s revenue has declined since mid-March due to reduced ridership levels, falling fuel tax revenue, and fare removal on the bus system to promote physical distancing. Service reductions across all modes […]

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