BBOT News

Burnaby Business Watch – Crime Update


To help businesses prevent and deter crime, the BBOT is pleased to bring you Burnaby Business Watch updates from the Burnaby RCMP. Business-related crime statistics are at or below average for Burnaby, with break-and-enters to businesses and auto theft/theft from autos being reported at average and below average levels. The following map indicated which areas […]

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Women Mean Business Event Recap


On the heels of International Women’s Day, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Women’s Business Success Network held a fabulous panel event featuring five inspirational women leaders. Jill Krop, News Director & Station Manager at GlobalBC, Dianne Doyle, President & CEO of Providence Health Care, Christine Dacre, Vice President Financial Services at Translink, and […]

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Provinces Sign Canadian Free Trade Agreement


On April 7th ministers representing all provinces and territories and the federal government signed the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The CFTA will allow for freer trade amongst the provinces and territories and significantly reduce regulatory barriers and standards inconsistencies across Canada.  Internal trade represents about one-fifth of Canada’s annual GDP, or $385 billion. It […]

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Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Offers Stability


The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is Canada’s largest group benefit program for small business, serving over 25,000 firms. BBOT members can access this national group insurance program which allows any sized business to enjoy group dental, extended health, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance. Learn more about how the Chambers […]

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BBOT Hosts Special Event with the Consul General of Korea


Yesterday, the BBOT and our Pacific Gateway Committee held a successful event featuring Mr. Gunn Kim, the Consul General of Korea, who discussed the business connections and opportunities between BC and Korea. A room of over 60 business people enjoyed the presentation, lots of networking, as well as a delicious meal including at the table […]

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Calling All Eco Heroes!


Are you or do you know an individual, business or group working with sustainability as a priority in our community? In celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd) The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking to recognize the Eco-Heroes in our Burnaby community and we need your help! Through The Pledge for a Sustainable Community we […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce- 5 Minutes for Business


Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See” In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses the lead up surrounding the release of the federal budget 2017. For more information, please contact Hendrik Brakel.

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Burnaby Board of Trade’s Annual Golf Tournament Call for Partner Charity Submissions


The Burnaby Board of Trade is now accepting submissions from organizations interested in being the Partner Charity at the BBOT’s 2017 Annual Golf Tournament on September 6th, 2017. Each year, the Burnaby Board of Trade designates one member non-profit organization to be the Partner Charity at its annual Golf Tournament. At the tournament, the BBOT […]

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BBOT Hosts Roundtable with Minister Stephanie Cadieux


On Tuesday, March 21st the BBOT held a special roundtable event with the Honourable Stephanie Cadiuex, Minister of Children and Family Development. At this roundtable, which was attended by 20 member organizations, the Minister shared her thoughts on the current status of her ministry, the progress that has been made, and the future outlook for […]

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BBOT POLICY BULLETIN – 2017 Federal Budget


Burnaby Board of Trade Welcomes Budget’s Focus on Infrastructure, Innovation, Housing and Child Care;  Concerned with Lack of Plan for Return to Balance March 22, 2017 — The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, released the 2017 federal budget today in Ottawa outlining the Government of Canada’s spending priorities for the coming years, including innovation, […]

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