BBOT News

BC Votes to Keep Current Electoral System as Elections BC Releases Result of Referendum


Today, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum which was conducted in BC between October 22 and December 7 revealing that 61% of voters chose to remain with the current first-past-the-post voting system. In Burnaby, voters chose first-past-the-post by a margin of 60% to 40% in favour of proportional representation. Throughout the […]

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Read Paul Holden’s Latest Business Column on Supporting Women in Business


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s latest business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the December 12th edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge or check out the digital edition of the newspaper) to get Paul’s take on why supporting women in business is critical to our overall economy.  

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5 Minutes for Business: The Accelerating Pace of Change


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we examine the accelerating pace of change in our economy. For many sectors, the economic fundamentals, the borders of industries, the value of different assets and even the types of competitors are […]

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Province Announces CleanBC Sustainability Plan


The provincial government has released its CleanBC plan to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants while transitioning to a lower-carbon economy.  As a triple-bottom-line chamber of commerce, the Burnaby Board of Trade has long advocated for and helped facilitate more environmentally sustainable practices in all facets of our economy and community.  The BBOT is pleased […]

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BBOT After Hours Business Mixers – Hosting Opportunities


  Looking at bring new people through your doors?  Want to showcase your business or venue?  Consider hosting a After Hours Business Mixer in conjunction with the Burnaby Board of Trade! Businesses and organizations of all kinds are welcome to host — past events have been successfully held at diverse hosts such as restaurants, financial […]

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Census Data Provides Valuable Intelligence to Businesses


Data and information about population growth, demographic changes, income levels, and more are critical for making smart business decisions. The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to work with Statistics Canada and the Census to ensure Burnaby businesses have access to online census data products that provide an efficient way to find data on Canadian communities. These […]

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Burnaby Business Excellence Awards 2018 Recap Video!


Watch a recap of the 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala event where awards from 10 categories were handed out to the top businesses in Burnaby, BC! Join us next year for the 20th Annual Business Excellence Awards.

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BBOT Releases Report on Electoral Reform Referendum


Today, the Burnaby Board of Trade is releasing its Electoral Reform Referendum Report ahead of the end of the ongoing referendum on November 30th. British Columbia is currently holding a mail-in referendum on the electoral system used to elect the Members of the Legislature which make up the provincial government. Throughout the referendum period, the […]

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Women’s Business Success Network Holds Latest Panel Discussion


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Women’s Business Success Network held its latest event on November 15th featuring a panel discussion with women leading in non-traditional sectors such as sports, and engineering.  Nearly 100 women and men attended the luncheon event, which featured a networking reception including a photo booth by TNT Event Planning, chocolate tasting by […]

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Read Paul Holden’s Next Business Column: Employer Health Tax is Unfair to Burnaby’s Businesses


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s latest business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the November 16th edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge) to get Paul’s take on why the new Employer Health Tax is an unfair, undue burden on Burnaby businesses, or check out the digital edition of the newspaper. Paul’s […]

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