BBOT News

Canadian Chamber of Commerce- 5 Minutes for Business


The Number One Threat to America – Border Taxes This edition of 5 Minutes for Business, puts aside the renegotiation of NAFTA for a brief moment to redirect attention toward the proposed Border Adjustment Tax and how it might be a bigger problem than we think. With the proposed Border Adjustment Tax looming overhead, the article […]

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Burnaby Young Professionals Network Event Recap


On the heels of their successful launch event, the Burnaby Young Professionals Network (BYPN) held their first ”How To” workshop in a series aimed at supporting emerging leaders. The workshop, “Building Relationships Instead of Collecting Cards” was a great success with over 35 young professionals coming together! It was designed to help transform the networking […]

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BBOT Attends Mapleland Enterprises’ Grand Opening in Guangzhou


This week, Paul Holden, President & CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, attended the Grand Opening of BBOT member Mapleland Enterprise’s office in Guangzhou, China. Mapleland is a Burnaby-based international produce company bringing natural, clean and healthy Canadian produce to the world. They have their own private farms in Saskatchewan and apart from their […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce- 5 Minutes for Business


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Federal Budget!) This edition of 5 Minutes for Business reflects on what three big developments to expect when the much-anticipated federal budget is announced. Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out how best to prepare for the arrival of the federal budget.

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$0.50 Minimum Wage Increase Announced Today by BC Government


Today, the BC Government announced that it will increase the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour, effective September 15, 2017. The new rate includes a 20-cent increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price Index (CPI), plus an additional 30 cents. There will also be an identical increase of 50 cents per […]

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BBOT POLICY BULLETIN- 2017 BC Budget


Please see below for the Burnaby Board of Trade’s review of the 2017 BC Budget announcement.    

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City of Burnaby Environmental Awards Are Now Open


It’s that time of year again where Burnaby celebrates the environmental excellence of its community! The 2017 City of Burnaby Environmental Awards Program nomination process is now open.  Nominations must be received by Friday, March 31st. There are two levels of awards: the Environmental Award for significant achievements over multiple years or for projects or […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 5 Minutes for Business


How to Persuade on Trade―Putting an extra “F” in NAFTA This edition of 5 Minutes for Business reflects on the Canada-U.S. trade partnership and how the uncertainty of the U.S.’s position on NAFTA could substantially impact employees, businesses and economies around the world.  

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BBOT Supports Metrotown Downtown Plan Vision


Given the vision the plan provides for Metrotown and the significant economic activity involved, the Burnaby Board of Trade supports the City’s proposed Metrotown Downtown Plan and the goal to further develop Metrotown into a vibrant and diverse urban centre with walkable, transit and cycling-oriented communities, mixed-use residential development, and a variety of new opportunities […]

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BBOT’s Pledge program Wins at W.A.C.E Awards


Yesterday, the Burnaby Board of Trade received the Outstanding Core Competency Award from the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) for the BBOT’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community program.  This award is presented to innovative programming by Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce from across Western Canada and the USA.  This recognition is only […]

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