BBOT News

Request for Input: Canadian Chamber of Commerce IP Workshop Survey


Intellectual property – the valuation of ideas – is the cornerstone of wealth creation.  Protecting those ideas – either in the form of brand value through trademarks or creations protected by copyright, patents, industrial designs or trade secrets – is as essential as protecting your bank account.  But even more important for future wealth creation is how […]

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#BCTech Summit – Investor Showcase & B2B meetings


The upcoming March #BCTechSummit has two key opportunities for BC-based technology companies and the deadlines for applications are fast approaching. Below you will find information on these opportunities as well as links to the applications. 1)      Investment Showcase offers the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute pitch to a group of national and international investors looking […]

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Trade Tribunal Imposes Reduced but Permanent Duties on Drywall/Gypsum Board Imports


In September 2016 the Canadian Border Services Agency imposed provisional anti-dumping tariffs of up to 276% on imported U.S. gypsum board and drywall.  These duties were imposed against imported US product which was thought to have been ‘dumped’ into Canada at below fair market prices to the detriment of the Canadian industry. The Canadian International […]

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Last Chance to Have Your Voice Heard! Take the BBOT’s Minimum Wage Survey Today


BC’s minimum wage is currently set at $10.85 per hour for general employees following an increase on September 15th ($9.60 per hour for liquor server employees.) The current plan is for the minimum wage to increase to $11.25 in 2017 and from then on remain pegged to the consumer price index, a statistical estimate of […]

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BC Gov News: Liquor Law Changes Affecting BC Hotels and Resorts


Get cozy with your cocktails at B.C. hotels and resorts B.C. hotels and resorts with a bar, pub or restaurant on site will soon be able to allow their guests to carry unfinished liquor from their licensed establishment directly to their rooms, a move that provides flexibility for businesses and increases convenience for British Columbians […]

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BBOT After-Hours Mixers Hosting Opportunities


Looking at bring new people through your doors? Want to showcase your business or venue? Consider hosting a BBOT After-Hours 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 non-profits, restaurants, financial institutions, […]

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Christmas Luncheon Recap


On December 2nd the BBOT Annual Christmas Luncheon was held at the beautiful SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. The event was a great success featuring a delicious buffet meal and a visit from Santa himself. See pictures from the event here. A highlight was also the lively, and slightly competitive, Gingerbread House Contest. All of the […]

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Have Your Say — BBOT Minimum Wage Survey


BC’s minimum wage is currently set at $10.85 per hour for general employees following an increase on September 15th ($9.60 per hour for liquor server employees.) The current plan is for the minimum wage to increase to $11.25 in 2017 and from then on remain pegged to the consumer price index, a statistical estimate of […]

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