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Special Workshop for Family Businesses with Exclusive Discount for BBOT Members


The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise’s (CAFE) Leaders Program is a custom designed 2.5 day workshop for future family business leaders focused on enhancing leadership and communication skills.  It is an opportunity for future leaders in family business to get together in a facilitated forum, and to examine and share ideas and issues as they relate to family […]

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Have A Business Idea? Networking Event at the Microsoft Store at Metrotown


Got a business idea for a start-up? Or want to be a mentor for new businesses?  Then come out to this two hour networking event hosted by Microsoft and Futurpreneur Canada. Aspiring start-ups can meet and connect with people with similar business goals, while established businesses are invited to share their success stories . Come […]

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TQ Construction Wins Best Renovation in Canada!


Award-winning Burnaby based renovation company, TQ Construction, is named WINNER in this year’s 2014 SAM Awards, held today in Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) 72nd National Conference, celebrating excellence in home renovations as well as new homes and community development across Canada. TQ Construction is named Winner for […]

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The Overwaitea Story


Sheliza Mitha, local writer and editor, has recently completed writing a corporate history book to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Overwaitea Foods. Divided into 10 chapters, The Overwaitea Story recounts the century-old story of this iconic, home-grown BC company through little-known facts, anecdotes, personal stories and profiles on each of the company’s presidents, dating back […]

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2015 City of Burnaby Environment Awards: Nomination Process is Now Open!


www.burnaby.ca/environmentawards  Submission deadline for nominations: Monday, April 13, 2015 There are six (6) categories for awards: Business Stewardship, as well as Communications, Community Stewardship, Green Choices, Planning and Development, and Youth. Through March to mid-April, expect to see newspaper print ads, posters, social media outreach, and information on City of Burnaby website Nomination Form Details:

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New Element Vancouver Metrotown hotel opens for business!


Burnaby Board of Trade member Element Vancouver Metrotown is now open in Burnaby at the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon. The self-described “eco-friendly spa oasis” features 169 rooms and occupies the first 18 floors of Bosa’s LEED Silver-certified Sovereign condo tower. Click here for a recent Burnaby NewsLeader article on the opening.  Congratulations to the Element […]

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Auction items and donations needed for 11th Annual Diamond Ball Gala!


Burnaby Neighbourhood House is seeking auction items and donations for their upcoming 11th Annual Diamond Ball Gala, in support of a wide range of programs and services to people of all ages living in Burnaby. To donate, or for more information, please call 604.431.0400. You are invited to share in a very special evening at BNH’s […]

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L’Arche Open House – March 6th


L’Arche Greater Vancouver is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating homes and day programs in which people with and without developmental disabilities live, work and discover faith together. We live together as an intentional community. With over 40 years of experience in fostering inclusion, understanding and belonging, L’Arche is committed to the physical, spiritual and […]

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Immigrant Employment Council of BC: MentorConnect Program / Connector Program


MentorConnect Program Established professionals interested in coaching and sharing best practices with skilled immigrants are being recruited for IEC-BC’s mentoring program, MentorConnect. MentorConnect is a well-established program that brings together skilled immigrants and established professionals in an occupation-specific mentoring relationship. Mentors enhance their leadership and workplace coaching skills while gaining insights into business perspectives from […]

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think ASIA, think HONG KONG


think ASIA, think HONG KONG June 8, 2015, 8:45 am – 5:30 pm The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2015 As Asia continues to grow in more ways and in more places, Canadian companies may possibly benefit from finding, even redefining, the most appropriate strategic approaches for tapping extant and emerging opportunities in Asia, including the Chinese […]

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