New Membership November – Refer & Earn!

As your local chamber of commerce, the Burnaby Board of Trade is working to build a stronger business community in Burnaby and across our region.

As a valued member, we’re asking for your help to grow the Burnaby Board of Trade community by referring fellow business owners and professionals who could benefit from joining the chamber of commerce. For new members who join this month, they will receive $500 in gifts and bonuses!

 And we’re offering real rewards to YOU as a thank you for your help!

For each referral that joins the Burnaby Board of Trade between November 1st and November 30th, the sender can choose to receive either $50 cash or a $50 gift card to a BBOT member brewery, cafe or restaurant of their choice!

The more contacts who you refer and join, the more you earn!   It’s that simple.

Plus, the member who connects us with the most new members during the month will win a night’s stay and dinner at one of our member hotels!

What is a good referral?

  • Someone you know and have already contacted to suggest or encourage they join the Burnaby Board of Trade. Consider Burnaby vendors you use, business contacts you have, or neighbouring businesses physically near yours.

How do I send in a referral? 

What tools do I have access to? 

We have put resources online here including a sample email you can send to contacts, sample social media posts, pre-designed social media images, and the New Member November Application Form.  You can also refer to the New Member November webpage for information on joining.

What perks do new members get this month? 

During our New Member November promotion, businesses that join the Burnaby Board of Trade will receive $500 in gifts and bonuses, including:

  • $50 gift card to a BBOT member brewery, restaurant or cafe of their choice  
  • Free advertisement in our feature in the Burnaby NOW newspaper  ($150 value) 
  • Free inclusion in New Member Welcome Email sent to 4000+ qualified business contacts ($150 value)
  • Free enhanced listing on the Burnaby Business Directory ($99 value)
  • Waived Administration Fee ($50 savings)
  • Free Name Tag for our in-person events ($15 value)

What are the top reasons why businesses join?

  • Support our work to grow and build our business community
  • Get the latest updates, resources and tools to support your business
  • Expand your contacts and connections in our 1,100-business network
  • Promote and market your business through our channels
  • Access cost-saving discounts on everyday business and personal expenses
  • Amplify your business needs and concerns with government
  • Collaborate with likeminded businesses to learn, grow and thrive together

What if I have questions?

Feel free to contact any BBOT staff by their direct email or call 604 412 0100