BBOT News

Join Us in Celebrating “Purpose in Business Week” November 15th to 19th


The Burnaby Board of Trade is delighted that the City of Burnaby declared November 15th to 19th “Purpose in Business Week”. The Burnaby Board of Trade, the Social Purpose Institute and the City of Burnaby have a unique and strategic partnership to grow and accelerate purpose in business in Burnaby and beyond. Social purpose is […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Meets with Provincial Government on Immigration, Tax, and Sustainability


During three meetings with provincial government staff in late-October and early-November, the Burnaby Board of Trade advanced issues important to our members and advocated for changes to better support small businesses and help all businesses stay competitive. In the meetings, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden and Director-Policy & Stakeholder Relations Cory Redekop advocated for […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Receives “Community Pillar Award”


The Burnaby Board of Trade is honoured to have received the 8th annual Community Pillar Award from the Burnaby North Road Business Improvement Association, in recognition of the BBOT’s work to support the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Burnaby North Road BIA, which supports and promotes businesses along the North Road corridor, recognized the Burnaby […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Labour Shortage Continues to Challenge Post-pandemic Recovery Efforts


  As organizations and businesses across Canada emerge from the grip of COVID-19, many face additional challenges to planning and operations due to the current labour shortage. Amidst the uncertainty is Make A Change Canada’s new program Tech Diversity Online, which helps companies to diversify their workforce by hiring those who self-identify as living with […]

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Best of Burnaby Business Celebrated at 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


 See The Event Photos Here! On November 3, over 250 business, government and community leaders came together, in-person, to celebrate the best of the Burnaby business community at the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards which saw 33 finalists honoured and nine award winners named in recognition of their efforts and successes over the […]

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“Local Business Support Grant” Featured Recipient – Prostock Athletic Supply


In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Burnaby Board of Trade launched a grant program to support our members that was unprecedented amongst chambers of commerce and boards of trade.  Funded and administered directly by the BBOT, the Local Business Support Grant sought to help our local members invest in new equipment, education or […]

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“Local Business Support Grant” Featured Recipient – Rodan Jewellers


In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Burnaby Board of Trade launched a grant program to support our members that was unprecedented amongst chambers of commerce and boards of trade.  Funded and administered directly by the BBOT, the Local Business Support Grant sought to help our local members invest in new equipment, education or […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Recommends Against Paid Sick Leave for January, Makes Suggestions for Improvements


  October 24, 2021  –  The provincial government is looking to bring in a new requirement that all employers offer paid sick leave to employees.  The cost of such a plan has been estimated at costing businesses $670 to $1.2 billion annually, depending on how the government implements this mandate. To ensure our members had […]

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Take the Collective Perspective Survey – BC’s largest and most comprehensive business survey


  The 2021 Collective Perspective Survey is live and we need your input!   This survey captures insight from every sector, business size, and region in the province —making it the largest economic snapshot on BC’s business climate.  The Burnaby Board of Trade and the chamber of commerce network use this data to advocate for business […]

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Capacity Limits Lifted for Restaurants, Meetings and Events; BC Vaccine Card Now Requires 2-Doses


Starting Monday, October 25, the capacity limits on many activities in Burnaby and across the Lower Mainland implemented in response to COVID-19 have been lifted. For venues where proof of vaccination is required, those events can return to full capacity, including weddings, parties, business events, indoor sporting events, indoor concerts, theatres, movie theatres, and symphony events.   Dancing […]

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