BBOT News

BBOT Holds Hybrid State of the City Event with Mayor Hurley; Recording Now Available


The Burnaby Board of Trade again led the region in returning to safe, in-person business events by holding a hybrid State of the City Address event with Mayor Mike Hurley on July 8. With restrictions lessened by the province, a limited in-person element of the event was held to watch live the Mayor’s annual update on City […]

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Read our Latest Column – Have Patience as Businesses Transition to New COVID Rules


Read the latest business column from Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden in the Burnaby NOW, this time asking for patience as businesses navigate the transition to new, relaxed COVID rules. The new rules leave much up to the discretion of individual businesses. So yes, you may find stores which still ask […]

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Communicable Disease Plans – Guidance for Employers


  Starting July 1, 2021, BC enters Step 3 of the Restart plan and businesses and employers should begin transitioning from their existing COVID-19 Safety Plans to new Communicable Disease Plans which will replace the more stringent measures required during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about developing a Communicable Disease Plan for […]

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BC Moves to Step 3 of the Restart Plan on July 1


Starting July 1, the province will enter step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and a host of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be loosened or repealed impacting business operations and social interactions.   The final step, Step 4, is expected on September 7. To read the full Restart Plan, click here. For the […]

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Call for Nominations – Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


The Call for Nominations is now open for the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards! Click here to submit a nomination! The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards is a joint initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby and is an opportunity to recognize and honour Burnaby businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs for their […]

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Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant – Applications Closing


Applications closed July 2! This program administered by the provincial government provides grants and recovery training and consulting to small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This program is available to BC businesses impacted by COVID-19 and who experienced at least a 30% decline in revenue for one month between March 2020 and […]

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Watch the Recording: Indigenous Engagement & Business Event


Did you miss out on our recent  indigenous reconciliation event? You can now view the recording online! Hosted by the Burnaby Board of Trade, the event featured a discussion with individuals and organizations, both indigenous and non-indigenous, who have worked to build relationships, engagement and participation with our indigenous communities. Hear stories, case studies, and […]

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Shocking Business Property Tax Bill This Year?


  Shocking Business Property Tax Bill? This year businesses are getting hit with two property tax issues. First, the province is fully ending COVID-19 tax cuts made in 2020, meaning this year’s taxes are rising significantly to return to 2019 levels. Second, as the city grows and development increases, the broken way our province values […]

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2021 City of Burnaby Property Taxes


It’s property tax season and business property tax bills are arriving, with payment due by July 5.  Read below for information and resources on your 2021 property tax bill, how it is calculated, and why this year businesses should expect a significant increase as COVID tax cuts expire. About Burnaby Property Taxes The City of […]

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RCMP Crime Reduction Bulletin


The Burnaby Board of Trade works with the RCMP directly, and through our membership on the City’s Public Safety Committee, to raise the concerns of our business community in terms of crime.  This crime bulletin is one additional way to ensure you have information on crime trends, what to watch for in your areas, and […]

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