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Dorigo Systems takes top honours at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards By Devon Hardie devon@bbot.ca

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On November 3rd, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 17th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The masquerade-themed event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was a smashing success with 350 people in attendance to celebrate the best of Burnaby’s business community. Awards were handed out in nine categories including: Environmental Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Innovation, Healthy Workplace, Burnaby Community Spirit, Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year, Business of the Year (Up to 50 Employees), and Business of Attendees enjoying the masquerade at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

Events Calendar

NOV 25 NRG MORNING: NETWORKING GROUP

DEC 13 BBOT MEMBERSHIP LUNCH AND LEARN

NOV 23 EXPERIENCE INDIACHINA TOUR INFO-SESSION

DEC 02 BBOT CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

NOV 24 EXPERIENCE INDIACHINA TOUR INFO-SESSION

DEC 06 POWER HOUR: REFERRAL ROUNDTABLE

JAN 12 NEW YEAR, NEW CONNECTIONS: REGIONAL CHAMBER MIXER

NOV 24 BURNABY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LAUNCH

DEC 08 EXPERIENCE INDIACHINA TOUR INFO-SESSION

Platinum Annual Board Partners

JAN 27 NRG MORNING: NETWORKING GROUP

Gold Annual Board Partners

Silver Annual Board Partners

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“Another Gala has arrived and once again we are reminded of what a remarkable business community we have here in Burnaby,” said Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden. “The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala is not only the biggest night on our event calendar, but also the single greatest opportunity for us to really recognize and celebrate the outstanding organizations in this community that work so hard to make Burnaby such an exceptional city. This year we had a record number of nominations from truly deserving nominees in each award category, not to mention all the other great Burnaby organizations who came out tonight just to support their neighbours.”

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the Year. The 2016 inductee to the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame—Beedie Development Group—was also recognized at this gala event. This year’s winner of the prestigious Business of the Year award was Dorigo Systems, a company that provides precision electronics manufacturing services. When company president Mark Pillon started Dorigo Systems in 1988 from his parents’ basement, he had no way of knowing that the company would grow from a oneman show to a thriving pillar of Burnaby’s business community with two facilities, 89 employees, and climbing revenues. As a full turnkey solutions provider, Dorigo has the expertise and resources to handle the entire production process from sourcing

components and building boards to final assembly, configuration management, testing and shipping the finished products directly to customers. Unlike other contract manufacturers who outsource a significant portion of their jobs overseas, 100% of Dorigo’s boards are built on Burnaby soil by Canadian residents—a rare distinction in this day and age. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Dorigo’s move to Burnaby and, as Dorigo looks again towards expansion, the organization is dedicated to growing the business in Burnaby. With their continued commitment to their employees, their customers and their impactful charity work benefiting both our local neighborhoods and global initiatives, there is no doubt that Dorigo will remain a strong and positive presence within our business community.

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BURNABY BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

Anne Kinvig, Pacific Blue Cross (award sponsor); Amar Johal, Left Coast Naturals (award winner)

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan (award sponsor); Emily Rousseau, Stantec (award winner)

HEALTHY WORKPLACE

BURNABY COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Harj Dhaliwal, BCIT (award sponsor); Laurent Pelissier, Clarius Mobile Health (award winner)

Peggy Chiu, Scotiabank (award sponsor); Donald Byres, CPE Systems (award winner)

BUSINESS INNOVATION

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Left Coast Naturals Left Coast Naturals, an organic food manufacturer and distributor, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and today distributes nearly 30 brands, 200 bulk foods and 2 in-house brands. Their greatest initiative is their commitment to employee wellness and development which is fundamental to their People-Planet-Prosperity triple bottom line philosophy. The many benefits help employees live more balanced, eco-friendly, healthy lives.

Clarius Mobile Health Clarius Mobile Health was founded by veterans in the field of ultrasound with a mission to enable more clinicians to use ultrasound to improve patient care. Unlike traditional systems, the Clarius ultrasound scanner is wireless, easier to use, works with the most popular smart devices, and costs a fraction of the price. In only two years, the company has grown from an idea to a real company with real product that employs 45 people in Burnaby.

Stantec Stantec’s consulting work begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. In Burnaby, Stantec partners with a number of charitable and community organizations regularly to help support the growth and development of everything from social projects to environmental activities to charitable initiatives.

CPE Systems CPE Systems’ main focus is supplying pumps and other equipment for food and beverage manufacturers. The company decided to take an entrepreneurial approach to its future and changed its business model drastically by creating an online presence and e-commerce store which targeted the craft brewing industry—a rarity for their industry. As a result of this innovative move, the company’s sales have almost tripled and they have dramatically expanded their export business.


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BURNABY BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

Catherine Williams, Douglas College (award sponsor); Neal Cormack, Stantec (award winner)

Francois Boucher, CN (award sponsor); Miranda Vecchio, Charlford House Society (award winner)

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Cheryl Becir, Burnaby Hospital Fdn. (award sponsor); Greg Malpass, Traction on Demand (award winner)

Jason Hundle, BlueShore Financial (award sponsor); Renato Cavaliere, Canadian Safe Step (award winner)

Stantec Stantec collaborates across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resources, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. One of Stantec’s core values—“we do what is right”—sums up their approach to sustainability. Following policies and practices and holding true to their promise to design with community in mind, Stantec fosters a culture of health, safety, and sustainability for employees and other stakeholders.

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Charlford House Society for Women Charlford House is a 15-bed residential facility for women starting a journey out of drug and/or alcohol addiction and into recovery. Women learn how to amend past wrongs, set and maintain healthy boundaries, take healthy risks, engage in positive interactions, rebuild broken family relationships, and nurture oneself and others. The dedicated work of Charlford House helps thousands of women and families.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (UP TO 50 EMPLOYEES)

Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company has always been a driving force in the walk-in tub industry, but within the last two years the company has shown exceptional growth and has doubled its revenue. This growth has been achieved through stringent internal practices coupled with both innovative new marketing strategies and a culture developed around people, and mentoring them to excel.

Lisa Murrell, Appia Development (award sponsor); Mark Pillon, Dorigo Systems (award winner)

Dr. Peter Keller, SFU (award sponsor); Kate Nova, Beedie Development Group (award winner)

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

BURNABY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

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Greg Malpass, Traction on Demand Traction on Demand is Canada’s largest dedicated Salesforce implementation partner. In 2006, CEO Greg Malpass saw an opportunity to consult on the inefficiencies he was seeing between sales and marketing efforts and Traction was born. From operating out of his condo for its first four years to growing to over 200 employees, Malpass’s innovation and leadership has been central to the company’s success.

Dorigo Systems Ltd Dorigo Systems is an electronics manufacturing services provider and one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of printed circuit board assemblies. The company has realized positive and sustained growth for 28 years in a market that continues to push manufacturers to be cost-effective and cost-sensitive. Founded in 1988, the company’s long term financial stability, exceptional reputation for high quality manufacturing, and strong ties within the electronic component supply chain have all combined to position Dorigo Systems as a strong and solid choice for customers.

Beedie Development Group Founded in 1954, Beedie Development Group is an owner and developer of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. Keith Beedie got his start in the construction business in the 1940’s when he and his business partner purchased their first property in Marpole for $190. The family business grew from there into what is now the largest private industrial land owner, developer and landlord in Metro Vancouver. Having completed 20 million square feet of new construction throughout the western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Beedie Development Group continues to thrive and remains committed to a high standard of quality and customer satisfaction. ¾


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BBOT committees update By Cory Redekop cory@bbot.ca The Burnaby Board of Trade works hard to connect with and represent all types of businesses and individuals in our community. The committees present a platform for advocacy for and engagement with the Burnaby business community. Here are some updates on what the committees have been working on.

Pacific Gateway

The Pacific Gateway Committee facilitates connections between the Burnaby business community and industries in the Asia/Pacific region, and pursues opportunities to create a more ethnically integrated business community. The committee identifies priority issues relating to trade, investment, education, and cultural exchanges with the Burnaby Board of Trade, the business community and Asia Pacific region. The committee is excited about the success of their sub-group’s (the Indo-Canadian Working Group) successful India-Canada Business Dinner event and is currently working on their signature event, the Lunar New Year Banquet.

Social Development

The Social Development Committee assists and supports the Burnaby Board of Trade to foster social responsibility, increase awareness and understand community issues for the benefit of the Board of Trade membership. The committee continues to engage in advocating for social issues, identifying priorities, and promoting dialogue between the BBOT, its members, governments and community agencies. Currently, work is being done in a number of areas, including Healthy Workplaces and New Canadian Workplace Integration. The committee has been looking at a number of new topics to focus on, such as implementing a system to encourage socially sustainable business practices and increasing quality child care.

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability Committee identifies and prioritizes environmental issues of importance and works to address them on behalf of the Burnaby Board of Trade members. Current areas of focus include promoting a green economy, and developing resources for improving environmental sustainability in the workplace. The committee is proud that over 150 businesses have now taken the “Pledge for a Sustainable Community”, an initiative that sprouted from the committee three years ago. Currently they are discussing ways to get involved with the newly passed City of Burnaby Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Women’s Business Success Network

The Burnaby Board of Trade’s “Women’s Business Success Network” (WBSN) is a group of both men and women interested in supporting women at all levels of business, whether a sole entrepreneur, a small business owner, a business professional or an established executive. The WBSN will foster important discussions, facilitate meaningful connections, and advance advocacy positions in the support of women in business. The WBSN Events Working Group is building on the success of its Women’s Leadership Panel held on September 13th and is currently planning future WBSN events. The next major WBSN event will be held in March to coincide with International Women’s Day. The WBSN Policy Working Group has been busy reviewing various public policy areas where changes could be made to help women in business succeed. Currently, the WBSN Policy Working Group has focused on Pay Equity and Women’s Representation on Boards as its top two priorities. The WBSN Policy Working Group is hoping to release an aspirational policy on encouraging more women to be placed on corporate and government boards of directors soon, and will then focus on ways to address the wage gap faced by women in the workforce.

Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee identifies important issues and represents the views of the business community on matters relevant to the BBOT membership, as well as providing a forum for members to engage with elected representatives, government officials and third parties. The GRC regularly meets with representatives from all levels of government to identify, research and discuss salient issues in the business community, such as transportation and employment & training. The Government Relations Committee is currently developing a thoughtful position on density and development, outlining the case for focusing growth in Burnaby’s four town centres. The Government Relations Committee will also shortly be surveying Burnaby Board of Trade members to get their input on the minimum wage in BC and recent proposals for increases to it. The BBOT insists that stability and predictability is key to any minimum wage increases being successful and for mitigating unintended negative consequences. The BBOT, with the help of the Government Relations Committee, will also be articulating the concern with the inflationary pressures a jump in the minimum wage puts on all other wage levels within a business. Following the publication of the BBOT’s Business Sentiment Report this summer which flagged high housing costs as a business issue, the Government Relations Committee will continue to monitor the issue and calls upon all three levels of government to cooperate on addressing housing affordability and the high cost of real estate within their own jurisdictions. The committee continues to monitor the outcome of the approval process for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project following its thoughtful review of the proposed project. ¾


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New BBOT Indo-Canadian Working Group hosts major event By Devon Hardie devon@bbot.ca On Thursday November 10th the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Indo-Canadian Working Group held its inaugural India- Canada Business Dinner at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall in Burnaby. The evening featured an exclusive update by Karan Suri, Manager of India and Europe International Markets, from the Ministry of International Trade. The topic of Suri’s presentation involved the importance of India and Canada’s business relationship and the potential for future opportunity. More specifically, Suri provided an informative update on the efforts underway to build closer economic ties between BC and India, building on the already strong cultural connections. Suri explained the numerous opportunities that exist for businesses looking to export goods and services to India and take advantage of the massive middle class that is emerging there. Suri also highlighted the news that the BC provincial government was the first ever foreign government to issue an Indian Rupee denominated bond, or a “Masala Bond”, in September, demonstrating both BC’s optimism towards the India economy and the strong reputation of its triple-AAA credit rating. These insightful presentations were followed by a lively performance by vocalist Raj Toora and a delectable Indian buffet dinner. As mentioned, the event was an initiative of the BBOT’s Indo-Canadian Working Group, which is a sub-group of the board’s Pacific Gateway Committee- a committee which, among other things, identifies priority issues relating to trade, investment, education, and cultural exchanges between the Burnaby Board of Trade, the business community and the Asia Pacific region. The IndoCanadian Business Working Group facilitates connections between the BBOT and IndoCanadian business owners and professionals in Burnaby and across the region in an effort to create a more dynamic and harmonized business community. The group will continue to plan events, programs and policy to support the overall mandate of the Pacific Gateway Committee and the BBOT. ¾

INDIA & CHINA An incredible 13-day tour! Experience the majestic sights, sounds, and foods of the colourful cultures of India and China on this “bucket-list” tour which includes oncein-a-lifetime visits to the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall.

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The BBOT continues to be a leader in the discussion of sustainability and business By Tessa Vanderkop tessa@bbot.ca The BBOT identified years ago that environmental issues would become frontand-centre, creating both challenges and opportunities for local businesses. The Pledge for a Sustainable Community was created to engage businesses and help them understand and adapt to changing environmental expectations from customers and new environmental regulations from governments. Now in its third year and with over 150 members representing both local and international organizations, The Pledge continues to be a successful and signature program of the BBOT.

What is the Pledge?

A group of businesses who ‘pledged’ to share their actions to reduce their environmental footprint within the Burnaby community. The Pledge provides tips and resources to get businesses started and is a place to share their successes and news. The result? A community of businesses taking action, a Burnaby Green Business Directory, and reason to continue to take action. We are building a green community. Not convinced? Some may steer clear, thinking it’s a huge time and money commitment, but very simple actions can yield great results. ¾

Benefits Reid’s Automotive Recycling. Earth friendly Automotive Parts and Alloy Wheel Repair. “I will do what I can in my business to make a green difference” That’s is what The Pledge means to me. There is no auditing or requirement to go full out on sustainable practices implementation. It simply invites you to start and grow from there.” Electronic Arts “Our employees greatly value EA’s commitment to environmental sustainability. We sponsor the pledge and took the pledge to share what we are doing, and foster dialogue with other businesses in the community on how everyone can make a difference, even with small steps.” posAbilities “Our commitment to social sustainability led us to environmental sustainability. We recognize that both are important to the community we serve.” Ricoh “At Ricoh sustainability is in our DNA. It’s how we operate as a business, in the communities in which we operate and in the products we produce. Taking the pledge is a way for us to demonstrate our commitment to the green economy.” CN

“For us, a sustainable future means thinking and acting in the interest of future generations. This means constantly working to reduce our impact on the environment and furthering a greener supply chain. Supporting Burnaby’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future.”

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Burnaby Board of Trade launches newest programBurnaby Young Professionals Network By Devon Hardie devon@bbot.ca On November 24th, the Burnaby Board of Trade will be launching its newest program, the Burnaby Young Professionals Network (BYPN). The BYPN will build on the Access program which is a unique career development program that provides graduating students with the connections and tools they need to compete in the job market. This new initiative focuses on engaging emerging young professionals and helping them build strong networks in the community, as well as developing the leadership skills and connections that will help them in their careers and future opportunities.

“At the Burnaby Board of Trade we work hard to develop and implement innovative programs to better connect with and support our diverse business community” remarked Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade. “Similar to the work we do with the Access program, by fostering growth and development in these emerging leaders we are simultaneously creating an enriched pool of talent that will become a valuable resource for our Burnaby business community to tap into.” The launch event, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, will feature a panel discussion with speakers who embody the passion, creativity, and drive of successful leaders. The panel is made up

of three distinguished leaders: Jill Earthy, Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, Andrew Harries, co-founder of Sierra Wireless and Zeugma Systems Inc, and Amelia Warren, CEO of Epicure and one of Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40”. This event will not only launch the program, but also a ‘How To’ series of handson workshops and seminars focusing on developing the core skills needed by young professionals to gain traction in their careers. The future workshop topics will emerge from the thoughts and questions of attendees as well as through the discussions facilitated during this launch event. ¾


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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab 4WD High Country, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD Gas, Colorado (excludes base 2SA) equipped as described. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer valid November 1 to November 30, 2016 on cash purchases of select Chevrolet vehicles from dealer inventory. Applies to eligible inventory as of November 1, 2016. Offer includes new and dealer demonstrator Chevrolet vehicles: [2016 Spark (excluding LS), Sonic, Malibu (excluding L), Cruze Sedan, Impala, Trax, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, Colorado (excluding 2SA), Tahoe, Suburban; 2016 exclusions are Volt, Camaro, Corvette, Equinox, Traverse]; and eligible 2017 vehicles include Traverse, Equinox, Not compatible with special lease and finance rates. Credit is tax exclusive and is calculated on vehicle MSRP, excluding any dealer-installed options. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this cash credit which will result in higher effective cost of credit on their transaction. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Void where prohibited. See dealer for details.** Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between November 1 to November 30, 2016. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 / 60 months on a new or demonstrator 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado HD Gas / Colorado (excludes 2SA). Model shown may include optional equipment available at extra cost. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $20,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $239 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $20,000. Freight and air tax ($100, if applicable) included. GM Canada may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada.

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