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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, May 16, 2012 • A19

Burnaby Board of Trade

Voice of Burnaby OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION IN BURNABY

MAY 2012

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UPCOMING EVENTS Burnaby Business Day - Tradeshow & Expo May 24 @ Delta Burnaby Hotel Members’ Mixer at the Nikkei Centre May 30 @ Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Spring Economic Update & Reception featuring 2012 AGM June 5 @ Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Business over Breakfast June 8 @ Riverway Clubhouse

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Burnaby Arts Council exhibitors engage with a guest at the 2011 Burnaby Business Day tradeshow & exhibition.

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The importance of exhibitions as part of your marketing strategy MICHAEL KELLER michael@bbot.ca

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It’s no secret that advertising and marketing benefit most businesses in a significant way. If it’s done right, businesses profit. If it’s not, they may be forced to shut their doors before too long. The question most business owners face is how to market their product effectively. Tradeshows and exhibitions are too often overlooked as an efficient and

usually very affordable way to promote a product or brand. A study from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has shown them to be particularly effective (compared to other forms of advertising) for introducing new products and services, for initiating sales, and for relationship management with existing and future customers. In addition, the face to face contact at exhibitions offers the opportunity to

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add a new element to a business’ existing marketing arsenal (such as internet, direct marketing and personal selling). The ability to network while achieving marketing objectives is another credit to the efficiency of these types of events. Success at an exhibition or tradeshow of course depends a lot on ensuring that the product is displayed in a manner that is appealing to the target audience. See Burnaby tradeshow, 3

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Burnaby Business Day Tradeshow & Expo featured exhibitors ! A.B. Poelen Financial Solutions ! Access Student Career Development Program ! ALMA Consulting Group ! Burnaby Board of Trade ! BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund ! BC Senior Games ! BCIT ! BDS Industrial Solutions Inc ! Bosagrape Winery Supplies ! Burnaby Golf ! Burnaby NOW ! Business Development Bank of Canada ! Canadian Youth Business Foundation

! Certified Management Accountants of BC ! City of Burnaby ! CMW Insurance Service ! Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia ! CVC Market Point Inc ! Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre ! Dominion Blue Reprographics Burnaby Shop ! Evolution Presentation Technologies ! False Creek Collision Burnaby ! FortisBC ! FX-Foods ! Global Securities Corporation -

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“An authoritative voice for the community.” Burnaby tradeshow offers seminars and networking opportunities

Tradeshow, 1 And follow up is key – interest will only turn into sales and results with a clear strategy for following up leads. The best chance for local businesses to expand and supplement their marketing initiatives this year is at the Burnaby Business Day Tradeshow and Expo on May 24th. The one day event, presented by the Burnaby Now and ALMA Consulting Group, will be held at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre and will feature over 50 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees. New components added to the show this year include seminars and networking opportunities to draw more interest and enhance the experience. For more information or to register a booth, visit www.bbot.ca/events or call 604.412.0100.

Free public seminars: Doing business with the government The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to present a unique opportunity to learn about doing business with municipal and federal governments. The seminars are free to the public and

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will be presented at the Burnaby Business Day Tradeshow & Expo on May 24th at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre. Visit www.bbot.ca/events or call 604-412-0100 to register.

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“Encouraging the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental sustainability.”

Buy local: Restaurants and catering services There’s no time like the present to enjoy a taste of what Burnaby has to offer. Celebrate spring with a visit to the venerable Hart House, take in the sensational views

at SFU’s Diamond Club , or enjoy Asian fusion at Burnaby’s newest addition - Firepots. Below is a listing of some of Burnaby’s culinary delights.

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Hafaz Tea House

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Hart House Restaurant Limited

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House of Wings Restaurant and Lounge

Blenz Coffee (Metrotown) www.blenz.com (604) 603-4600

Boston Pizza

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Cafe Classico

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Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU

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Subway

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Swiss Chalet

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The Great Bear Pub and Liquor Store

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Jamie’s Bistro Restaurant Inc. www.jaimesbistrorestaurant.com (604) 707-9990

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For a complete list of vendors, please refer to the membership directory available at www.bbot.ca

it pursues this new vision. For the business community, this will have meaningful impacts: students will be provided with relevant skills and experiences that will facilitate transition to the work force; research achievements will be communicated more openly and commercialization of research will be encouraged; and SFU will deepen its relationships within the community. “SFU has long been a strong partner of the Burnaby Board of Trade, and with this new vision, we’re excited to build on this relationship going forward,” said Paul Holden, BBOT President & CEO, following the special event. For more information on SFU’s new strategic vision, visit www.sfu.ca/engage

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“To be the leading engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting edge research and far-reaching community engagement” was the new strategic vision of Simon Fraser University which President & Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter discussed at a special BBOT breakfast event on May 10. Addressing a crowd representing the Burnaby business community (many of whom were SFU alums), Petter delivered a passionate speech outlining the institution’s bold new vision and what it means for Burnaby, the community it has called home for over 45 years. Petter explained that the university will focus its efforts on engaging students, research and the broader community as

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On June 5th the Burnaby Board of Trade will present a Spring Economic Update & Reception featuring a keynote address by Scotiabank Chief Economist Warren Jestin. The event, which will take place at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, will provide the business community with insight into the status of the Canadian, North American and world economies and what lies on the horizon for Burnaby. In addition to the economic update, the Burnaby Board of Trade will also use the opportunity to hold their 2012 Annual

General Meeting, including the election and swearing in of newly-elected members of the BBOT Board of Directors. “The AGM is an important date on our calendar, and combining it with the spring economic update should make it a really interesting event,” said BBOT CEO Paul Holden. “It’s an excellent opportunity to connect with our BBOT Directors and other business leaders.” For more information on the Spring Economic Update & Reception featuring the 2012 AGM, visit www.bbot.ca/events or call 604.412.0100.

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“We are the economic development arm of the City.”

Mayor Corrigan delivers State of the City address to business audience

(Left) Mayor Corrigan delivers his annual speech at the State of the City address on April 11th; (Middle) Maureen Kirkbride from Telus, Councillor Sav Dhaliwal and Basil Luksun from the City of Burnaby; (Right) Rick Earle from the City of Burnaby, Jack Kuyer from Valley Bakery and Ed Jaskula from the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown TIFFANY BROWN COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL KELLER michael@bbot.ca

Energy conservation, community planning, and affordable housing were the key themes of Mayor Derek Corrigan’s speech at his State of the City address on April 11th. The event, which took place at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, is an annual luncheon organized by the Burnaby Board of Trade for its membership and the business community at large. “Working together, Burnaby council, businesses and citizens have been uniquely successful in achieving the goals we set in our Official Community Plan in 1998, and our 2007 Economic Development Strategy,” said Corrigan. “We are continuing to fortify our plans with the recently completed Social Sustainability Strategy and the upcoming Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Burnaby’s success is the result of careful, inclusive planning and coordinated execution of our goals.”

The Mayor highlighted the city’s open water course bylaw, noting the significant esthetic and environmental benefits Burnaby enjoys. The bylaw in

“Because of targets deliberately and systematically set in our plans, we now have world-class hotels and sports facilities, a thriving film industry, a leading television station and a diverse and engaged community” Mayor Derek Corrigan conjunction with key land acquisitions around Deer Lake (once destined for high-density development) and Burnaby Lake has, according to Corrigan, been part of a greater development strategy

designed to reflect the priorities of citizens and businesses in determining the locations of business parks, libraries, recreational facilities, and town centres. “Because of targets deliberately and systematically set in our plans, we now have world-class hotels and sports facilities, a thriving film industry, a leading television station and a diverse and engaged community,” he said. In terms of a financial position and outlook, Corrigan commented that Burnaby remains strong and continues to attract new business and development. The city remains debt-free with financial reserves of $537 Million, meaning that existing infrastructure can be renewed and replaced when required, providing continuity of service and up-to-date systems, equipment and technology. The Civic Investment Fund, he added, provided a 5.05 per cent return in 2011 correlating to $34.3 million in revenue. “The amount of new projects and initiatives happening in Burnaby is almost dizzying,” remarked Burnaby

Board of Trade Chief Executive Paul Holden. “From the extensive developments in the town centres, the transportation plans, UniverCity up at SFU – it’s no wonder that the rest of Canada looks to Burnaby as a model for planning and sustainability and management. This is exactly why our business community enjoys Burnaby so much for working and doing business in, and this is why we have continued to succeed while so much of the rest of the world struggles in the global economy.” The State of the City address was presented by Simon Fraser University and Telus and sponsored by ABC Recycling, Schmidt & Funk and the 2012 BC Seniors Games. Pla!num Sponsors:

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Green week goes blue in June Burnaby Environment Week, which coincides with Environment Canada’s Canadian Environment Week, runs Sunday, June 3rd to Saturday, June 9th with environmentally-themed activities intended to be informative and enjoyable while also encouraging community participation. This year’s theme, ‘Water – Ours to Conserve and Protect,’ is very fitting as this past year Burnaby was recognized as Canada’s first “Blue Community” due to its commitment to public water and wastewater systems. The City also voted to pressure the federal government to invest in a national water infrastructure

system so that all Canadians have access to safe drinking water no matter where they live. During Environment Week the sale of bottled water will be discouraged at City events in support of Metro Vancouver’s Tap Water Campaign. Also falling within Burnaby/Canada Environment week is the 40th anniversary of Global Environment Day on June 5th. Beginning in 1972, the celebration has become one of the main ways in which the United Nations encourages worldwide awareness and political action for environmental issues. The UN has declared 2012 to be the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The Burnaby Board of Trade will also be celebrating Burnaby Green Week through its Environmental Sustainability Committee, which will be involved throughout the week’s festivities.

Burnaby Environment Week Activities Burnaby Environment Festival Saturday, June 9 Browse environmental information displays while enjoying live music, and a barbeque at Metrotown Civic Square next to the Bob Prittie Public Library. City-sponsored Garage Sale Day Event Saturday, June 9, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Contribute to waste reduction and recycling efforts in Burnaby. Burnaby residents are invited to host a garage sale on their property. Registered participants receive promotion on behalf of the City. Car Trunk Sales Participate in public car trunk sale events in support of the reuse of household items in Burnaby. ! Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM at Edmonds Community Centre ! Saturday, June 9, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM at Bill Copeland Sports Centre

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Earls Bridge Park recognized for quality food and sustainable practices

Named “Best Mid-Price Restaurant” by the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards and “Best Casual Dining Restaurant” by Vancouver Magazine, Earls Bridge Park on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby is known for preparing fresh, quality ingredients for their dishes, and providing a great kitchen and bar experience to their guests. Some people, however, may not know about Earl’s sustainability initiatives – which in every aspect are above industry standards. With the Ocean Wise stamp of approval on their menu, Earl’s guarantees all of its guests that they use only the most sustainable ways to provide seafood. They bring in organic herbs and greens,

local chicken, and certified organic and fair-trade coffee. They also bake all their breads in house every morning and use house-made sauces and dressings. Customers who can’t quite finish their tasty fares are sent home with custom designed 100% compostable take out packaging made from renewable sugar cane, reed fibre, and printed with vegetable based ink. Visit Earls Bridge Park at 3850 Lougheed Highway in Burnaby or online at www.facebook.com/earlsbridgepark. Reservations can be made by calling 604-205-5025 or by tweeting to “@earlsbridgepark”.

Summer’s Top Five 1. Bravo Burnaby!

Come celebrate the collection of arts, culture and entertainment that Burnaby has to offer. From live performances such as the Shadbolt’s Bustin’ Out All Over to annual favourite festivals like Hats Off to Heights Day!

2. European Festival

Don’t miss the European Festival as it moves to Swangard Stadium this year! Sample food, take in a musical or dance performance and discover European Culture.

3. Summer Concert Series

Deer Lake Park is once again home to the Burnaby Summer Concert Series featuring musical performances from Florence + The Machine, Bon Iver and Foster the People.

4. Burnaby Village Museum

The BVM is officially open for the summer! Enjoy free admission again this year with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the carousel.

5. Get Active: It’s perfect weather to

pick up a new sport… or three. Take part in the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race with a race involving kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering. There’s also the PlayOn! 4 on 4 Street Hockey tournament. Or if you’d rather just be a spectator – there’s plenty to see at these events.

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