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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • A19

Burnaby Board of Trade

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

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

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Twenties Themed Gala a Roaring Success Message from

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Celebrates Local Businesses

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Flapper models Jackie (L) and Kimiko (R) with MCs Mike Eckford and Fiona Forbes of Shaw Cable’s Urban Rush at the 12th Annual BBEA Gala Awards. MICHAEL KELLER michael@bbot.ca

On November 2nd, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the Twelfth Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing businesses that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have Joint Initiative Of:

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had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was celebrated in the style of the Roaring Twenties and featured a gourmet dinner, dancers, and MCs Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford, hosts of Shaw TV’s Urban Rush.

Businesses were honoured in eight award categories of business excellence plus recognition of Burnaby’s 2011 Business Hall of Fame inductee, the Carter Automotive Family.

Congratulations to the winners of the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (A3)

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Paul Holden

As the holiday season approaches so too does the calendar year-end. It’s a time of change – both in terms of the season and in the communiPaul Holden, President & CEO ty. This month, municipal elections are happening all around the province, often with profound consequence for business communities. I would encourage you, before you fall into the hustle and bustle of shopping and celebrating, to reflect on the significance of this time of year, and make sure you exercise your democratic right to vote and ensure Burnaby remains a desirable place to live, work and do business. At the BBOT we also like to use this time of the year to reflect on the successes of our business community over the past twelve months, which we do quite formally at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards. This year’s Award 2011 Highlights, 2

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BBOT Hosts Finance Minister for Key Economic Address CORY REDEKOP cory@bbot.ca

budget by 2013/2014 while continuing to make key infrastructure investments that will benefit the province in the future. Throughout the speech, Falcon Fresh from his recent tour of Europe, promoted international trade and investthe Honourable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Finance addressed a crowd of business ment as a key pillar to the economic professionals and community leaders at a strategy of the provincial government, emphasizing BC’s strong connecluncheon hosted by the Burnaby tions to the Asia Pacific region Board of Trade on November 8th. and growing opportunities The Minister, who witnessed around the globe. By utilizing the unfolding European debt these connections, Falcon said, crisis first hand, discussed the BC can capitalize on the economneed to present BC as a safe ic growth in the region and grow haven for global business and investment. Comparing BC with and diversify our export economy. other jurisdictions around the Following his speech, Falcon Hon. Kevin Falcon, participated in an open question world, Falcon championed the Minister of Finance and answer session with the “BC Story” of a triple-A credit rating, a record of prudent fiscal manage- audience, providing attendees a chance ment, low taxes and a below-average to discuss their issues directly with the unemployment rate as a key attractant for Minister. international investment. When investors Prior to the luncheon, Minister look to BC, “we need to roll out the red Falcon met with the Burnaby Board of carpet, not more red tape,” Falcon urged. Trade’s Government Relations CommitFalcon brought an optimistic message tee and discussed the issues that the to the attendees, but cautioned that the committee is reviewing. The Governprovince must continue to work within ment Relations Committee regularly the context of fiscal responsibility in light meets with government representatives to of continued global economic uncertain- discuss pertinent issues and to represent ty. Falcon reiterated the government’s the interests of the Burnaby Board of commitment to balancing the provincial Trade membership.

2011 Highlights and a Look at the Year Ahead from Message from, 1 Gala, our twelfth annual, celebrated Burnaby businesses in the style of the Roaring Twenties. Attendees were treated to an excellent dinner and wonderful live entertainment as winners and finalists were honoured in nine separate categories, including the 2011 Business Hall of Fame inductee, the Carter Automotive Family. It was a terrific evening, and I would like to thank my staff, the City of Burnaby, and all our sponsors and attendees for making it possible. Looking forward, our annual Christmas Luncheon is coming up on December 2nd and will be held at SFU’s Diamond Alumni Centre atop Burnaby Mountain. I hope to see many of you there enjoying the buffet and the spectacular views at this popular holiday event. Don’t forget to help us make the holiday season a little more special for families in our community by bringing an unwrapped toy for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Finally, I would just like to highlight some of the initiatives the BBOT has been involved with through our various social, environmental and economic development committees. Without going into too much detail, we are

pleased to be working with the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table to promote their Workplace Ambassador Program designed to connect internationally trained workers with local employers. We also continue to work with the City of Burnaby and the business community to address homelessness, and we are on the verge of launching a fantastic new resource to help businesses reduce workplace waste as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability. Through our Pacific Gateway Committee we are organizing an event to hear from Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, on Asia-pacific trade opportunities, so look out for more information on that in all our communication channels. On behalf of the Burnaby Board of Trade, thank you for your continuing support, and happy holidays! Sincerely,

Paul Holden President & CEO Burnaby Board of Trade

The Ambassador Project: Bridging the Skills Gap in Burnaby The Burnaby Workplace Ambassador Project aims to increase awareness of the barriers and challenges faced by both new immigrant job seekers and by employers working to recruit, hire and retain internationally trained workers (ITWs). It will create opportunities for direct connections between ITWs and Burnaby employers, and will increase

understanding and break down barriers to employment. At the end of the project, 30 “ITW Ambassadors” will have connected with a total of more than 210 “Employer Ambassadors”. Shortly after the launch of the program in October, Shibil Al-Shaibani, an internationally trained professional met with employer ambassador,

Mr. Pierre Gallant, Principal and Vice President of Morrison Hershfield Ltd. “Mr. Gallant shared his unique overview of the industry, his focused practical advice and personal guidance to me,” stated Al-Shaibani in a letter to the Ambassador Project Coordinator Russell Garrett. “When asked for two or three people I could speak to in the field, he

referred me to ten, high level professionals, in seven companies! I can only hope to be, one day, in a position to return his kindness, or to show similar benevolence to an internationally trained colleague. With many thanks to the Ambassadors project, for such a great start.” Visit www.bbot.ca for program updates.

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Congratulations to Burnaby Business Excellence Award Winners!

(L-R) A throwback to the1920s at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; Bill Mitchell from Carter Auto Family; Charleston dancers Kristin Ritchie and Daniel Pruger; Burnaby Board of Trade staff

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Annual

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Christmas Luncheon

Friday, December 2nd 11:30AM, SFU Diamond Alumni Centre

PRESENTED BY

On November 19th, RE-ELECT

HELEN H.S.CHANG

Get in the holiday spirit with a gourmet buffet, delicious drinks and great fun atop Burnaby Mountain. Register online at www.bbot.ca

100 years of progress.

AS A SCHOOL TRUSTEE

If re-elected, Helen will work for the following: ! Minimize bullying in our schools and society by implemen!ng a Hate Crime Sta!s!cs Act. ! Increase the gradua!on rate by be"ering our ESL delivery system and suppor!ng at-risk students by addressing the root cause of issues. ! Facilitate ESL parents’ par!cipa!on in their children’s educa!on by crea!ng a two-way communica!on channel with them. ! Implement early screening and interven!on of children with special needs. ! Diversify school resources. Visit her website: www.helenhschang.com for details. • Helen was elected as a School Trustee with Team Burnaby in 2005. • Helen ran as an independent school trustee candidate in 2008 with the endorsement of BTA.

A century ago, IBM built meat scales and tabulating machines. Today we’re building a smarter planet, where everyone from businesses to governments can do anything from reduce crime and treat disease to save energy and cut traffic. Proof that thinking ahead can drive a century of progress. Something we believe will serve us well in the next 100 years. To see more innovations that have changed how the world works, go to ibm100.com. Thank you to the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade for recognizing IBM as the 2011 Business of the Year.

• Helen ran as a Green Party MLA candidate in 2009 with the endorsement of Enough is Enough.

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