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Message from the President and CEO

Earlier today, an important announcement was made by B.C.'s Minister of Environment, Hon. Mary Polak. In an unusual move, Minister Polak announced that the Province will not approve a Metro Vancouver bylaw passed (and sent to the minister for rubber stamping) a year ago. The now-rejected "Bylaw 280" would have changed the way our region deals with waste management - and the way your business would have disposed of its garbage.

Media Release: VBOT applauds Provincial review of solid waste management plan

The Vancouver Board of Trade applauds today’s announcement that the Province will formally review Metro Vancouver’s solid waste management plan.

Read the September 2014 issue of Sounding Board

The September 2014 issue of Sounding Board, The Vancouver Board of Trade's official monthly newspaper, is now online.

VBOT supports the Vancouver Aquarium and its current cetacean policy

The Vancouver Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Iain Black, sent a letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson, city councillors, and Parks Board commissioners yesterday afternoon outlining our organization’s support for the Vancouver Aquarium and its current cetacean policy.

New chamber report identifies $50B risk to Lower Fraser River

Today, chambers of commerce from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley released a new research study which concludes that $50 billion in economic development along the Lower Fraser River is at risk unless all levels of government act now to address the serious issues facing the river.

Promote your business in the 2014-15 Members' Directory!

It's not too late to book your ad in our 2014-2015 Members' Directory — The Vancouver Board of Trade’s flagship publication and Vancouver’s definitive business reference guide, distributed to thousands of businesses across B.C. and 320 chambers of commerce worldwide.

VBOT CEO shares thoughts on the future of Granville Island

Letter to the Editor Re: "Port Metro Vancouver not the correct landlord for Granville Island," Vancouver Sun, July, 2, 2014

Message from the CEO: Remembering B.C.'s D-Day veterans

I write asking your indulgence on a matter that has little to do with business, per se... other than to note that in absence of it our way of actually conducting business today would almost certainly be fundamentally restricted.

VBOT shares regional transportation vision with Mayors' Council

The Vancouver Board of Trade has sent a letter to Mayor Richard Walton, Chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, outlining a number of priorities for the movement of goods and people throughout Metro Vancouver. The letter, which was sent by Board of Trade President and CEO Iain Black, aims to “assist the region’s Mayors in the preparation of a regional transportation vision.” Included in the letter is “The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Principles for Regional Transportation,” a list developed by volunteer members of the Board’s Metro Vancouver Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Notice of Meeting — 127th Annual General Meeting on June 20

In accordance with Bylaw 11.10 — Notice of Meeting — notice is hereby given that the 127th Annual General Meeting of The Vancouver Board of Trade will take place on June 20, 2014.
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