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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.

Op-ed: Minister Shirley Bond on B.C.'s LNG opportunities

We are facing incredible economic opportunities here in British Columbia. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector alone has the potential for nearly $175 billion in industry investment and up to 100,000 jobs in B.C. over the next decade.

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 and Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce to Join Forces

The Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to announce that the nearly 550 members of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night at their Annual General Meeting in favour of joining the Vancouver Board of Trade, and the subsequent orderly wind-down of KCC.

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement a boon for B.C.

The Vancouver Board of Trade welcomes today’s news that Canada and South Korea have reached a historic free trade agreement — a move that will strengthen ties with a key trading partner for many businesses across Metro Vancouver and B.C.

VBOT warns port shutdown will hurt B.C.’s economy

The Vancouver Board of Trade is expressing grave concerns about a looming work stoppage planned by Unifor and the United Truckers Association (UTA), which would seriously affect operations at Port Metro Vancouver — the largest and busiest port in Canada.

B.C. celebrates local chambers of commerce

Feb. 17-21, 2014, has been proclaimed Chamber of Commerce Week in B.C. The week has been set aside to recognize the province’s more than 125 chambers of commerce for the work they do year-round. This year’s theme, Leadership in Action, celebrates the leadership that chambers demonstrate in their local communities.
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