About Sounding Board

As the official publication of The Vancouver Board of Trade, the Sounding Board newspaper provides analysis and discussion of regional and national issues facing the business community, along with input from member companies, allowing them to raise their profile in the business community.

Sounding Board is published 12 times per year by Business in Vancouver Media Group in partnership with The Board of Trade.

Sounding Board is read by leading business executives and their employees. The paper has a primary circulation of 12,500 and a conservatively estimated total readership of 37,500.

Advertise in Sounding Board

By advertising in Sounding Board, your message or insert will reach thousands of Vancouver Board of Trade members and Business in Vancouver subscribers. It will also reach federal, provincial and civic elected representatives, business decision-makers, selected boards of trade and chambers of commerce across Canada, and B.C. media representatives.

For more information on advertising in Sounding Board, please contact Katharine Wilson at 604-240-1678 or email

For a full list of ad sizes and rates, please view our rate card (PDF).

Submit an article to Sounding Board

Sounding Board articles should be 400 words max. with a high-resolution photo if you have one. Submissions are due on the 10th day of each month.

Include the author's full name, position, and company website address. Please also confirm in your email that you are a member of The Vancouver Board of Trade.

Email submissions or questions to Greg Hoekstra at

Please note:

Publication of editorial submissions in Sounding Board is not guaranteed. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions for length, clarity and legality.

Submissions are for consideration only and publication is subject to restrictions on space available, successful advertising sales to support proposed feature topics, and news quality and relevance.

Sounding Board is looking for interesting news content for its members and not "advertorial" promotions, which are restricted to paid-for advertising.

For information on how to advertise, see advertising in Sounding Board.

2015 Publication Dates and Deadlines

January 2015:

Editorial submissions due December 10.
Advertising space closes December 15.
Published January 6.

February 2015:

Editorial submissions due January 10.
Advertising space closes January 19.
Published February 3.

March 2015:

Editorial submissions due February 10.
Advertising space closes February 16.
Published March 3.

April 2015:

Editorial submissions due March 10.
Advertising space closes March 16.
Published March 31.

May 2015:

Editorial submissions due April 10.
Advertising space closes April 20.
Published May 5.

June 2015:

Editorial submissions due May 10.
Advertising space closes May 18.
Published June 2.

July 2015:

No issue this month.

August 2015:

Editorial submissions due July 10.
Advertising space closes July 13.
Published August 4.

September 2015:

Editorial submissions due August 10.
Advertising space closes August 17.
Published September 1.

October 2015:

Editorial submissions due September 10.
Advertising space closes September 21.
Published October 6.

November 2015:

Editorial submissions due October 10.
Advertising space closes October 26.
Published November 10.

December 2015:

Editorial submissions due November 10.
Advertising space closes November 16.
Published December 1.