Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
MAR
29

What you need to know about the 2023 Federal Budget

What-you-need-to-know-about-the-2023-Federal-Budget

On March 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2023 budget and fiscal plan, A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future. 

Continue reading
MAR
29

Becoming a leader of tomorrow - Avedeep Nijjar

Leaders-of-Tomorrow-Creatives-1280--800-px-1
Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) has been one of the most impactful programs in my life. As a student who is in the final year of their undergrad, to find a career in finance, I knew that I need to build my network and hone my leadership skills, but I wasn't sure how to do it. That's when I heard about the LOT program and decided to apply. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Continue reading
MAR
21

Women's History Month Spotlight - Lorna Clamp

Womens-Month-Spotlight-1

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our next profile in our series features Securiguard Services Ltd.'s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Culture, Lorna Clamp.

Continue reading
MAR
14

Women's History Month Spotlight - Michelle Ng

Womens-Month-Spotlight---Michelle-Ng

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. The next profile in our series features Vancouver Foodie Tour's Chief Experience Officer & Founder, Michelle Ng.

Continue reading
MAR
09

What Budget 2023 Means for Your Business

bc-budget-email-banner_page-0001

On February 28, the Government of British Columbia released its 2023 budget and fiscal plan, StrongerBC for everyone. Building on its previous commitments, Budget 2023 proposes a range of measures focused on areas related to public healthcare, mental health and addictions care, housing affordability and affordability for B.C. families, public safety, and attracting and retaining labour to B.C. through the Future Ready plan.

Continue reading
MAR
08

Women's History Month Spotlight - Jennifer Cudlipp

Womens-Month-Spotlight-2

For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our first profile features LifeLab's Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Cudlipp.

Continue reading
MAR
06

Supporting employee health in the workplace in 3 steps

Ajitt-Johal-Immunize-IO

Established in 2018, Immunize.io is a Registered BC Non-profit organization dedicated to improving community and global immunization rates. With the mission statement "Taking our best SHOT to IMMUNIZE the WORLD", the team strives to address all domains of vaccine hesitancy and improve immunization rates worldwide. With a focus on providing education about the impact of diseases and eliminating complacency around vaccinations, Immunize.io instils confidence in the benefit and effectiveness of vaccinations with the benefits of protection against diseases.

Continue reading
FEB
13

One-to-one with Jennifer Twiner McCarron

One-to-One-Jennifer-Twiner-McCarro_20230212-070126_1

Jennifer Twiner McCarron is the CEO of Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment. She is an award-winning producer who has led production on multiple critically-acclaimed titles, including Emmy-winning The Last Kids on Earth for Netflix, and was named the Equity and Inclusion Champion during BC Business' 2021 "Women of the Year" Awards.

Continue reading
JAN
30

Five key takeaways from the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum

SXR06691LowRes
With rising costs, inflation and labour shortages top of mind for B.C. businesses, the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum, presented by Scotiabank, was a timely look at the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.
Continue reading
DEC
15

Reimagining employee benefits

Telus-Health-Blog-Post
Employers and employees alike are experiencing a significant shift in the workplace. Employees now expect more support and flexibility from employers in the aftermath of the pandemic - and as the economy recovers. An undersupply of workers is concerning Canadian businesses, with the potential to impede their growth and compromise their competitiveness.1
Continue reading
DEC
12

Why Flexible Learning is key in addressing the skills and labour gap

rsz_418-04-11_0330-final-e1666722292627
Following a global pandemic, along with inflation and supply chain challenges, employers across sectors are experiencing acute labour shortages. Job vacancies hit a record high in the second quarter of 2022, according to Statistics Canada.
Continue reading
DEC
05

One-to-one with Brad Liski

One-to-One-with-Brad-Lisk_20221114-071056_1

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Continue reading
NOV
15

Practical Ways to Embed ESG Into a Business Strategy

Practical-Ways-to-Embed-ESG-Into-a-Business-Strategy-Cover
One of the sessions at the GVBOT's 2022 Energy Forum, presented by Bennett Jones, will explore the ways companies are embedding ESG principles into their core business strategy. This is something that organizations in all sectors in Vancouver and B.C. can do to build more resilient and sustainable business models as the focus on ESG continues to sharpen.
Continue reading
NOV
01

2022 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

business-distinction-awards-2022-header

Hundreds of business leaders converged on the Fairmont Hotel Waterfront for the annual Business Distinction Awards, presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade through the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS), on November 1st. The awards were presented to businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in one of six distinct categories.

Continue reading
OCT
26

Engaged Leadership - Growing as a leader

Engaged-Leadership-Program-Cover
The Engaged Leadership Program (ELP)  is targeted at managers and entrepreneurs who are looking to take the next step in their career progression. The program provides resilient leadership training, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities for our future leaders.

In our latest blog post, Air Canada In-Flight Service Operations Manager Nikita Sachar discusses her own experience from the first cohort of the ELP.
Continue reading
OCT
05

Celebrating Small Business Month

Celbrating-Cover

October is Small Business Month and now more than ever that's something we should celebrate.

Continue reading
OCT
04

Vancouver-based Trez Capital Celebrating 25 years of Success

Trez-Capital

This month, Vancouver-based real estate financier, Trez Capital celebrated its 25th year in business and a recent milestone of $5B in assets under management. 

Continue reading
SEP
20

Getting the most out of your digital transformation

Elena-Pomazanova-Blog-Post-_20220920-230505_1

Digital transformation is a popular topic of conversation in the business world but everyone seems to have a slightly different definition.

Continue reading
SEP
19

Building Safer Communities

Rail-Saftey-Week-Cover

Interview with Steve Covey, CN's Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police North America.

Continue reading
SEP
06

A fond farewell to GVBOT Vice President Austin Nairn

A-fond-farewell-to-GVBOT-Vice-President-Austin-Nairn-1
After 14 years, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Vice President and World Trade Centre Vancouver Executive Director, Austin Nairn has announced that he will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities.
Continue reading

Featured stories

Beginning on November 1, 2023, in accordance with British Columbia's Pay Transparency Act (the "Act"), employers will be required to specify the expected salary or wage or expected salary or wage rang...
A message from Rob Chiarello, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) and outgoing co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) at the Greater Vanco...
Reflecting on Alan Hart's impact and legacy.