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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
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OCT
18

Future uncertain for events sector amid ongoing labour shortage

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire B.C. business community, but the arts, entertainment and events sectors have been especially hard hit. From reduced capacity at live events to labour shortages, those working in the sector are facing a host of challenges that have left them uncertain about the future.

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OCT
05

Lived experience drives new DLC co-chairs motivation to create change

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The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) was developed at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in 2020 as an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council, in recognition of the need to create a broader understanding of what constitutes a diverse and inclusive workplace. The council meets regularly to discuss ways to further this goal through training programs, advocacy and representation. 

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SEP
16

One-to-one with Stephen Gaskin

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

Our subject this week is Stephen Gaskin, Scotiabank Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Region

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AUG
25

Canadian governments and corporations tap into green trade financing to create a more sustainable world after COVID-19

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Canada is embracing green trade financing as it looks to recover from the global pandemic and new funding instruments will help support sustainable economic growth.

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AUG
10

One-to-one with Hillina Ghulam Nabi

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

Our subject this week is Hillina Ghulam Nabi, Founder and CEO of Kids Innovative. 

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JUL
26

Remote work is here to stay

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Remote work is now part of the competitive landscape and its impact on employers and employees shouldn't be underestimated. It is being factored into employees' job searches and employers' recruitment efforts.
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JUL
06

One-to-one with Jennifer Cudlipp

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

Our subject this week is Jennifer Cudlipp, Senior Vice President at LifeLabs in British Columbia. Jennifer is also the President of Excelleris Technologies. 

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JUN
21

Free-trade zones offer opportunity to build economic resilience

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A robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require that all levels of government use the full range of tools at their disposal for stimulating economic activity, increasing domestic production capacity and leveraging Vancouver's role as a gateway to the world. 

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MAY
17

One-to-one with John Bromley

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

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APR
16

Ensuring Optimal Retention When Creating an Inclusive Culture

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An inclusive workplace produces better services, higher quality product, and higher profit margins.
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MAR
31

One-to-one with Natali Altshuler

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

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MAR
29

Board of Trade Members Support B.C. Vaccination Program

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members continue to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

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MAR
26

Inaugural Business Reinvention Awards

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The GVBOT was thrilled to recognize five outstanding local businesses who were recipients of our inaugural Business Reinvention Awards run by our Scale-up Centre for SMEs to celebrate innovative businesses and organizations that have reinvented, adapted and shown exceptional resilience in the face of challenge and barriers.

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MAR
08

One-to-one with Kirsten Sutton

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

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FEB
22

Sustainability Series returns for 2021

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Following the success of our inaugural events in 2020, The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is bringing back its popular sustainability series later this month.

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FEB
08

One-to-one with Jean-Philippe Menard

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

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JAN
29

Region in Review – Counting the cost of 2020 to Greater Vancouver businesses

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President & CEO Bridgitte Anderson examines the findings released in our annual Region in Review report.

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JAN
22

Businesses skating on thin ice

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Evi Mustel, Principal of Mustel Group looks at the impact that COVID-19 has had on Greater Vancouver businesses. 

Despite some positive economic news being reported for B.C., many Greater Vancouver businesses are on thin ice and worried about how they will cope without government supports. A survey conducted by Mustel Group among Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members shows that 62% are still experiencing decreased sales volumes because of the pandemic, and about half (48%) expect their revenues to still be lower in 3-6 months compared to pre-COVID times.

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JAN
18

Economic Outlook: Rough seas ahead, but smooth sailing still on the horizon

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Jean-François Perrault, SVP & Chief Economist at Scotiabank, looks at the economic outlook in the wake of COVID 19.

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DEC
18

32nd annual Economic Outlook Forum to examine the year ahead for businesses.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges for businesses. Since February, more than 5,500 companies in Greater Vancouver have been forced to shut their doors as a result of the virus, and according to our research, many more (26%) fear they will not survive another year if economic conditions do not improve.  

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Featured stories

Remote work is now part of the competitive landscape and its impact on employers and employees shouldn't be underestimated. It is being factored into employees' job searches and employers' recruitment...
An inclusive workplace produces better services, higher quality product, and higher profit margins....
A robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require that all levels of government use the full range of tools at their disposal for stimulating economic activity, increasing domestic pr...