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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
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
JAN
30

Five key takeaways from the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum

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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.
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DEC
15

Reimagining employee benefits

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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
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DEC
09

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

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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.
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DEC
02

One-to-one with Brad Liski

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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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NOV
13

Practical Ways to Embed ESG Into a Business Strategy

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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.
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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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JUN
23

What Developments in UNDRIP Mean to Business

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In November 2019, British Columbia passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Act) committing the Province to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Earlier this year, as required by the Act, the Province released a five year plan outlining its goals and proposed actions to implement UNDRIP.

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NOV
01

2022 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

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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.

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NOV
02

GVBOT blog editorial policy

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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. Its aim is to help contributors understand the publishing, management, and presentation standards for our content.

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OCT
26

Engaged Leadership - Growing as a leader

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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.
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OCT
05

Celebrating Small Business Month

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

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OCT
04

Vancouver-based Trez Capital Celebrating 25 years of Success

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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. 

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SEP
19

Building Safer Communities

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

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SEP
20

Getting the most out of your digital transformation

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

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SEP
01

A fond farewell to GVBOT Vice President Austin Nairn

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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.
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AUG
18

Vancouver Ranked Fastest Growing Tech Talent Destination

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Canadian markets are among North America's top-performing locations for tech talent.
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JUL
25

Taking Digital to the Next Level

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The team at GVBOT has been hard at work transforming how we interact and engage our members through digital channels and this weekend marks a very exciting milestone in our journey.

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JUN
14

One-to-one with Shumaila Javed

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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 Shumaila Javed, Director of Marketing, Food Carts Manufacturing.

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MAY
18

Congratulations, Chief Wayne Sparrow

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Leading our community through strength, purpose and authenticity  

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MAY
03

BILL 10: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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On April 6, 2022, Bill 10 - 2022 the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 ("Bill 10") received first reading. Once in effect, Bill 10 will cause two significant amendments to the BC Labour Relations Code (the "Code"). First, the Code will again allow for "card-based" certification, the purpose of which is to allow easier access to unionization. Second, in the construction industry, raids will become easier through the elimination of the current three-year waiting period. 

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