Burnaby Board of Trade Awards Luncheon

Glentel CEO Thomas Skidmore with father Art and brother Allan pose with the Hall of Fame award for 25 years of outstanding service and dedication to the community.

Isabel Kolic of the Burnaby Heights Merchants Association, Mark Winder of nominee company INSINC with PR virtuoso Anita Webster.

Sandra Reder from Vertical Bridge, Bala Naidoo from Investor’s Group (also the Chair of the Board of Governors of the BBOT)

Anna Li with a friend.

Darlene Gering, President & CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, with Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan.

Leza Muir from Pacific Blue Cross with Business Person of the Year candidate Jack Kuyer from Valley Bakery.

BBOT’s Heather Cook with Lois Grierson from Glentel.

Burnaby Hall of Fame Awards & Excellence Awards Nominee’s Luncheon  
Oct. 1st, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Critique: Most excellent

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To get inducted into the Burnaby Hall of Fame you have to be a widely recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding  success and a positive and significant impact on the community. This year’s inductee, Glentel, will be joining an exceptional group of Burnaby-based organizations, including Lougheed Town Centre, Curtis Lumber, Morrey Auto Group, Bosa Properties Inc., Hemlock Printers Ltd., and Electronic Arts (Canada) Ltd. At the swanky awards luncheon Glentel founder Art Skidmore accepted the award on behalf of the company he founded in 1963.

The land that gave the gave us Michael J. Fox and Joe Sakic is making its mark in the world of business. This year the Burnaby Board of Trade celebrates it’s tenth birthday with a solid base of over 1000 members.
British Columbia’s third-largest city enjoys a thriving community of businesses that compete on the global stage (such as Electronic Arts) but it’s also home to local stars Caffè Artigiano, GardenWorks and Soyaworld – three businesses vying for a place of honor at the 2009 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, on Wednesday, November 4. That event will have a Mardi Gras theme – and will prove, once and for all, when it comes to a party, the BBOT is in the same league as the big dogs of the GVRD.