There has been a lot of discussion both for and against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but Burnaby Board of Trade members will have the opportunity to hear the business case straight from the horse's mouth - Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada.
Anderson will be speaking at a light lunch reception and presentation this week about the status of the pipeline expansion and what local business opportunities may come with it if it is approved
The lunch takes place today (Nov. 27) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.
Cooledge wins innovation award
A Burnaby-based company is glowing after receiving an architectural innovation award recently.
Cooledge Lighting, an LED lighting technology company, won Architectural Products magazine's 2013 Product Innovation Award in the lighting category for its flexible LED light sheet technology, according to a press release from the company.
The Cooledge light sheet is featured in a special awards section of the November issue of Architectural Products.
"Cooledge Lighting is very pleased to be recognized by Architectural Products magazine for our flexible LED light sheet product," John Campsmith, executive vice-president of sales and marketing, said in the release. "Our flexible LED technology continues to spark interest among lighting manufacturers, lighting designers and architects alike. To be identified as one of this year's most innovative architectural-related products continues to affirm our vision and recognizes the efforts of the entire Cooledge Lighting team."
Burnaby dentist earns honour
Zina Sarsam, a Burnaby dentist, has been recognized as an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Sarsam received the honour at the academy's annual meeting in Arizona last month, according to a press release.
To qualify, Sarsam completed at least 300 hours of post-doctoral instruction in implant dentistry, preformed implant cases and passed the associate fellow exam.
She is one of 618 dentists to hold the honour, according to the release.
The academy is composed of 4,300 members including general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists.
The business of Christmas
The Burnaby Board of Trade is holding its annual Christmas luncheon next week. The popular event includes a holiday buffet at the SFU Diamond Alumni Centre, as well as the annual gingerbread house contest. Santa Claus may also make an appearance.
The luncheon takes place on Friday, Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 for members and $80 for non-members. A table of eight members is $400 and a table of eight non-members is $600.
Best Burnaby businesses
What's the most bombastic, brilliant, bodacious business in Burnaby?
The Burnaby NOW has launched a new social media campaign this month, Burnaby's the Best. Each day, we'll post one thing that makes Burnaby great on our Facebook page for the duration of the month-long campaign.
But we're not just listing our favourite things about the city - we want readers to pipe in, too!
Is there a bakery you adore? A restaurant you call a second home? Or another city business you think is exceptional?
Keep an eye on the Burnaby NOW's Facebook page to add your favourites in the comment section under each post.
Thus far we've posted about local parks, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby Mountain, the city's best cafés, community organizations, the cycling culture in the city, pizza, fine dining restaurants and more.
Join the conversation to share your favourites.
Check it out at www.facebook.com/BurnabyNOW, or find us on Twitter, @BurnabyNOW_news. (Use the hashtag #BurnabyBest.)
Do you have an item for Movers & Shakers? Send ideas from Burnaby's business community to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find Janaya on Twitter, @janayafe.