Vancouver Board of Trade uses local SilkStart to forge Canada's first contract-bidding hub

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

The Vancouver Board of Trade has collaborated with Vancouver company SilkStart to become Canada's first chamber of commerce to offer an exclusive hub for bidding on contracts.

The new hub will be called the Board Business Exchange, or BBX, an e-marketplace through which the Board of Trade's 5,500 members have the opportunity to bid on a range of contract work across a range of industries.

Also present, thanks to SilkStart, is an interactive element that includes networking through chats and discussions, as well as communicating across social media platforms, and setting up email alerts.

"BBX has been launched to benefit our members in business," said Jason McLean, chairman, The Vancouver Board of Trade. "We are the first chamber of commerce in Canada to offer this unique mix of a social business platform which, with our members' support, is set to grow into a major regional hub for bids with international potential."

"This latest technology across multi-platforms will transform the way The Board of Trade communicates and does business," said SilkStart co-founder and CEO Daniel Chu. "We chose to partner with The Board of Trade exclusively in the Lower Mainland because it is Western Canada's leading business association and we wanted to customize this technology for a sizeable business organization. Our mission is to revitalize membership organizations around the world. We believe that an association that is well-equipped with the latest technology, such as The Board, empowers its members and volunteers to easily communicate and connect with one another, enabling them to make a difference."

Check out the BBX here.

Company:
Vancouver Board of Trade
Website:
http://www.boardoftrade.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For more than 100 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has helped businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper. Our mission is to work in the enlightened interest of our members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel. The Board strives to enable and empower its members to succeed, grow and prosper in the global economy. The Board believes... more

Company:
SilkStart
Website:
http://www.silkstart.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SilkStart is a rapidly growing technology company making industry-recognized SaaS (Software as a Service) software for membership organizations to grow and succeed – it combines the latest social networking technology for better member engagement and the simplest user interface for easier management. Our team is fun, fast-paced, hard-working, and positively competitive. We are committed to exceed our clients’... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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