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

by Knowlton Thomas | Culture

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
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.... more

Company:
SilkStart
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SilkStart is a rapidly growing SaaS (Software as a Service) company that helps 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. SilkStart is committed to building industry leading functionality for member-based organizations by enabling trade and not-for-profit... 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 rock climbing, hiking, and martial arts. more




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