DBIA Membership Information
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on November 4. Location and time TBD.
NEW this year are two downtown awards:
Best New Business Award:
The best new business awards goes to someone who has opened from October 2018 – October 2019 downtown. They are a business that:
- Shows extraordinary commitment and dedication to helping beautify and improve the downtown
- Has an outstanding business model and customer service
- Exhibits a growing presence online
- Adds great value to the downtown and demonstrates opportunity for future growth
Best Business Award:
The best business award within our catchment area within the year’s category. This year’s category is shops (please note the category will change every year)! This business:
- Maintains a beautiful storefront or entrance way
- Has an outstanding online presence that is frequently updated and maintains their correct business information
- Provides above average customer service and a positive experience for the shopper
- Goes above and beyond with their involvement within the community
Please note nominations are due October 21, 11:59pm.
Downtown Brockville is proud to have you as a member of our downtown community. We are a stronger organization because of the wealth of business leaders who make Downtown Brockville their home. We hope you find this to be a helpful resource as you learn more about your membership and community of businesses Downtown.
The Membership Handbook has been designed to assist you as a member of the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA). We hope that as an active, interested member, you will refer to it in order to acquaint yourself with the DBIA and our successful, diverse Downtown Business Community. We value having your business in Downtown Brockville, and we want you to get the most out of your membership. Download our Membership Handbook below.
Retail Holiday Hours
Find information about Brockville's retail holiday hours here: https://brockville.com/retail
Brockville has been designated a tourist area, and has no restrictions for the following holidays:
All other stat holidays require closures, with some exceptions including: shops under 2,400 square feet with three or fewer employees that only sell: tabacco, antiques, handicrafts or books; as well as nurseries, flower shops, gardening centres, and gas stations.
Please consult the Retail Holidays Act for guidance.
BPL Perks Program
The Brockville Public Library is inviting local businesses to join their community discount program, offering library members discounts when they show their library card. With over 8000 library members, this is a great opportunity for businesses to reach out to current library card holders, while providing an opportunity for the library to grow its membership with this new promotion.
Starting in 2018, the Downtown Brockville DBIA will offer associate memberships to local businesses/organizations that do not qualify as full members (ie. are outside the catchment area boundaries or are not levy paying members). Associate Members will receive many of the benefits regular members have, and will become a part of an alive, vibrant, and burgeoning community. Click here for guidelines and application form.
Drop In Social Media Hours
When: Every Monday from 8:00am - 4:00pm, except holidays when the DBIA office is closed.
Where: The DBIA Office (3 Market St. W, suite 2)
Drop in anytime between 8am-4pm on Mondays and we can help you with your business' social media! This time can also be used to ask questions about anything else technology related like direct mailing, websites, Trip Advisor etc. Bringing your own laptop / tablet is preferred but not required! All skill levels are welcomed.
Mondays don't work for you? We're happy to set up appointments on other days. Just get in touch with us.
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