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Downtown Parking Survey

Hi everyone! The City of Thorold has formed a Parking Committee to look at parking in Downtown Thorold. The BIA Executive and membership, with the support of Henderson’s Pharmacy, have decided to undertake a parking survey in order to establish some baseline data of the current parking situation in the Downtown including how the parking areas are currently being used by customers and residents, length of stay, demand for residential parking, and other items. Attached is a survey that we request that landowners or business owners fill out for each of their properties or businesses in Downtown Thorold. We would request that you either fill out the survey electronically and return it by ema

Shop The Neighbourhood™ - Help Your Business Association Win $2,000

Hi all, The deadline for the Business Association Early Bird Draw is quickly approaching, don’t miss out on the chance to win! Ensure that your Business Association is eligible by meeting the following criteria: · Register your Business Association for Shop The Neighbourhood – You’ve already done that! · Have 20 or more businesses registered for the event tagged with your Business Association’s name by contest end (August 31, 2015) – There is still time! Business Associations who are eligible for the Early Bird Draw will have the chance to win 1 of 5 $2,000 cash prizes. Many Business Associations are well on their way to activating their membership. Give your businesses one final push by s

Marketing the BIA

Hello Fellow BIA members, I am pleased to inform you that on Friday the first meeting of the BIA Marketing Committee took place. Yours truly has volunteered to act as Chair and we’ve got a great group of enthusiastic people on board! Lots of ideas, lots of potential! To begin, we’re asking you to do 2 things. Sign up for ‘Shop the Neighbourhood’ Yellow Pages has a great campaign to encourage shoppers to shop local. It’s called Shop the Neighbourhood and it takes place Saturday November 28. Yellow Pages provides free promotional material and there’s a chance our BIA could win $2000 and your business could win $1000. You must register by August 31 to be eligible to win. Go to www.shopthene

Keeping the BIA Clean

Hi everyone! The street cleaner hired by the BIA has quit and we are currently looking for a replacement. Everyone is asked to chip in during this time. If anyone knows of someone interested, please contact a board member or the coordinator. Thank you and have a great day! - Thorold BIA

Getting a Marketing Committee Going

Hi everyone! We are going to have a BIA marketing meeting next week and would like for all those interested in participating to please respond to this email so we know who to contact with regards to setting up a day and time. All are welcome. Have a great day! Thank you! - Thorold BIA

Busker Festival Cancellation

Busker Festival Cancellation For Immediate Release Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Niagara – The Thorold International Busker Festival for August 15th and 16th has been cancelled. The organizing committee would like to apologize for the overall and short notice of the cancellation. It is with deep regret that the event be cancelled as the committee believed this was going to be a strong and successful event. Many hours were spent by the committee made up of volunteers trying to make this event happen. Due to circumstances such as lack of merchant support, sponsor/vendor participation and lack of funding, they had to make the tough decision to cancel. The committee wishes to strongly thank everyone

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