Upcoming Webinars

 To register for webinars, and receive a link, please contact Lori Baxter.

A Call to Action: Connecting with Newly Elected Local Governments

A webinar with Laura Balance, Teri James & BIABC President Teri Smith
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, November 22, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
via Zoom

Using BIABC's recent Call to Action around public safety as a starting poing, this webinar will focus on how your BIA can capitalize on the recent municipal elections to connect with your local council.

Join Laura Ballance (Laura Ballance Media Group), Teri James (ED of Downtown Langley and recently re-elected Councilor of the City of Langley) and Teri Smith (BIABC President) for a discussion about the campaign and next steps which include a practical guide to connecting with locally elected municipal councils throughout the province. The information will be useful for any communication's strategy your BIA may create moving forward on matters including public safety.

The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required to receive the link. Email Lori at info@bia.bc.ca. The link will be sent the day before the webinar.




RYAN Small Business Tax Reform

July 27, 2021
10:00 - 11:30 am
By Zoom

Speaker: Paul Sullivan,  Principal, Regional Leader Property Tax, Canada Ryan (formerly BCS Real Estate)

What you will learn: An understanding of the inequity in small business tax rates and application in BC. An overview of the province-wide campaign to exact meaningful change in small business tax in BC.

Post Pandemic Cities:

A Conversation with Brent Toderian

December 17, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

How will cities be different post-pandemic? From transportation to office spaces, street retailing to working from home - join a conversation with urban planner Brent Toderian on these and other issues as they relate to BIAs and your members.

Guest: Brent Toderian, Founder and Principal of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS.

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Events in the Time of COVID

December 3, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A staple of any BIA, events bring people together in districts, showcase their businesses, get people to eat in their restaurants. What to do when it is against public health to congregate people? Learn from BIAs that kept their events alive and get a glimpse into the future from the City of Vancouver Public Safety manager of special events.

Speakers: Jordan Myers, Project Manager - Public Safety, Film and Special Events, City of Vancouver; Bonnie Burnside, Manager, Downtown Surrey BIA; Kendra Johnston, Executive Director, Downtown New West BIA; Colleen Van Mook, Executive Director, Downtown Prince George BIA

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Campaigns, Collaborations, Caring

Thursday, November 5, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

What happens when an idea is planted and tended through partnerships? An amazing campaign garden grows in all seasons - including Take Out to Help Out, Open with Care, and the upcoming Gift Big Shop Small. Find out what sparked the ideas, and how the ideas became reality, to benefit not just one BIA and its business members, but BIAs and businesses across the country. COVID-19 has presented challenging times for all, but by working together and sharing resources, the Vancouver BIA Partnership - like many of its business members - has been able to adapt, lean in and come out stronger.

Speakers: Jane McFadden, Executive Director, West 4th Ave BIA; Michelle Barile, Executive Director, Kits on Broadway

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