Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:08
Good Morning All, Following yesterday's Think Outside The Big Box rally we've been approached by local ad agency Zulu Alpha Kilo and they would like to create a campaign that would continue the message of shopping local and helping small businesses. This campaign would start this coming Tuesday, Dec. 15 and run to Thursday, Dec. 17. They are asking if any of you would be interested in participating - You would need to confirm your participation by tomorrow (Sunday). Here's…
Friday, 11 December 2020 18:14
Hi All, Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time today to stand up for our small businesses. It was great to see so many of you participating. I know how frustrated, stressed and tired everyone is at this point so your participation was greatly appreciated. We received a lot of media coverage and are compiling it all into a file which I will share with you once it's complete. Our BIA and you, our members, have…
Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:14
Good Morning All, First, thank you to all of the business owners who have agreed to stand up for small businesses tomorrow at noon. Attached please find the following: 1. Our media release - already sent out 2. Instagram template - for those who wish to promote tomorrow's protest on your social media 3. Business sign templates - these are currently being printed for those who need a sign; some of you have made your own signs which is great!…
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:15
Hi All, I'm following up on my message from yesterday re: taking a stand for small business. Thanks so much to those of you who have already said you'd stand in front of your business this Friday at noon. All BIAs in the city are asking their members to do this, We are pushing the government to Think Outside The Box on how they manage the current lockdown and any future lockdowns. We met with Minister Sarkaria (Provincial Minister for…
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:13
Good Afternoon All, I know that everyone is stressed and frustrated right now. So I wanted to share the following message from our friends at the Riverdale Share Concert. I also highly recommend clicking on the Holiday greeting link and watching the video they've produced - it is really wonderful - it takes about 7 minutes but it is so worth the time. We are sad that the 28th Annual Riverdale Share Concert did not occur this year. We have…
Monday, 07 December 2020 17:40
Good Morning All, I just had a 90 minute meeting with some of our fellow BIAs and John Kiru from TABIA. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a plan to fight for a modified restructuring to the current lock-down. Here's what we're looking at: 1. Tonight TABIA is having their AGM and Mayor Tory will be up first - we will be pressing him to consider modifying the current restrictions to allow small business retailers to allow By-Appointment…

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