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Get Ready for Birmingham Restaurant Week
Photo by Ed Morykwas, River of Time Photography

Tell your employees and customers: Birmingham Restaurant Week is almost here! Birmingham's finest restaurants will offer discounted meals from January 28 - February 1 and 
February 4 - 8. Patrons will enjoy three-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $36. Learn more about participating restaurants, chefs and event menus at www.BirminghamRestaurantWeek.org. Reservations may be made by contacting the restaurants directly. Thank you for helping us spread the word!
Keep an Eye Out for BSD Gift Certificates

 
Don't be surprised if your next customer presents you with a Birmingham Shopping District Gift Certificate at checkout. The BSD introduced them just before the holidays and has already sold more than $1,600 in gift certificates. Simply treat them like cash and submit them to the BSD office for reimbursement. Learn more about them at www.ALLINBirmingham.com/gift
Tighe Recruits Businesses at ICSC in New York


BSD Executive Director Ingrid Tighe recently attended the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in New York City. Tighe met with businesses interested in opening a new location in Birmingham. Keep an eye out for more new businesses coming soon!
Holiday TV, Lights & Valet Recap

Holiday TV Coverage
Downtown Birmingham enjoyed extensive television coverage during the holiday season. In addition to paid television spots on Channel 4, 7, Comcast, AT&T UVerse and On Demand, the BSD enjoyed live shopping segments on Channel 4 (Live In the D 12 Days of Christmas sponsor), Channel 2 and Channel 7. View the Live In the D segment and also beautiful drone footage of the BSD's Tree Lighting event via the links below. Enjoy!

Live in the D: On the eighth day of Christmas, Live in the D gave to me...
Live in the D: On the eighth day of Christmas, Live in the D gave to me...

Birmingham Tree Lighting 2018
Birmingham Tree Lighting 2018

Holiday Lights
In addition to special holiday events ranging from an outdoor European-style market to horse-drawn carriage rides, the City offered a perfect location for shoppers and diners throughout the holidays.  Crews installed white lights on nearly 400 trees in downtown Birmingham. Visitors enjoyed nearly 800 thousand lights throughout town, in addition to 22,000 LED lights on the holiday tree. The glowing downtown created the perfect scene for holiday visitors and a festive backdrop for photos.



Valet Parking
Throughout the holiday season, In House Valet parked an average of 500 cars per week at two locations in downtown Birmingham. The City is currently collecting bids to continue the popular valet program. 
Congrats to St. Croix - Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winner

Congratulations to St. Croix - winner of the 2018 Holiday Window Decorating Contest! St. Croix will receive a complimentary 1/4 page ad in the Spring/Summer edition of the Birmingham Magazine.


Return Holiday Bonus Bucks by Jan. 15th


Please note Tuesday, January 15th is the deadline for stores to submit holiday Birmingham Bonus Bucks to the Birmingham Shopping District office. If you have not yet submitted them, please do so as soon as possible.
Scholarship Opportunities through Michigan Retailers Association

The Michigan Retailers Association recently announced a new scholarship program established by the Michigan Retailers Foundation to benefit children of owners or full-time employees of member-businesses, as well as students who are part-time employees. This year they will award 21 one-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. Learn more at bit.ly/mrascholarships (the access code is MIRA).
Tender Celebrates 25 Years in Birmingham

Tender recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in Birmingham. Thank you, Karen and Cheryl Daskas!

Photo by Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle/C&G Newspapers


Adventures in Toys Celebrates 29th Christmas in Birmingham


Adventures in Toys continues to bring smiles to children's faces and recently celebrated its 29th Christmas in Birmingham. Congratulations!
Attend an Oakland County One Stop Shop Workshop

This February Oakland County will offer workshops titled: CEED Lending Small Business Loan Orientation, Starting a Business, Understanding Cash Flow, Market Research Basics, Team SBA Financing Roundtable  and more!  Learn more and register on Oakland County's website .
Avoid Fines - Follow the Snow Ordinance

As a reminder, please take a moment to review the City's  snow ordinance so you can avoid fines. Remember property owners are  responsible for salting in front of their buildings .
 
* If your store has sidewalk from the door to the street, the store or the property owner must shovel all additional  snow to the street - past the curb. If your store has parking meters in front, you must clear  snow around and between the meters. If your store has a grassy area in front, you may shovel  snow to that area as long as you do not block a pedestrian right of way.
* You must also clear  snow three feet around fire hydrants if they are in front of your store.
* When any  snow or ice shall cease to fall or form during daylight hours,  snow or ice shall be cleared within 12 hours after it stops. 
* When any  snow or ice shall cease to fall during nighttime hours, it must be cleared by 6 p.m. on the day following.
* If the specified area is not cleared, the Department of Public Services may determine that an area is unsafe. They will clear the  snow at your expense.
* You are also responsible for daily salting, as needed, to keep your sidewalk safe. The BSD contractor does not salt in front of all stores.
* Store owners or staff: If you are unsure of who is responsible for  snow removal around your building under your lease agreement, contact your landlord or property manager.
 
Please  note the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) has contracted privately for clearing a 48" path along the sidewalk. This service is in place to provide minimum  snow clearing to make sidewalks safe and passable. Our contractor is Nick's Maintenance, LLC. For more information, contact the BSD at 248-530-1200.
Send Us Your News & Promotions

The BSD will help promote your store news, events and promotions via social media! Simply e-mail your information to info@ALLINBirmingham.com and we'll help you spread the word. Like or follow the Birmingham Shopping District on Facebook and via Twitter and Instagram (@BhamShopping).
Tell Your Employees - Discounts in  Birmingham!

Be sure your employees know they're eligible for an Employee Discount Card! The card provides discounts at participating Birmingham stores. Show them the complete list with participating merchants and discount information at www.ALLINBirmingham.com/employeediscount
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