Thank you to those who joined us for this morning's merchant meeting at The Community House. ICYMI, here's a recap of important items: 

Tips from Officer Whipple - Safeguard Against Scam E-mails
- Be suspicious of e-mails that are similar to familiar e-mail addresses (one letter may be changed).
- Do not respond to e-mails asking for money to be wired.
- Adjust your settings to require secondary verification.
- Change your passwords often.
- Don't use the same password for more than one account.
- Use antivirus/antispyware software.

Birmingham Restaurant Week
The 2018 Birmingham Restaurant Week event will be held January 29 - February 2, and February 5 - 9. Enjoy delicious and affordable three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Visit for participating restaurants and special event menus.
Day On The Town
Submit your feedback regarding the date of the 2018 Day On The Town event at

Tips from Retail Consultant - Buxton Company
- Focus on your customer. Who are they? Where are they? What are their values?
- Take advantage of Buxton Company's resources - online mapping and Scout program that creates consumer demographics reports.
- LSMX Product - Local Store Marketing - This product tells merchants who their customers are, where they can find others like them and helps them to target advertisements to that select group. Try the LSMX software at If you like the program, licenses will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to businesses expressing an interest to the BSD by e-mailing

Updates Regarding the Old Woodward Reconstruction Project
Birmingham Shopping District  151 Martin Street  Birmingham, MI  48009