The Sidney Business Improvement Area Society respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the SET,TINES – WSÁNEĆ people.
SIDNEY BIA WEEKLY NEWS
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Tuesday, January 4
COMMUNITY UPDATES
Sidney Museum Hosts Popular LEGO Exhibition!

The 2022 edition of the annual LEGO Exhibition is running from January 2 until March 31 with timed admission bookable through the museum’s website. The exhibition, returning for its 16th year, features hundreds of LEGO building models. Click for more information.
Town of Sidney Waives Business License Fee for 2022

The Town of Sidney has enacted a new bylaw waiving the 2022 licence fee for local businesses. The town, which is also researching the possibility of doing away with the annual fee once and for all, did the same thing last year to help businesses weather the pandemic storm. For most businesses, the annual fee is $100. Click for more information.
Christmas in Sidney - Wrap Up

Thank you for making Christmas in Sidney an incredible success!

  • The Sidney BIA recorded 108,000 visits to the community from mid-November to January 4.
  • We saw double the registrations for the Sidney BIA Holiday Light Installation Program resulting in 115 businesses receiving Christmas lights - Sidney was certainly sparkling.
  • 64 businesses registered for the Elf Scavenger Hunt leading to a fantastic family-friendly activity for our community and 500+ photo submissions of folks participating.

Please have your elf ready for pick-up by Sidney BIA staff on Friday, January 7, 2022. Christmas Lights will be removed by contractors in mid-January.
SIDNEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
SIDNEY BIA
SOCIA MEDIA

Let us know what’s going on in-store. Click below to submit details about your upcoming promotion. The information will be posted on the Explore Sidney Facebook page. With over 17,000 followers, your message is sure to reach potential customers & clients!

All requests for social media inclusions must be received by Fridays for promotion during the following week.
ACTIVE ALERTS & SCAMS
SIDNEY BLOCK WATCH

In partnership with the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, Sidney's Business Block Watch is a very successful crime prevention program designed to reduce crime and provide quick alerts of local happenings pertaining to the safety of Sidney's business community.

Receive, report, and learn about potential scams and alerts through the local business community.

SIDNEY BUSINESS
COVID-19 SURVEY

The Sidney BIA and the Town of Sidney are wanting to know how COVID is affecting you now versus the early days— and what support your business needs to make a successful recovery.

All participants who complete the survey will be entered to win a $250 gift card to the Sidney business of your choice!


COVID-19 Business Support Services
As British Columbia moves through the four phases of our Provincial Restart Plan, businesses are tackling the challenges involved in adapting to the “new normal” of operating during a pandemic.

Whether your business is getting ready to reopen, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, you don’t need to face these challenges alone. The Sidney BIA is here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need to weather these unprecedented times, and maybe even identify some potential areas for growth.

For COVID-19 business support, please contact Shannon Toogood, Business Development Manager, Sidney BIA, at shannon@sidneybia.ca.

Prefer to receive business updates through Facebook?
Join our Sidney Business Community Group Chat on Facebook!
Sidney BIA Board & Staff
Brad Edgett, President
Mary Winspear Centre
Devon Bird, Vice-President
Moden Boutique/Moden Essentials
Robyn Walle, Treasurer
Baker Tilly Victoria
Sarah Scheller, Director
Five & Dime/Surly Mermaid
Jessica O'Brien Cameron, Director
CIBC Wood Gundy
Cathy Larsen, Director
Departures Travel
Nick Coates, Director
Travelodge by Wyndham
Christina Georgeadis, Director
Waterlily Shoes
Jessica Sommers Day, Director
The Farmer's Daughter
Morgan Shaw
Executive Director
Direct: 250-893-0093
Shannon Toogood
Business Development Manager
Direct: 250-880-2228
Bryce Gunning
Community Engagement Coordinator
Direct: 250-665-7362
Marcela Restrepo
Social Media Manager
Sara Duncan
Council Liaison
Town of Sidney
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