SIDNEY BIA WEEKLY NEWS
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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.

COMMUNITY UPDATES
Second Annual Sidney Art Walk - March 14 to April 17

The Sidney BIA is excited to announce the launch of Sidney's Second Annual Art Walk in partnership with ArtSea Community Arts Council. Registered businesses have been paired with a local artist to display works in their storefronts for the community to enjoy. Information about the details of Sidney's Second Annual Art Walk can be found at ArtSea.ca.
Galaran - Beacon Ave W Roundabout Development

Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding to build a roundabout at the intersection of Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road. Stirling Avenue will also be realigned to connect to the roundabout. The infrastructure improvement will increase public safety, reduce congestion, and support economic development in the area. Click for more information.


Port Sidney Announces Return of the Tall Ship

Step back in time as you sail aboard Providence, a historical tall ship with stories to share from its journeys around the world. Built in 1903 she is the oldest working vessel in BC waters and draws admirers where ever she lands. The friendly and professional Providence crew are committed to providing an authentic and fun experience for all! Click for more information.
LOOKING FORWARD
2022 Sidney BIA Board of Directors Nominations + Annual General Meeting

Nominations are now being accepted to serve on the Sidney BIA's 2022/2023 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors links members, government partners, and key community organizations to the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society. Being a Director involves responsibility and time commitment, and Directors are expected to participate collaboratively in meetings and events.

Please click this link to access the Nomination Package outlining the Board election process.

This package includes the nomination form for completion by members who wish to stand for election. Completed forms and other materials required for nominations must be received by the Sidney Businesses Improvement Area Society no later March 20, 2022.

The Sidney BIA AGM will be held virtually on Thursday, March 31 at 8:30 am. Prior to the AGM, if an election is necessary, an anonymous vote will be held electronically.

For more information, please contact Morgan Shaw at morgan@sidneybia.ca.
SIDNEY BUSINESS SUPPORT + OPPORTUNITIES
A Warm Sidney Welcome to Natalie Bobrowich
Business Development Manager, Sidney BIA

This month the Sidney BIA has welcomed a new Business Development Manager, Natalie Bobrowich. Natalie looks forward to connecting with and providing support to BIA members and learning about the communities business needs. Natalie can be reached at natalie@sidneybia.ca


2022 Sidney Employment Expo
The Sidney Employment Expo has been officially rescheduled to take place on Thursday May 19th. This modern twist on a job fair will be co-hosted by the Sidney BIA and Beacon Community Services. Our team will be reaching out to businesses that had already registered for the original February date to provide updated details and confirm registration. Not registered yet? There is still time! Registration is open until April 8th. Click here to join as a vendor. 

Member Learning Opportunity
Small Business BC is hosting a Social Media for Small Business course on April 6 from 1:00 pm to 4:00. The Sidney BIA in partnership with the Town of Sidney is pleased to offer this course to all Sidney businesses free of charge. Please email natalie@sidneybia.ca to register.

Sidney BIA Social 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 Friday afternoon for promotion during the following week. Click to Submit

Sidney Business 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 about the safety of Sidney's business community. Receive, report, and learn about potential scams and alerts through the local business community. Join Sidney Business Block Watch
COVID-19 Business Support Services

For COVID-19 business support, please contact Natalie Bobrowich, Business Development Manager, Sidney BIA, at natalie@sidneybia.ca.

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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
Sara Duncan
Council Liaison
Town of Sidney
Morgan Shaw
Executive Director
Natalie Bobrowich
Business Development Manager
Maureen Nowicki
Community Engagement Coordinator
Marcela Restrepo
Social Media Manager

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