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Ontario Business Improvement Area Association

The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is a network representing and supporting BIAs across Ontario. We encourage and guide BIAs to increase their effectiveness, contribution to the economic, cultural and social well-being of communities.

OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, training, resources and best practices.

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We’re now accepting applications for the new Digital Transformation and Digital Service Squad Grant programs. Click to learn more.

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Read OBIAA’s latest progress report, A Hand Up for Small Business, celebrating Small Business Week 2020 and looking at the impact of the Digital Main Street (DMS) Ontario extension in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Click to learn more.

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Nous acceptons maintenant les demandes de subvention pour l’optimisation en matière numérique et pour la mise sur pied d’équipes de soutien personnalisé. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus.

Return on Investment of BIAs

The Return ON Investment of BIAs Study will identify the common success factors needed by BIAs, industry and government to assess the contribution of BIAs to their communities.

Accessibility

The Accessibility Smart Businesses Project aims to identify and remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in communities across Ontario.

Goverment Relations

OBIAA meets annually with the Planning, Environment, Resources and Land (PERL) Provincial Deputy Ministries and Assistant Deputy Ministers encouraging understanding and recognition of the paradigms facing ‘Main Street’ Ontario.

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In our first Digital Service Squad (DSS) profile video, we learn how Chris Morris, DSS Team Member for the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, works one-on-one with businesses on all things digital marketing and to ensure they know how to invest the Digital Transformation Grant to the best effect.

The Digital Transformation Grant has been extended until December 15th, or whenever the grant funds have been fully expended.

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The beginning of December also marks the start of the holiday season!

This year, small businesses need your support more than ever. Make sure to #shoplocal this holiday season and help out the local businesses that make our communities thrive!
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Congratulations to @CityofBrantford on receiving a $15,000 #DigitalMainStreet grant and launching their Digital Service Squad!

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In our first Digital Service Squad (DSS) profile video, we learn how Chris works one-on-one with businesses on all things digital marketing and to ensure they know how to invest the Digital Transformation Grant to the best effect.

https://youtu.be/AIuTZQ5160A

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