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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.

Ontario Grants Program 3.0!

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program provides brick-and-mortar small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies. The DTG application portal will open on July 19, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted until November 30, 2021, or until the grant funds have been fully exhausted.

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Read OBIAA’s May 2021 progress report, Keeping Small Businesses Connected, spotlighting the success of the Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program and some of the businesses that have not only survived, but flourished during the pandemic. Click to learn more.

Succès !

Le programme de la Subvention pour l’optimisation en matière de numérique a maintenant accordé des subventions de 2 500 $ à plus de 3 800 petites entreprises situées sur des rues principales pour soutenir leur optimisation numérique grâce à l’achat et à l’adoption d’outils et de technologies numériques.

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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⚠️ UPDATE - The Digital Transformation Grant application deadline has been extended to November 30 (or until grant funds have been fully exhausted)!This #digitalmainstreet grant provides $2,500 to qualified brick-and-mortar small businesses to help support their digital expansion and engage more customers.Apply today! ow.ly/Cn4K50Grt4B ... See MoreSee Less
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REMINDER - If you are a speaker interested in participating in the 2022 BIA Conference, please fill out the application survey below by tomorrow (October 22nd)!The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) is pleased to announce the 2022 BIA Conference to be held at Marriott on the Falls in Niagara Falls from April 24-27, 2022!We are looking for speakers who can add value to our conference. If you are interested, please fill out the application survey below by October 22!www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6S5WJZ ... See MoreSee Less
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⚠️ The Digital Transformation Grant application deadline has been extended to Nov 30!

This #DigitalMainStreet grant provides $2,500 to qualified brick-and-mortar small businesses to help support their digital expansion & engage more customers.

Apply now! http://ow.ly/Cn4K50Grt4B

Are you interested in advertising on Facebook & Instagram but worried that you don't have the budget necessary?

Discover some creative ways to do so in this FREE #DigitalMainStreet webinar!

Register now! http://ow.ly/ECJj50GwaB8

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