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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.

Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program 4.0!

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 applications portal will re-open in January 2023.

Available now!

Read OBIAA’s Fall 2022 progress report, Digital Main Street: E-volving Opportunities for Small Business, showcasing the impact of Digital Main Street and its Ontario Grants Program on the ability of Ontario small businesses to weather the pandemic and to rapidly adapt to the changes in technology and consumer behaviour for sustainable growth. Click to learn more.

Bienvenue à Digital Main Street 4.0

Digital Main Street est un programme actif et progressif dont le but est d’aider les petites entreprises à adopter des outils et des technologies numériques et à embrasser le marketing, les ventes et des fonctions de soutien en ligne.

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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"The [Digital Transformation Grant] allowed us to hire professionals, improve social media image quality and purchase social media coordination software. We have also learned many new things which will last well beyond the duration of the Grant." - Jason Whiting, Campers Corner London Check out the #DigitalMainStreet page below for more info on completing a digital assessment and online training!ow.ly/zmYA50LJVfn ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), in partnership with the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas - TABIA), today released its #DigitalMainStreet progress report, Digital Main Street: E-volving Opportunities for Small Business!The report showcases the impact of Digital Main Street and its Ontario Grants Program (OGP) on the ability of Ontario small businesses to weather the pandemic and to rapidly adapt to the changes in technology and consumer behaviour for sustainable growth.Check out the full video! ▶️ www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNIkj1mVw8 ... See MoreSee Less
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"The DTG allowed us to hire professionals and improve social media image quality. We also learned many new things which will last well beyond the duration of the Grant." - Jason Whiting, Camper's Corner London

Check out the DMS page below for more info!

http://ow.ly/zmYA50LJVfn

The Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), in partnership with @TABIANews, today released its #DigitalMainStreet progress report, Digital Main Street: E-volving Opportunities for Small Business!

Make sure to check out the full @digital_mainst video below!

▶️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNIkj1mVw8

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