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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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Read OBIAA’s 2020 Progress Report "Building Resilience for Small Business" and watch the video to see how Digital Main Street has helped over 15,000 businesses cope with today and prepare for tomorrow. Click learn more.

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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OBIAA NEEDS YOUR PICTURES! GET YOUR INNER PHOTOGRAPHER OUT!
Do you have pictures of your streets during the full closure? Pictures of storefronts that have been vandalized and/or boarded up? Pictures of queues (line-ups) showing physical distancing?
PLEASE SEND THEM TO US – INFO@OBIAA.COM
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How are local merchants and urban business areas adapting to the challenge of COVID? With creativity and drive.
Podcast by @RiseUpStrat host Adam Smith in conversation with WelliWest Executive Director @DenVan. https://riseupstrategies.com/podcast/listen-up-local-wellington-west-bia/ Cc: @OBIAA_

OBIAA NEEDS YOUR PICTURES! GET YOUR INNER PHOTOGRAPHER OUT!
Do you have pictures of your streets during the full closure? Storefronts that have been vandalized and/or boarded up? Queues (line-ups) showing physical distancing?
PLEASE SEND THEM TO US – INFO@OBIAA.COM

How are organizations supporting the re-opening of downtowns in light of physical distancing protocols? Join speakers from @OBIAA_, @InvestBarrie & @DowntownTimmins Monday, June 1, to hear about the challenges & opportunities facing downtowns/mainstreets: https://onregionalecdev.com/2020/05/25/supporting-the-re-opening-of-our-downtowns-june-online-downtown-revitalization-community-of-practice/#more-9239

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