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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.

Success!

The Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant program successfully provided over 3,800 main street small businesses with a $2,500 grant to support their digital expansion through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies.

Available now!

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.

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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REMINDER - There is still time to sign up for this free #DigitalMainStreet workshop taking place tomorrow evening which will help you write better content for your website that will appeal to your target audience, as well as search engines such as Google.You’ll also learn:✅ The tricks professional copywriters use to create website content that speaks to your ideal client or customer✅ How to develop a consistent voice and tone for your brand✅ How often to refresh the content on your website, and whether you need a blog or notSee the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway!FedDev OntarioOntario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade ... See MoreSee Less
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Another success story from a local business here in Thunder Bay!"I'm a guy who has strengths in running the face-to-face interactions at a community bike shop, not in digital marketing and online sales. Thanks to Digital Main Street and their grants Community Spokes has been taken to next level and I am better trained and equipped to run a business in a digital era" -Ian Cameron - Owner and Operator of Community Spokes ... See MoreSee Less
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REMINDER - There is still time to register for this evening's free #DigitalMainStreet webinar where you will discover the best ways to plan content for social media and learn:✅ How to create a content plan that reaches your social media goals✅ Tactics and ideas for repurposing content✅ How to build (and populate) an editorial calendar✅ How to establish the best voice for each of your business’s social media channelsSee the registration page for full details about this webinar and ebook giveaway!🔗 ow.ly/2G5m50DPlfE ... See MoreSee Less
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REMINDER - There is still time to sign up for this free #DigitalMainStreet workshop taking place tomorrow evening which will help you write better content for your website that will appeal to your target audience, as well as search engines such as Google.

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The @OBIAA_ Business of Accessibility guide offers no cost & low-cost suggestions to help businesses be more inclusive of people with accessibility needs – including in heritage buildings. A more accessible province benefits everyone. https://bit.ly/2RoEtTK #HeritageMatters

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