Shelburne’s Business Improvement Association is a board of management set up to provide business promotion and improvement functions in the Downtown business area of Shelburne Ontario. Our BIA allows local business people and property owners to join together and with the support of the Town of Shelburne and the Economic Development Committee, to organize, finance and carry out physical improvement and promote economic development in our district.
The improvements to the BIA Area help to promote our districts and our members, bring customers, stimulate the economy, and support the community. Some of the Promotional activities include special events and ongoing advertising programs which aim to keep the BIA area foremost in the public’s mind as an attractive, pleasant place to shop, to be entertained, to work and to live.
BIAs help to create stronger communities by supporting member participation through the Board of Directors and the committees of the BIA. The formal BIA designation allows for a planned program to be developed with an annual budget contributed to by all its members. The cumulative effect of BIA activities attract customers and new business to the Improvement Area. BIAs respond to and reflect the needs of individual areas. They can act as merchant associations, initiators of revitalization projects, coordinators of civic planning processes, a key spoke in economic development teams, and a positive voice when addressing street issues.