Chilliwack – On Saturday, September 21 many of your favourite downtown businesses within the Chilliwack Business Association’s catchment, want to thank you for your continued support.
Make a purchase in ANY participating store and be entered to win prizes from a variety of downtown businesses! Enjoy free samples, gifts with purchase, giveaways and more!
Visit multiple stores for more chances to win. Store hours will vary.
What is a Business Improvement Association (BIA)?
BIAs are registered non-profit organizations intended to help improve the commercial environment of a determined area. They are run by an elected board of directors, made up of volunteer member’s which are a mix of property owners and commercial tenants within its boundary. BIAs are funded by the municipal property taxes from each commercial property within their boundary.
As associations, BIAs do not own the properties within their boundaries and are not responsible for their usage, nor do they create or enforce City bylaws such as parking regulations or property maintenance.
They do, however, work with the municipal government, property owners and local organizations to help facilitate necessary changes and provide a collective voice in support of improving the area.