Fleetwood BIA Benefits

Why become a member?

The Benefits of a BIA


The Fleetwood Business Improvement Association represents the whole business community and advocates for local businesses effectively. Businesses that benefit from BIA programs contribute financially, and the amount that each business contributes is proportionate to its size and scale, relative to the whole area.

The special levy on commercial properties is the primary funding source for a BIA initially. However, as Fleetwood BIA becomes more established, we can leverage this funding through government grants, private sponsorships, in-kind contributions of goods or services, donations and fund-raising activities. These efforts will significantly increase our operating budget, at no additional cost to members.

We are actively involved in community planning initiatives, and work closely with other community groups and all levels of government, to ensure that community interests are well represented. This may include advocating for needed public amenities and physical improvements, and providing input on municipal policies and regulations, and proposed development applications in and around the BIA.

We provide marketing help for businesses and their ongoing specials and promotions through our Fleetwood Deals app, as well as through social media support. Our app and social media platforms have a wide reach throughout the Fleetwood community, and are an effective means of advertising to a wider potential customer base.

Our Exterior Security Camera Grant and Area Enhancement Grant are two financial grants that we provide to Fleetwood BIA members to increase safety and security of their business, and improve their exterior facade. These grants are up to $2500 and $1000 respectively, and any business within the BIA boundaries (that are paying into the levy) can apply. Take advantage of this fantastic rebate opportunity to help better your business.

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BC Hydro Partnership

BC Hydro has partnered with BIABC to help you and your members lower your electricity bills to keep overhead low and increase monthly cashflow. We want to help your business save energy and money!
We know that as small business owners your members are extremely busy and every dollar counts, so they don’t have a lot of time to spend looking for ways to save energy. BC Hydro offers programs and resources to help businesses become more energy efficient. A great place to start is tracking electricity usage.
Free online tracking tools to help you lower your electricity bill
MyHydro is an online tool available to all BC Hydro business customers. It gives you insights into how your business is consuming energy throughout operating hours and beyond. Currently about 50% of business customers take advantage of the resource to better understand their electricity use and boost their power smarts.
You can use the online tracking tools to:
  • See how much electricity your business is using at different times of the day and at what cost.
  • Compare to last year’s usage.
  • Estimate your costs based on usage patterns.
  • Set alerts and reminders to manage and track your usage.
See how MyHydro can save your business and money. Visit bchydro.com/track to learn more.
Phone: 888 865-6580        Email: info@bia.bc.ca
Website: www.bia.bc.ca