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Nov 28, 29, 30 & Dec 1, 2013
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The South Granville BIA has paid to partner with Tourism Vancouver for the first annual Vancouver Holiday Shopping Days Promotion from Nov 22 – […]
Join your neighbours in a fully digital shopping guide to showcase why South Granville is THE place for holiday shopping this year. You provide us with the information, we do the work… and the best part – your participation is absolutely free.
Each page will showcase the product or service that your business would like to highlight over the holidays as a perfect gift—for him, for her, for the dog, for the home, etc. You will supply an image, a write-up to describe the product or service and why your store has something special for the holidays, and your businesses contact information.
This information will reside on the online Holiday Gift Guide in our blog-style format (the latest way to deliver a great story), and we will be promoting the guide on our website, the general blog, Facebook, Twitter, (and more), as well as through traditional media channels.
This is at absolutely NO COST to South Granville BIA merchants!
Launch date is November 15th, 2013!
Here’s what we need from each business wanting to participate in the Holiday Gift Guide
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 28, 29, 30 & December 1, 2013
Starting Thursday, November 28, 2013 through (Black Friday) and the weekend will be our neighbourhood’s collective kick off to the holiday shopping season, with specials, promotions, and, as always, great service!
After last year’s successful South Granville Holiday Shopping Launch, we’ve taken all of your suggestions and we have extended the promotion to the entire weekend and we plan to ramp up the festivities by adding more promotion by way of a Vancouver Sun advertisement, a poster with a map, and increased Social Media awareness.
Here’s what some of your fellow merchants had to say after previous promotional shopping launches:
“We love supporting South Granville initiatives because we believe in supporting our fellow merchants and we have always had great success during these events”! —Lynda Barr, Dianes Lingerie
“Our Granville store benefited from South Granville’s Holiday Shopping Launch”. —Ed des Roches, Plum Clothing
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Originally published by the Vancouver Sun, September 13, 2013
New emphasis will be on the small businesses that make the city hum
VANCOUVER — Ed Des Roches and Paul Sullivan, two of the main spokesmen for and best brains behind Vancouver’s seven-year-old Fair Tax Coalition, are stepping down as co-chairs and passing the torch to a couple of small-business champions.
No doubt the new voices — Claudia Laroye, the executive director of the Marpole Business Improvement Association, and Sharon Townsend, who has the same role for the South Granville BIA — represent a shift in focus for the business-funded lobby group. […]
The Annual General Meeting on September 24th will be our opportunity to review the BIA’s activities over the last year and to focus on what we see happening in the future.
2012 – 2013 has been another year of slow growth and a challenge for many with world economies struggling to recover, a local economy where shoppers are cautious and tourism that cannot be relied upon. As usual, South Granville has met these challenges through the continued evolution in both our existing businesses and new ones.
This year, we have welcomed new restaurants, international tenants and local retailers to the area. By adding additional vibrancy to South Granville we not only remain attractive to the neighbourhood, but also to the broader community and visitors to the City. Our unique merchant mix and independent shops continue to identify us as a Premier Shopping district in Vancouver. I would like to thank you all for your hard work as this is truly the result of a group effort from all the retailers and office tenants in South Granville. […]