Saturday, April 25, 2015


Promotion in Motion

BIA hosts 1st Fridays

By Kyle Williams, DBIA/Voice photos


Downtown Chilliwack businesses are open for business. See photos from Customer Appreciation day April 18.


oes your business do special events to provide extra value to loyal customers...  or to attract new ones? Perhaps you bring in sales reps or spokespeople to promote specific products. Or maybe you have small celebrations to launch a new menu or seasonal items.


The BIA Marketing Committee would like to introduce First Fridays, where the first Friday of each month is dedicated to promotion-style events in downtown Chilliwack. This is a fun, new opportunity for downtown merchants to showcase their business and promote the area in which they operate, and it is not based primarily on discounted sales.

If your business is interested in participating in First Fridays, please send Sheena an email to let her know which month and provide details about your promotion or event. The more notice you give us, the more we can promote it! We encourage businesses to participate in as many months as possible!

We will be doing some general advertising for First Fridays, as well as website and Facebook posts offering details about the events from month to month. We will also provide some items to help you promote First Fridays within your place of business.

First Friday kicks off May 1 and continues each month after, so get creative!

An Opportunity For Everyone!

A tire shop may run a "Change Your Tire" workshop, a cabinet shop might host a wine and cheese party in their showroom, or how about a butcher shop hosting a barbeque seminar or competition? ...The possibilities are endless!

Here are just a handful of ideas for non-discount events:

Book Signing Extended Shopping Hours
Fundraising Event Fashion Show
Wine Tasting Tea Party
Product Sampling Meet The Artist
Face Painting DIY / How-To Workshop
Knife Sharpening Live Entertainment in store

For more information, visit


See Voice photos below.



Nominate Your Favourite Business for Downtown Proud


he downtown Chilliwack business community will gather together on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to honour their own at the third annual Downtown Proud Awards.

We invite you to help us celebrate local businesses that have demonstrated a passion for excellence and are proud to be located in downtown Chilliwack!

Please nominate your favourite businesses/organizations to help determine the finalists. All nominations must be received by Wednesday, May 13, 2015.


If you would like to attend this year's awards ceremony at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel, please EMAIL US. Tickets are $20 each and include a buffet dinner with a cash bar. Dinner will follow a short Annual General Meeting. There is no cost for attending the AGM.

Sponsored by Chilliwack Economic Partners
Hosted by Coast Chilliwack Hotel

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