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.
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
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
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
• 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
Your Favourite Business for Downtown Proud
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
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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