The White Rock BIA is pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report, covering the Fiscal Year of 2018-2019. Click here to download your copy today to read more about our busiest and most successful year yet!
In this report, we have included our most prominent activities and promotions, highlighted some of our successes, and analysed ways that we can see even more growth and improvement next year. We also look at the year ahead – we have some exciting new initiatives that will launch next year.
Our mandate is to support businesses and promote economic development in White Rock. We do so through four key activities:
• Business Advocacy, including for 3 Dogs Brewing’s Liquor License; cannabis laws and regulations; event licensing; parking issues, including along Marine Drive and Uptown; and patio fee reduction
• Community Beautification, including partnering with the City of White Rock and the Rotary Club of White Rock on the completion of Terry Parr Plaza
• Events, including two major events-the TD Concerts at the Pier series and Vitality: Health & Wellness Expo- and two microevents- Spooky Saltaire and Welcome Back to Johnston Road; successes include increasing TD Concerts at the Pier attendance by 50%
• Marketing & Promotions, including a new initiative this year- profiling member’s businesses on Facebook, as well as tremendous growth in our Facebook marketing campaigns
As successful as this year was, next year promises to be even better. In addition to our current projects, we will be launching several new initiatives to support businesses in White Rock, which come from our main areas of focus, and which are described in detail in the report’s conclusion.