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Here’s how to keep your gifts safe while shopping in downtown Vancouver

Originally sourced from Vancouver is Awesome Criminals enjoy holiday shopping too, but it’s usually from the trunk of your car. Every year, thousands of eager shoppers descend upon downtown Vancouver to shop for their loved…

DVBIA Top 7 Preventative Tips to Stop Shoplifting

With safety being a large concern for most of our members and business owners, the DVBIA has put together some top preventative tips to minimize shoplifting from your business. WHAT IS A SHOPLIFTER? A shoplifter…

Libations – Lot 19

Out of the rain, warm and cozy under a tent, mulled wine in hand and good company around, we held our last Libations event of 2018 in beautiful Lot19. With it being the last Libations…

Granville Spotlight – Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza has finally opened its doors on Granville St. We catch up with Director of Training, Jason Huang on its history and mission.  First off, tell us a bit about the history of Blaze…

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market returns on November 21st and runs through December 24, 2018 at Jack Poole Plaza. The city’s signature yuletide celebration amplifies and expands its festive offerings with more than 80 huts filled to…

Upcoming Exhibitions – Contemporary Art Gallery

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents two upcoming exciting exhibitions by artists, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Dove Allouche. Artist: Dove Allouche Exhibition: Negative Capability Dates: September 28 – December 30, 2018 Location: CAG B.C. Binning and…

Understanding your needs

The City of Vancouver wants your help to understand the space needs of Vancouver businesses. The City of Vancouver is conducting a review of Vancouver’s employment lands and economy. This review will help develop a…

DVBIA in the News

The Downtown Vancouver BIA is regularly featured in the news, advocating on behalf of our member businesses and showcasing initiatives that help bring our forward-thinking vision for downtown Vancouver to life. Here’s where we featured…

BC Buy Local Week

Everyone loves the idea of buying local produce and supporting local businesses, but did you know that by doing so you are also having a positive impact on the BC economy? What is B.C. Buy…

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Member Spotlight – HJ WU & Company Inc. (CPA)

HJ Wu & Company Inc. (CPA) is a client-focused public practice charted professional accountant located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We speak with Founder and Executive Director, Amy Wu, MBA, CPA (ND), CPA, CGA…

World’s Tallest Passive House Project

A proposal to build the world’s tallest passive house development gained approval from City Council on September 18, 2018. The Downtown Vancouver BIA formally supported this rezoning application in a joint letter with the West…

Small Business Awards BC

The Small Business BC Awards recognizes the contributions and achievements of BC small business owners. Nominate your business or a business you love for the Small Business BC Awards from October 1st to November 30th….