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Member Spotlight – Inspire Dental Group

The team at Inspire Dental Group has opened their newest clinic at Lot 19. We speak with Managing Director, Jen Mackinnon on their practice, team and some top oral hygiene tips. Tell us about Dental…

DVBIA Christmas Party at Prohibition

The DVBIA held their annual Christmas party at Hotel Georgia’s Prohibition on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Take a look through the night’s photos and see if you can find yourself! The team at the DVBIA…

New Year’s Eve

Vancouver’s Ultimate New Year’s Celebration—Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver—is back for its fourth consecutive year! With over 100,000 attendees, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver is a family-friendly and fully-inclusive celebration of the biggest night of…

Buy Local Week

Thank you to everyone who showed their support for local businesses by participating in Buy Local Week (December 3-9th 2018). “By supporting local businesses we are keeping more money in the local economy, and strengthening…

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver. Running for four weeks this year from December 7 until January 3,…

BC Hydro

Looking to cut your energy costs? Let’s get started! BC Hydro has partnered with BIABC to help BIAs and their members lower their electricity bills to keep overhead low and increase monthly cash flow. An…

DVBIA’s Policy Advisor Council Recruitment

The DVBIA is seeking members from the retail, tech, arts and culture sectors who may be interested in serving on its Policy Advisory Council (PAC).   What is the Policy Advisory Council? The PAC is…

Vancouver’s Tax Structure

The DVBIA is working with Vancouver City Council to shift 2 per cent of the tax burden from commercial to residential properties in 2019. We caught up with Ed Furlan, Senior Director at Altus Group,…

Little Free Library

The DVBIA’s Placemaking team is searching for Book Elves for our Little Free Libraries this holiday season and beyond! The Little Free Library program is an international non-profit with the goals of inspiring a love…

Hives for Humanity

Looking for a sustainable gift for the holiday season that gives back to the community? Look no further. Hives for Humanity is a non-profit organization that connects people to nature, community and themselves. They were…

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…