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Member Newsletters – Back Issues

The BIA communicates regularly with members via emails and newsletters. Delete an email by mistake? Miss something in a crowded inbox? No worries. Find back issues of Member News and other important correspondence archived here

Member News, April 29, 2024 – Last Call for ‘Chairing is Caring’ Chair Sponsors

Member News, April 17, 2024 – Celebrating Local Entrepreneurs

Member News, April 11, 2024- Look Local Guide to Waterdown Hot Off Presses!

Member News, March 27, 2024 – Register for BIA Community-wide Sidewalk Sale

Member News – March 5, 2024 – City of Hamilton Cyber Security Incident

Member News, February 23, 2024 – BIA Calendar – Annual Planning

Member News, February 20, 2024 – Intl. Women’s Day, Look Local Reminder, Employer One Survey & more

Restaurant Member News, February 1, 2024 – NOSH Launch Day

Member News, January 30, 2024 – Look Local Guide to Waterdown Village Advertising, NOSH Week

IT Security Alert, January 30, 2024 – Apple Products

Member Invite, January 26, 2024 – Flamborough Today Lunch and Learn

Member News, January 23, 2024 – Grant Opportunities, Farmers’ Market Applications, EmployerOne Survey

Restaurant Businesses, January 17, 2024 – Info about NOSH 2024

Member News, January 9, 2024 – Survey Reminder

Member Survey, January 2, 2024 – Provide your feedback on 2023 programming to help us plan for 2024

Member News, December 6 – Closing the Year Strong. Share holiday news, holiday decor contest, help with 2024 BIA planning

Member News, November 13, 2023 – Get ready for the holidays, Scarecrow Wrap-up, AGM Reminder

Member News, November 3, 2023 – Winterdown Holiday Initiatives (Tree Lighting, Market, Kids’ Day, Parade)

Member News, November 1, 2023 – Networking Events, Support the Museum of Hope, Network with BIA Members

Member News, October 30 – Fall Events are Wrapping Up, Thanks for participating in Scarecrow and Treat Walks, Hamilton Day and Winterdown on deck

Member News, October 23 – Treat Walk on Saturday, Reminders for Participants

Member News, October 20 – Remembrance Day Lawn Signs

Member News, October 17 – Fall & Holiday Happenings (Treat Walk, Hamilton Day, BA5 Networking, Winterdown, Parade)

Member News, October 6 – Scarecrow Walk Starts Today!

Member News, October 4 – Reminders, BIA 2024 Budget Meeting, Scarecrow Walk Start Date

Member Meeting Invite, September 26 – 2024 BIA Budget Review

Member News, September 22 – NEW Graffiti Removal Grant, BIA Holiday Lighting Program, Reminders re: Upcoming Programs

Member News, September 15, Winterdown Lights & Holiday Market, BIA Member Vendor Space

Member News, September 13, Crime Prevention Seminar and Scarecrow Frame Pick-up

Member News, August 28, 2023, Last Chance to Sign Up for 2023 Scarecrow and Treat Walk

Member News, August 21, 2023, City Magazine – Gift Guide Opportunity

Member News, August 21, 2023 – Updates & Upcoming, No Interruptions to City Services, Crime Prevention Session, Treat Walk Opportunities

Member News, August 18, 2023, Potential Labour Action, City of Hamilton

Member News, August 11, 2023, Security Alert

Member News, August 10, 2023, Reminders – Crime Prevention Tip Links & BIA Fall Event Sign-ups

Member News, July 26, 2023, Scarecrow & Treat Walk Request for Participation, Farmers’ Market Sponsor Tent Opportunities

Member News, July 20, 2023, A Sad Farewell to BIA Friend and Property Owner, Ralph Nacarrato

Member News, July 10, 2023, ‘Celebrating CommUNITY’ – inclusive event to reach newcomers

Member News, June 30, 2023, Upcoming Summer Events, Crime Prevention Links

Member News, June 16, 2023, FCC/BIA Business After 5, Ribfest Opportunities, NEW CommUNITY Event

Member News, June 7, 2023, Connect with 50,000+ Ribfest Visitors

Member News, May 30, 2023, Farmers’ Market Launches; Ribfest Sponsorship, Vendor & Volunteer Opportunities; Time Running Out for BIA Sponsorship

Member News, May 12, 2023, BIA Strategic Planning Input Requested, BIA Sponsorship Opportunities, Tracking Local AEDs

Member News, April 24, 2023,BIA Sponsorship Opportunities, We’re Hiring Summer Students, Strategic Planning Quick Poll

FYI, April 12, 2023, Apple Device Security Alert

Member News, April 12, 2023, Look Local Guide to Waterdown Village is Here, BIA businesses in the Awards Circle

Member News, April 4, 2023, CEBA Repayment Info, CPR Group Training, BIA Strategic Planning

Member News, March 31, 2023, OBIAA CEBA Loan Repayment Survey

Member News, February 27, 2023, Embracing Equity – Celebrating International Women’s Day

Member News, February 22, 2023, Register for First Aid/CPR Training, Level C

Member News, February 15, 2023, A Year at a Glance – 2023 BIA Events & Sponsorship Opportunities

Member News, January 26, 2023, Employer One Survey, Digital Main Street Grants, Farmers’ Market Applications Now Open

Member News, November 29, 2022, Winterdown is Here! Let’s Keep the Momentum Going.

Member News, November 23, 2022, Winterdown Starts Friday! Come help us light up the village.

Meeting Reminder – AGM

Member News, November 9, 2022, TIME SENSTIVE: Register to Participate in Winterdown PLUS Reminder – BIA Annual General Meeting

We Want Your Feedback, November 1, 2022, Fill out a quick survey on our fall promotions

Member News, October 31, 2022, Register for Hamilton Day this Saturday November 5th

Member News, October 25, Lots Going On – Don’t Miss Your Chance to Be a Part of Waterdown Village Activities

AGM Invite

Member News, October 12, Hamilton Day Update, plus NEW Winterdown Program Details

Member News, October 6, Scarecrow Walk Update – It’s Time to Get Your Scarecrow Dressed

Member News, September 23, 2022 – Get Ready for ‘Winterdown’ & More Promotional News

Member News, September 14, 2022 – Fall Promotions: Your Scarecrow Frames are IN for Pick-up, REMINDER Call to Action for 2022 Treat Walk

Meeting Invite – Members’ Budget Meeting

Member News, August 26, 2022 – My Main Street Market Research and Funding Opportunities plus REMINDER to Sign-Up for Scarecrow & Treat Walks

Member News, August 15, 2022 – Municipal Elections, Workforce Challenges, News from BIA Members, Registration for Fall Programs Reminder 

Member News, August 9, 2022 – The Scarecrows are Coming! Register Now for Fall BIA Events

Member News, July 13, 2022 – Portal Open for Digital Main Street Grants & More

Member News, July 5, 2022 – Celebrate Christmas in July, Hamilton Concert Series

Member News, June 29, 2022 – Ribfest, Graffiti Reporting, Seeking Committee Members

BIA Open House Reminder, June 21, 2022

Member News, June 14, 2022 – Upcoming Happenings – Hopscotch Saturday, Members’ Networking, Oh Canada Ribfest

Member News, June 2, 2022 – Hamilton Business Rally

Member News, May 24, 2002 – Save the Date for Member Networking

Member News, May 12, 2022 – Upcoming Promotions, Community News

Member News, May 2, 2022 – Changes to BIA Board of Management

Member News, April 22, 2022 – Look Local Guide to Waterdown Village is on Newsstands NOW!

Member News, April 12, 2022 – New Website is