BIA

BIA

The Elmira Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a non-profit organization, representing
businesses and properties in the Downtown Elmira area.

Our Vision

The vision of the Elmira BIA is to have a vibrant and attractive downtown core.

Our Mission

  1. Marketing: To promote the downtown core through the community.
  2. Beautification: To implement and manage beautification projects throughout the Downtown Elmira BIA boundaries.
  3. Economic Development: To expand the downtown and retain current businesses.
  4. Communication: To develop, manage and implement consistent and accurate communication with the Elmira BIA Membership.

What is a BIA?

A BIA is a geographic area in a municipality that allows local businesses and property owners to join together and make physical improvements and promote the local economy. The Council for the Township of Woolwich supports the BIA and is responsible for appointing members to the Elmira BIA and approving their annual budgets.

BIA Meetings

The Downtown Elmira BIA Board meetings start at 6:00 PM and are held at the Township admin office, located on the second floor in the Dodie Hummel Room.

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes can be found on the Woolwich Township website at woolwich.ca.

Board of Directors

Jon Clay

SOS Physiotherapy
519.669.1212
Chair

Board Members

Steve Pond

Elmira Vacuum
elmiravacuum@gmail.com

Dana Costello

Building Owner
dana.costello.create@gmail.com

Jim Henwood

The Bargain Shop
519.669.5071

Krista McBay

Home Hardware
519.669.5537

John Tsintaris

Sweet Scoops
519.669.1651 Ext. 27

Dave Schnider

Elmira Sip & Bite Restaurant
sipandbiteelmira@gmail.com

Township of Woolwich Representative

Jenna Morris

Economic Development & Tourism
519.669.1647 Ext. 6020

Council

Scott McMillan

Councillor, Ward 1
smcmillan@woolwich.ca

Julia Schnarr

Administrative Assistant

BIA Boundary

Get Involved

The BIA Board of Directors is voted into position by their fellow members. If you are interested in being on the Board, give us a call!

All general members are welcome to attend the meetings to observe, but we really appreciate your involvement! If you would like to participate by presenting an agenda item or idea to the Board, contact us at info@downtownelmira.ca.