Think of this newsletter as your one-stop-shop for news and opportunities impacting your business.
This will be a December to remember!
Downtown for the Holidays will be an exciting destination with several events being planned, including new experiences and timeless favourites.
To stay updated and see how you can get involved, please follow these pages:
City of London: Community Improvement Plans –
Financial Incentives 5-Year Review
The City of London is undergoing a 5 Year Review of the Community Improvement Plans and the Financial Incentive programs. Please find a link to the Get Involved Page. Register for the Sept 22nd meeting to learn how many local businesses benefit from loan and grant programs to help revitalize their properties. This meeting will include a staff presentation and focus group discussions. Everyone interested is welcome to attend!
Complete the LDBA Annual Survey
We are pleased to announce the launching of LDBA Members’ Annual Survey. We want to hear from as many of our members as possible because your feedback is important to us!
Why this survey is important to you:
Your feedback helps us understand what programs and services are important to you and your business. This input will help guide London Downtown Business Association’s 2023 work plan and budget.
Understand what is working and not working for our members based on the 2021/2022 programs London Downtown Business Association has delivered to continuously improve them.
What is the most effective and efficient way to share communications with our 1400+ members on new programs, opportunities and updates to help grow your business and bottomline. Please note that the individual answers and responses that members provide, whether that be provided electronically will not be shared publicly and will remain CONFIDENTIAL and used only to tabulate the collection of results. Any results shared publicly will be done so in aggregate.
This survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the survey or would like to talk to a team member, please reach out to Hailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank everyone for taking the time to complete this survey and appreciate your feedback!
Event Street Closure: Piccadilly Circus
There will be a street closure on Saturday, September 17th for the Piccadilly Circus event on Piccadilly Street between Richmond and Wellington. This event will take place in front of the Tea Lounge. This event is a collaboration with the Tea Lounge, The Academy Circus, and Downtown London BIA.
The Piccadilly Circus is a full day extravaganza designed to engage and delight all ages, celebrating Tea and Circus and more! More details to come.
Information on how to become a vendor or a part of this event will be shared soon.
For more information, please reach out to the event organizer, Michelle Pierce Hamilton from the Tea Lounge at email@example.com.
Shop London 2 Win Update
Together we have succeeded in getting over 3000 entries into the ShopLondon2Win contest from over 500 local businesses!
REMIND YOUR CUSTOMERS
The Grand Prize draw for $1500 will be taking place on August 30, along with the last weekly draw ($1000 split 50/50 between winner and business). Thank you to all of you who supported this initiative and congratulations to the winning businesses so far: FitzRays Restaurant, Billy’s Deli, Sole Science, and Holy Diver who each won $500. Recently, Ivano Poblano won $1000! They got $500 because their receipt was chosen PLUS an extra $500 because they are a member of Find It In
London. If you want to be sure you’re eligible for an extra $500 if your business is chosen please submit it here or head to www.finditinlondon.ca/submissions!
2022 Construction Dollars
Londoners can receive Core Area Construction Dollars from the Downtown London Business Association and Old East Village BIA, as well as participating businesses, through contests, giveaways, events and promotions.
Construction Dollars are coupons in $5, $10 and $20-dollar amounts that can be redeemed at participating businesses in the core area. Businesses are reimbursed 100 percent of the value of each Construction Dollar through the Core Area Action Plan. Valid Construction Dollars are marked with the year “2022” and can be spent between now and November 30, 2022.
How can businesses and customers get Construction Dollars? Construction Dollars cannot be purchased and are distributed by the Downtown London Business Association, Old East Village BIA and their merchants. Londoners are encouraged to follow the Old East Village BIA and Downtown London Business Association on social media for opportunities to win construction dollars.
If you are interested in receiving 2022 Construction Dollars for your own promotions and contests, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Dollar Gift Cards
Downtown Dollars encourage local spending and are a great gift for the “tough to shop for” people in your life. Sign up here to receive Downtown Dollar Gift Cards as a method of payment from customers. Reach out to email@example.com for gift card set up and assistance!
Click here for information grants and loans available to small businesses.