Downtown Decoration Contest

We are encouraging all of our member businesses to decorate their storefronts and offices, inside or out, to give the city a more festive feeling for the holiday season.

The best-decorated office will win a catered breakfast for their entire staff. In order for us to know which businesses are participating in the contest, entrants must contact us by phone or email and let us know.

See the poster below for more information.

Happy Holidays!


Corner Brook Pumpkin Party [Update]

Last week’s Pumpkin Party was a great success! We collected almost 100 pumpkins for composting, and it was great to see everyone out in costume and still in the Halloween spirit!

In case you missed it (or you want to relive the excitement!) below is a video by Modern Marketing featuring some highlights from the night.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, to Western Environment Centre for working with us to organize it, and The Saucy Newfoundland Co., CineplexColes Corner Brook, and Blow Me Down Trails for donating prizes.



Corner Brook Downtown Business Association AGM

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The Corner Brook Downtown Business Association Board of Directors gives notice that DBA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017at Swirsky’s Theatre and Music Hall, 7 Broadway.

All Members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting and elect a Board of Directors.

Your voice is important. Please vote at the Annual General Meeting
If you are a member in good standing and are able to attend the Annual General Meeting on May 30, 2017, you may cast your vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Dated as of May 17, 2017.


Jim Parsons
Board Chair

Unoccupied Commercial Property Listing

The Corner Brook Downtown Business Association has launched its Unoccupied Commercial Property Listing, an ambitious plan to market and promote development in the downtown.

The property listing includes retail and office space for lease, buildings for sale and vacant structures. Where possible, ownership or realtor information is included, as well as pricing, square footage and potential uses.

“It is important to have a critical mass of business in the downtown,” said DBA Chair Jim Parsons. “By identifying unoccupied space and making the connection with owners, we hope to stimulate interest in these properties as business opportunities.”

Many properties are not listed as for sale or lease.

“It is a great time to buy or lease property in the downtown. We’re trying to look at this space as an opportunity instead of liability.”

The Unoccupied Commercial Property Listing can be found online at Owners of unoccupied buildings or those that have space for rent are encouraged to contact Nicole McKinnon at the Downtown Business Association ( or 634-7052) to have their properties added.

About the DBA

The Downtown Business Association BIA Board of Directors represents approximately 250 businesses in downtown Corner Brook and works in partnership with the City of Corner Brook and other stakeholder groups to enhance the area as a shopping, dining and services destination.


Jim Parsons, Chair

We are Hiring!



The Summer Project and Events Assistant will support the staff of the DBA in executing the overall vision of the Board of Directors as determined by our strategic management plan and monthly Board meetings. Their primary focus will be in planning, executing, and evaluating DBA projects and events.

This role offers plenty of variety and networking opportunities, as well as an opportunity to have input into DBA communications strategies, initiatives and events.  The corporate culture is very positive, enthusiastic, and above all passionate about Downtown Corner Brook. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador in supporting our vision.



  • Periodically send communications in the form of emails and newsletters to members, stakeholders, partners and the public regarding DBA activities
  • Create content and monitor social media streams, supporting DBA social media strategy as directed
  • Develop website content
  • Update the online business directory and events calendar regularly
  • Liaise with stakeholders, members, media, committees, the DBA Board of Directors, and partners on projects, initiatives and events


  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Assist in preparing materials for meetings, presentations, etc. related to projects of the DBA
  • Support the office in maintaining accurate and organized hard copy and electronic files for all BIA related activities
  • Backup reception

Event Planning

  • Vendor sales & liaison leading up to events
  •  Assist in the areas of logistics, promotions, and communications in support of the DBA staff for all events
  • On-site event work including administrative support, set up/take down, liaising with exhibitors
  • Manage and perform customer service duties on event days
  • Provide a pleasant, positive, and professional atmosphere for our members and the public when communicating with our office.


Meet the following requirements of grant funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, including the following:

  • Must be a student returning to or commencing post-secondary education in the following school year
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Customer service and sales experience an asset
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • A positive, professional and confident demeanour
  • Ability to deal effectively with the membership, partners, and the public
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Experience and/or education in communications, marketing, event management, photography, graphic design, film editing, social media engagement and content creation, writing would be an asset


Please send a resume and cover letter to
Deadline: May 12th, 2017