Corner Brook Downtown
We’re a not-for-profit organization that is run by a volunteer board. All businesses within the boundaries set in the City of Corner Brook Act as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) are automatically members of the Downtown Business Association. Each member (business or not-for-profit organization) has one delegate who can vote at the AGM and even be nominated to serve on the Board of Directors, provided they are in good standing. While only members can serve on the Board of Directors, friends of the Downtown Business Association are always welcome to sit on committees and assist with events.
BIAs exist in order to strengthen and support a business community and help businesses come together with a common voice. One way to achieve this is through beautification: make sure the streets are clean, attractive, and interesting. Another is to tell Corner Brook’s story and help draw traffic to the area. It is also essential to maintain excellent communication with businesses to get feedback from them, keep them informed, and serve as a liaison between the business community, the wider community, and City Hall.