Through the various committees led by board members, the BIZ is pleased to be able to run a variety of programs addressing safety, beautification, storefront & safety improvements, graffiti removal, grants, marketing & promotion, planting packages and so much more. All business members are welcome to take part in these programs, whether it be sitting on a committee, applying for grants, or participating in the free graffiti removal. Go ahead and take advantage of all we have to offer to our members!
Currently the BIZ has three committees:
The Safety Committee has primary responsibility for running the Community Cleaners Program, the Murals Program and the Graffiti Removal Program. A free safety audit is available to all business members, should you wish to have a safety audit conducted at your premises, please contact Jamie Fox, Safety Coordinator for the WBCO at 774-7201 ext. 1 or email him at: email@example.com
Our dedicated and hardworking Streetscaping Committee meets regularly and has primary responsibility for the summer planting program which supplies all the flowers in planters and hanging baskets along Sherbrook, Broadway and Maryland. The committee is also working on the priorities from the streetscape renewal master plan document for the area. Landscape architects Scatliff+Miller+Murray have been contracted to manage the project, and moving forward you can expect to see some dramatic changes to the landscape, street furnishings, lighting and public art in West Broadway.
Check out the revamped storefront improvement program! View the brochure.
Download the storefront improvement grant application.
The Marketing Committee is responsible for the annual Community Directory publication, of which 10,000 copies are distributed throughout the City. Many thanks to all the businesses, organizations and politicians who fund this initiative by taking out advertising each year. This committee also oversees the website and any other advertising and promotional efforts taken on by the BIZ each year.