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SBIA Renewal

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000. We serve more than 850 business and commercial properties within our catchment area and provide advocacy, marketing, property maintenance, safety and sustainability services to our members. Funding is provided through a BIA levy, mandated by a City of Vancouver bylaw that is… (Read More)

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Small Biz- BC Job Grant Program

Small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) looking to hire or train staff can receive one-on-one assistance to help understand and access funds from the Canada- B.C. Job Grant program. The program is a partnership between the Province of BC and Small Business BC aimed at strengthening small businesses in BC, improving access to grants and… (Read More)


Renewal Open House – June 28th

The SBIA is seeking renewal for 2017-2024 and looking for feedback and input from our businesses and property owners. You are invited to the Strathcona BIA’s Open House on June 28th. Based on your feedback, we have updated our strategic plan for the next renewal period (2017-2024) Learn about our proposed priorities, ask questions, and… (Read More)

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Call for Artists for HUTN 2016

Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery: Concrete Tree Planter Issue Date: May 10, 2016 Submission deadline: May 27, 2016 The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is seeking applications from qualified Vancouver artists to paint concrete tree planters as part of the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN) expansion. The SBIA is a non-profit organization… (Read More)

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Holiday Social 2015 Recap

On December 9th, SBIA members and friends reflected on and celebrated the year at Pat’s Pub. The social continues to grow with over 90 people attending this year. Guests enjoyed fabulous food & drinks and wonderful door prizes provided by members and vendors. We would like to thank our vendors for the event Floral &… (Read More)

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Strathcona Holiday Guide 2015

Still searching for the perfect gift this holiday season for that special someone? Look no further than the awesome array of businesses offering unique and locally made goods in Strathcona. We are highlighting a few of the special spots in the neighbourhood where you can find gifts, gourmet food, fun home activities and more Mikado… (Read More)

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Urban Tree Nursery Expansion

Urban Tree Nursery Expansion Business Participation Request The SBIA is excited to announce that we are expanding the Urban Tree Nursey and we need new business partners. Trees next to your business will beautify the area, strengthen the local community, reduce the perception of crime, and provide needed shade during hot weather. The expansion aims… (Read More)