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A presentation to the Board and membership of Hastings Crossing BIA at its 2011 Annual General Meeting. Programming progress and the year ahead.

A presentation to the Board and membership of Hastings Crossing BIA at its 2011 Annual General Meeting. Programming progress and the year ahead.



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Hxbia Annual General Meeting Hxbia Annual General Meeting Presentation Transcript

  • BIAs in the Downtown Eastside An introduction to Strathcona and Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Areas Joji Kumagai, Executive Director, SBIA Wes Regan, Executive Coordinator, HXBIA
  • Where we are Hastings Crossing BIA
  • History and general makeup
    • Hastings Crossing BIA founded 2010
    • 600 + businesses and property owners in BIA geography majority of which are SMEs with 10 employees or less. Wide array of retail, professional services, restaurants, and social enterprises.
  • Who is Hastings Crossing BIA? Branding, marketing, and being a place
    • Socially inclusive, for revitalization not gentrification
    • Sees business as a force for positive social change and likewise sees the low income community as a partner and asset for business community through social enterprises and non-profits who employ residents through BIA programming
    • Identifying and building on community assets, increasing community capacity through BIA programming, promoting a healthy and diverse mixed commercial district that contributes to a livable and affordable community
    • Edgy, urban, artistic, gritty, creative, entrepreneurial, innovative, controversial, daring, unique, historic, fascinating
  • Amazing history Amazing potential
  • Amazing history Amazing potential
  • Diverse and Creative
  • An area known for social and political activism
  • Urban
  • Bigger picture
    • A healthy, sustainable, socially inclusive, vibrant, diverse and fully functioning Downtown Eastside. Cooperating with other BIAs, the City and numerous partners in the private and public sector
    • Successful and sustainable businesses that are partners in community development and contributors to a resilient local economy
    • A successful model for other cities to build on and be inspired by
  • Events we have partnered with or sponsored this year Central City Foundation’s Fair in the Square Megaphone- Victory Square Block Party Word on the Street- Carnegie Centre
  • Questions?
    • Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HXBIA) Wesley Regan, Executive Director P.O. Box 88188 418 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 4A5 T: 604.805.3591 [email_address]