The Listowel BIA, the North Perth Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of North Perth are working together to support our business community. For updates to our community and businesses, see our page HERE.
The Kin Family have seen just how much community spirit there is and how everyone wants to support our small businesses who give so much to our community. This program is a great opportunity to support businesses that have been so greatly impacted by COVID-19 while giving back to the community and possibly win some great prizes!
The Kin Family will be selling $50 gift cards that are actually valued at $60 (see below)! Gift cards will be issued by the Kin Family to ensure that every business participating benefits equally. By making a purchase you help every business listed. It also encourages you to shop at possibly ‘a new to you store’ and see all the great options that are available locally. Further, businesses receive the income now, when they most need it, and you receive the gift card, when our businesses are back to normal operations.
For every $50 purchase of a gift card, you receive:
· A $55-dollar gift card from a participating business, issued by the Kin Family so that each business benefits equally. This is a 10% bonus!
· A $5-dollar donation on your behalf from sponsors, such as the Listowel BIA, to the Kin Family to put back in the community to reflect the loss that occurred from having to cancel most Paddyfest events this year
· Entry(ies) into a prize draw for each purchase. The more gift cards you buy, the more entries you get. The prize draw will be administered by the Kin Family and will be drawn no later than 2 weeks (14 days) following the end of the program.
Number of entries would be determined by the amount of purchases and are as follows:
$50 = 1 entry
$100 = 3 entries
$250 = 10 entries
$500 = 25 entries
As a bonus, purchasers will also have the option to donate to the Salvation Army Food Bank. 100% of donations will go directly to the Food Bank.
Visit the Kinsmen website today HERE to purchase your gift cards!
The Listowel BIA is proud to support this program as it will provide additional income/support to local businesses, promote shopping local during COVID-19 for all businesses and add funds to our community.
The Listowel BIA is sponsoring this initiative with program development assistance, promotion/advertising and will make a $5 donation to the program for every gift card purchased up to $2500. By doing this, we are helping our business community during this time and our general community, which was greatly impacted by the loss of many Paddyfest events, which brings in thousands of dollars for community betterment. The Kin motto has always been, 'SERVING THE COMMUNITY'S GREATEST NEED' and we are proud to assist them in this project.
The contest is closed but it is not too late to share your love of Listowel!
While we continue to practice social distancing, let’s take the time to highlight all the great things we love about Listowel. Post a picture of your favourite place to SHOP, DINE or DISCOVER in Listowel using #DiscoverListowel!
Winners were chosen randomly each week and announced on our social media accounts. The prize was Shop Dollars to be used when this is all over. Money will be distributed starting the week of June 1, 2020. The winners were announced during the month of April.
Check out this great video on all Listowel has to offer in fall and winter!
The Listowel Business Improvement Area is made up of over 200 local business people and commercial property owners and tenants that have joined together, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in the district. As an integral member of a network of community partners, we work to create a thriving, competitive and safe business area to attract shoppers, diners, visitors and new businesses. A major focus of the BIA is to market and promote the Listowel Business Improvement Area as the business destination of choice to residents and visitors alike. The Listowel BIA works collaboratively with the Municipality of North Perth, the North Perth Chamber of Commerce, and other community groups and service clubs to be catalysts for civic improvement. We strive to make this community a better place to live, visit and do business.
The Listowel BIA is currently working on several initiatives. Our Facebook Page Discover Listowel and Instagram account Discover Listowel are used to promote all the business community has to offer. We maintain the four grand entrance signs to the community and street banners in the downtown area. We also maintain the annual summer flowers and seasonal decorating throughout Listowel. We are actively marketing the area through newspaper and radio advertisements as well as social media with the goal of enticing more customers and more businesses.
The Listowel BIA Board of Directors meets once a month. The meeting is usually the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are held in the Committee Room at the Municipal Office at 330 Wallace Avenue North in Listowel. All Members of the Listowel BIA are welcome to attend Board Meetings. Contact us to find out more and join our meetings.
Our Board is made up of up to 12 directors, 10 of which are chosen from the BIA membership, along with a Council representative and the North Perth Director of Finance/Treasurer. Board members of the Business Improvement Area are dedicated to the development and promotion of the business community.
Our current Board consists of:
We are looking for energetic, passionate and business-minded people to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets once a month for Board Meetings as well as participates in sub-committee work throughout the year. The Board is responsible for decision making for the Business Improvement Area. Interested individuals can fill out an application form. For more information, contact us today!
Do you have a space available to rent or purchase? Let us know and we will post it for you! Here is a list of current spaces available for rent:
Contact us for more details on these available spaces.
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