Attention all Business Owners in the Listowel Business Improvement Area (BIA)!!!
You are invited to attend the Listowel BIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 @ 7 p.m. (originally scheduled for April 2020). The The AGM will be held at the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex, Community Meeting Room at 965 Binning St. W, Listowel.
We will review highlights from 2019, review the first half of 2020, and outline upcoming initiatives for 2020 and early 2021, including Win This Space!
Given current restrictions with Covid-19, we will not be serving a light meal or offering a social time before or after the meeting. We have also decided to postpone our guest speaker until 2021.
We do have room capacity restrictions, so it is necessary to RSVP to this meeting in order to ensure health and safety compliance. All attendees will be required to wear a mask unless unable to do so for health related reasons.
An agenda will be available prior to the meeting upon request. RSVP by Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Lisa Schaefer at 519-444-8233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Listowel BIA is proud to sponsor an event that recognizes our business community! Nominations are now open for the annual Business Excellence Awards! Please share your story about local businesses and organizations that have went above and beyond in their service and workmanship in our community.
Are you wanting to support local restaurants as they re-open? Do you need a break from the kitchen? Check out a local restaurant listing on the Municipality of North Perth website HERE!
Stage 3 is here and with that so many of our businesses are open! Reach out to them today to see how they can hep you. The Municipality of North Perth also has a listing of who is open on their website HERE!
The Listowel BIA, 101.7 The ONE and the participating Listowel businesses want to thank everyone for supporting Listowel and for entering our “Open for Business” contest. Congratulations to all of our winners! Our first two winners won one of two prizes of 100 ”Shop Local” Dollars donated by the Listowel BIA. Our Grand Prize Winner won over $1,000 in Gift Cards from participating businesses.
Our participating businesses were:
The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox Bakelaar Jewellers Listowel BK's Brand Name
Crabby Joe's Bar & Grill Corley Source For Sports Dairy Queen
In the Bag Bulk Products Lavish Salon McIntosh Farms
Shoppers Drug Mart Spinrite Yarn Factory Outlet The Scrapbook Shop
Listowel Florist Knapps Department Store Healthy Computers
Pollywogs Life's A Party Backwoods Timber Creations
Riverview Park Residence Watson's Home Hardware Listowel Between The Lines Sports
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our Summer Sale Days! We continue to invite you to shop, dine and discover Listowel as man of our businesses are keeping the sales going for the rest of the summer. Shop for great deals and unique wares! Grab a bite to eat! Discover our parks and trails!
Thanks to the Listowel Banner for advertising with us and putting this great advertising together!
Thank you to everyone who participated each week and entered to win our contest to find the Hungry Caterpillar and win local shop dollars! We had so much fun with this program in partnership with the North Perth Public Library!
Thanks to our participating businesses who had our Hungry Caterpillar for a week in their storefront! These businesses were:
Diana Sweets Restaurant
The Scrapbook Shop
Don Hamilton Realty
McIntosh Farms - the Butcher Shop
The Listowel Banner
Respecting COVID-19 restrictions to keep Perth County Communities safe, the local Municipalities of North Perth, Perth East, West Perth, and Perth South, with contributions from the Atwood Lions Club and Mitchell Rotary Club, partnered to bring you Canada Day 2020 - A Virtual Celebration!
This week-long event ran from June 25th to July 1st! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this event a fun one for our community! Our community rocks!
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 spring and summer! Please keep in mind that not everything is available this summer due to Covid-19 and we look forward to when we are back to normal! There is still lots to shop, dine and discover in Listowel! We can't wait to see you!
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.