The Listowel BIA is so very proud of Listowel's very own, Corey Conners! Corey will be representing Canada in golf at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. All the best to him and all of our Canadian Olympians!
To quote Corey: "It just doesn't seem real!"
GOOD LUCK, COREY!!!
The Listowel BIA is pleased to sponsor a FREE concert on August 10, 2021 featuring Listowel’s very own Sarah Pratt-Parsamian! The concert will be held at 7pm at the Listowel Memorial Park, Amphitheatre. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Listowel Salvation Army Food Bank.
Originally from Listowel, and currently based in New York, NY, acclaimed violinist Sarah Pratt-Parsamian enjoys a diverse and exciting musical career. She has been a prizewinner at the Jeunesses Musicales International Violin Competition, and Silver Medal winner in the Canadian National Music Competition. At the age of 14 she made her solo debut with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at the Guelph Spring Festival in Ontario, and since has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the U.S., including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. Recent highlights include a riveting performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, (Stratford, ON).
An avid chamber musician and recital artist, Sarah has performed across Canada and the United States, including Stratford Summer Music Festival, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, the Arts and Letters Club, Heliconian Club (Toronto), the British Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Bargemusic (New York, NY), the Detroit Institute of Art (Detroit, MI), Clefworks (Montgomery, AB), and others. Sarah is a temporary member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, having joined the company for the current season. She also performs as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic, with whom she has traveled on tours across the United States, Europe and Asia. She is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 2006. Sarah has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and at the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She has appeared on Saturday Night Live with Beck, and can be heard on the soundtracks of the 2019 Oscar-winning film "Joker", as well as other major films including "The 100 Foot Journey" (2014), "Gemini Man" (2019), and "In the Heights" (2021).
In addition to her performance schedule, Sarah is a passionate educator; she believes strongly in sharing the knowledge and joy of music-making with the next generation. She was a faculty member at Third Street Music School Settlement in NYC for over ten years, and director of the chamber music program at the school for the last two years. She has been a violin instructor at the prestigious Brearley School in NY, and undergraduate TA at SUNY Stony Brook University School of Music. During summers she has coached at Interprovincial Music Camp (Perry Sound, ON), and the Summer Chamber Festival at Third Street (NY). Sarah currently instructs a studio of private violin students at her home in New York, two of whom are her own children! Her students perform regularly on a series of community outreach concerts she organizes at retirement residences, recital spaces, and in parks across New York City.
Sarah holds a Bachelor in Performance Degree from the University of Toronto, Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. Her principal teachers have been David Zafer, Peter Oundjian, and Ani Kavafian. Other teachers have included Pamela Frank, Pinchas Zukerman, Lorand Fenyves, members of the Brentano, Tokyo, Emerson, and St. Lawrence string quartets.
When her violin is resting, Sarah can be found jogging on park trails, climbing trees with her children, hiking with her camera, or curled up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine.
The Listowel BIA is proud to sponsor this great event!
(Rain Date is August 11, 2021)
More details coming soon!
Do you have shop dollars? Now is the time to spend them! For more information on the shop dollar program, visit HERE.
More details coming soon!
Shop Local Dollars are a local currency for use at participating North Perth businesses. They are available all year and make great gifts! To support many businesses during this time, continue purchasing shop local dollars today. For more infomration visit the North Perth Chamber of Commerce website.
We wrapped up our contest just as we entered Step 2 of the Reopen Plan for Ontario. Thank you to everyone who participated in our receipt contest! And more importantly, THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our business community throughout this difficult time. We APPRECIATE each and every one of you! #discoverlistowel
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event from June 16th to June 19th! It was wonderful to see people out and enjoying our downtown businesses!
Take the Listowel Loves Local Pledge to automatically be entered to win Shop Local Dollars to spend in our community. The pledge is simple and easy to do! Check out our Listowel Loves Local page for all of the details!
Are you wanting to support local restaurants? Do you need a break from the kitchen? Check out a local restaurant listing on the Municipality of North Perth website HERE!
Listowel is open for curbside pick up or delivery! Reach out to our businesses today to see how they can help you.
Check out this great video on all Listowel has to offer in spring and summer! Please keep in mind that not everything is available 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!
***Footage was taken prior to Covid restrictions
Our AGM was held virtually on April 7 at 7pm. Thank you to everyone who attended. We appreciate your interest and support!
Brayden Gingrich, owner of Off the Lens Media, was our keynote address and presented on 5 Common Marketing Mistakes. It was information, engaging and very helpful! Thank you, Brayden!
About Off The Lens Media:
Started in 2015, Off The Lens set out to help businesses change the way they market online. Using high quality video, targeted online ads and custom brand strategies, they help small businesses like yours get on their feet and dominate their space. With their passion for helping others, they are aiming to change the online marketing space, and how business owners look at investing in themselves and their brands.
Given the devastating impacts of Covid-19 to our business community, Win This Space 2020 was postponed. We will bring it back when the time is right. For more information check our our Win This Space page.
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.