Morrisburg DBIA Summer 2015 Newsletter

There has been a change to our contact information: the office phone number is 613-643-3013, there is an answering machine so please leave me a message is we don’t connect. Email: bia@morrisburgshopping.ca , I am generally in the BIA office Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. Please give me a call or send an email if you need to see me to make sure I am in the office as I am often out and about in the plaza or visiting a member. I will come to you if that is more convenient.

Our new website is almost ready to launch (thank you Fluent Media) for picking up the pieces. I will be contacting you as soon as the site is up to verify the information we have about your business and to ensure you are able to log on to the site and use your space on the site to promote your business. Our Facebook page is up and running so please visit and like us there: Morrisburg DBIA.

We are ready for the long warm days and to welcome our neighbors and visitors alike to Downtown Morrisburg. The gardens have been planted and the hanging baskets are up. We have added some new picnic tables to the courtyard and it has already become a place people enjoy. The bike rack and cycle maps are back out at the clock tower.

Our Farmers & Crafters Market is in operation Fridays and Saturdays and you may see some of our vendors with fresh produce out on other days of the week. We feel this is another way to bring attention to our existing businesses.

We are gearing up for the Annual Antiquefest weekend, July 18th & 19th with the Golden Gears Car Club coming in on Saturday for an Cruise In event on the East side of parking lot. We will have live entertainment on the Sunday and wine tasting courtesy of Smokey Ridge Vineyards both days. Admission is free and we will here rain or shine.

Saturday August 22nd is the date of our 1st Annual Pork Fest…a celebration of all things PORK. We will have food of course, a beer tent, live entertainment. Many community groups will be here with their own delicious pork creations as well as our fabulous local restaurants who will be featuring special pork delights. The day will get under way at 11am – 8pm rain or shine and admission is free.

I would like to remind you that we continue to promote the Shift 10 program whereby we encourage consumers to shift 10% of their purchases to local businesses. Part of this initiative is to educate the public about how much local businesses give back to their communities. We will continue to run Advertisements in The Leader newspaper listing the many organizations and charities that our businesses support. The message is: “this support is possible because you shopped local” The next Ads will be placed in the July 8th and August 5th editions so please send me the information about who you donated to so we can include your business in our Ad.

Cook’s Corner is celebrating their 1st Anniversary under new ownership. Saturday June 20th drop in for some popcorn, great deals and prizes.

We have a contractor (ORKIN) coming to the spray both plaza’s for Spiders on Monday June 22nd. They will begin at 5:30am and should be finished before most businesses are open. The spray used is nontoxic to humans and I will have the MSDS sheets at the office for anyone interested.

Grace