CBIA Oct 2014 Newsletter

Elections

electionsThe Elections are the biggest topic in town with only a few days left. Please make sure you VOTE.

Who will win and who will not, are questions far greater than we can predict but….. with the updated ruling by the Municipal Clerk, please note the Election of Officers for the BIA Board will take place at the AGM in March.

Under guidance of the Municipal Clerk a ruling has been brought to light on membership status. A BIA member is the property owner and the business tenant. (No sub-tenant – No Proxies)

Only a BIA member may vote or sit on the Board. All eligible members are asked to keep this in mind as we approach our AGM.
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Harvest Festival
25 October, 2014

Forget about the Great Pumpkin, pass on Vampires and Zombies ….

How about a Scarecrow Contest… Judges will be around soon so be ready…… and then this Saturday

Yellow passports are to be handed out by the merchants as of Saturday 25 October. See the BIA Website for further details.

Remember only one Passport at a time per Customer.

Campbellford’s Women’s Weekend is Back!

Spread the word!….

womens-weekendThe date has been set for Saturday November 8 2014. No passports will be sold this year.

This is not a BIA Downtown event, but we are pleased to announce this wonderful venture being put on in the Downtown area.

Any Campbellford business wanting to participate or to find out more information about the new format please contact the organizers… Caroline Bingley 705 632-0007 or Nancy McCarten 705 632-0732.

They will not be formally approaching businesses this year about the event, as they have in the past but if you wish to take part, contact them directly.

Westben Musical Halloween Animal Dress Up Party

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 9:30 – 11:00
Clock Tower Cultural Centre
36 Front Street South, Campbellford

Join Westben at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre for a Musical Halloween Animal Dress Up Party! (For Littles 0-5) It will be a fun-filled morning of music, movement, craft, play and (healthy) goodies!

Contact: community@westben.ca
or call Susan at 705-653-5508

Scavenger Hunt November 22

scavenger-mapThe BIA is having a Scavenger Hunt within participating businesses to combat the often-used phrase “We can’t get it in Campbellford.” This will be an advertising promotion with minimal effort on the part of each merchant but should create maximum BUZZ in the Community…. and it works like this. If you wish to participate, think of the most unusual item you have for sale in your store.

For example Kerr’s Corner Books might list a giraffe, not a book because it is too easy to guess a book would be in a bookstore. On the Scavenger Hunt ballot there will be one list of business and one list of items across from each other with a number in front of them. The customer will fill in the space behind the business name with the item number.

Kerr’s Corner Books _______________ 1 Canadian Bush Spray
Snap Shots _______________ 2 Giraffe
Bulk Plus _______________ 3 Refinished Antique Mirrors

When the ballot is filled it needs to go to Kerr’s Corner Books. There will be a draw on 1 December for $100.00 in BIA Buck for the winner.

I will be bringing ballots around with the promotional material for Christmas before the Scavenger Hunt. So start thinking… What do I have in my store, that customers might not think I sell ?????

Santa Claus Parade – November 29

The theme for the Santa Clause Parade is Holiday Melodies.

santa-claus-paradeWe will be once again putting in a float. Would all participating businesses please have your wrapped empty box with your business name on the side delivered to me at Kerr’s Corner Books by 26 November. If any one has time to help put the float together on 29 November, please give me a call.

BIA Bucks Christmas Draws will take place 28 November and 5, 12, 19 December.

Have a great holiday season and if needed you can get in touch with me at… info@campbellfordbia.ca

Corner Christmas Tree

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It won’t be long and the tree will need decorating.. Volunteers are needed to put up and decorate the downtown Christmas tree.

Councillor Eugene Brahaney has come forward to donate a tree, now all we need are Helpers to make it look fantastic!.

Have your downtown look great for Christmas…. Contact the secretary info@campbellfordbia.ca

Take Part in the Harvest!

Take-Part-in-the-HarvestLet October be your Harvest Month and visit all the stores in Downtown Campbellford. Go from shop to shop and see what Downtown Campbellford has to offer. Many of the Merchants have Harvest decorations adoring their windows with Scarecrows on guard, because when you come to Downtown Campbellford, you get to be a part of Great Shops, Great Food and a Great Town!

Participants

  • Pick up your Passport at participating merchant on Oct 25, 2014. 
(One Passport at a time, per customer).
  • On Saturday Oct 25, 2014 get your passport stamped by going to sufficient different downtown stores to fill your Passport. 
(All 8 Passport squares are to be filled, each by a different store).
  • Fill in your name and telephone for us to contact you if you win
  • Drop of your completed Passport at a participating Downtown Merchant no later than Oct 28, 2014.
  • Pick up another Passport and go visit more stores.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Draw will take place Oct 31, 2014, from completed entry Passports received.
  • Winner will receive $100.00 in BIA Bucks (redeemable at participating Downtown Merchants stores in Campbellford)

Merchants

If you need extra passports and to return completed ones, drop them off at Kerr’s Corner Books, Campbellford, or call for pickup. T: 705-653-4335

Success Through Partnership

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Celebrate Small Business Week
October 19 – 25

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club.

The Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a Brainstorming Session to shape a Strategy to Engage Local Consumers with products and services available in Trent Hills and Northumberland County.

Agenda

5:30 pm – Networking & Light Refreshments
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm – Brainstorming & Roundtable Discussions

Sponsored by the Community Development Office Municipality of Trent Hills, Dart Cup, Eastlink and RBC Royal Bank.

No Cost to attend. RSVP Required. To register, contact the Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce at 705-653-1551 or email tourism@trenthillschamber.ca.