Holiday Shopping Spree on North Road
Grand Prize winner of $1000 is Rick Parsons. The $100 prize winners will be announced soon! Thank you to everyone for supporting Burnaby North Road businesses!

Upcoming event! BITE of Burnaby

Check out our events page for the report regarding last years BITE of Burnaby and its success with local businesses!

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Proof of Vaccination, the BC Vaccination Card and how to get yours!

We are at the next juncture of this dreadful pandemic - where we will have to produce our credentials to enter certain businesses. You can get yours in seconds, by clicking on the link below.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Merchants - check this out! A NEW an easy way for your customers to pay: 

Felix Payment Systems Ltd. is a Yaletown based payment technology start-up. They have partnered with Visa and Mastercard to offer exciting technology to businesses of all sizes. They are currently running a trial of cutting-edge technology to Vancouver based businesses. Essentially, we have developed software that turns your mobile into a payment terminal. This provides merchants of all sizes a cost effective, secure, and flexible way to accept payments without additional hardware, lowering costs and setup times.

Think of it as the next generation of Square. “Square, without the square”

 https://payfelix.com/demo-video-terminal/

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WorkSafeBC will be conducting inspections to verify that COVID-19 Safety Plans remain effective. Make sure you are prepared for site visits, which the Health Authority are conducting.

To review the full list of Province wide restrictions including meetings and social gatherings, visit:

 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#athletics

 

The following associations also have a number of resources to assist retail employers in managing the risk of COVID-19 exposure

https://www.retailcouncil.org/coronavirus-info-for-retailers/
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/employers-businesses/food-businesses

Government Korean Translators available!

Dear BIA member -
Good news for our Korean speaking members - thanks to Service BC you can connect directly with a Korean speaking translator to access information about the COVID 19 supports.
Simply call 1-888-990-9014 and say "Korean interpreter please"
Here’s the link to all of the available business funding: 

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When COVID hit, we wanted to make sure our businesses were protected from crime, so we quickly reached out to the Burnaby RCMP Community Policing department for support. They immediately responded with a poster campaign and also substantially increased patrols in the area and surrounding community. Many merchants commented they were seeing police cruisers at all hours of the night and day! We put the posters on everyone’s windows and in the local papers, which proved a great deterrent to criminal activity in the business area. 

The innovative program was also picked up by the cities of Surrey and Richmond. 

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For regional information on COVID-19, and how you can help prevent the spread of the virus, please visit Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/