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10th Annual Virtual Korean Community Day!
Saturday October 23, 2021  @ 4 PM for Korean Community Day! 
performances by: 
Traditional Fan Dancers Chung Ang Dance, K-Pop Stars Mamakeish, Magician Yoosik Ethan Oum, Martial Arts, Sooq Won Tango dance and many more!

Win 
BIG prizes from our sponsors: Aromatears, Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Coffee shop & Restaurant gift cards

Join us on 
Zoom!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89712044156?pwd=WU9Xc05FeWlTUUdldVFCVnBCQk9WZz09
Meeting ID: 897 1204 4156
Passcode: 110564

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

Now! Easier than ever to apply:

Vaccine registration - available for anyone born 2003 and earlier:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register

BC Small & Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

Click here

to register for vaccines!

Join our AGM on October 28th @ 2 PM! Meet your fellow BIA members and WIN BIG!

The BIA has been really busy, working on behalf of the association to leverage the best possible outcomes for our business area as we face extensive area redevelopment. Find out more about it at the meeting as well as what is going on with the start-up of the Coquitlam BIA. We would love to see you at the meeting. October 28th at 2 pm. Prizes and gift cards to be won!
If you have aspirations to put your talents to use on our Board, we welcome you to join our team of amazing Board members! Call Carolyn at: 604-420-2799


Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86491674581?pwd=K2RXenFQRmZJT0UwOHJySXJnKzk4QT09
Meeting ID: 864 9167 4581
Passcode: 312747

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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

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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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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: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/small-business/covid-19_small_business_supports.pdf

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/