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We Won!
Posted: Mar 2, 2015

Burlington Downtown Wins for 2nd Year in a Row!

Hot off the presses… We are pleased to announce that Yellow Pages Group has awarded the top prize for the Community Spirit Cash Award in the amount of $5,000 to the Burlington Downtown Business Association.  This is the second year we’ve won in a row for recognition of the Shop the Neighbourhood event that ran this past November!!

Yellow Pages Group launched this program in 2013 solely in the GTA in an effort to put a focus on shopping locally and supporting local businesses – all in time for the holidays. While the Yellow Pages Group expanded the 2014 campaign to include Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa the BDBA submission was judged against other BIA’s in the Greater Toronto Area.

Yellow Pages offered up three tiered cash prizes per major city totalling $10,000 to be used for Beautification projects, to each of the three BIAs demonstrating the highest member participation and / or most spirited campaigns.

This was truly a team effort! Thank-you to our amazing business community who jumped on board to support this event by signing up as participants, developing offers, decorating their businesses, engaging their customers through social media, making them fill out yellow hearts to what they love about downtown etc.

This event would not have been possible without the efforts our amazing team of volunteers and a HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who assisted to bring the event to life for a second year in a row!


Image from left to right:
Brian Dean – General Manager, BDBA, Chris Long – VP Yellow Pages, Maurice Desrochers- Burlington Furnished Rentals, Mark Eade – Eade Mortgages, Mirella Marsilio – Mirella’s Ladies Boutique, Janet Sachade – Fairhome, David Hayward – Martin & Hillyer, Blair Lancaster – Councillor Ward 6 City of Burlington, Jennifer Walker – Chair Marketing Committee BDBA, Suzy Godefroy – Member Engagement Specialist BDBA, Bob Martin -Martin & Hillyer, Jason Stoner – Chair Board of Directors BDBA, & Dan Bishop – Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel.


"Celebrate Downtown" Vinyl Campaign
The BDBA has launched the “Celebrate Downtown” vinyl window campaign at two downtown properties.
Patios Downtown Burlington
Patios are still in full swing and with many restaurants offering heated sections and tented areas.