Sidney BIA

The Sidney Business Improvement Area Society is a non-profit, membership organization that markets and promotes Sidney to attract more footsteps and promote economic growth to the BIA District. Members include all businesses in the BIA district, which falls between the waterfront and the Pat Bay Highway. The Sidney BIA works closely with members, community partners and the Town of Sidney to market Sidney as a vibrant, interesting and friendly destination. In addition, the Sidney BIA supports members by negotiating a number of leveraged marketing opportunities, offering free or low cost professional development workshops and providing networking opportunities throughout the year.

Are you are a business or property owner located in the BIA district?  If so you are already a vital member of the Sidney BIA, but to take advantage of the resources available to you, you must become an activated member. Click here for a fillable form to activate your membership. To learn more about marketing and advertising opportunities meet with Donna Petrie, Executive Director of the Sidney BIA.

If you are not within the BIA district but operate a business on the Saanich Peninsula you can still access many of the BIA membership benefits by becoming an associate member of the BIA. For more information on associate memberships, click here for the Associate Membership Application with details on pricing and benefits.

Questions about the Sidney BIA? Contact Donna Petrie, Executive Director, 250-893-0093 or via email info@distinctlysidney.ca

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Member Testimonials

“Our Sidney businesses have seen a significant increase in commercial activity during the past 18 months.  The awareness of Sidney within our local Peninsula community and Victoria as a whole seems to have grown with the marketing efforts of the SBIA.  Clearly, pooling our individual marketing resources and creating a “brand” has been more effective than any one singular effort.  Your focus on putting feet on our streets is having a significant effect on our downtown.  Keep it up and thanks for your hard work!”

Grant Rogers, Owner
Sidney Pier Hotel , Haven Spa , Haros Restaurant , Georgia Cafe , Victoria Distillers , Meridian Residences

“The Sidney BIA has been and continues to be a valuable asset to the Sidney small business community. They do a great job engaging business owners and with keeping members up to date on upcoming events and opportunities. I look forward to the future of Sidney’s small business community and working with the BIA!”

Sarah Matchett, Owner
The Surly Mermaid , The Five & Dime Diner

“The creation of the SBIA was exactly the organization needed to support businesses and attractions both individually and as a whole for the improvement of visitor activity and the financial well-being of the business community. The SBIA has achieved the goal longed for by Sidney Museum to bring merchants together to promote Sidney as a destination.”

Peter Garnham, Executive Director
Sidney Historical Museum
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