The COVID-19 situation has been changing rapidly. Downtown NB is working with BIA’s to continuously monitor and make adjustments based on this fast-changing situation.
There have been a number of temporary business closures, and changes to hours and shopping experiences. We encourage NB BIA’s to assist businesses by sharing their status on your respective websites.
DNB and BIA’s throughout NB can assist in helping businesses by sharing which businesses are offering take out, delivery, curbside pickup, online shopping, and encouraging the purchasing of gift cards for future use where possible.
AGM’s and Online Meetings vs. In person
Many BIA’s are wondering what to do about their AGM’s, since their current by-laws only allow for in person AGM’s. With the COVID-19 situation, DNB has received confirmation that based on the restrictions on gatherings it is appropriate for a BOD to make a motion to postpone their AGM to a later date in 2020, and make their members aware of the postponement. Once restrictions on gathering are lifted they can then hold their meeting.
If a BIA wants to consider an online video conference AGM, they can consider getting a Court Order for a not-for-profit to hold its annual meeting using electronic means. We encourage your BIA to contact a lawyer to handle this for your organization.
2019-2020 Board of Directors:
Trina MacDonald, President, Business Fredericton North
Anne Poirier Basque, Past President, Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc.
Chris Daigle, Secretary, Downtown Bathurst Revitalization Corp. (DBRC)
Nancy Tissington, Treasurer, Uptown Saint John
Bruce McCormack, Director, Downtown Fredericton Inc.
Kenneth Savoy, Director, Centreville (Tracadie) Inc.
Anne McGraw, Director, Centre-Ville Shediac Downtown
Mavis Williamson, Director, Historic Chantham Business District
Gwen Zwicker, Director, Mainstreet Redevelopment Sackville Inc.
Sophie Daigle, Dalhousie Business Improvement Corporation
Downtown New Brunswick (DNB) held its AGM at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 14, 2019 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. The three priorities for the coming year are as follows: Funding program to implement NB BIA Planning Initiatives Tax Incremental Financing Program Business Improvement Act – Review and Amendments The officers elected for […]