WHO WE ARE

The volunteer Board of Management ensures the various committees, businesses, and organizations in the BIA coordinate in effective and meaningful ways. As well, the Board oversees the administration of the BIA and provides a forum for issues of most importance to BIA members. Our Board of Directors are committed to improving the local business environment.

The Essex Centre BIA can be reached by calling (226) 602-5363. Leave a message and someone will get back to you. Or, email info@essexbia.com.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Terri Grondin-Sweet: Chairperson

Libro Credit Union

519-996-1169

terri.grondin@libro.ca

 

Richard Banwell: Treasurer

Banwell&Douglas CPA Professional Corporation

519-776-6407

rbanwell963@gmail.com

Liz Semperger: Secretary
Essex Stained Glass
519-776-4577

lizard@mnsi.net

 

Mary-Anne Bjorkman: Director
Just Plus of Essex
519-776-8555

 

Justin Gagnon: Director
Olde School Deli & Cafe

519-324-7767
solutions@solutionsgw.com

Pauline Gemmell: Director
Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
519-776-6856

p.gemmell@ecnplc.com

 

Katie McGuire-Blais: Director 

Brenko’s House of Pizza

katiermblais@gmail.com

WHAT WE DO

The Essex Centre Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of business people who have joined together to implement improvements for the more than 200 businesses and services in its jurisdiction.

Operating through a Board of Management, who own or work in downtown businesses, the BIA’s primary function is twofold: to improve the physical environment of the area, and assist with economic redevelopment of the local business community through area-wide promotion and advertising. Our BIA provides both the organized structure and the source of funds to help improve our business economy and to make our town a better place in which to live and to make a living.

The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss long-range planning and to deal with new and ongoing issues.

THE ESSEX CENTRE BIA MISSION

Attract and maintain customers in the area.
Build a positive image for the area.
Effectively promote the BIA.
Provide a direction of accomplishment for BIA members.
Generate greater community interest and pride.
Provide for a greater spirit of co-operation and enthusiasm within the BIA.
Provide and secure sources of funding for undertaking short and long-term projects, planned and carried out in an orderly manner.