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West Broadway BIA

The Heart of What We Do

The West Broadway Business Improvement Association (WBBIA) consists of businesses and property owners on West Broadway from Collingwood to Larch St. Our volunteer board members are committed to enhancing the vitality of the business community by developing initiatives that enhance and benefit our area, from promoting small businesses and local events, to streetscape projects and developing community partnerships.

Citywideprovincially and internationally, BIAs are dynamic organizations providing programs ranging from marketing, street beautification, safety and security and business relations.

The WBIBIA and its merchants are host to many exciting events, promotions and fun activities all year round – and these are just a few reasons millions of people visit Kitsilano on West Broadway each year!  Here is information about our local projects and community partners.

As a newer BIA relative to others in the city, the WBBIA operates with one staff and smaller budget, and we optimize resources through partnerships and collaboration.  We partner with Vancouver BIAs on advocacy and citywide initiatives to support local businesses, and co-chair the Vancouver BIAs marketing committee with the West 4th BIA.  Here is a presentation of collaborative initiatives, implemented in the city and beyond!

For more information about the West Broadway BIA, please contact us.

 


BIA Information & Annual Report

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Click here for the 2021 Annual Report, featuring BIA information, projects highlights, community partners, and Fall and Winter initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Come on Board!

The West Broadway BIA Board Members are local business and property owners, and dedicated volunteers!  To participate, attend a meeting or for more info, please contact us.

 


Board of Directors

Sabrina Faas – President
Bayswater Tea Co.

Dave Rayat – Vice President
Property Owner, First Avenue Venture Partners

Alex Zbar – Treasurer
Property Owner, MLW Ventures

Marjan Malakooti
G&F Financial Group

Linda Muhia
Vancity

Patrick North
GNK Insurance

Nick Panos 
Omega Travel

Nicole Von Szombathy
Vancity

 


Executive Director BIO

Michelle Barile is the Executive Director of the West Broadway BIA, since its formation 2011, and a consultant in BIA formations and marketing. Her role includes graphic design, promotions, events, street beautification, strategic planning and advocacy to support small businesses. She has worked internationally in marketing communications, and has 14 years of BIA experience, implementing award- winning initiatives that engage the community and enhance business areas. Her small business experience began by making aluminum railings at her Dad’s factory (coincidentally called Broadway Manufacturing) and attempting to waitress at her Mom’s restaurant (breaking dishes since 1995. OPA!)

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West Broadway BIA

c/o Suite 238 - 2912 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6K 0E9
Tel 778-384–6377
Fax 604-739-8511