Port Perry Business Improvement Association (BIA)
Downtown Port Perry is more than shopping - it is an experience; one that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The pristine Victorian architecture is what gives our downtown its unique charm. The historic buildings host an eclectic mix of business including retail merchants, restaurants, attractions, financial institutions and professional services.
The Port Perry BIA was established in 1989 under a Provincial Municipal act. The businesses (commercial and/or industrial) located in Downtown Port Perry, from Mary Street to Simcoe Street to North Street to Water Street, make up our Business Improvement Area (BIA). These building & store owners contribute funds, independently, which their elected BIA Board of Directors facilitates, towards the maintenance, beautification, flower baskets in the Downtown along with events presented by the BIA and advertising to create awareness of our beautiful community.
This dedicated group of entrepreneurs is committed to making every visit to Downtown Port Perry an experience to remember. From the beautifully appointed facades and window displays to the friendly, personalized service, we savour every moment you spend with us.
Port Perry promises the perfect day trip for anyone looking to indulge in a little shopping or entertainment. One stroll down our Victorian streets lined with beautiful shops on the shores Lake Scugog will have you "Relaxed, restored and rejuvenated!"
We encourage you to experience Downtown Port Perry...."Life as it should be!"
Back Row L - R: Bill Minors, Lana Crosbie, Michelle Belair, Amanda Jackson, Stewart Bennett
Front Row L - R: Kenna Kozak, Teri Venner, Dana Smith, Birgitta MacLeod
(Missing: Susan Clearwater, Julie Brock, Bobbie Drew)
Port Perry BIA BOARD of Directors 2012 - 2014
Co - Chair - Lana Crosbie - PP Print | Scugog Communication Group
Co - Chair - Teri Venner - Luke's For Home
Director | Treasurer - Ryan Wood - RBC
Director | Area Development - Susan Clearwater - Building owner
Director | Advertising - Lana Crosbie - PP Print | Scugog Communication Group
Director | Secretary - Julie Hilson
Past Chair - Stewart Bennett - The Wee Tartan Shop
Director - Julie Brock - Brock's On Queen
Director - Amanda Jackson - Queen Bean Coffee Shop / P'Lovers
Director - Bill Minors - Books Galore
Director - Dana Smith - Dana's Goldsmithing | sivlerside
Council Representative - Bobbie Drew
BIA General Manager - Kenna Kozak
Please note: Any Deputations must be submitted a month prior to the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.
BIA Ambassador of the Year for 2011 - Susan Clearwater - Building owner
"For her dedication and time to all things BIA . Thank you"
Teri Venner (Co-Chair) | Suusn Clearwater | Lana Crosbie (Co-Chair)
Committees: Members are encouraged join a Committee and help build our events.
Diva Night - end of April
Moonlight Madness - end of June
Brits on the Lake - Second Sunday of August in 2012
Celebration of the Harvest - Chili Cook-off - third Sunday in Sept.
Tree Lighting & Candlelight Walk - Third Friday in November
Crafts with Santa - The Third Saturday morning in November
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Downtown - Starting the Sunday after Tree Lighting
Santa's On Queen Street - Thrus / Fridays - 2 - 4 pm, Saturdays 11am - 1am (starting after the Santa Claus parade)