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.
2020-2021 Board of Directors:
Chris Daigle, President, Downtown Bathurst Revitalization Corp. (DBRC)
Trina MacDonald, Past President, Business Fredericton North
Anne Poirier Basque, Secretary, Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc.
Bruce McCormack, Treasurer, Downtown Fredericton Inc.
Nancy Tissington, Director, Uptown Saint John
Kenneth Savoy, Director, Centreville (Tracadie) Inc.
Anne McGraw, Director, Centre-Ville Shediac Downtown
Lisa Lanteigne, Director, Downtown Campbellton Centre-ville
Gwen Zwicker, Director, Mainstreet Redevelopment Sackville Inc.
Sophie Daigle, Dalhousie Business Improvement Corporation
Downtown New Brunswick (DNB) held its first virtual AGM on October 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The first order was to amend the By-Laws of the Company to permit video / electronic meetings. Priorities for the coming year are as follows: Participating in the Municipal Reform. Tax Incremental Financing Program. Business Improvement Act – Review […]