Support Small Business
The news has been blasted with headlines of businesses across Canada closing up shop.
Our highest priority is the safety of Downtown Surrey residents, visitors, businesses, workers, and staff. We want everyone to know that we will continue to monitor the current situations facing our vibrant Downtown and community.
But, make no mistake, these closures, cancellations and new social atmosphere will inflict a major hit to our local Downtown businesses. Over 50% of our merchants are small and local businesses that rely on the patronage of the public for their livelihoods.
While we transition our daily lives with guidance from the provincial and federal government, please remember the impact these actions will have on your community, your neighbours and those close to you.
While in-person shopping has been curtailed, we are hoping Downtown Surrey residents, visitors, workers, , and the public will consider alternative options to help our merchants maintain their livelihoods and keep Downtown Surrey the greatest it can be.
Here are some ways to help support your small and local businesses:
– Shop online or over the phone. Many Downtown Surrey businesses have the ability to ship your favourite items to your home. Also, several of our restaurants use delivery services. Take a minute to reach out to your go to restaurant and check out what services they use.
– Buy gift cards. If you, your friends or family shop at certain Downtown Surrey businesses, it’s a great idea to purchase some gift cards that can be used at another time.
– Show your love online through social media. Many of our Downtown businesses have social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and websites. While you’re at home, look them up and share what they are doing during these hard times. Share their stories and help them keep their businesses afloat.
– Stay engaged and educated about the concerns facing our community, and how they impact you.
While many of the events planned in April and May have been cancelled or postponed, we do not know what the immediate future will bring. While Downtown Surrey has many events, activities and initiatives planned for the summer, everything is on temporary hold until we get the okay to proceed.
Please continue to check out our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Finally, please remember, we are all in this together and community has never been more important. We will get through this together and we look forward to continuing our efforts to make Downtown Surrey a vibrant destination for the community, visitors and the general public.
Downtown Surrey: City of the 21st Century
From technology and innovation to dining and culture, Surrey is on its way to becoming the second largest metropolis in Western Canada.
The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (previously known as the Whalley Business Improvement Association) was formed in 2003 to facilitate business improvement, community Economic Development, Business Revitalization and enhancement to the North Surrey area. Our goal is to assist businesses and commercial property owners in Downtown Surrey build a vibrant, safe, and livable downtown.
Downtown Surrey is strategically located in the heart of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. We have a young workforce, reasonable land and lease opportunities in Surrey, the fastest growing City in BC. Business, Government and Citizens: we are a community coming together to make Surrey City Centre the choice to live, work, learn, and play.