We focus on initiatives related to the health and resilience of the local economy, the management of the built environment, stewardship of the natural environment of which it is intertwined with, and the cultural and social development of our area. We work with other levels of government too, as well as regional governance bodies, foundations, financial institutions, universities and colleges, the Vancouver Economic Commission, Board of Trade, Chambers of Commerce and other non-governmental organizations. We collaborate, connect, facilitate, and challenge ourselves to form creative solutions with all our partners and supporters in the interest of the community we serve. Services we provide for our members:
Support with graffiti removal, illegal dumpings, cleaning street debris and other public realm concerns
Networking and professional development events
Creation, attraction and support of cultural events and marketing strategies to draw consumers to our area and your business
Advocacy by bringing your voice and your concerns to our elected officials and government bureaucracies through regular contact and strategic partnerships organizations like the Fair Tax Coalition, the Vancouver BIA Partnership, BIABC, Urban Land Institute, and local universities and thought leaders in various sectors.
Services we are currently developing or have developed for our members:
CommunityWise New Business Welcome Packet to orient new businesses to the community and connect them with social enterprises and other local businesses.
We Invite and encourage you to us the DTES Vancouver Buiness Directory to Find Business in Hxbia and throughout the DTES
We acknowledge that we conduct our business on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples including the skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). We extend thanks, honour, and respect to our hosts.