About

The Newton Business Improvement Association (Newton BIA) is made up of a group of property and business owners who are passionate about improving the opportunities for businesses in the Newton Town Centre by taking leadership and revitalizing the area. To accomplish this, the Newton BIA would like to hear from tenants and property owners on what would make a difference for them.

The Newton BIA takes leadership within the Newton Town Centre to galvanize the area. The BIA focus is to bring business members, grassroots organizations, community stakeholders, and government together to create a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood for the residents, workers, and visitors in the area. Through collaboration with these groups, the BIA is able to create viable and effective programs for the area with focus on the four pillars of the BIA: safety, area enhancement, marketing & events, and government relations. These programs will work together to foster change within the community and neighborhood to create a successful future for the Newton Town Centre.

The benefits of a BIA include:

  • Promote safety and beautification for the area
  • Encourage residents to shop locally
  • Affordable cost shared by all Newton Town Centre businesses
  • Controlled by Newton Town Centre business and property owners
  • Low overhead with maximum marketing investment
  • One voice to advocate for our business community

Population of Newton

146,000

Businesses in Newton

385

Average Age

37.5

Property Owners

165

Meet our team

Board of Directors

2018-19

Linda McCabe – Value Industries
Jaspal Brar – The Cooperators
Chandan Sabharwal – Sabharwal Law Group
Derek Ho – Kings Cross
Suman Basnyat – S Basnyat & Co. Inc.
Harry Lamba – The UPS Store
Shannon Gnocato – Newton Bingo Hall
Richard Janzen – FastSigns
John Podger – Budget Brake and Muffler

Philip Aguirre

Executive Director

Philip Aguirre is the new Executive Director of the Newton BIA. He comes from a small business background being the owner of the Old Surrey Restaurant which are located in the Newton Town Centre. He is also a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the University of Victoria where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce. Philip has been a strong advocate for the community of Newton for many years.

AGM Notices

AGM 2018


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2018 and elections for next year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments will...

AGM 2017


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2017 and elections for next year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments will...

AGM 2016


Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2016 and elections for next year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). Coffee and light refreshments will...

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