The Newton Business Improvement Association is made up of business and property owners working towards revitalizing the Newton Town Centre and improving business opportunity in the area.
About the BIA
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
Businesses in the boundary
Meet our team
Board of Directors
Linda McCabe – Value Industries
Jaspal Brar – Allied Insurance
Derek Ho – Kings Cross
Suman Basnyat – S Basnyat & Co. Inc.
Harry Lamba – The UPS Store
Kamil Lotfali – Sunstone Holdings
Jay Blaschuk – Sources BC
Jodi Leech – Studio 73
Philip Aguirre is the Executive Director of the Newton BIA. He comes from a small business background being the owner of the Old Surrey Restaurant which is 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.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Arts, Nasrin comes from a background of non-profit work with organizations such a Volunteer BC, John Volken Academy and Community Volunteer Connections.
Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2023 and elections for this year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). During the AGM, we...
Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2022 and elections for this year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). During the AGM, we...
Newton BIA would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual General Meeting of 2021 and elections for this year’s executive positions. All Businesses and Property owners within the Newton BIA area are invited to attend (no charge). During the AGM, we...
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