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post-title A Letter from the Executive Director

A Letter from the Executive Director

A Letter from the Executive Director

A Letter from the Executive Director

 

Although it’s only one month into a new year, it already appears 2020 will be the “Year of Downtown Kamloops”.

Last week, news that construction for a major commercial office development will soon begin Downtown created quite a buzz throughout the city.  “The Hive” will include a blend of premium office and retail space expected to enrich our already vibrant Downtown.  We’ll see new jobs created, new businesses introduced, and a positive economic impact that will support existing retail, culinary, entertainment, arts and recreation throughout Downtown Kamloops.  We can look forward to the rising tide in which each of your businesses and services can benefit.

Only a few weeks remain in the Blazer’s regular season, and fans are excited and looking forward to the upcoming playoffs. It has been a fantastic hockey season, and the team is on fire! The KCBIA has introduced a few initiatives intended to support the team, and, Downtown businesses. The Sandman Centre often has 5,000 fans attending the games.  That is a lot of people descending on our Downtown before and after each game.  That translates into opportunities for businesses.  Initiatives such as the ‘Blazers Game Day – Orange Shirt campaign’, the Blazers ‘Special Meal Combo’ offered at participating restaurants (which includes a hockey ticket), the ‘Show us your ticket’ on social media, and, various draws for hockey tickets have all been introduced.  For more information and details about getting involved, please contact our office and speak with either Samantha or Christine.

Our office is currently busy planning various initiatives that will continue to showcase Downtown Kamloops throughout 2020.  I look forward to the release of the events calendar soon.

Lastly, your voice, thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are essential to sustain our strong business community. The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association is a non-profit organization that depends on your ongoing support to remain viable.  On behalf of our businesses, services, and developers we are a strong voice that influences and navigates, with success, matters of importance to Downtown.  We are committed to creating and introducing programs and events that continue to bring attention to Downtown.  I encourage you to contact our office should you have questions regarding the value of KCBIA membership. We respectfully request your ongoing support in order that we can continue to support your Downtown businesses.

Please stay in touch.

Carl DeSantis

Executive Director

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