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Hamilton Economic Development

City BIA businesses get nod for sparkle, looks and helping out

The city’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) were celebrated in an awards luncheon on Monday with recognition offered for façade improvement, the sparkle award (ongoing maintenance) and business/community partnerships.

The façade improvement is a salute to those businesses who have put a good face forward in the past year. The sparkle award is recognition for those businesses which have strong ongoing maintenance strategies. The partnership award recognizes a property or business owner for their involvement in community initiatives.

Deb Spence, with the city’s economic development department said this may be demonstrated through a business’s involvement with the BIA.

The following businesses received awards:

Ancaster BIA

Hanley’s Loft – Façade Improvement
The Purple Pony Ice Cream Shop – Business/Community Partnership

Barton Village BIA

West Avenue Residences – Façade Improvement

Dundas BIA

Detour Roasters Café – Façade Improvement
Terraware Hemp & Eco Shoppe – Sparkle Award

International Village BIA

Modify Your Closet – Sparkle Award
Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home – Façade Improvement

Locke Street BIA

Lulu & Lavigne Home Studio – Sparkle Award

Ottawa Street BIA

L.G. Wallace Funeral Home – Sparkle Award
Allsorts Gallery – Façade Improvement

Waterdown BIA

Taylor’s Plumbing – Façade Improvement
Turtle Jacks – Façade Improvement

Westdale Village BIA

The Villager Gentlemen’s Clothier – Sparkle Award
Global Village Market – Business/Community Partnership

Stoney Creek BIA

The Building at 28 King Street East – Façade Improvement

Downtown Hamilton BIA

Allegra Hamilton – Business/Community Partnership
Grant Thornton – Façade Improvement

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