Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) represent groups of local business owners who promote economic development within their district. The Township of Centre Wellington has two BIAs.
Fergus BIA represents over 180 businesses in downtown Fergus.
Elora BIA represents over 80 businesses in the core of Elora.
Shop Local Initiative
Shop Local Seminar - Using Social Media to Grow Your Business!
Speaker: Gregg McLachlan, rural and small town social media expert
Monday June 6, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fergus Grand Theatre
244 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus
Cost: $10 - register at
Why Do We Support Our Local Business Community? We Thought of 9 Reasons.
Can You Think of More?
MY COMMUNITY IS MY BUSINESS
Living locally, shopping locally, it's all part of the investment you're making in the success of Centre Wellington.
CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT
Staying local means you are cutting down on fossil fuels, saving money and reducing air pollution.
Helping to create walkable, safe, compact, vibrant and livable town centres.
BE CONFIDENT YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST SERVICE
Your local merchants want to provide you with the best service, so they hire knowledgeable staff, and care about getting to know you as a customer.
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HOME IS!
Small businesses support local community groups, you supporting them means they in turn will support you and your family.
SUPPORT THE UNIQUENESS & CHARM OF OUR COMMUNITY
The one-of-a-kind nature of small businesses creates the uniqueness and charm that you love about Centre Wellington.
KEEP YOUR DOLLARS IN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
The money you spend in your community stays in your community and has a huge impact on the prosperity of everyone.
CONTINUE TO ATTRACT NEW & UNIQUE MERCHANTS
Small business is always focused on the needs of our specific community.
HELPING TO CREATE JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
Local businesses create local jobs, helping people stay in our community and making it a desirable place to move to.
Brings the power of smartphones and apps to your business.
StreetCast is an app developed locally that allows merchants and service providers to quickly create great time-limited promotions then post them to the app and all your social media networks. It will help you increase your customer base, drive repeat customers and attract visitors. The app is free for customers to download and use and is available for both Apple and Android phones. Visit your favourite app store to download.