In the main photo left side is Patrick Stafford-Smith the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in North Vancouver, and on the right side is Jon Bevan who is the new Executive Director of The Shipyards District BIA.
The Shipyards District Business Improvement Association (BIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic, social, and cultural well-being of the business community within North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The BIA’s primary objective is to enhance the overall vibrancy and vitality of the Shipyards District through various initiatives and programs.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Jon Bevan as the new Executive Director of the Shipyards District BIA. Mr. Bevan brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, having previously served as the Vice President of Hagars Liquor Store and 1st Cannabis. He is a dynamic leader with a passion for community development and an unwavering commitment to fostering positive change.
Under Mr. Bevan’s leadership, the Shipyards District BIA will continue to support and advocate for local businesses in the area. The BIA’s core functions include promoting economic development, enhancing the physical environment, and engaging with the community to create a vibrant and welcoming business district.
One of the key ways the BIA promotes economic development is by supporting local businesses through initiatives such as marketing campaigns, business training programs, and networking events. Additionally, the BIA works to enhance the physical environment of the district through beautification projects, street-scape improvements, and public art installations.
The BIA also serves as a liaison between businesses and the community, advocating for the needs of local business owners and ensuring that their voices are heard. This includes engaging with the public to promote the district’s unique offerings and attractions, as well as facilitating partnerships between businesses and community organizations.
In summary, the Shipyards District BIA, under the leadership of Jon Bevan, is dedicated to promoting economic development, enhancing the physical environment, and engaging with the community to create a thriving and welcoming business district. With Mr. Bevan’s extensive experience and passion for community development, the BIA is poised to continue making significant strides in promoting the growth and success of local businesses in the North Vancouver area.