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Fort William Downtown area has a lot to offer for you and your business. Becoming an associate member allows you to become a part of our business community without all the hassle. In one fail swoop, you can get more traffic for your business and stay informed with Fort William downtown district. The benefits are invaluable. 

Friends of the BIA

Joining the BIA not only means that you all the wonderful business services listed below, but you will be supported by a wonderful community. Our members are friendly and love keeping business in Thunder Bay. Come join our team!

Will be provided the following services at no fee:

A quarterly electronic newsletter
A listing in the directory of businesses
Email communications for the most up to date information
Participation in Events
Networking opportunities - You'll be invited to our socials! These events are a lot of fun and provide the opportunity to meet new people and exchange best practices or simply relax and catch up on what's going on in downtown.
Other issues relating to the economic development of our community (such as Strategic Planning, parking etc.)

Associate Membership will be available to an expanded geographical area (see Attached Schedule) both sides of all streets, including but not restricted to: Miles Street from Vickers to Simpson Street (Excluding the 100 Block of North Simpson street which is part of the Simpson Street BIA), Simpson Street from Victoria to Arthur Street, Ridgeway from May Street to Vickers Street and Vickers from Ridgeway to Miles and all commercial properties within the boundaries. 

An Associate Member will receive all of the services listed above, but will not have voting rights, or be able to participate in beautification or maintenance programs. 

Apply to become an Associate Member

Please fill out the below form to complete your Associate Membership Application.

Business Name:

Business Type: Non-ProfitFor Profit

Contact Name:

Business Address:

Business Phone Number:

Business Email Address:

Business Description:

Membership applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors of the Fort William Business District.

Membership fee will be invoiced upon approval.

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