At the upcoming 63rd Annual International Downtown Association Conference and Tradeshow in September, HxBIA will be presented with a 2017 Downtown Achievement Award in the Events and Programming category for our inaugural ‘Experience Hastings Crossing‘ event that took place in February 2017.
‘Experience Hastings Crossing’ was developed with our Connections Committee as a way to showcase the relationships and partnerships between local businesses and community organizations and social enterprises. 20 local businesses participated in the proof-of-concept event, and their work paid off! The event spanned 10 days featuring one off events, dinner specials, and unique products, while celebrating the strong partnerships with our businesses and their surrounding community. Several new partnerships were developed, and more will be created throughout the year to be showcased at next year’s event. The event received approximately $10,000 in sponsorships from Warner Brothers, Georgia Straight, The Tyee, and Ultra Express Printing.
Thanks to IDA for recognizing the efforts of our businesses and community organizations and everyone involved!