• Events! March 06/14

    Free business writing & networking seminar info!

    This heads up about a new series of small group business writing seminars just came through the feed, may be of interest to local entrepreneurs (or future entrepreneurs for that matter).   Do you have a great idea for a new restaurant, retail, or service-based/online business? You know you probably need a plan, but the […]

  • Events! February 21/14

    A new way for businesses to support community (a catered networking event) Wednesday March 19th 2014

    Old models of giving to charity or supporting non-profits are giving way to new revenue streams and purchasing philosophies. Come meet local business owners, non-profit leaders, and an innovative new company that’s unearthing a goldmine of funding for youth focused non-profits and charities, Swipe 4 the Kids. As consumers of goods and services we send […]

  • Events! January 21/14

    Bitcoin free information session Thursday (33 W. Hastings – Lost and Found Cafe) 6:00 PM

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have surged in popularity over the past few years. No longer just an interest of internet enthusiasts or the hacker community, small businesses have begun to embrace Bitcoin thanks to local champions who promote the currency and have installed ATMs and POS in retail and F&B businesses. There are others who caution the exuberance around Bitcoin though. A free information session will be held this Thursday at Lost and Found Cafe to explore Bitcoin’s potential for use by small businesses. 6:00 PM at Lost and Found Cafe, 33 W. Hastings Street.

  • Events!, Food and Drinks September 20/13

    Sample four different restaurants for $25 at the next HxBIA networking event

    The Taste of Hastings Crossing Networking Crawl has become one of the most popular events of the year for small business owners, non-profits, and others who are eager to discover the newest and most exciting food & beverage concepts opening up in this exciting and historic corner of the city. Not to mention a great […]

  • Events! September 18/13

    DTES Social Impact Hiring Panel Discussion September 24th

    Social Impact Hiring Panel Discussion Tuesday September 24th at 2:00 PM – Portside Pub Event Details (Taken directly from EventBrite page) Join us for an afternoon facilitated by Wes Regan in sharing strategies & practices for businesses to successfully hire locally and provide meaningful employment opportunities for people who are currently being left out of […]

  • DTES, Events! July 11/13

    End bullying, intimidation and harassment in the DTES now!

    On Thursday July 11th at 10:00 AM in Pigeon Park, over 15 residents associations, community economic development non-profits, family and cultural service organizations, aboriginal organizations and various other non-profits from the DTES will stand in solidarity to respond to the vandalism, intimidation, harassment and targeted pickets that have taken place lately. This is the statement […]

  • DTES, Events! June 24/13

    Time for a pocket market in Victory Square Park?

    This past Saturday Hastings Crossing BIA partnered with Olla Flowers, Farmers on 57th, Floral and Hardy, Bathtub Gardens, Okanagan Fair Flowers, Strathcona 1890 Urban Seeds, and Vancouver Ikebana Society to host a great little flower festival on the second day of summer. A steady flow of folks wandered into Victory Square Park, where tents […]

  • Events! June 05/13

    Flower Festival and Urban Picnic June 22nd in Victory Square Park

    Ever heard of Lazy Fun? Come experience it firsthand on June 22nd when several community groups and businesses will be filling Victory Square Park with a variety of flowers, arts and crafts and edibles for the first annual Flower Festival and Urban Picnic. There will be live music from a selection of professional and student […]

  • Events! January 03/13

    Things to look forward to in 2013

    On the menu for HxBIA in 2013 is a great blend of events, emerging partnerships, networking and professional development, the Local Area Planning Process and possibly some urban design features coming to HxBIA. Here’s just a few things to look forward to and a few emerging projects on the go. We will continue to focus […]

  • Events! October 13/12

    Victory Fitness Day October 18th! FREE

    HxBIA is excited to announce that Kalev Fitness and Academie Duello will be offering a 1.5 hour Fitness Super-Class where participants will get to experience a taste of what these two exciting local businesses have to offer.

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