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  • News, Social Enterprise January 18/14

    Not Business as Usual – Documentary on subversive entrepreneurship released

    A new documentary by Institute B, a progressive business incubator assisting innovative ventures in Vancouver, has just been released. Check it out here http://www.instituteb.com/not-business-as-usual/ It features a few prominent Hastings Crossing BIA businesses, Potluck Cafe and Catering and Save On Meats, just across the street as well as Mike Rowlands of Junxion Strategy. Here’s the […]

  • News, Urban Design and Art January 15/14

    HxBIA Announces Student Art and Culture Submissions

    January 15th 2014 Are you a student or team of students at SFU, VCC or VFS? Do you have an awesome idea you want to bring to life in public space in the Hastings Crossing Area? (See map below) If so you are eligible to compete in one of three prize categories of $750, $1250 […]

  • DTES December 09/13

    A comment clarifiying HxBIA, ICNC and the Local Area Plan

    Recently an ICNC document listed the HxBIA as part of a statement that was made public regarding the Emerging Directions of the plan released earlier this fall.  In the preface to the statement, which was sent to Mayor and Council, the ICNC recognizes that not all participants are in agreement in regards to the details […]

  • DTES, News October 17/13

    Privilege and Empathy – Welfare Food Challenge (Day 2)

    This is the 2nd post by HxBIA Executive Director on his participation in the Welfare Food Challenge this week. For the first post in the series visit here. In posting images of my $16 worth of groceries to Facebook and sharing that I was participating in the Welfare Food Challenge yesterday I elicited a range […]

  • DTES, News October 16/13

    Can you live on $26 a week? The Welfare Food Challenge Begins Today

    Hastings Crossing BIA Executive Director, Wes Regan, is one of several Vancouverites taking the Welfare Food Challenge. Below is his first post reflecting on the competition and some of the themes he will explore in the days ahead. Stay tuned for further updates. I’m privileged. I’m not one of the 1%, I’m not even a […]

  • News, Small Business October 16/13

    Reflections on IDA Congress in New York (Part one)

    Hastings Crossing BIA, along with several other BIAs from Metro Vancouver and several hundred from around  the world, just enjoyed a week-long intensive blast of thought provoking content in New York. The International Downtown Association treated us to a jam packed schedule of speakers, guided tours and panel discussions examining current trends in planning, place-making, […]

  • News September 24/13

    VIFF Restaurant Circle Launches with SFU and HxBIA: 10 Restaurants Participaing

    Ten of Vancouver’s most exciting new restaurants (well…11 actually!) have committed to a 10% discount for Vancouver International Film Festival goers who receive the SFU-VIFF Restaurant Circle Voucher, see below. Hastings Crossing BIA is truly excited to see VIFF in our area this year and we invite all attendees to take advantage of the great […]

  • 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 […]

  • Small Business September 17/13

    Taxes and Death (…of small businesses in Vancouver)

    Wednesday September 25th the City’s recently reconvened Property Tax Review Commission will be holding a public panel at the VanDusen Gardens, BMO Great Hall (5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue, 6:00 – 9:00pm). It’s not just small business owners who should be raising their voices and asking questions of the Commission there, anyone who […]