Welcome Page for New Businesses to SDBA
Welcome to the Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA). By virtue of your location within the BIA boundaries in Sechelt, you are a member. There are no fees to pay. The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is a Business Improvement Area (BIA) that is created by a bylaw of the District of Sechelt as a local service area under the Community Charter, sec. 219(2)(b). As such, the property owners fund the SDBA through their property taxes. The boundaries of the BIA are indicated on the map below.
The SDBA advocates for the downtown area of Sechelt by organizing activities in the downtown Sechelt core that are intended to encourage business within the BIA service area, providing educational and social events for the members of the SDBA, and representing downtown businesses on projects including public safety, revitalization, heritage conservation, economic development, community spirit and beautification.
The SDBA supports an office and one part-time employee. The office hours at this time are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 – 3. However, please note that there are often evening meetings and/or events that might change those hours. We try to make a point of visiting each new business and delivering a welcome bag with lots of information and complimentary promotional items from other businesses. However, you are always welcome to drop in to the office and say hello.
The Sechelt Downtown Business Association (SDBA) has developed and maintains this website which includes information about every SDBA member business. We hope to make this website a resource that will benefit downtown businesses and Sunshine Coast residents and visitors alike. To ensure your business is well represented on the SDBA website, please enter the information about your business into one of the the forms linked to below. You can send the information back to the SDBA via email, mail or fax. I invite you to explore other businesses on the website to see how the member pages look. Please note: there is no charge for this service.
We wish you all the best in your new endeavours in Sechelt!