DMRBIA iconThe Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) is the recipient of Best in the West awards, after being a part of the BIABC Conference in Nanaimo. The purpose of the conference was to bring BIAs from different communities together, to “share ideas about creating and nurturing a vibrant business area.

BIABC 2017 AwardBIAs from all over submitted their projects, events and initiatives in 8 categories and the one DMRBIA project to win award this year is “one-stop-shop” for Business Licensing & Permits in the Downtown Leadership & Management category.

In response to needs identified by the business community, DMRBIA advocated with the City of Maple Ridge to create a “one-stop-shop” for Business Licensing & Permits.
A “Customer Service Coordinator, Licenses & Permits” position was created. This persons' role is to liaise between businesses and an assortment of city departments, to make the permit and license process clear and simple for entrepreneurs.
Through these objectives, new businesses opening in Downtown Maple Ridge wouldn't feel this outstanding resentment towards the City of Maple Ridge. Thereby, Maple Ridge would become a friendlier place for businesses in the future; reflecting Downtown Maple Ridge is "Open for Business"!

Busking Program

Busking Program

Looking for a lunchtime activity? Well look no further! The DMRBIA's Busking Program is hosting various buskers, starting on Monday, June 26th, 2017!
Buskers will perform at 3 locations in Downtown Maple Ridge:

Leisure Centre Aquatics Area Upgrades

Leisure Centre Aquatics Area Upgrades

Renovation work to start late in August of 2017 with the grand reopening in September of 2018

Pianos on the Street

Pianos on the Street

The piano has now been moved to its “Hibernation Location” in the Maple Ridge Library; upstairs, north-side of the building.
Next June/July 2017 it will be moved back in the Bandstand.
Hope you enjoyed our Pianos On the Street Project!
Great BIG Thank You to all our local musicians, who entertained the community!

Did You Know... Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

Did You Know...  Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

One card, 700 businesses to chose from!
The perfect gift for the local shopper on your list. Available in denominations of $25.00*, the certificates are available for purchase at the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA office, Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm.

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Shoppers in Rainy Haney will have the option to grab a FREE bright orange umbrella from participating businesses, use it while it's raining, and return it at their own convenience. Thanks to the sponsorship of several local businesses, the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is able to provide 200 of these colorful umbrellas to the community this year.

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching is the perfect fun, free family activity for Spring, and a great way to get outside and explore Downtown Maple Ridge. Geocachingis a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS coordinates and clues. Participants start at specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden there.

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Downtown Maple Ridge Shopping Bags are here! Beautiful, colourful, reusable bags, with iconic Maple Ridge graphics.
Available in many downtown Maple Ridge retail stores.
Only $1 each, made from recycled materials. Get one while they last!

Business Watch

Business Watch

The Business Watch program in Maple Ridge has been up and running for one year. The RCMP and BIA have spoken to approx. 150 businesses in the target area. Just to remind everyone the target area is located between 222nd to 224th Street, from Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy.

Useful tips on how 9-1-1 works in relation to the police

Security

Security

Any BIA member that would like to use Westridge Security Service in emergencies (at a reduced BIA rate) and have not set up alarm response for their business yet, can do so by filling out the form and returning it to Westridge Security. This is an " Alarm Response Signup sheet" (pdf) with Westridge Security, for DMRBIA members. 
" Alarm Response Signup sheet" (MS Word format)