At various times throughout the year, promotion of local businesses, and promotion of shopping locally will be carried out. The goal is to increase customer traffic for our members while decreasing congestion on the roads heading out of the surrounding community. With increased business comes more businesses, and with more businesses, the community will become stronger and the cycle continues.

Shop Local Advertising

In addition to the seasonal campaigns, a monthly promotional feature is published in The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News. Member businesses may participate in the advertising at a discounted rate at any time throughout the year. Each month we focus on a different segment of our membership, as well as vary the themes for the season.

Coupon Book

The DMRBIA also produces coupon books in which local merchants may place a coupon for a very affordable price. These coupon books are distributed at festivals and events around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows free of charge, and also given to high-traffic establishments and local businesses.

3/50 Project

A great idea that encourages spending a total of $50 in three independent businesses per month in order to bolster the local economy. It's such an easy change to make - simply divert $50 per month of money you would already be spending into local, independent businesses instead of a big box or chain store. Buy your bread at a local bakery, shop for new clothes at an independent clothing store, or grab a coffee from a new cafe - you'll meet people in the community, try something new and help stimulate the local economy!

If your business would like to participate in any of our Shop Local Campaigns, please contact the office.