Hi, my name is Lucie and I am a Heart of Orleans BIA associate member!
I became involved in the BIA when another member needed help with writing human resources related articles for the Small Business ToolBOX located on the Heart of Orléans BIA’s website. I discovered a world of possibilities with the BIA and I was impressed by their dedication, creativity and leadership! Did you know that the BIA is run by two amazing individuals? Tannis Vine, is the Executive Director and Rita Chalabi is Marketing and Member Engagement Liaison and they are both employees of the BIA office. Between them and the volunteer board of management, they provide so much support, various business resources, communication, networking events and more for the businesses in Orléans! Their devotion to the cause is exemplary!
But what did the BIA do for me, you ask? I started my human resources consulting business in January 2023. I immediately became an associate member and started to benefit from the privileges associated with my membership. I gained exposure in the community by being added to their directory, featured on their social media platforms and webpage, I connected with other businesses that helped me start my business, and I met amazing business owners with whom I could share and learn from! It created a sense of community for me!
Here is how it went for me…
I never imagined how many valuable connections and referrals I was able to make in the close knit business community in the BIA!
Are you interested in learning more? Please check the BIA’s website or contact the BIA directly and someone from the team will meet with you to discuss the great benefits of belonging to an amazing community of local business owners right here, in your own neighbourhood.