Member Benefits


Programs & Services for You

The BIZ offers programs and services targeting downtown placemaking, cleanliness, safety, transportation and parking. Here’s a quick list of just some of the services available to you as a BIZ member. So tell us – can we get you anything?


Safety concerns? 204-958-SAFE (7233)

  • Downtown Watch SafeWalks: 8:30am – 11:00pm, Monday – Sunday (subject to change on weekends)
  • Safety seminars for your staff
  • For information on joining the Downtown Security Network (DSN) call 204-958-4634 or visit

Panhandling challenges? 204-958-SAFE (7233)

  • Change for the Better Program: collection boxes and education about panhandling
  • Mission: Off the Streets Team (MOST): a homeless employment program with Siloam Mission, cleaning downtown
  • Aggressive panhandlers? Call the Downtown Watch: 204-958-SAFE

Marketing & Promotions

Need help with marketing? 204-958-4626

  • Get on our online downtown business directory by sharing your business story
  • Promote your event in our Event Calendar
  • Brochures, maps, posters and guides for your customers: 204-958-4640
  • Advertise in our MINGLE enewsletter
  • Get mentioned by Downtown Peggy  on social media
  • Get visibility for your business through sponsorship


Litter, glass and debris near your business? The Downtown BIZ Enviro-Team is here to help! 204-958-4624

  • Sidewalk sweepers
  • Power washing storefronts
  • Graffiti removal (we are committed to removing within 24 hours whenever possible)
  • Cigarette butt receptacle cost sharing program


Want to improve the look of your business? 204-958-4629

  • Flowers and planters
  • Setting up a patio, help with a patio permit or furniture
  • Spruce up your window display or improve your facade

Transportation & Parking

  • Downtown parking maps and information: 204-958-4640
  • Downtown Spirit free shuttle bus brochure:
  • Install a bike rack near your business: 204-958-4621
  • Problem with a loading zone or on-street parking? 204-958-4640

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Connect with us by emailing or calling 204-958-4640.