Ingrid Tighe, BSD Executive Director, talks with Bill Seklar, President & CEO of The Community House
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BSD Monthly Meeting Schedule
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Benefits Provided by the Birmingham Shopping District
The BSD provides many programs and services that assist businesses, property owners and the entire business district. Learn more by downloading our BSD benefits letter.
Register Now for Day On The Town
If you have not yet registered for Day On The Town, please download and submit the 2017 Day On The Town registration form as soon as possible.
Valet Parking Continues in Birmingham
To offer an advanced level of service to Birmingham customers, the Birmingham Shopping District has arranged for In-House Valet to continue valet parking services in Birmingham. The service is located near the north east corner of Old Woodward and Maple. Drivers pay $8 for valet parking for up to four hours, then $5 per hour for each additional hour. A $5 Short-Term option is also available for those who park for 30 minutes or less. The service is offered Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, call 248-530-1200.
Old Woodward Construction Update
The City of Birmingham's Old Woodward reconstruction project, originally planned for this summer, will now take place during the spring of 2018. On Monday, April 24, the Birmingham City Commission voted to reject bids the City had received for the project, and to rebid in the fall. The section along Old Woodward from Oakland to Brown will be the first phase of downtown infrastructure improvements that will span over the next several years. The area will receive extensive upgrades, including: new sewers, water main, pavement, street lights, traffic signals, planters and parking meters. Due to a demanding construction season, the City received a low number of bids to complete the work in the summer of 2017 and they were significantly higher than expected. The revised project timeline will allow for additional companies to bid on the project. In addition, it will give Birmingham merchants more time to prepare for the project and develop incentives to be offered throughout construction. Learn more about the City's upcoming downtown infrastructure improvements and project phases at www.bhamgov.org/downtowninfrastructure
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Scam Targets Corporations; LARA Alerts Michigan Businesses of Scheme
A Birmingham business recently received a scam mailing that looks like the annual corporate form for the State of Michigan. Learn more on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.
Birmingham Transitions to New ADA Parking Requirements
Reserved ParkingThe City of Birmingham is introducing a new policy regarding accessible parking in the City. Following federal ADA requirements, the City will be offering approximately 70 accessible parking spaces throughout the Central Business District. Access detailed information, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the new policy and a map showing the location of the new designated accessible parking spaces at www.bhamgov.org/adaparking.
City of Birmingham Public Notices Webpage
All Public Notices distributed by the City can be accessed all in one place at www.bhamgov.org/publicnotices. The City of Birmingham distributes public notices to make residents and businesses aware of important information and/or changes within your community. You’ll find a variety of notice categories on this page to help you learn what's happening around your home or business. This page is updated frequently and you’ll see a “NEW” icon next to the most recent notice added to the page. Learn more about other City Communications tools at www.bhamgov.org/stayintouch.
Birmingham BSD Employee Discount Program registration form
Birmingham BSD Employee Discount Program participating merchants
Birmingham BSD Ambassador Program registration form
The City of Birmingham recently released information about window signage regulations and tips to help make signs visible while maintaining high standards. Download the information today.
Register as a Chamber Bucks Merchant
There's still time to register as a merchant in the new Chamber Bucks gift certificate program. Registering is free to all BSD businesses who agree to accept the certificates. Gift certificates are purchased and redeemed at FULL face value, and there's no monthly admin fee. The registration process takes only a few minutes online! Complete this form using the Invitation Code BBCC to enroll as a merchant. You will receive an automated email with the next steps to complete the process. For more information contact Bonnie Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-430-7686.
Birmingham Fire Department's Safety Information for Businesses
The Birmingham Fire Department encourages businesses to learn about fire protection systems and proper testing and maintenance procedures. Download the information on the City's web site.
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