Issuu on Google+

Old Town Kemptville BIA Su Sally, Chair (613-258-1118) Angela Beking, BIA Coordinator (angelabiaintern@gmail.com) September 2012

BIA Newsletter

A Warm Welcome to Our New (and Expanded!) Downtown Businesses

Candy for You

Tekken Martial Arts Academy 125 Prescott Street, Unit 1 & 2 613-215-0555 tekkenmaa@gmail.com

206 Prescott St. 613-702-3441 http://www.candyforyou.ca/ Owner Samantha McLean of Candy for You carries over 500 popular and hard-to-find products, including British, Dutch, sugarless and organic candies. The store also carries gift baskets, candy bouquets and even candy buffets! Mmm!

Jason Motard, a world belt holder in Brazilian Jui Jitsu (BJJ), his wife Nadie Martin and their son Tristian own this business together, with both Motard and Martin teaching classes. There is something for everyone at Tekken! -Photo by Laurie Weir of the EMC

Keller Williams Solid Rock Reality Inc. 148 Prescott Street 613-258-4545 http://www.kw.com

31 Clothier Street 613-258-1130 http://www.bensonautoparts.com/

The real estate agents in the new Keller Williams office serve all clients in the 416 Corridor and Ottawa South real estate markets. These markets include Ottawa, Barrhaven, Manotick, North Gower, Kars, Osgoode and North Grenville. Come in for help with buying a home, selling a home or both!

On August 1st, Benson Auto Parts expanded their retail store by approximately 2400 square feet. The BIA would like to congratulate manager Stacy McMartin and her team for this achievement, and building owners Patti and Keith Lindsay for the building’s beautiful new brickwork!


Old Town Kemptville BIA Newsletter

Upcoming Events Dock Announcement and Un-Official Opening of Anniversary Park

September 29th, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to kgeorge@northgrenville.ca

Old Town Kemptville BIA Meeting October 12th, 2012, 8:00 a.m. Butler’s Victorian Pantry BR+E Launch & Networking Event October 18th, 2012, doors open 6:00 p.m., presentations at 7:00 p.m. North Grenville Municipal Center Preregistration is required; contact Teri Devine at tdevine@northgrenville.on.ca

Page 2

New Ways to Connect Old Town Kemptville is now on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to check out www.facebook.com/OldTownKemptville, an interactive Facebook page designed to let the public know about BIA businesses, promotions and upcoming events. “Like” it to connect with other BIA members and with customers! We are also on Twitter @OldTownKemptvil.

Reminder from the BIA Regarding E-mails

Kreepy Kemptville October 27th, 2012 (tentative)

We are currently updating the BIA e-mail list.

Santa Claus Parade November 17th, 2012

If you are a business owner and have not been receiving e-mail updates from the BIA, or if your email address has changed, please contact Angela Beking at angelabiaintern@gmail.com. Thank you!

BR+E Workshop: Developing a Marketing Plan November 21st, 2012, doors open 6:00 p.m., workshop at 6:30 p.m. Preregistration is required; contact Teri Devine at tdevine@northgrenville.on.ca

Old Town Christmas December 2nd, 2012

Kemptville 73’s Home Games

September 21st at 7:30 p.m. (Pembroke) September 30th at 7:00 p.m. (Gloucester) October 7th at 7:00 p.m. (Brockville) Do you know of an upcoming event that you would like to see in the next BIA newsletter? If so, please e-mail Angela at angelabiaintern@gmail.com. Thanks!

Your New BIA Coordinator Angela Beking Angela Beking is the new Coordinator for the Old Town Kemptville BIA. A native of the Kemptville area, Angela is very excited to join the BIA team. For the next six months, she will be working to update the BIA membership list, develop the BIA website, and help with new and ongoing promotions. You can reach Angela by e-mail at angelabiaintern@gmail.com.


Old Town Kemptville BIA Newsletter

Page 3

Announcing An All NEW Event…

Tentative Date: October 27th, 2012 In 2006, the North Grenville Historical Society and the Municipality developed a series of walking tours for the historic downtown area of Kemptville. (http://www.northgrenville.ca/walkingtours.cfm)

This Halloween, the Old Town Kemptville BIA would like to develop a “Kreepy Kemptville” event based on the Historical Society’s ghost tour of Kemptville. “Kreepy Kemptville” will feature a variety of events and games throughout the day, culminating in an evening Haunted Walk.

We Need Your Help! What would you like to see at the “Kreepy Kemptville” event? Some possibilities include:        

A Spooktacular Treasure Hunt (each person gets a card, which is stamped when they enter any BIA store; when the card is full, the bearer gets a prize) A BIA-wide sidewalk sale or indoor trick-or-treat (depending on the weather) A contest for the “best-dressed” business window A costume parade and contest for kids Ghost stories and sharing time (perhaps with kid-friendly snacks) A BBQ lunch (perhaps in support of a cause) A Haunted Walk based on the “Kreepy Kemptville” walking tour Crafts and game stations for kids (for example, a cupcake decorating station or a modern “bob” for apples area)

If you would be interested in helping to create, or be involved in, any of the above events, or if you have another idea for “Kreepy Kemptville,” please contact the BIA Coordinator, Angela Beking at angelabiaintern@gmail.com.

Please send your feedback by October 9th, 2012, as we will be discussing Kreepy Kemptville at the BIA Meeting of October 12th (8:00 a.m., Butler’s Victorian Pantry).


BIA Newsletter - September 2012