On behalf of the newly formed Sidney Business Development Group, I would like to sincerely express appreciation to mayor and council for their support by approving a request for funding to create a business development plan for Sidney.
Earlier this year our mayor stated how important it is for the business community to come together and work towards a common goal to promote our town, then mayor and council allotted an economic development fund within their budget to support initiatives that aid in the promotion of the community.
This organization represents a range of retail merchants, professional services, accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and has a clear purpose to identify potential business development models that will bring collaboration to the promotion of our community. Parts of the process will be to seek out success stories from similar communities and to learn the needs of property owners and business operators within our town. The group has support from the Community Development Commission, the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Sidney Merchants’ Co-op and now with gracious support from mayor and council we can create and implement a customized, collaborative action plan that encompasses all the wonderful features of Sidney.
D.G. Bremner & Co. menswear