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Merchant Resources

A BID provides business area merchants with the resources to develop marketing campaigns, increase awareness and enhance public improvement projects in partnership with the City. An organized business community can work more effectively to create positive change and increase support for businesses in the area. BID's work closely with elected officials and City staff to voice collective concerns, monitor business regulations and obtain funding and support for their business development projects.
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COVID-19 Information
 
We are dedicated to provide updates for businesses with important information such as,
  • Reopening guidelines
  • COVID Assistance Resources
  • Vaccine Information
  • Grants & Loans
  • Webinars
Resource Guide
 
Comprehensive guide to connect merchants with city-wide resources and explain essential business regulations. The guide covers critical topics such as:
  • Legal issues, permits & licenses
  • Financing & incentives
  • Immigrant-owned businesses
  • Violations & complaints
  • Licenses & Inspections
  • Sanitation requirements
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • Accessibilty requirements
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Website Design & Marketing
 
For merchants within the BID, we design marketing materials such as social media graphics, and flyers. We have the capability to design a custom website for your business and domain name connection. These services are FREE of charge to the merchants of the 5th Avenue BID.
We also advertise local events, sales and news through the BID social media platforms & website.
Contact or tag us on social media to share your promotions with us!
Advocacy
 
The BID acts as a liaison between local businesses, stakeholders, and City agencies providing a collective voice for the neighborhood to help inform City policy. The BID is in close contact with local politicians, Community Board 10, and non-profit organizations in Bay Ridge. 
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