Become a Member

What do you get as a member of the Sidney Business Improvement Association? Resources, perks, and community are just a few of the benefits of membership. Read on for more information!


  • You instantly become part of the business community and have the opportunity to network with potential partners and sponsors at our annual events.
  • Expand your horizons with our roundtable events, or a beverage at our annual receptions. We also host workshops and forums on emerging issues that impact the downtown core.
  • Have your say in what matters downtown! Members directly impact the direction of the Association through surveys, focus groups, and other engagement initiatives. Make sure your voice is heard!
  • Members are regularly featured in our social media content as well as our website blog, which has far-reaching distribution. Join today and get in touch with us for more information.
  • As a member, you have access to our member perks, leveraged opportunities, and discounts. You also gain the ability to market your business through by giving your fellow members exclusive offers.

Who is eligible?

The Sidney Business Improvement Area Society (Sidney BIA) Bylaws allow for membership based on your status as an “Owner” or “Tenant”, or as an “Associate Member”. An individual is eligible to activate a voting membership in the SBIA if he or she is an owner, or a representative of a company, that owns taxable Class 6 commercial property “Owner” OR if he or she is an owner, or a representative of a tenant business that has a valid business license and is conducting business “Tenant”, within the Sidney Business Improvement Area.

An individual or a company that owns multiple properties, or owns multiple businesses, or owns a property and a business, or a company with multiple owners, may, as a member, have only one vote as a member. Owner and Tenant voting members do not pay a membership fee.

The Sidney BIA’s Bylaws provide for non-voting Associate Membership if you are not an “Owner” or a “Tenant” in the Business Improvement Area, but you are a person (or company/organization) with a demonstrable interest in the Sidney Business Improvement Area.

If you are unsure if you are an “Owner”, “Tenant” or “Associate Member”, please contact us at [email protected].

Who is NOT eligible?

Businesses that fall outside of our catchment, or people whose companies do not contribute to our levy (such as individuals or businesses working in shared office spaces*, food trucks, street vendors or buskers).

Not eligible for the free membership? Learn more about our $350 associate membership. Contact our Executive Director, Morgan Shaw, at [email protected], for more details.

* Some exceptions may apply


Joining will take you less than 5 minutes and is completely free.

Please click the link which indicates which member category you are applying.

Voting Member (“Owner” or “Tenant”)

Sidney BIA Associate Membership Package