a member’s guide to the Port Credit BIA
benefits of membership
Port Credit BIA was founded in 1977 and has close to 600 member businesses. As the BIA, we work in partnership with the city of Mississauga to maintain and enhance our unique waterfront community.
We focus our efforts on undertaking projects that add to the vibrant atmosphere of the village. This includes the general cleanliness of the streets as well as art, flowers and other decorative touches that serve to beautify the district.
Part of the BIAs mandate is also to provide marketing support to member businesses. One of the ways we do this is by helping develop programs to attract locals and tourists to small businesses in the BIA.
Events are also a big part of what we do. We work to sponsor and curate an impressive mix of events that cater to all demographics. No matter the season, there’s never a dull moment at the Port!
Membership of the BIA is made up of an outstanding variety of businesses including a diverse mix of cuisine, bars, unique retailers and professional services.
We pride ourselves on providing not only a vibrant and energetic environment that is quintessential Port Credit, but also a safe one.
become a member
Are you a new business in Port Credit? Do you want to be part of the Port Credit Business Community? You are eligible to become a member of the Port Credit BIA if:
- Your business is located on our main street, Lakeshore Rd, within the boundaries of Mississauga Rd and Beechwood Ave [include map]
- Your business has a brick-and-mortar location or you rent office space within the Port Credit BIA boundaries
If you answered yes to both please contact us to learn what benefits our members can receive. You can email Dianne@portcredit.com for more information.
In the wake of covid-19 recovery, we are committed to providing the necessary support to our member businesses. As the city moves forward with reopening, we strive to provide safety and comfort so that locals and tourists may continue to come out and enjoy all that the village has to offer.
Free 1-hour consultation with a Legal, Accounting, Business Operations, Sales, and Digital Marketing Strategies professional, including guidance on COVID-19 support programs (support available in multiple languages).
The Mississauga Made marketplace is a FREE promotional advertising opportunity for all locally-based businesses.
Residential and commercial property owners impacted by COVID-19 may apply for a deferral of 2021 property tax payments until December 15, 2021.
Provides a $10,000 to $20,000 grant for small businesses required to significantly restrict or close operations due to public health measures.
Provides property tax and energy bill rebates for businesses required to significantly restrict or close operations due to public health measures.
Provides a grant of up to $1,000 to help small businesses (2 to 19 employees) cover costs related to personal protective equipment (PPE).
Provides a subsidy of up to 65% for property-related expenses such as rent, mortgage interest, property tax, and insurance payments (plus an additional 25% for businesses impacted by lockdown restrictions).
Provides an interest-free loan of $60,000 for small businesses. If repaid by December 31, 2022, $20,000 of the loan will be forgiven.
digital technology supports
Digital experts will provide free one-on-one assistance to build online promotion strategies.
Provides independent businesses and artists with resources to develop and launch an online store for free.