HxBIA celebrates the culture of our community by supporting a variety of events, festivals, and one-offs that bring community members and visitors to HxBIA, helping to define the identity of our unique area.
Things to keep in mind when asking HxBIA to sponsor your event:
- HxBIA has one dedicated staff person, so we are typically supportive of events that require very little staff time on our end, yet deliver big impact.
- As we are a BIA that is accountable to its business members, we typically support events that attract patrons to our area, and therefore have potential to generate customers for our members.
- As we have a mandate to be a social, cultural, and economic leader in the Downtown Eastside, we support events that help us to fulfill that mission.
- Events we support should not be reliant on HxBIA for more than 20% of their operating budget.