Benefits of being in a Business Improvement District

What benefits do BIDs bring to everyone?

Studies from across the country have shown that Business Improvement Districts (BID) have resulted in the following benefits:

  • Increased customer footfall
  • A more buoyant local economy
  • Reduced individual business costs through joint projects
  • Physical improvements to the BID area
  • A united business voice on key issues
  • Businesses being more involved in community projects
  • Builds local pride in the city

BID businesses may take advantage of these promotions and services:

Vendor table at all First Fridays (including Car Show and Country Christmas)*

Vendor table at the Oxford Village Market*

20 on Tuesday listing – submit your “Twenty” themed promotion offered every Tuesday and we’ll add you to a post card distributed to Oxford Village Market visitors and at all events and promotions.

Vendor table at all other OMI events*

Social media promotion of your special event or special sale. The OMI Facebook page has over 7,300 likes and a reach of over 5,000 people monthly.

Promotion on First Friday activities list (distributed during event, via e-blast to the community, website and social media)**

Monthly Merchant/Vendor newsletter including helpful links, Merchant Meeting agenda and Downtown news

Business listing on our Business Directory webpage

One free ticket to one OMI fundraising event annually

and many more!

BID Merchant Calendar

The BID Merchant Calendar is a collection of events, promotions, and sales within the downtown BID Businesses. The calendar will be updated every Monday with the latest things to do, places to shop and dine, and lates Oxford offerings.