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!