Marketing Opportunities

Holiday Marketing Plan (Fall/Winter 2020)

Loud + Clear is developing a Holiday Marketing Plan for the St. Catharines Downtown Association, which includes seasonal creative, contest development and implementation intended to grow our email subscriber database, and an e-marketing campaign. If you wish to download the Holiday 2020 Marketing Plan, it is available here:

Further information, files and contest timeline will be posted here by late October. BIA business members will be encouraged to download the creative for use in their own social media marketing.

Create a Stronger Online Presence

There are many ways to create a stronger online presence for your downtown business.

Digital Main Street is a program that is supported by key features that assist main street businesses as they adopt digital tools, technologies and services. Your business may be eligible for the Digital Transformation Grant Program, as well as the ShopHere program which can help with building and optimizing an online store.

Additional support opportunities are offered through InvestinSTC (City of St. Catharines, Economic Development).

By adding the following hashtags to your social media posts, you connect your posts to ours and others in our community, creating a stronger online presence and greater engagement for all of us.

#DoMoreInTheCore #DowntownSTC #DowntownStCatharines #OurHomeSTC

Please use the attached SCDA logo file on your own marketing pieces:

Promote Your Business with Downtown Deals

Downtown Deals is a consumer program that highlights special offers, sales and deals that are available to our Downtown Deals database subscribers and to visitors to our website. The program is promoted via e-marketing and advertising tactics.

Downtown business members can submit one “deal” per month. Send us an email with details about your deal, including a start and end date for your offer.

Promote Your Special Event

If you are a business member located within our BIA boundaries, you are invited to submit information to us about your upcoming events in Downtown St. Catharines for inclusion in the events section of our website. Email your information before the last business day of the month to Carolyn.

More About Member Resources

Member ResourcesAbout SCDA

Created in 1973, the St. Catharines Downtown Association is a provincially legislated, not-for-profit Business Improvement Area (BIA).

More About SCDA & New Member Welcome

Member ResourcesOur Team Boards and Committees

The SCDA team is made up of our staff and Board. Find information here about SCDA committees and meetings.

More About Our Team, Committees, Meetings

Member ResourcesPrograms and Incentives

The City of St. Catharines provides a variety of financial incentive programs to the private sector.

More About Programs and Incentives

Member ResourcesGarbage and Recycling

Collection boundaries, schedules and important waste collection information.

More About Garbage and Recycling

Member ResourcesSocial Issues, Crime and Graffiti

Any criminal activity should be reported to the police and to the Downtown Association.

More About Social Issues, Crime and Graffiti