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BSD Monthly Meeting Schedule
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Benefits Provided by the Birmingham Shopping District
The BSD provides many programs and services that assist businesses, property owners and the entire business district. Learn more by downloading our BSD benefits letter

Understanding Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBB) 

The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) is spreading the word: shops will be open and accessible throughout construction! As an extra incentive for shoppers, the BSD is offering Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBB) throughout construction! Instructions for shoppers can be found at Instructions for merchants are as follows: 

- $20 in Birmingham Bonus Bucks will be awarded to shoppers for every $100 spent at BSD retailers, and for every $200 spent at BSD restaurants between April 9 and July 15, or until the promotion maximum has been reached. A restaurant is defined as any BSD business that serves food and beverages.
- Merchants who redeem Birmingham Bunus Bucks should immediately mark them as “Redeemed” and write the store name and date on the BBB.
- Birmingham Bonus Bucks will be numbered and embossed – they should only be redeemed by merchants if they have the proper markings on them. Please note all Birmingham Bonus Bucks expire on July 25, 2018.
Merchants should direct shoppers to for details about how to receive their BBBs.
- Merchants will bring collected BBBs to the BSD office. The BSD will record the number of BBBs redeemed at each store and will process reimbursement checks monthly.
- Birmingham Bonus Bucks must be turned in to the BSD office by August 15th for reimbursement – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Questions should be directed to the BSD at 248-530-1200.

Join a BSD Committee 
Become more involved with the Birmingham Shopping District by filling out an application to join one of the following committees: Business Development, Special Events, Maintenance and Capital Improvements and/or Marketing. The BSD Board will review your application and you will be notified regarding the status of your request. Download the rules and application today!

Merchant Meeting set for April 11, 2018 
The next Merchant Meeting will be held on April 11, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at Vinotecca, located at 210 South Old Woodward
Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! 

BSD Accepting Bids for Valet Parking Services
The Birmingham Shopping District is accepting sealed bid proposals from qualified professional firms and/or contractors for valet parking services during the Old Woodward reconstruction project. The duration of the project is expected to start approximately the end of March 2018 and continue through July 2018. The RFP, including the Specifications, may be downloaded here, obtained online from the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network at, or at the Birmingham Shopping District, 151 Martin St., Birmingham, Michigan. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsoring a BSD special event is a great way to gain exposure and support the community. Download the 2018 BSD Event Sponsorship Packet for sponsorship opportunities that meet all budgets. Thank you for your support!

February 8th Merchant Meeting Recap
On Thursday, February 8, merchants gathered at Nina McLemore to learn about events, involvement opportunities, social media tips, the upcoming Old Woodward construction project and more. ICYMI: download the February 8 Merchant Meeting recap.

Valet Parking Continues in Birmingham
To offer an advanced level of service to customers, the Birmingham Shopping District coordinates valet parking services in Downtown Birmingham. The service is provided by In-House Valet and is located near the north east corner of Old Woodward and Maple. Drivers pay $5 for one hour, or $8 for up to four hours. The service is offered Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, call 248-530-1200.

Old Woodward Construction 
Learn about the City's upcoming downtown infrastructure improvements and project phases at To receive updates on the project, sign up for the "Old Woodward Reconstruction News for Businesses" group at

Scam Targets Corporations; LARA Alerts Michigan Businesses of Scheme 

A Birmingham business recently received a scam mailing that looks like the annual corporate form for the State of Michigan. Learn more on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.

Birmingham Transitions to New ADA Parking Requirements

Reserved ParkingThe City of Birmingham is introducing a new policy regarding accessible parking in the City. Following federal ADA requirements, the City will be offering approximately 70 accessible parking spaces throughout the Central Business District. Access detailed information, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the new policy and a map showing the location of the new designated accessible parking spaces at

City of Birmingham Public Notices Webpage 
All Public Notices distributed by the City can be accessed all in one place at The City of Birmingham distributes public notices to make residents and businesses aware of important information and/or changes within your community. You’ll find a variety of notice categories on this page to help you learn what's happening around your home or business. This page is updated frequently and you’ll see a “NEW” icon next to the most recent notice added to the page. Learn more about other City Communications tools at  

Birmingham BSD Employee Discount Program registration form

Birmingham BSD Employee Discount Program participating merchants

Birmingham BSD Ambassador Program registration form

The City of Birmingham recently released information about window signage regulations and tips to help make signs visible while maintaining high standards. Download the information today.

Register as a Chamber Bucks Merchant
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There's still time to register as a merchant in the new Chamber Bucks gift certificate program. Registering is free to all BSD businesses who agree to accept the certificates. Gift certificates are purchased and redeemed at FULL face value, and there's no monthly admin fee. The registration process takes only a few minutes online! Complete this form using the Invitation Code BBCC to enroll as a merchant. You will receive an automated email with the next steps to complete the process. For more information contact Bonnie Miles at or call 248-430-7686.

Birmingham Fire Department's Safety Information for Businesses

The Birmingham Fire Department encourages businesses to learn about fire protection systems and proper testing and maintenance procedures. Download the information on the City's web site.

Birmingham Fire Dept. Recommends Knox-Boxes