Business Fredericton North

Bridging Opportunity With Business


Business Fredericton North is welcoming, vibrant and the Northside Core for business.
Enhancing the physical attractiveness, effectiveness, and functionality of the Business District including vehicular and pedestrian traffic, public safety, streetscape design, signage, planning and other attributes. Implement the Main Street Urban Design Plan as adopted and hold future development to the principles of the plan.
Creating and supporting events and activities which animate and market the BIA and reinforce its appeal. Create opportunities for members to promote their businesses through BFN lead initiatives.
Marketing the Business District to new and existing consumer markets as a primary Northside commercial core in which to do business, shop and be entertained.
Positioning the Business District as a positive business environment by attracting new businesses to the area and assisting existing businesses to grow.
Providing a forum for member businesses to communicate with one another, governments and the business
community at large; providing an effective framework through which members can
gain benefits from their collective association

Who is BFN and What is a BIA?

Business Fredericton North is the business improvement association on the Northside of Fredericton, New Brunswick. We represent approximately 220 businesses and 100 commercial property owners in both the boundaries of the BIA and greater area of Fredericton North.

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a geographically defined urban area which contains primarily non-residential properties. In New Brunswick, BIA boundaries usually encompass the area which has traditionally been considered the “downtown or Main Street” of a community. The BIA is the purest form of economic development you will ever see, commercial property owners have levied themselves based on the assessed value of their property to reinvest in the business area for the good of the businesses and the public.  BIAs work cooperatively to design and manage; promotional campaigns, events, advocacy initiatives, beautification and upgrading programs and various other revitalization projects.

What our members are saying about BFN?

Dr.’s Matt and Sarah Williams – Williams Chiropractic and Williams Physiotherapy

BFN has provided us with numerous opportunities for façade grants for our buildings which allowed us to put up better signage and paint the building exteriors feature walls! This helped out patients find us and helped beautify the north side!BFN is always providing newsletters and updates about important information to North Side Businesses – saving…
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Bob Chisholm – McDonalds

As new business owners coming to Fredericton from Ontario (2012) my wife Jan and I did not really know anyone outside of McDonald’s. Being part of the BFN has introduced us to many other business owners who share our same concerns. I cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff and fellow board…
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Edwina Corey – Edwina’s Catering

I purchased a building and set up business on Main Street five years ago. BFN made us feel so welcome right from the beginning. I have taken advantage of computer training, help with finding the right staff and have hosted and attended many Meet and Greets. These get-togethers are a good way to get to…
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Your Northside

Your Northside is our dedicated Northside publication delivered to over 7700 Northside homes in the Spring, Fall and at Christmas.  BFN and our publishing partner True North Marketing are in our 9th year of producing this magazine which promotes local Northside businesses and Northside editorial content.