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Benefits Provided by the Birmingham Shopping District
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Ingrid PhotoBirmingham Shopping District Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Director
The Birmingham Shopping District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director.  At a special meeting on March 29th, Ingrid Tighe was unanimously appointed by the Board to serve as Executive Director beginning April 17, 2017.  Ms. Tighe's experience as a Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, as CEO of the Clifton Park, NY Development Authority and commercial real estate experience with Hines Interests Limited Partnership, in combination with her Master's Degree in Public Administration, are sure to be invaluable in serving the Birmingham Shopping District.

Ms. Tighe has demonstrated strong abilities in attracting and promoting business growth in stimulating economic development, in addition to strong leadership and project management abilities. Ms. Tighe lives in Birmingham with her family and brings much excitement for this new opportunity.  We look forward to having her join our team in serving the businesses of Downtown Birmingham!

City to hold Informational Meeting for Downtown Businesses on Old Woodward Project
The City of Birmingham held a third informational meeting for businesses in Downtown Birmingham on April 27, 2017 to provide an update on plans for the reconstruction of North Old Woodward. If you missed the meeting, you may view the informative powerpoint presentation here: Merchant Meeting, April 27, 2017.

Valet Parking Continues in Birmingham
To offer an advanced level of service to Birmingham customers, the Birmingham Shopping District has arranged for In-House Valet to continue valet parking services in Birmingham. The service is located near the north east corner of Old Woodward and Maple. Drivers pay $8 for valet parking for up to four hours, then $5 per hour for each additional hour. A $5 Short-Term option is also available for those who park for 30 minutes or less. The service is offered Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, call 248-530-1200.

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