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Business Beautification Program

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Register your business and get beautifying! Registration closes July 17.

The Business Beautification Program encourages local businesses to beautify and maintain their storefronts and surrounding property all year round.

During the summer months, participating businesses will have a chance to win the Business Beautification Award selected by community vote. The award will be presented by Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Program and Contest Guidelines*

  1. Register your business between July 5 to July 17, 2017
    First ten businesses to register will receive a free planter!
  2. Business beautification must take place during registration timeline, with a week 1 “After” photo to be submitted by July 17, 2017.
  3. A week 6 photo must be taken and submitted between August 23 and August 30, 2017

*Participants must adhere to contest guidelines to be eligible for the Business Beautification Award

Voting will take place from September 11 to 15, 2017

Beautifying your business can be quick and easy. Here are many simple ways to participate in the Business Beautification Program:

  • Sweep storefronts, walkways and surrounding areas.
  • Clean windows, and hang a welcome sign.
  • Clean or update outdoor signage.
  • Re-paint fencing, bollards and parking lot lines.
  • Pressure wash sidings, outside furnishings and walkways.
  • Pick up litter, and other debris around your property.
  • Landscape and/or hardscape your property.
  • Provide proper bins for trash, recycling and cigarette butts.
  • Plant low maintenance shrubs, greenery and flowers beds.
  • Remove graffiti. Email to pick up a free Graffiti Removal Kit.

An attractive storefront not only promotes a positive image of your business, but also appeals to prospective and current customers. By maintaining your property on a regular basis, this encourages neighbouring businesses to follow suit and beautify their storefronts as well.

Nuisance Property Bylaw

Businesses are not obligated to beautify their storefronts. However, all property owners should be aware of the Nuisance Property Bylaw, which outlines the penalties for having an unkempt and unsightly property. Graffiti, overgrowth of grass or weeds, and litter are a few examples that would be considered as part of the Nuisance Property Bylaw.


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