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Registration Now Open for IDA’s 60th Anniversary Conference & Tradeshow
Join us in Canada’s capital city as we explore the theme of IntenCITY, September 3-6, 2014. With more businesses, more employees, more residents, and more visitors choosing downtowns, demand for increased services and amenities is at an all-time high. During this conference, learn how place managers and downtown leaders are rising to the challenge.

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IDA Launches PEAK: where Place Experts share Advice and Knowledge
PEAK is a virtual community that's designed to be an easy one-stop-shop for connecting with peers, sharing best practices, and exchanging ideas. You can quickly ask and respond to questions, browse and contribute to an enriched resource library, and connect with peers by searching enhanced member profiles.

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Property-Owner BIDs Approved for London
With a national taxation system based upon occupiers rather than owners, BIDs were developed with an assessment that required the lessees of property to pay the bill and govern the BID, rather than the owners.

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Upcoming Events

Member Benefits Explained Webinar
August 21, 2014 at 3PM EDT
Join IDA staff and fellow peers as we walk though all the benefits of an IDA membership. This free webinar is perfect for new members or groups that want a refresher on all their benefits.

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IDA 60th Anniversary Conference & Trade Show
September 3-6, 2014
IDA and OCBIA are pleased to announce the core theme of this year's conference: IntenCITY. The conference will focus on the intensification of downtowns and districts worldwide.

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Celebrating 60 Years

Help us celebrate 60 years by reaching our goal of 60 new members in 2014. Renew your membership or join today!


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