Browns Bay Business Association

The Browns Bay Business Association Incorporated (BBBA) is an incorporated society (non-profit) set up democratically in 1955 by the local business people to promote and benefit the businesses in Browns Bay.

It operates under the Incorporated Societies Act and is governed by a Constitution. BBBA works in partnership with Auckland Council under the Business Improvement Districts (BID) guidelines and has a close working relationship with Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and East Coast Bays Community Project.

BBBA Board

BBBA is run by an executive committee (up to 10 members) of volunteer business people who are elected by the BID members at the Annual General Meeting.  The Executive Committee appoints a Chairperson and Treasurer.

The Executive Committee represents Browns Bay businesses and commercial building owners.  It is responsible for the day-to-day operation and overall financial direction of BBBA, and works with all Browns Bay stakeholders to make the town centre a great place to do business, shop, live, eat and play.

Executive Committee meetings are held monthly with the exception of January, and all BID members are welcome to attend. Please contact the Town Centre Manager (contact details below) for meeting information. Membership of BBBA is open to owners and tenants of commercial properties within the Business Association’s BID defined area (see map below).

Funding for BBBA to operate is via a target levy paid by each commercial property located within the boundary of the BID (pink area on the map below). Auckland Council collects the levy, which is then distributed to BBBA on a quarterly basis. Additional funding from other sources, such as Hibiscus and Bays Local Board grants, Four Winds Foundation and the Lion Foundation, may also be sought for events and community-focused projects.

BBBA is managed by a part-time Town Centre Manager under guidance and instruction from the Executive Committee. Their role is to implement Browns Bay’s Strategic Business Plan.

Is your business eligible for Business Improvement District (BID) membership?

To see whether your business is located within the BID area, take a look at the map

If your business is located within the pink area, you are automatically a member of the BID and you are charged the BID levy in your rates. Contact the Town Centre Manager to ensure that your business is listed in the business directory. Being part of the BID gives you the added benefits of participating in fantastic local promotions, such as SHOP LOCAL, and other opportunities to profile your business through participating in events, local advertising, and social media. You can also have a say in how Browns Bay businesses can work collectively to continually enhance the potential of our town centre and industrial area, and ensure that Browns Bay is a safe and friendly place for the local community and visitors from further afield to be.

BBBA DID Zone map

If you are not in the pink area on the map, you can still become involved with BBBA as an Associate Member who resides close to the BID area. Associate Members must also contribute to the development of the commercial area in some way.  In order to be fair to other BBBA members, as well as to help cover BBBA’s costs, there is a small annual associate membership fee. To find out if your business is eligible for associate membership, please contact the Town Centre Manager at manager@brownsbay.org.nz

Introducing your Town Centre Manager

Kim Murdoch

Kim Murdoch was appointed in March 2020 after serving on the Executive Committee for almost two years. Kim’s qualifications in marketing and communications, and extensive career experience in general management, position her ideally to collaborate with local businesses and Browns Bay stakeholders for the good of the Town Centre and wider community. Kim takes a hand-on approach as a Browns Bay business owner and resident with a passion for her home town.

Contacting Kim:

Email: manager@brownsbay.org.nz

Mob: 022 047 9740

Kim Murdoch

Browns Bay Executive Committee Members

Name Position Business
Malcolm McDonald Chairman Penguinos
Bruce Taylor Vice Chairman Pages Print & Design
Kim Murdoch Manager
Sharon Running Treasurer Robinson & Running
Joseph (Joe) McCambridge MC2 Architects
Lara Kamionka The Meat Room
Sandra Edwards ASB
Michael (Mike) Jansen Entire Lighting Technologies (Eltec)
Lynette Hill My Remedy
Alexis Poppelbaum Local Board Representative
Gerard Augenstein Augenstein’s Jewellers
Andrew Ranum Deep Creek Brews & Eats
Phillipa Munro Robinson & Running

What we do

Promotions

BBBA runs four main promotions each year, as well as other ad hoc initiatives.  These promotions are designed to incentivise people to come to Browns Bay by giving them the opportunity to win prizes, simply by shopping in Browns Bay businesses. A range of advertising mediums are used to advertise the promotions, such as radio, ShoreLines magazine, the BBBA website and Facebook page @LoveBrownsBay.  Some recent successful promotions include ‘Beat The Winter Blues’ travel voucher to the value of $2,000, Mother’s Day Promotion, Valentine’s Day Promotion, and our biggest promotion yet to win a brand new Spa Pool.  Local businesses back the promotions by generously contributing prizes.  We encourage you to SHOP LOCAL to support our high street businesses.

Radio Campaigns

To assist with the promotional activities run in Browns Bay, BBBA runs radio campaigns throughout the year. These campaigns include advertisements for Browns Bay as a shopping centre, as well as providing opportunities for individual businesses to advertise on air at a discounted rate.

Check out the Browns Bay jingle…

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