New chair, vice-chair named to DBIA board

Apr 10, 2019

From left are Michelle Longtin, and Martha Woods the newly-elected vice-chair and chair, respectively, of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.


Some new blood is leading the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) into its current term.

Martha Woods (chair) and Michelle Longtin (vice-chair) were acclaimed into the leadership roles for the next four years. Woods, the executive director of the Eastern Ontario Training Board, and Longtin, co-owner of Pure Organic Spa, are looking forward to setting priorities that will add to the beauty and viability of Cornwall’s downtown.

“We have projects underway that are bringing new businesses to our downtown, and we’re also working on beautification that will add to the revitalization work we’ve already accomplished,” said Woods, who pointed specifically to initiatives like Win This Space, and the replacement of dated street light fixtures as immediate priorities for the DBIA. “I can’t wait to see how these programs will add to our successes downtown.”

Longtin said she’s proud to have her business located downtown, and added engagement with DBIA members is key to future successes.

“As a business owner we know that it is important to ensure we have the ear of the organizations that represent us,” she said. “We want our DBIA members to approach us with ideas and suggestions so that we can make the best decisions possible for our downtown.”

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