Saugeen Shores has two Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) – the Southampton BIA and Port Elgin BIA.

BIAs are not-for-profit organizations that help businesses in specific geographical areas grow and expand. They bring together members of our business community to promote economic development. They also support businesses in organizing, financing and making improvements to physical spaces.

The Town of Saugeen Shores oversees and manages the budget of the BIAs.

Southampton BIA

The Southampton Business Improvement Area (BIA) promotes economic development and beautification to support the Southampton business community.

View the area map to see the BIA boundaries.

Visit the Southampton BIA website and Southampton BIA Facebook page for more details.

Board of Management

The current Board of Management is made up of volunteers from the business community, including the following members:

  • Bruce Martin
  • Carolyn Grainger Wilson
  • Chris Robinson
  • Justin Niklaus
  • Paul Schendel

Meeting minutes

View the Southampton BIA Board of Management meeting minutes.


2 – 201 High Street (Town Hall)
Southampton, ON
N0H 2L0


Contact the Southampton BIA.

Port Elgin BIA

The Port Elgin Business Improvement Area (BIA) helps promote and beautify the downtown core of Port Elgin.

View the area map to see the BIA boundaries.


Visit the Port Elgin BIA Facebook page for more details.