The events and services that the association provides for Downtown Canandaigua have a big impact on the entire community by helping to attract new residents, new businesses and tourists to the area.


The BID is managed by a not-for-profit organization, the Downtown Canandaigua Business Management Association (DCBMA). Created to promote and improve downtown for residents, property owners, merchants and visitors. Created over 20 years ago, DCBMA is funded through property tax assessment, contracted services agreement and fundraising events.

The physical boundaries of the Canandaigua BID include South Main Street from the railroad tracks at the north end to Antis Street at the south end and one-block east and west. The BID boasts an eclectic mix of more than 100 businesses from specialty shops to clothing to ethnic restaurants to service providers.


BID Board of Directors

Denise Chaapel – Downtown Manager

  • Robert Taylor – President

  • Stephen Cole – Vice President

  • Rick Brown – Secretary

  • Chris Keys – Treasurer

  • Jim Wolfe

  • Lauren Behelfer

  • Mae Fox

  • Matt Martin

  • Jeffrey Anthony

  • Robin Alger

  • Jon Welch


Stop by the BID Office at 115 South Main Street, call us at            585-396-0300 or email us at

We invite you to discover what’s in store for you in  Downtown Canandaigua.