Aug 17 Downtown Bismarck News

Mural, mural on the wall..

Local Artist, Melissa Gordon is turning what ‘could have’ been a white wall into a beautiful mural. Glance Spa and Salon owner Andrea Birst was approved by the Downtown Design Review board a few weeks ago to complete a mural on the north side of their building on 4th Street. The wall was recently exposed after the 411 building was purchased and demolished. The mural Gordon is currently working on symbolizes beauty with mother earth and father sky including value words hidden in the mural. Gordon hopes to finish the painting in Mid-September with a charitable wall reveal party mid-September hosted by Glance Spa & Salon (more details to come). Donations are always welcome. Take a stroll downtown Bismarck and check out the progress!

Downtown Mural– Glance Spa & Salon
Artist– Melissa Gordon
Photo Credit: Joe Heringer‏ @HeringerJoe

Association News

Welcome to our Newest Member! 

Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
Ramkota Hotel is a full service hotel and conference center. The Ramkota Hotel has 305 guest rooms and suites with 25, 000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space. There is also a large indoor waterpark, featuring a 150-foot waterslide and game room. Fitness and Business Centers. Complimentary shuttle service, parking and WIFI. Pet friendly accommodations.

Other member news…
Beer & Boutiques: Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Beer & Boutiques Event!  It turned out to be a great night. Thank you to our businesses, McQuade Distributing and staff, and all our volunteers.  Grand Prize Winner: Grand Prize Sponsored by McQuade Distributing—Craft Beer of the Month Club for an entire year plus two new Belgium Beer Glasses, Opener and a Beer Bucket Cooler! WinnerKristi Bitz (Mandan). Best Business: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event: Flecks Furniture & Appliance.

Member Brenda Stone, Owner, Yoga for You is a founding committee member for the Inaugural ND Yoga Conference on October 6-8 at the Ramada Inn, in Bismarck. Throughout the week, 30 different classes and presentations will be aimed at improving your current yoga practice, or help you get started and learn more about yoga. Vendors will present a variety of items and services for sale from clothing and essential oils to yoga training and retreats. Tickets are available online. Sign up before August 31, to receive a discount. For more information call Brenda at Yoga for You or click, here.

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DisruptWell Summit

Mayor Mike Seminary and Brian Ritter, President, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association announce the upcoming Bismarck DisruptWell Technology Summit on October 31, at the National Energy Center of Excellence. The purpose of the summit is to provide current and relevant information to those who need to think and operate beyond current technological boundaries to effectively compete, develop, create and envision in a rapidly and ever-changing global community. Governor Doug Burgum will be one of the keynote speakers along with multiple other presenters and panels representing different industries. Everyone is encouraged to attend. More info coming soon!

Downtown News

Proximal 50 may soon be coming to Downtown Bismarck.  Owners of the former One Source Lighting building on Mandan and Broadway are well into the Renaissance Zone rehabilitation and lease process, as well as design services.  Initial project cost estimates are nearly $600,000 to rehabilitate the almost 13,000 sqft warehouse built by International Harvester in 1929 as a “service station”.  Proximal 50 currently has one location in North Bismarck, operating a gym with additional health and wellness services.

Event Calendar

August 17
Urban Harvest 
Downtown Bismarck

August 17 & 20
Historic Downtown Bismarck Walk Tour
Downtown Bismarck

August 17
Movies at the Museum: “The Dark Side of Chocolate”
ND Heritage Center & State Museum

August 17-20
Special Olympics National Softball Tournament
Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

August 18
Trivia Night 
Sixteen03 Main Events

August 19
Starlight Cinema Presents: The Goonies
Sleepy Hollow Arts Park

August 22
ND Heritage Center

August 23
Emotional Empowerment Class
Bisman Community Food Co-op

August 23 & 30
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

August 28
Mass Incarceration & the Need for Just Mercy 
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library