August 27 Downtown Bismarck News

Economic Resiliency Grant Closes Aug 28!
Aug 28 is the last day to submit for the Economic Resiliency Grant!

The North Dakota Department of Commerce is proud to make the Economic Resiliency Grant available to private companies operating in North Dakota for costs associated with improvements to their businesses for the purpose of reducing the spread of infection, and instilling consumer confidence in the marketplace. To clarify, this is a grant, and not a loan. Grants will be awarded at up to $50,000 per eligible business and up to $100,000 per eligible business with multiple locations.

In the application process, you will be required to make a number of certifications, including but not limited to:

  • Being registered to do business in ND, having one or more permanent physical locations in ND, and having been financially solvent prior to March, and having been negatively financially impacted by COVID-19.
  • That you will use the money for approved expenses only, and return the difference, if applicable.
Awardees announced starting September 11, 2020
Funds disbursed starting September 25, 2020

Thank you! 
Thank to everyone that participated in the 9th Annual Downtowners Art & Wine Walk!
Special thanks to Captain Jacks Liquor for providing the wine & the amazing artists who set up around downtown. We could not have made this night a success without you!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner- Carmen Dargis!
See you at our future events!

October 6-7, Bismarck ND
Main Street Summit is an annual gathering of local and national community experts and advocates and is taking place October 6-7, 2020 in Bismarck.

Tickets to attend the Main Street Summit virtually are now available for $20 each! Once you register to attend virtually you will have the opportunity to purchase an in-person pass for an additional $30 starting in September.

Starting Next Week!

Members: As a part of our membership restructure we are committed to providing you information on all the latest ordinances, businesses, developments and how you can position your organization to thrive.  We’ve launched our Downtowners Association Master Classes videos.  First video drops next week!

India Clay Oven Bar & Grill Coming Soon

India Clay Oven Bar & Grill will be joining the Downtown Neighborhood!
Location will be in the former Humpback Sally’s Space (510 E Main Avenue).
Give them a “like” and learn about all their updates on the India Clay Oven Bar & Grill Facebook Page.

1 Million Cups + NDWBC Office Hours

North Dakota Women’s Business Center is to offer free and confidential, 15-minute sessions to introduce our services to entrepreneurs and help get their ideas going.Specially designed for the 1 Million Cups community,
Simply show up at Terra Nomad in Downtown Bismarck at 10am on Wednesdays.  Services are first-come, first-serve.
1 Million Cups is a FREE event hosted every Wednesday at 9am at Dakota Stage. If you are interested in presenting at 1 Million Cups please sign up below.

1MC Presenter

Downtown Events
August 27
Trivia: Harry Potter! 
The CraftCade

August 27
Miss Sparkles: Story Time  
Library North Lawn

August 27
Alcohol & Cocktails Trivia 
Ramkota Hotel

August 27
NPD: Kindermusik Playdates in the Park 
ND Capitol Grounds

August 28-29
Flea Market 

August 28
Visions of North Dakota
Gallery 522

August 29
Independent Bookstore Day! 
Ferguson Books Bismarck

August 31
General Trivia 
The Roundhouse

September 1
BisMan Chamber: Business Development Series 

September 9
Fall Wreath Workshop 
Sixteen03 Main Events

September 10
Farmers & Artisans Market
ND State Capitol

September 11
The Rule @ Gideon’s Brewing!
Gideon’s Brewing Company