January 14 Downtown Bismarck News

2021 Street Fair Applications Available!

Apply Online for 48th Downtowners Street Fair!
Apply and complete your entire application online, including payment and a confirmation with all your application information in one place!  Click below to get started!
Early-bird Pricing Ends April 26, 2021!

Did you apply for the Downtowners Street Fair in 2020 and due to COVID-19 transfer your application and fees to 2021?
If so, you’ll still need to fill out the application below.
In the application you will select that you are a 2020 transfer and the following form fields will automatically change.
Although we’ve tested and retested online registration, please inform us if you have difficulty completing your registration.

UPDATED Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Contact your bank or credit union to get started.
Small Business Administration (SBA) in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury announced  the PPP Program has re-opened for new borrowers and certain existing PPP Borrowers.
𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗣𝗣𝗣 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:
• PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;
• PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;
• The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;
• The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;
• Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and
• Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

Downtowners Elect New Board

At the 2021 Downtowners Annual Meeting, two new board members were elected and two outgoing board members were thanked.  J.Morgan Legreid & Joshua Ulmer served on the board of directors for numerous years and volunteered many hours of their time for the association .
Thanks J.Morgan and Josh!
New board members elected to the board of directors include: Peter Pomonis of CoSchedule and Suzann Sweeney of BNC National Bank as board directors  Please take the time to thank these members for serving the Downtowners Association and volunteering their time and talents to benefit the membership.

2021 Executive Committee

President: Steph Smith- Fleck’s Furniture & Appliance

Vice President: Anne Cleary- Hiccups/White Lace Bridal

Secretary: Bobi Jo O’Dell- Costco

Treasurer: Dave Ehlis- American Bancor

2021 Directors
Cole Johnson: Sanford Health

Taylor Daniel: Daniel Companies

Samantha Schwab: Radisson Hotel BismarckPeter Pomonis: Co-Schedule

Suzann Sweeney: BNC National Bank

New Restaurants Coming Downtown!
Downtown Bismarck will soon have more options for you to grab lunch or dinner!
Jimmy V’s-a new classic bar & restaurant with an urban-modern twist- they will be serving up classic drinks and an Italian feel.  Grand opening this Friday, January 15. Jimmy V’s is located in the former Starving Rooster space in Downtown Bismarck.

The former District (Lucky Ducks/The Pond) building has recently been purchased with plans underway to open a new restaurant (from the owners of the Butterhorn) in the building called Shelter Belt. The new restaurant will be serving up tasty bar food and drinks. Follow Butterhorn’s Facebook Page for any updates.

Jimmy V’s Facebook Page

BMSO Presents: Red Carpet Renegades
One of our most popular annual concert events returns this weekend (Jan 15 & 16) as the symphony plays favorite movie scores, directed by Dr. Beverly Everett. Be part of the excitement as you view the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra’s performance from the comfort of your home, with social distancing built in! You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the show’s Livestream and instructions to log in to see the show.

Downtown Events
Jan 15
January Reception 

Jan 16
Little Kids, Big World: STEM Snowball Fight
ND Heritage Center

Jan 20
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Jan 21
Trivia: Supernatural!
The CraftCade

Jan 21
GameChanger Ideas Festival Presents Katherine Gehl
Humanities ND: Online

Jan 23
Live Comedy Dinner Show 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Jan 28
Sylvia Performances
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Jan 30
Youth Basketball Skills Challenge-Free
World War Memorial Building