January 28 Downtown Bismarck News

HERG Round 2 – Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant

Hospitality ERG (HERG Round 2), which will focus on businesses in the hospitality sector that were closed on March 13, 2020, as a result of Executive Order 2020-06, including restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and similar on-site dining establishments.
Due to the continuing need of assistance, the Hospitality ERG will focus on hospitality businesses including:
  • Restaurants – to include food services and drinking establishment that derive a minimum of 51% of their sales from prepared food;
  • A bar or lounge with a current on-sale liquor license issued by the appropriate legal entity;
  • An entertainment venue to include indoor recreation entertainment (e.g., bowling alleys, indoor golf clubs, and indoor trampoline parks where service fees apply;  dance studios, movie, drama or music theaters and facilities used to host community and private events); and
  • A production company that provides technology and audio-visual services to meetings and events.
Applications Coming Soon!
View the past 1 Million Cups Livestream- Navigating the New Wave of PPP Funding- as John Vollmer from Horizon Bank and Toby Kommer from Haga/Kommer CPA took the 1MCND stage giving a quick intro, discussion and advice about the new PPP Funding.

Street Fair Applications 
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.

Request for Bids for Parking Ramps 
“The Bismarck Municipal Parking Authority will receive sealed bids for Parking Ramps entry/exit lanes gates equipment and installation at 3 parking ramps, that are compatible with iPark Professional software for real-time traffic count reporting. Bids will be received in the offices of the City Administrator until 3:00pm February 18, 2021.  Bids will be publicly opened and reviewed at 4:00pm on February 18, 2021, at the City/County Building, 221 North 5th Street, in the Mayor’s Conference Room on 4th Floor.”

Local Foods Coordinator 
Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is accepting applications for a Local Foods Coordinator Position. The Local Foods Coordinator provides leadership, collaboration and coordination for BisMarket, Bismarck Community Orchard, Bismarck Public Schools Farm-to-School Program and other local foods opportunities as needed or assigned.

New Cat Bus Routes-Launch Feb 1
Bis-Man Transit is launching new Cat Bus Bus Routes NEXT WEEK. New Rider Guides & maps will be printed and distributed throughout the community soon.

Downtown Events
Jan 28
Sylvia Performances
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Jan 28
Trivia: Name that Logo or Slogan!
The CraftCade

Jan 30
Little Kids, Big World: Snowstorm in a Jar
ND Heritage Center

Feb 3
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Feb 4
Gamechanger Ideas Festival Presents Peter Wehner
Humanities ND

Feb 13
Cookies & Crafts- Valentine’s Day Style 
Bismarck Parks & Rec

Feb 13
Valentines Comedy Dinner
Sixteen03 Main Events

Feb 14
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Anima Cucina