June 2 Downtown E-News

The Downtowners’

City Center Newsletter

June 2, 2011

What You Will Find…

□ River Flooding

□ Ribfest June 16-18

□ Downtown Updates

□ Upcoming Events

□ DBA Association News

Missouri River Flooding

Resources and Information

With the rising flood waters in the area, the needs of the community also rise.  The Downtowners again encourage our members and others in the business community to be flexible with employee schedules and volunteer to help with the flood efforts. Before the Garrison Dam was built, Missouri River flood waters would often reach Front Ave in the Downtown area.  Below are some important links and information.

The Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce has information on their site if you’re: looking for storage, have storage available, looking for housing, have housing available.  Go to www.bismarckmandan.com if you fit any of these needs.

The Red Cross, Salvation Army, and United Way are helping coordinate volunteer and emergency efforts.  Please contact any of these organizations, they have opportunities for everyone.

(Photo: 1947 Bismarck Flood looking up Washington St before Garrison Dam, courtesy of the SHSND)


Downtowners’ Ribfest June 16-18

Event still on, new additions

The Downtowners Rip Roarin’ Ribfest Fundraiser is still scheduled for June 16-18 at the Bismarck Civic Center Lot D.  The Downtowners Ribfest Road Races will still be held June 11, the new location is the Bismarck Capitol Grounds. The map and meeting location should be available on the website within a week.

The Downtowners have offered space to the Red Cross, United Way, and Salvation Army at the show.  These organizations will be at Ribfest handing out information and letting attendees know what their needs will be in the future through the flood fight.  We will also be offering free attendance to National Guard members, you must show current military identification. Lunch hours on Thursday and Friday will also be free admission from 11am-1pm.  Children 12 and under are also free.

Come out for BBQ, live music, vendor booths, and kid’s games! June 16-18, 11am-11pm.  Visit www.bismarckribfest.com for more information.


Downtown Updates

-Anyone interested in spaces for purchase or lease downtown can check out our website’s Real Estate Section. www.downtownbismarck.com

-With the continued growth downtown, we’d like to remind everyone how to use the 3 public Parking Ramps. Visit www.bismarckparkingauthority.com for the how-to’s, rates, and usage.

-1st Thursdays: Alive After 5 for June has been cancelled, look for more information in July.

Upcoming events

What’s Shakin?

June 2-5

Missouri River Festival

Bismarck Civic Center

June 11

Ribfest Road Races

Bismarck Capitol Grounds

10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk


June 16-18

Downtowners Rip Roarin

Ribfest 2011

Bismarck Civic Center Lot D


Downtowners’ Association News

Organization and member news …

The Downtowners would like to welcome our newest member Professional Employment Practices, Inc. Welcome!

The Downtown Walking Maps have been finished; we will be making our way around to all the businesses that participated and delivering the new maps!  Special thanks to Luke Graner for his beautiful work. You can also view it on our website.

Street Fair Applications are still being accepted.  Visit the Street Fair page of our website to download your application! www.downtownbismarck.com. The 38th Annual Downtowners Street Fair is Sept 16-17.

Please contact the Downtowners’ if you haven’t received your renewal notice or if you have run out of spaces on your membership plaque for your 2011 tag.

Please send all member business news and events to: kate@downtownbismarck.com.  Check the Downtown Business Association’s websites for updated news and events www.downtownbismarck.com or www.bismarckribfest.com

Please forward this on to people interested in Downtown news!


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