November 14 Downtown Bismarck News

Small Business Saturday 2014

The 5th Year for Small Business Saturday November 29 looks to be one of the biggest nationwide as Downtowns and Main Streets across the country make a comeback.  
Over 30 businesses in Downtown Bismarck will participate with sales and specials to get the community to think local and #ShopSmall in Downtown Bismarck for the holidays.  
Local independent businesses of all types are celebrating Small Business Saturday as a community event.  Start the day off with breakfast and coffee at selected Downtown restaurants.  Shop holiday sales at Downtown Bismarck boutiques, shops, service providers, and art galleries and give a gift that supports friends and neighbors businesses.  All sales and specials from participating Small Business Saturday Downtown Businesses will be listed on our website shortly, so plan your route and make a day of it!  Use #ShopSmallBis to tell your Bismarck Small Business Saturday story.  Remember, shopping local has huge financial benefits for our community, guilt free spending!

Burgum Keynote Now Streaming

The Community Keynote Address by Doug Burgum from our 4th Annual ND Downtown Conference is now streaming on Dakota Media Access’ website as well as airing on DMA’s Channel 12.  Thank you to the DMA crew and the over 220 people who attended this important keynote.  And a huge thank you to Doug and his staff at the Kilbourne Group for presenting in Bismarck!  Click here to view and share:

Downtown News

A public hearing has been scheduled for November 19 at the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss new Downtown Design Standards.  Comments and attendance are welcomed.  For more information visit

Winter is officially here.  Just a refresher on snow removal Downtown.  Sidewalks are to be cleared within 24 hours of snowfall.  This includes keeping the curb cuts open at the intersections.  Please consider clearing as soon as possible to keep Downtown accessible to those with mobility challenges.  

Association News

Welcome to our newest members!

Waste and Trash Service in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding area.

Art Gallerie on Main
Artist owned retail Gallery, art classes and children’s art classes.
402 E Main Ave. Ste 9 (inside)


Member CC’s Physical Therapy and The Studios at CC’s celebrated their Grand Opening in their new Downtown Bismarck location in the Broadway Centre building on Mandan St & Broadway.  Congratulations to April and her staff on expanding their Downtown Bismarck business.

Member Branded Envy is moving locations to 919 E Main Ave starting November 28.  Their current location is just east of the Bismarck Civic Center on Bowen Ave.

Member Blink Eyewear is hosting a trunk show Nov. 19 from 3-7pm.

New member Art Gallerie on Main is hosting Wine & Design Nov. 20 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Call 701-425-8439 to register, supplies are included.  

Member Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals is hosting Epic Impact Nov. 18.  Visit to register.

To view upcoming Downtown Bismarck events, click on the event listings below!

Please email member news and events to:
You can find all our members information at
Downtowners Association of Bismarck

Upcoming Events
Nov. 20- 5:30pm
Toasted Frog
Nov. 21-22
Dakota Stage Theater
Nov. 22-23
Bismarck Civic Center
Nov. 23
Area-wide homes
Nov. 28
Dakota Stage Theater
Dec. 4-14
Dakota Stage Theater
Dec. 5-7
Bismarck Civic Center
Dec. 6
Trinity Community Center
Dec. 12- 14
Belle Mehus
Dec. 13
Bismarck Art & Galleries Assc.