November 19 Downtown Bismarck News

Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant
Applications Open Nov. 20!

“The Legislative Emergency Commission and the Legislative Budget Committee has approved the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG).  This funding will go to businesses within the hospitality industry and be REIMBURSED based on RECEIPTS for operational costs.   Up to 25k in reimbursement for businesses with one location.

This includes restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and similar on-site dining establishments.  Additionally, the HERG will also focus on businesses affected by the closures such as theaters, music and entertainment venues, and professional production companies that support major venue meetings and events”

Applications will be processed on a FIRST-COME FIRST SERVE-BASIS.
Opens Friday at 10am.

HERG Fact Sheet 


Small Business Saturday Nov. 28
The Downtowners are once again recognized as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28.  NEW this year- the Downtowners will launch a Small Business Saturday Downtown Bismarck App- you will now be able to find all specials from your favorite store(s) all on the app.  You can also access the app from a browser window. Click below to view:

View Small Business Saturday App! 

COVID-19 PACE Recovery (CPR) II Program
The COVID-19 PACE Recovery II (CPR II) Program assists North Dakota businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will pay your interest expense accrued/paid on eligible existing debt from the start of the shutdown in ND this spring. It does not need to be repaid.  Applicants need work through their local bank or credit union to apply.  Reimbusement up to 50k for businesses with one location.

ND Smart Restart Protocols
An Executive Order was enacted by Governor Burgum on Friday, November 13. Gov.  Burgum announced several mitigation measures aimed at slowing the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota in order to protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity and keep schools and the economy open.
On November 17 the Bismarck Board of City Commissioners had a special meeting and rescinded the city’s Pandemic Mitigation Strategy to align with the Governor’s new state orders.

FREE Website Tool for Your Business 
YourDakota was launched earlier this year to provide the community with information regarding updated business hours, dine-in and/or curbside service available and any COVID precautions in place at those businesses. In an ever changing environment, consumers are looking for the most up-to-date information possible when making decisions as to where to shop or dine. The best part is that YourDakota is free to list and free to view so that all businesses, including Downtowners Association Members, can update their information for the public to see.

Downtown Events
Nov 19
Trivia: 80’s & 90’s General!
The CraftCade

Nov 20
Comedy Live Returns! 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Nov 21
Volunteer Opportunity 
Bismarck-Mandan YP

Nov 28
Little Kids, Big World: Recycled Art Turkeys
ND Heritage Center

Nov 29
Lorie Line 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Nov 29
Holiday Open House
Former Governors’ Mansion

Nov 30
Stars Wars Trivia 
The Roundhouse

Dec 3
A Christmas Carol Performances
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Dec 3
The Office Trivia 
Ramkota Hotel Bismarck

Dec 12
Downtown Bismarck Cocoa Crawl
Downtown Bismarck