November 5 Downtown Bismarck News

NEW Round ERG Grants

Round two of the Emergency Resiliency Grant (ERG), Hospitality ERG, will focus on reimbursing businesses in the hospitality sector that were closed on March 13, 2020, as a result of Executive Order 2020-06, including all restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and similar on-site dining establishments.
The Hospitality ERG will be used to reimburse businesses for costs in operations, like payroll, rent, utilities, technology and other expenses that comply with federal guidelines. Info on when applications will become available will be announced soon.

If you would like more information regarding ERG Grants, please tune into the Special Business Briefing provided by the ND Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and North Dakota Hospitality Association – this breifing will provide guidance on the application process and qualifications for the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) .

Small Business Saturday- November 28!
Mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday on November 28. Watch for shopping guide in the upcoming weeks!

COVID-19 PACE Recovery II program deadline has been extended.
Please contact your bank or credit union about the COVID-19 PACE Recovery II program. The program will pay your interest expense accrued on eligible existing debt from April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. It does not need to be repaid. All eligible applications will be ranked by BND from highest to lowest percentage loss in gross revenues from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 as compared to the gross revenues from April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
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Pandemic Mitgation Strategy 
On October 27, 2020, the Bismarck City Commission approved a Pandemic Mitigation Strategy to provide its residents with a formalized guideline to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. This three-layer strategy of social distancing, personal hygiene and mask utilization is intended to help get kids back to school, keep businesses open and ensure capacity for healthcare facilities.

Northern Plains Dance: The Nutcracker 
Northern Plains Dance’s season would not be complete without Bismarck’s favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Filled with swirling snowflakes, glorious scenery and lavish costumes, this production gets better and better with each passing year. Join Clara and her Nutcracker on an adventure as they travel to the Kingdom of Sweets – set to Tchaikovsky’s joyous score. Immerse yourself in this magical journey for people of all ages.

Downtown Events
Nov 5
Christmas Open House
Robert’s Floral

Nov 6-7
Dueces Wild! Dueling Pianos 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Nov 7
Little Kids, Big World: Make-and-Take Pottery 
ND Heritage Center

Nov 8
Virtual Holiday Open House 

Nov 8
Widows Weekend Shopping Event
Sixteen03 Main Events

Nov 11
Virtual: 1 Million Cups

Nov 12
Trivia: Pixar!
The CraftCade

Nov 13
Christmas Open House 
Down Home General Store

Nov 15
General Trivia
The Roundhouse

Nov 19
Holiday Wreath Workshop 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Nov 19
Lord of the Rings Trivia 
The Ramkota