Downtown Stakeholders from across North Dakota and the region gathered last week in Downtown Fargo for the 6th Annual ND Downtown Conference. Keynote speakers included retail expert Robert Gibbs, Heritage Consulting’s Donna Harris, Kilbourne Group founder Doug Burgum as well as presentations on Downtown street design, public private partnerships, branding, BIDs, entrepreneurial support and numerous breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Downtowners of Bismarck staff attended, as well as private business members and City of Bismarck Planning Department staff. As expected, attendees peppered each other with questions about Downtown programs, design, partnership and everything in between. It’s always great to learn and gather with other Downtown Stakeholders, looking forward networking with the group at next year’s conference! For more visit www.nddowntowns.com.
Member Bismarck Parks and Recreation Districtwould like to invite Bismarck area children, pre-school through grade 5, to the All-City Halloween Party on Friday, October 28 from 6-8pm. Located in the World War Memorial Building, the Halloween Party will include activities from carnival booths, treats and prizes! Admission for the event, $1 per child and free for adults. For more information on the event or ways to volunteer contact Bismarck Parks and Recreation District at 222-6455.
Member AARC/Seeds of Hope will open the Christmas store on Friday, October 28. Located in the lower level of the Seeds of Hope, the Christmas store features a vast assortment of unique holiday gifts and decorations. Donations of holiday items are appreciated now and throughout the year. Sales proceeds are used by the AARC in its mission to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and their children in a seven-county area in south-central North Dakota. For information to help volunteer, helping with displays, customer service and cashiering- call 222-8895 for Dorinda.
The North Dakota Homeless Coalition will be hosting a lunch and learn on Homeless/Hunger Awareness at Juniper Workantile on November 14 from 12:30pm-1:30pm, sharing information on community resources and information on working with individuals who are homeless. Please RSVP by November 4 at 5pm by contacting Jeannie Messal at 701.390.1624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Real Estate
If you’re looking for a Downtown space for lease or sale, visit our Real Estate page, listings are updated frequently so check back often. The Downtowners have great real estate members and property owners who send in their Downtown-related listings. Or feel free to contact us at the Downtowners if you’re looking for a Downtown space for lease or sale and we’ll do our best to connect you with our members and find you the right fit!