The Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA), a small local non-profit, is hosting a contest to celebrate the holidays this year. Between 11/27/21 and 12/21/21, visit Downtown Bend, and enjoy all the holiday décor. While you are there, take a photo of your favorite holiday display & enter to win $500 in Downtown Dollars! Plus, while you are downtown, make sure to eat and shop local to support local Bend businesses!
"Downtown is a place where community members have been creating magical memories for over 100 years. It remains the heart of our community, and we want to celebrate that." says Aisling, Executive Director of the DBBA, "Plus, there is nothing we love more than celebrating local entrepreneurship & small locally-owned businesses in our community."
The Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) is a small nonprofit dedicated to increasing the vitality of Downtown Bend by enhancing the experience, image and lifestyle of the Downtown Bend Economic Improvement District (EID). Operating under a very small budget, and taking responsibility for a huge scope of work, the DBBA relies on volunteers and community donations to keep downtown thriving!
For the 2021/2022 winter season, the DBBA is proud to announce that, due to a sponsorship from Lowes Home Improvement and the Doubletree Hotel, they will be hanging new lit wreaths throughout the Downtown EID. This past week, volunteers from the community gathered to prep these new wreaths for hanging in the downtown district and they installed each wreath with solar lights to bring more cheer to downtown during our winter months.
In addition to new wreaths, you might have noticed that the DBBA funded and installed all new lights wrapping each lamppost in our historic downtown. You'll also see new winter ribbon and, thanks to a sponsorship from Brilliance and Branding, new 'Welcome Winter' banners this holiday season. All of these improvements are courtesy of the hard work of the board, staff, and volunteers of the Downtown Bend Business Association, a nonprofit dedicated to the vitality of Downtown Bend.
“Much of the work that our nonprofit does is assumed to be provided by the City of Bend,” says Aisling, the DBBA Executive Director, “However, unlike other downtowns, including our neighboring City of Redmond, the City of Bend does not provide for the cleaning, decorating, landscaping or promotion of the historic Downtown Bend district. This makes the work of our nonprofit extremely important to the health of our community.”
If you are passionate about the vibrancy and future growth & development of Downtown Bend, the DBBA invites you to get involved! Contact them to see how you can make a difference.
The 2021 Halloween in Downtown Bend event was a huge success! We'd like to thank our Bend community for coming out and sharing a wonderfully fun day with us. We'd like to thank the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) for providing this event, and all of the free community programing in the downtown district, and we'd like to thank Miguel Edwards Photography for being THE Downtown Bend photographer. 🧡