Wow! It was a busy week in Downtown Bend! First of all,... SNOW! The first significant snow of the season. Yea! In Downtown Bend, the DBBA is responsible for clearing a 6 foot path on all of the sidewalks, keeping the ADA parking stalls cleared, and clearing the areas connected to the crosswalks The City of Bend clears the streets, alleys (including Brooks Promenade) and the parking lots, and the business owners clear the area from their front door to the side (their "front porch" if you will). By working together, we all keep downtown vibrant and ready for shoppers and diners!
This week the DBBA interviewed over a dozen candidates for a Sales and Marketing position in the organization. This is an important position that will have an incredible impact on the organization & downtown Bend. We'll be excited to announce our new hire in the next week or two!
DBBA Board President and the Executive Director met with the City of Bend Economic Development Department to discuss the option of modernizing the downtown business district, with a possible expanding of the EID boundaries. The DBBA Executive Committee will be meeting further to discuss these options and the impact on the DBBA.