Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: April 13, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 373
Submissions Open Until May 1: Events Contest
Due to its continued success, The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2018 for a chance to receive production support. Downtown Improvement District is pleased to announce that $10,000 has been allocated to the contest. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well an event consultation session. In the initial phase of the contest, the Downtown Improvement District will be accepting concept submissions until Monday May 1.
The first phase of riverfront development will be focused on the public spaces in a park setting. Development would occur on the south and north sides of the St. Marys River between Harrison Street and the historic Wells Street Bridge.
Come visit with some of Fort Wayne's up and coming young entrepreneurs! See the products and services these New Tech Academy students are preparing for the Believe in Your Business Shark Tank competition.
Kris Church is co-owner of Mr. Polymath with Thomas Harber. Located in the City Exchange Shops, they have been open for business since October, 2016. I purchased a handful of items last week and was talking to Kris about how I love having a personal connection to the items in my home.
Curt Witcher has been with the Genealogy Center in Downtown Fort Wayne for 38 years. To know him is to love him because of his passion for "story and family history". We are lucky to have one of the leading genealogy centers in the nation, and Curt and his experienced team are always available to help you find answers from the past.
Fort Wayne Bike Share has relaunched with more bikes and lower membership fees in Downtown Fort Wayne.
In 2017, riders can purchase an annual membership for just $30. Use the promo code Gobike365 and take an additional $5 off your purchase.
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