Alliance News
Week of April 2, 2018
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Request for Proposals

In the spring of 2017, the Downtown Alliance applied for Community Development Block Grant funding for measures to help prevent crime and assist with a positive perception of safety Downtown. The City of Olympia graciously allocated $75,000 to funding this effort.
 
In partnership with the City of Olympia, the Downtown Alliance is proud to announce the issuance of a Request for Proposal for projects that work to achieve crime prevention and improved positive perception of Downtown safety. Funding will be made available for projects such enhanced lighting, cameras, and alcove gates. Learn more about how Downtown property owners and businesses can take advantage of this opportunity.
Imagemaking Coordinator Joins the Alliance
 
There is a new face at the Olympia Downtown Alliance. This week, Stephanie McManus joins the team as Imagemaking Coordinator. In this position she will promote the unique story of Downtown and act as the marketing visionary for Downtown Alliance events and members. She will also work closely with representatives from the PBIA to tell this story.
 
Before coming to the Alliance, Stephanie worked for key local associations including the Hospitality Association and Retail Association. She also has a strong background in public relations and worked with the Washington Legislature as a public information officer for five state representatives.
 
Stephanie moved to the region 16 years ago to attend The Evergreen State College. She fell in love with the northwest and never looked back. A self-proclaimed Oly Girl she is passionate about downtown’s distinctive flavor and the Olympia community. She lives in the eastside neighborhood with her two sons, partner and a lab-mix named Hirro.
 
She can be reached at smcmanus@DowntownOlympia.org .
It's a PROM PARTY at Hot Toddy!

Join Hot Toddy for an exclusive preview of their prom dresses, along with deals for THIS NIGHT ONLY! Treats, raffles and good times to be had - 6-8 p.m. April 6. Visit the Facebook event page by clicking here.
Regular Fun Events at The Mouse Trap

The Mouse Trap offers a variety of events including their weekly Sunday brunches from 9-10:30 a.m. and bi-weekly cheese tastings on Monday nights featuring local breweries, wineries and distilleries. They even have oysters on the half shell from Lilliwaup Oyster Company! Stay tuned for updates by searching for @olymousetrap on Facebook or by visiting them online at  www.olymousetrap.com .

NOTE: The Mouse Trap has changed their hours of operation to better accommodate for pop-up brunches and dinners! Visit them downtown 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Complimentary Business Coaching for Downtown Businesses
Take advantage of a great, new program brought to you by the Olympia Downtown Alliance… DO-BIS! This program offers downtown businesses free individual business advising sessions. EDC Business Coach Christine Buckley has assisted dozens of downtown businesses over the years.  DO-BIS is offered in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), and funded by the City of Olympia.

For more information, call us at 360-357-8948 or email Todd Cutts at tcutts@downtownolympia.org .
Olympia Downtown Alliance
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Olympia, Washington 98501

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