Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: March 19, 2020 - Newsletter Issue 525

Downtown Fort Wayne Partners with  Waiter on the Way for Free Delivery
The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District, in partnership with Waiter on the Way, is pleased to announce that beginning Thursday, March 19, deliveries through Waiter on the Way will be FREE to patrons who order from restaurants that Waiter on the Way delivers from within the 99 blocks of the Downtown Improvement District for the next 30 days. Please use code "DTFW" during online checkout or mention it during a phone order placement.

Waiter on the Way has added a function to their checkout system that allows customers the ability to tip both the restaurant staff and the delivery driver, allowing the restaurant to better support its staff during this difficult time.

Family Fun Night-In Facebook Giveaway
We are bringing Downtown Fort Wayne to you! In order to bring awareness on how to support our local shops, over the next several days, DTFW will be giving away several online shopping prize packs valued at least $150 each! You will be able to shop online or via phone at your favorite Downtown shops. Winners will be contacted by our staff with information on how to redeem their gift cards and the prize pack will be personally delivered to their home!

Follow us on Facebook and participate in this giveaway via our posts.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Loan assistance is now available to Indiana small businesses affected by COVID-19. Authorized by the federal Small Business Administration, you can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Gives $50,000 to Allen County Emergency Relief Fund
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has given $50,000 to the United Way of Allen County Emergency Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Support Local during COVID-19
During this time of adjustments in social events, travel, and work schedules, we encourage everyone to remember our numerous small businesses throughout DTFW and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.

Enjoy our Downtown 360° Virtual Tour
Through numerous aerial, business and street level views; the Downtown 360 virtual tour connects retail and restaurant locations, as well as cultural and parking information into an easy to navigate and visually stunning super tour that will allow you to explore and plan your next visit to Downtown from virtually anywhere!

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