Amy Moyner has joined the team as
Executive Director of Downtown Partners, Inc. Amy began her role on August 24, 2020. Amy brings to the position significant experience in communication, public relations and management with emphasis on retail, marketing, sales and training.
Amy grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School, earned her A.A. from SCC and her B.A. from the University of Iowa. She and her family have been living in the Chicago area for 10 years and are now in the process of moving back to Burlington.
"What drove me to come back to Burlington was the welcoming community, the vibrant downtown that offers all the conveniences of a big city and the pride I have for my fellow Burlingtonians", stated Amy. "I am so delighted to be back home!"
In addition to her strong professional background, Amy has an outgoing and energetic personality that will serve downtown Burlington constituents well. Amy is excited to join the team, be part of the community again and see the downtown flourish.
To contact Amy send her an email.
Sip, Taste & Take Home
The CVB and DPI are excited to team up for a new promotion - Sip, Taste, & Take Home a Wine Down basket complete with 2 stemless wine glasses, your choice of a bottle of Lindon Wines, and a wine bottle opener/stopper. Baskets are for purchase at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center for $25. A portion of each sale is donated back to Downtown Partners to assist with their mission.
Since there will not be a Sip, Taste & Stroll downtown this fall, grab a basket to sip from your couch. Baskets available through September 30 at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center.
For More Information: 319-752-8731 or email.
DPI's Priorities & COVID-19 Statement
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has impacted the community in many ways that could never have been imagined. This includes downtown small businesses and their employees; Downtown Partners’ neighbors and friends. The Downtown Partners, Inc. Board of Directors would like you to know DPI is here to help downtown constituents navigate these tough times and will be focusing on the following items in the months ahead:
Listening to your Needs
DPI will be sure to provide a regular check-in with businesses to ensure owners and employee concerns are heard. DPI wants to listen to the needs of the downtown community to gather multiple points of view for how to move through the pandemic and solve issues that downtown is facing together.
Being a Resource
DPI wants to be a strong partner in developing strategies to safely return business to a new normal by providing businesses with resources. This may come in the form of notifying you about funding opportunities, bringing in speakers on current topics, assisting in transition to digital sales such as “Shop Where I Live”, or providing materials such as safety messaging throughout downtown e.g. signs and fliers. The team will provide a number of resources to assist you through this pandemic.
Promotion of Events, Business, and All Downtown Benefits
DPI will do everything possible to promote all aspects of downtown Burlington, so that the community doesn’t forget about all of the great local things offered. This includes promoting events or innovative/creative way to provide safe alternatives to an event. Some alternatives might include highlighting individual downtown businesses, providing updates on new projects happening, and showcasing all of the other amazing things about downtown.
Re-emphasize the 4 Point Main Street Approach
As a Main Street Iowa Community, DPI must abide by the Main Street Approach which focuses on economic vitality, design, organization, and promotion. The team will take this time to revisit and re-emphasize the 4 Points of Main Street approach with the Board of Directors, each of the committees, and downtown businesses to create a path for the future after the pandemic. This plan will help to create an atmosphere of partnership and collaboration with all of the downtown partners to ensure the downtown community comes out of this pandemic stronger than before.
300 Washington Update
Downtown Partners is continuing work to repair the damaged northeast corner of the building at 300 Washington. Decades of water infiltration had weakened the structure and washed out the mortar in the walls, resulting in bricks falling in June 2019. DPI has hired Grant Construction, a downtown business, as contractor and they are on target for completion of the structural integrity by mid October 2020.
Next time you drive by, check out the new brick wall being built.
144 Envelopes Campaign
The Annual 144 Envelopes Fundraiser Campaign is in its final weeks, get yours now! The campaign has envelopes available to buy ranging from $1 - $144. When you pick up an envelope you're not only supporting some of your favorite initiatives and events, you'll also be granted access for you and a guest to an exclusive experience in Downtown Burlington for FREE as a thank you.
The unique fundraising campaign encourages individuals and businesses to invest in the downtown Burlington Main Street Program, enabling Downtown Partners, Inc. to continue work facilitating building and business improvements, presenting special events, and beautifying and marketing the city center.
Click here for more information or to purchase an envelope.
Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant
De Luxe Aesthetics has purchased 506 Jefferson St to expand their business. They are working with Higdon construction to preserve the building's historic features, while creating a more functional space.
After many compelling entries, De Luxe was chosen to go forward with their proposal to the state level and apply for the Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant. Downtown Partners is excited to work with De Luxe during this opportunity. Outcome will be known by end of the year if De Luxe comes out on top for the grant.
Jefferson St Farmers Market - Home Stretch
It’s a great opportunity to get fresh produce and baked goods right in our downtown. The market hours are 4:30 - 6 PM. The Jefferson St Farmers Market is organized by Downtown Partners, Inc.
Click on this link for more information.
Follow Jefferson St Farmers Market on Facebook for updates
on the market.
Safety is a priority please wear your mask and social distance.
Other great things happening in downtown...
The Port of Burlington Welcome Center has reopened their doors. For the remainder of 2020 the Welcome Center will be open Thursday – Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM. The store is available online. Items may be picked up on site or shipped to any destination in the U.S. Follow the Port of Burlington Welcome Center on Facebook to stay in the know of when new products are added.
"The mission of Downtown Partners is to preserve and revitalize downtown Burlington by enhancing its economy, infrastructure,
and historical and cultural features."
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An Affiliate Program of the Greater Burlington Partnership
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Downtown Partners, Inc.
Board of Directors 2020
Julie Lehman - Chair
Laura Beckman - Past Chair
Ryan Nagrocki - Treasurer
Midwest Realty Group
PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex
Klingner and Associates
F & M Bank
Small Business Development Center
City of Burlington
Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission
Great River Health
Coffeehouse & Drinkery