DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
Downtown Indiana
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festivities
Thank You to Our Parade Sponsor
The Coney

Special Thanks to
Borough of Indiana
Firehouse Brewing Co.
Flower Gallery
Anthony Frazier
Tracy Levitz
Jonas Scanga
Spaghetti Benders
William & Mary Gift Shoppe
Thank you to everyone who came out to watch Downtown Indiana's St. Patrick's Day Parade. We had a great crowd who were in high spirits!

Thanks to all of the units who marched in the parade and made it a memorable event.
Members - Save the Date
Quarterly Membership Meeting
Wed., March 28 - 5 PM at the Coney
Just a reminder that we are happy to include information from members about special events, sales, services, etc. in
the DI DIgest which goes out weekly to 3,000+ contacts.

Please email your information to linda@downtownindiana.org  
by Wednesday at 9 am each week.  

We can also share info on Facebook, Twitter & our website
- just ask!  
Welcome New Members
Affiinty Healthy Services Inc.
Putt Real Estate
to sign up for your membership!
Nonprofit, businesss & residential memberships available.
Project Welcome Mat
Reach Incoming IUP Students & Parents

Please join us as we put out the Welcome Mat for parents of incoming IUP students during Freshman Orientation. A total of 2800 parents will attend Freshman Orientation sessions during the months of April, June and July.

During the month of April – there will be two orientation sessions.
  • A total of 410 welcome bags will be prepared for parents and you can elect to put an item such as a pen, coupon or flyer in the bags. In order to have time to prepare the bags, we will need your item delivered to the Indiana County Tourist Bureau by March 28 – no exceptions. So that we can prepare adequately please email info@visitindianacountypa.org if you plan to participate.

During the months of June & July there will be 12 orientation sessions.
  • For these sessions, we will be preparing a coupon book to distribute in the welcome bags. Participation is free but we have to have your commitment by April 17. Please contact John Buckshaw at the Indiana Gazette (724-465-5555 or jbuckshaw@indianagazette.net) to make your commitment. John will work with each business on creating a coupon. All coupons will expire on June 30, 2019 – no exceptions. Space is limited to 50 coupons –please get your reservation in early.

  • If a coupon is not appropriate for you or you would like to include an additional item in the bags, you may still do so. You will need to provide 2400 of the item and have it to the Indiana County Tourist Bureau by May 1 – no exceptions. So that we can prepare adequately please email info@visitindianacountypa.org if you plan to participate.

Please note that participation in Project Welcome Mat is free but limited to those who are a member of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, or Downtown Indiana . Project Welcome Mat  is an initiative of the Indiana Area Collaborative Team (IACT) in partnership with IUP, Downtown Indiana, Indiana County Tourist Bureau and the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.
Position Available
Woody Lodge Winery Seeks Assistant Manager
Full-Time Assistant Manager Position Available.  Woody Lodge Winery is seeking a person that enjoys working with the public to help manage our new location in Downtown Indiana that is opening soon. Candidate will be required to successfully pass the Ramp certification along with a criminal background check and drug testing. Must be able to lift cases of wine weighing up to 40 lbs.  Starting wage is $12 per hour with vacation time accrued monthly. 

For more information contact Margie Keller at  814-932-0503 .
The Download
News from Our Members & Partners
A copy of the Indiana County CEO (Center for Economic Operations) Quarterly Newsletter be included in the Indiana Gazette on Monday, March 26. The newsletter will focus on workforce development. Make sure to get your copy on Monday and start the week right !
For more info visit
Park Inn by Radisson and RBG Bar & Grill have a new Facebook page!
Click here and give them a "Like"
to keep up with specials, entertainment and more!

The Salvation Army of Indiana PA Kicks for Kids  began in 2012 with the purpose of providing children in need with new shoes so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity -- better prepared to learn and play. 

Since that time, more than 1,000 pairs of shoes have been given to children in our county! In 2018, the Salvation Army hopes to provide shoes to 300 (or more) children! They have partnered with Payless Shoes to provide them at $25 per pair and are working toward raising $7,500. Download a Kicks for Kids brochure to find out more about how you can help.
 The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate three years of business in Indiana for  Planful Marketing .
Planful Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration
647 Philadelphia Street, Suite 405, Indiana, PA 15701
Friday, March 23, 2018 12 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend!

This weekend's matinee at The Jimmy Stewart Museum is Call Northside 777 which will be shown at 1 pm on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. The film is an absorbing drama of reporter (Stewart) convinced that a convicted killer is innocent and trying to prove it. More info can be found at the Musuem's website .

Congratulations IUP Women's Basketball on an AMAZING Season!

For more visit IUP Athletics.
Courtesy Post

Are you an artist? Either schooled or self taught. A crafter? A repurposed creative reuse connoisseur, Antiques and vintage picker. Furniture refinisher, Potter, painter, etc... 

Christina Rose The Shabby Girl Shanty is looking at bringing a possible open market to Indiana and is looking for unique vendors who may be interested. For more info please visit Christina Rose The Shabby Girl Shanty on Facebook.
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