DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown India na
Welcome New Members

Ben Ford & Hilliary Creely
Four Footed Friends
Heritage House Suites
Law Office of AnnMarie Everett, Esq.

Join them! Our membership benefits include:
  • Co-Op advertising for special retail promotions
  • Four seasons of events & festivals
  • Marketing and PR support such as help with crafting press releases
  • Announcements in the DI DIgest distributed to 2,500+ 
  • Assistance with filling vacant properties
More benefits & membership info at
 Call 724-463-6110 with questions 
about our membeship program
Downtown Indiana 
Quarterly Members Meeting

Wednesday, March 28
The Coney, 642 Philadelphia Street

5:00 PM
Networking, hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

5:30 PM - Quarterly Meeting
Update on Downtown Indiana's efforts
Open forum for members to ask questions, make suggestions and voice their opinions

Please RSVP 


Winte r Warm Up
Thank you!

Naming Sponsor

Activity Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Participating Restaurants
Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar
The Coney
HB Culpeppers
Food Co-Op Cafe
Grubs Sports Bar
Insomnia Cookies
Pita Pit
RBG Bar & Grill
Spaghetti Benders 
Twisted Jimmy's

Special Thanks
Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County
Evergreen Boys & Girls Club of Indiana County
Haines Total Hockey
Anthony Frazier & Friends
Indiana Gazette
Indiana Women's Flag Football League
Kay & Dave Smith
William & Mary Gift Shoppe

Congratulations to our winning restau rants! 
Best Soup or Chili - RBG Bar & Grill
Best Hot Appetizer - Spaghetti Benders
Best Drink/Dessert - Grub's Sports Bar

Congratulations to ur Penguins Tickets Winner!
Betty Gallo

Thank you to everyone who came out for the S&T Bank Winter Warm Up. Save the date Februrary 23, 2019. See you next year!

Next Up! 
St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17 @ 12 Noon
Philadelphia Street
Sponsored by The Coney 

Join us for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade!  Enjoy St. Patrick's Day-themed activities, specials and more before and after the parade in downtown shops & restaurants. 

Parade units - Deadline Extended to March 12
Download an application here
Get To Know 
Marshall Chriswell

What drew you to joining the board of Downtown Indiana? 
I have been very impressed by Indiana's ability to maintain a thriving downtown, even through an economic climate that has really devastated some other small towns. I have chosen to raise my family here, and I want to do everything I can to ensure positive things keep happening!

On what DI committees/event committees do you serve?
As the chair of the Membership committee, it is my job to ensure Indiana businesses and residents understand the value of supporting DI by becoming a member. Please join!  I also serve on the planning committee for the Wine Walk, which is a fun and successful fundraiser held every November in Downtown.
What is your favorite thing about downtown?
The variety of events. No matter if you are young or old, or whether you are a foodie,  wine connoisseur, music lover, arts enthusiast, or just have an affinity for really big Christmas trees - there is something for everyone!

Name a fun fact that people may not know about you?
While I was born and raised in Indiana, I lived in the Washington DC area for several years after graduating from IUP.  While I enjoyed my time the city, I have come to learn that just about everything I need is right here in my hometown.
The Download 
News from our Members & Partners

Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County will host their 15th Annual Family Fun Fest at the Indiana Mall on Saturday, March 3 from 10 AM - 3 PM.    NO COST to attend. 50+ human service agencies, child care providers, children's organizations, civic organizations, businesses, churches and educational institutions will have informational displays and provide FREE ACTIVITIES, CRAFTS, GAMES, and FUN for the children. The suggested age range for activities is toddler through age 10. 

Brunch with the Easter Bunny!
Sunday, March 18 at the Park Inn by Radisson
10 AM - 2 PM
$10 for children - $15 Adults
Make your reservations today at 724-463-3579. 
More details here. 

Next event - the Irish Walk N Roll on the Clymer Trail
March 17 at 10 AM
Meet at the basketball courts in Clymer (Lee Street Park). Wear your green and bring your walker, wheelchair, stroller or cane for a Walk N Roll Stroll. The Clymer trail is paved and easy to navigate. Come and walk or roll as far as you care to go on the three-mile course. After the walk, enjoy refreshments at the Clymer Fire Hall. 

Elks Lodge 931 Fish Fry going on every Friday of Lent! Open to the public 5 pm - 7 pm for take out.

Heart of a Champion  - an evening to celebrate two great champions Franco Harris and Sheriff Robert Fyock. March 24, 5:30 PM at the Indiana Country Club. Benefits MARTI-CBH (IUP) and The Open Door. $150 per person/$1250 table of ten. For more info visit heartofachampionawards.com .