DBP Announces: Ellie Staley as Executive Director
Posted: Apr 12, 2021 Punch Cards: Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week
Posted: Mar 19, 2021 DTNBZN Restaurant Week: Business Application
Posted: Mar 02, 2021 DBA Member Directory 2021 - NEW Ad Bundles!
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 Winter Crazy Days: Letter to Businesses
Posted: Jan 20, 2021 Small Business Relief Fund
Posted: Jan 18, 2021 Finding A Spot: Community Conversations on Managing Parking Downtown
Posted: Jan 18, 2021 The Christmas Stroll 2020 Button - A Timeless Bozeman Souvenir, Reimagined!
Posted: Nov 23, 2020 The DBA and Emerson Present the Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined Poster Contest Winner!
Posted: Nov 23, 2020 Join Us for a Christmas Stroll-Inspired Activity, the “Restaurant Give-Back”
Posted: Nov 22, 2020 Elf on the Shelf: Find Leandra the Elf and Win Prizes
Posted: Nov 22, 2020 Window Contest Display to Brighten Up Downtown Bozeman
Posted: Nov 22, 2020 DTNBZN Holiday Wishlist: Tell Santa to Head DOWNTOWN!
Posted: Oct 30, 2020 Downtown Bozeman Partnership Executive Director Resigns
Posted: Oct 12, 2020 PNKBZN
Posted: Oct 09, 2020 Life is STILL Downtown
Posted: Sep 29, 2020 Music on Main - LIVE from the Rialto
Posted: Jul 31, 2020 My Downtown Bozeman Challenge
Posted: Jun 01, 2020 Virtual DTNBZN
Posted: May 01, 2020 DIY Bozeman CleanUp Day
Posted: Apr 20, 2020 Continue to Support Your Favorite Small Businesses During COVID-19!
Posted: Mar 17, 2020 Give MOM Some Love: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Posted: Feb 25, 2020 Upload Your Restaurant Week Receipt
Posted: Feb 16, 2020 Submit Your Business’s Reopening Hours
Posted: Jan 28, 2020 Bridal Walk Photo Contest Registration 2020
Posted: Jan 15, 2020 Bridal Walk Vendor Application 2020
Posted: Jan 14, 2020 Pre-register for the Bridal Walk TODAY
Posted: Jan 11, 2020 ATTN Downtown Businesses: Winter Crazy Days Just Got Crazier
Posted: Jan 01, 2020 New Year’s Eve Downtown!
Posted: Dec 27, 2019 Get Your 2019 Christmas Stroll Button
Posted: Nov 15, 2019 The Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson present the 2019 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner!
Posted: Nov 12, 2019 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest Registration 2019
Posted: Nov 06, 2019 Christmas Stroll Food Vendor Application 2019 - DEADLINE Nov. 18
Posted: Nov 03, 2019 Christmas Stroll Non-Profit Activity Vendor Application 2019 - DEADLINE Nov. 18
Posted: Nov 03, 2019 CALL FOR ART - 2019 Christmas Stroll Poster, Deadline Nov. 11
Posted: Nov 03, 2019 Downtown Trick or Treating: Public Service Announcement
Posted: Oct 08, 2019 Bozeman Goes Pink for October
Posted: Oct 04, 2019 Ladies’ Night Application 2019
Posted: Oct 03, 2019 Another Great Music on Main Summer Concert Series!
Posted: Aug 20, 2019 The 2019 “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show Winner’s
Posted: Aug 18, 2019 Announcing the 2019 Music on Main Line-Up!
Posted: May 03, 2019 Announcing the 2019 Bridal Walk Photo Contest Winners!
Posted: Apr 10, 2019 Announcing the 2019 Bozeman Event Dates
Posted: Jan 10, 2019 Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Bozeman!
Posted: Jan 01, 2019 Cash In on the Perfect Gift!
Posted: Dec 12, 2018 Get Your 2018 Christmas Stroll Button!
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 Announcing the 38th Annual Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner!
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 Announcing the winners of the 2018 ‘Cruisin’ on Main’ Car Show!
Posted: Aug 21, 2018 Bozeman Accepting Nominations for Beautification Projects
Posted: Aug 07, 2018 Downtown Bozeman Partnership Presents Award at Annual Breakfast
Posted: May 18, 2018 Save the Date - 2018 Montana Downtown Conference
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 Announcing the 2018 Downtown & Community Event Dates
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 Introducing our New Operations Manager, Chase McMahon!
Posted: Nov 28, 2017 The DBA and The Emerson present the 2017 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest Registration
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bozeman
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 We need ART for the 2017 Christmas Stroll Poster!
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 Call for Christmas Stroll Non-Profit Activity Vendors - DEADLINE November 15
Posted: Oct 04, 2017 Call for Christmas Stroll Food Vendors - DEADLINE November 15
Posted: Oct 04, 2017 2017 Downtown Mural Project Unveiling
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 Call for Nominations – 2017 Beautification Awards
Posted: Aug 08, 2017 The Downtown Partnership has a new Operations Manager!
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 A HUGE Thanks to our 2017 Music on Main Sponsors!
Posted: Jun 08, 2017 2017 Downtown Flower Basket Sponsorship Opportunity
Posted: May 20, 2017 Music on Main 2017 Lineup Announced!
Posted: May 19, 2017 Downtown Bozeman is Hiring!
Posted: May 15, 2017 Downtown Bozeman Partnership Presents Annual Awards
Posted: May 12, 2017 Save the Date for the 33rd Annual Bozeman Clean-up Day
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 Announcing the 2017 Bridal Walk Photography Contest and Shopping Spree Winners
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 The 2017 DBA Member Directory - UPDATE Your Business Information!
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Heart of Downtown Bozeman!
Posted: Feb 07, 2017 Amber Schwartz Photography Capturing Essence of Downtown Bozeman
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 Downtown Bozeman Community Resource Officer
Posted: Dec 20, 2016 Downtown Dollars - the PERFECT Holiday Gift!!
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 The 2016 Christmas Stroll Poster Winner - Melissa Summerfield
Posted: Nov 16, 2016 Call for Artist - Downtown Bozeman Mural Project
Posted: Nov 08, 2016 2016 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread Contest, Register Now!
Posted: Nov 08, 2016 Downtown Bozeman and Bridger Bowl’s #1 Ski Town Package
Posted: Nov 07, 2016 City Advisory Board is presenting twelve Beautification Awards on Nov. 2, 2016
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 CALL FOR ART - 2016 Christmas Stroll Poster, DEADLINE Nov. 7
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail Under New Ownership
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show, 2016 Winners!
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 Downtown Business Improvement District Staff
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 New Downtown Businesses
Posted: Jul 19, 2016 DBA Board Member Spotlight- Mike Money, Big Sky Western Bank
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 Downtown Bozeman Partnership Presents Annual Awards
Posted: May 20, 2016 New Downtown Businesses
Posted: May 04, 2016 Be a Downtown Bozeman Flower Basket Sponsor! Keep Downtown Beautiful!
Posted: May 04, 2016



Downtown Bozeman Partnership Announces

New Executive Director: Ellie Staley

The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is excited to officially announce Ellie Staley as the Executive Director. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Ellie Staley has most recently been the Assistant Director for the Downtown Bozeman Partnership since 2006. After growing up in Omaha, Nebraska and receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, she moved to Bozeman in 2000. 

Ellie has over 20 years of event coordinating, sales, and management experience at several established local businesses in addition to her work managing the membership, events and marketing for the Downtown Bozeman Association, the 501c6 non-profit arm of the Partnership. She has a deep love for the Downtown Bozeman community and through her passion and hard work, continues to play an important leadership role in the Bozeman community through creative collaborations with small businesses, property owners, the City of Bozeman and beyond. Ellie is also committed to supporting social infrastructure as well as advocating for accessibility to the arts and culture.

From Ellie: "I am very excited to take on this new challenge that is beyond my scope of work over the last 14 years with events, membership, and marketing to take on some of the larger issues we are facing in Downtown and across our community. We have a wonderful organizational base within the Downtown Bozeman Partnership with over 85 years of support, 5 amazing staff members, over 21 active volunteer board members and hundreds of involved and passionate stakeholders, business owners, community members and more. I am ready to work with all of these groups and YOU to ensure we make the best decisions for our downtown community heading into the future!"

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Did you receive a Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week Punch Card from one of the participating restaurants?!

Congrats! Fill out your contact information and take this card with you to FIVE different participating restaurants, order their special Restaurant Week Menu and ask your server to PUNCH your card. Once you've collected five different punches, leave it at the location of your last punch or drop it at our office, 222 E Main, Suite 302 (third floor)! These will be collected the week after Restaurant Week and put into a drawing for some amazing prizes, such as the ones listed below:

Not sure where to get a punch card? These can be picked up at one of the participating businesses (see a full list here). Just ask your server! Punches can only be redeemed by ordering off the business's special Restaurant Week Menu.

For more information on Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week, CLICK HERE.


Thank you to our sponsors!

      

Prime, J&V Restaurant Supply, Check This Out, Wild West Foods, The Lark, The Element by Westin-Bozeman, Bozeman Magazine and Museum of the Rockies

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ATTENTION RESTAURANTS: After much deliberation, we are excited to present the Inaugural Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week! DTNBZN Restaurant Week 2021 will be held Monday, April 19 - Sunday, April 25. This event was created to promote YOU, our locally owned restaurants, bars, bakeries, tasting rooms and eateries. For this event to be a success this year and future years, we're hoping for enthusiastic participation from each and every one of you.

If you intend to participate PLAN AHEAD and within your comfort level so that you can welcome your customers and PLEASE do NOT complete this form until you are 100% certain of your special(s)/menu. You will have to re-submit the form if you wish to make any changes to ensure they are correct on all event collateral. Deadline is Friday, March 19th.  


Below are suggestions for how to get the absolute most out of Restaurant Week, PLEASE REVIEW: 

  1. Create a special consisting of off-menu items as to not compete with your current menu and inventory for regular demand on those items. This is a huge selling point for potential customers as they will be able to try unique specials at their favorite eateries as well as places they have never been before.
  2. Follow each category's suggested pricing, when possible. Below we have outlined suggested pricing for the different categories. We will advertise these pricing levels to potential customers. This is a way to hook first-timers who may be hesitant to dine downtown due to the misconception that it is "too expensive". This is a great opportunity to invite students, families and singles into your restaurant and establish some new customers. See below for a breakdown of each category including pricing suggestions.
  3. Consider encouraging reservations. Many of you have developed amazing reservation systems. This will help control your seating as we work around limited capacities. It also takes the stress off the diner to find a seat. 
  4. Use the Restaurant Week Graphics to promote and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Once you've completed this form, let your social media audience know. "We are officially signed up for Restaurant Week 2021! Mark your calendars and come see us during the week of 4/19 for exclusive specials and a one-of-a kind dining experience". (CLICK HERE for the marketing toolkit for this year's event. New graphics added often).

Category Breakdowns below...

Breakfast / Brunch

  • Participation cost: $100
  • Suggested price range for off-menu special: $10-20
  • Examples of specials
    • Specialty Benedict, Side, Pastry and Coffee or Juice for $15
    • Mix and Match (choose one entree, side and drink) for $10

Lunch

  • Participation cost: $100
  • Suggested price range for off-menu special: $15-20
  • Examples of specials
    • Specialty Restaurant Week Sandwich with a side of chips and a drink for $15
    • Mix and Match (choose one appetizer, entree, side and drink) for $15

Dinner

  • Participation cost: $100
  • Suggested price range for off-menu special: $20-50
  • Examples of specials
    • Specialty Restaurant Week 5-course Steak Dinner Experience including expert wine pairing for $45
    • Mix and Match (choose one appetizer, entree, side, drink and dessert) for $30
    • Consider Add-ons: Glass of wine, craft beer or dessert for $5-10

Sweet Treats (baked goods, desserts, pastries, etc)

  • Participation cost: $50
  • Suggested price range for off-menu special: $5-10
  • Examples of specials
    • 1-2 items that are not on the menu. Possibly a new pastry you have been thinking about adding to your menu.

Craft Drinks (coffee, tea, beer, wine and specialty cocktails)

  • Participation cost: $50
  • Suggested price range for off-menu special: $5-10
  • Examples of specials
    • 1-3 drink specials. Work with your barista/bartenders and see what creative signature drinks they can come up with. Typically this group is always brewing up something tasty and unique.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

The information we will be asking for includes:

  • Business Name, Website, Address and Logo (as you would like to be listed on the event materials)
  • Contact Information (Please designate a main point of contact for this event. All communications will be via email, so please enter an email connected to a monitored inbox)
  • Category Selection (Check all that you wish to host a special for)
  • Specials: This is where you will type or paste your meal specials into each box that coordinates with the categories you are participating in, be specific
  • Photos of your specials: You can only upload ONE IMAGE per button. If you have additional photos, please email them to info@downtownbozeman.org and we will be sure they are attached to your promotions.

COSTS TO PARTICIPATE

What you will get for your participation fee:

  • Access to professionally designed marketing pieces including social media posts, logos and graphics via dropbox (CLICK HERE for the marketing toolkit for this year's event, new graphics added often.)
  • High-scale exposure to the DBA's attentive audience totaling over 50,000 engaged community members. Extensive digital and traditional marketing through email marketing, digital advertisements, television advertisements, radio and print.
  • Robust website listing with individualized participant pages including logos, menu items, food images and additional information. This interactive event landing page will be linked by a QR code on all printed and digital marketing tools.
  • Printed materials including table tents, posters, window signs, punch cards and other materials delivered to you both digitally and in person. All materials include a QR code directing customers to the above event landing page.
  • The DBA staff will administer a punch card system to attract attention from the community and beyond. We will facilitate raffles, instagram lives and prize packages to drive traffic to all participating business and create added fun to the event

The cost to participate will be based on the number of categories you choose to participate in. We are flexible and willing to work with each of you to ensure all who wish to participate are able to. We are happy to discuss in-kind donations in place participation fee for additional categories chosen. Invoices will be emailed one week after the application deadline of MARCH 19. Payment can be made online or via check. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the participation fee, please reach out.


Restaurant Week: Business Sign Up

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Enter your specialty menu items into the boxes related to the categories you have selected. Scroll up for suggested pricing and menu building strategies. Please include prices, as this will be very important as we promote your specials.

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If you have any photos of your specials, please upload them below. Each button allows you to upload ONLY ONE photo. If you have more than two photos to use, please send them to info@downtownbozeman.org


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If you selected that you would like to provide an in-kind donation, Ellie will be in touch soon with more information. Thank you!!

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We are preparing to print our ever-popular Downtown Bozeman Association Member Directory. This booklet is distributed all over Bozeman and highlights all members of the DBA.

This year, we are excited to offer a new "advertising bundles" that include; directory printed ads, social media promotions and email spotlights.

With a social media audience of over 30,000 across various platforms, email recipients of over 8,000 and printed materials that hit tens of thousands of tourists and visitors each year...we are so proud of our highly engaged, extensive and diverse audience. And, feel utilizing this audience in an even larger and more strategic way heading in to the new year, could be a VERY successful venture for your business!

Check out general info about the cool new advertising bundles below and, if you would like to learn more about of this opportunity, please reach out to Ellie at ellie@downtownbozeman.org

  • "Instant Influencer" bundle*:
    • full page printed directory ad
    • 12 boosted social media ads, over 12 months
    • 12 email newsletter business "spotlight" ads. One ad per month in our weekly email newsletter campaign.
  • "Local Celebrity" bundle*:
    • 1/2 page printed directory ad
    • 6 boosted social media ads, over 12 months
    • 6 email newsletter business "spotlight" ads. One ad per month in our weekly email newsletter campaign
  • "Downtown Trendsetter" bundle*:
    • 1/4 page printed directory ad
    • 3 boosted social media ads, over 12 months
    • 3 email newsletter business "spotlight" ads. One ad per month in our weekly email newsletter campaign.

*All ads can be purchased separately based on interest and availability.

CLICK HERE for the all advertising pricing and details. 

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Attention Downtown Retailers, Restaurants AND BEYOND!!! 

Winter Crazy Days 2021 will be taking place in conjunction with President’s Weekend and Valentine’s Day and we want ALL our amazing downtown businesses to participate in this fun holiday weekend. The DBA is looking hoping to promote any and all sales, special menus, activities etc...happening between Feb. 12-15 and we're hoping you can send us that info and participate in a variety of ways! Please review the details below:

  • Please participate through the most obvious way by having in-store or online merchandise on sale or coinciding with another promotion. 
  • Traditionally, Winter Crazy Days sales are for winter merchandise but if you don’t sell seasonal merchandise, please do not let that deter you from participating!!
    • If you have items that you have been sitting on for a while, think about lowering the pricing and placing them in an obvious “sale” area or bundling them into “grab-bags” and giving them a flat price.
    • If you are a restaurant, we encourage you to capitalize on the weekend as well. Have a “Winter Crazy Days” lunch special or simply encourage people to cozy up to a meal or drink between stops on your sandwich board or on your social media posts.
  • If you are NOT planning to participate in Winter Crazy Days but ARE intending to capitalize on increased sales and traffic for Valentine's Day...think about a special menu available for dine-in or take-out? Maybe you have a special gift idea or activity that appeal to a valentine's day or night out? Consider promoting reservations for Valentine’s Day evening or consider extending these specials or menus to last all weekend.
  • Whether you choose to take part in Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Winter Crazy Days or all the above, we know there is a place for each business to fit into this “crazy” weekend. Email makai-lynn@downtownbozeman.org with your deals and specials NO LATER THAN FEB. 5, and we will be sure to promote your business across all platforms.
  • The success of Winter Crazy Days and V-Day in Downtown HEAVILY rests on the ideas and messages from YOU, our individual businesses. Please use the materials below to utilize YOUR marketing avenues to advertise this event!
    • Tag @DowntownBozeman in any or all posts you make through Facebook or Instagram about Winter Crazy Days. We also love the hashtags #downtownbozeman #lifeisdowntown…
    • Utilize our Website Event Link: https://downtownbozeman.org/event/winter-crazy-days-2021 or Event Graphics in email campaigns or other electronic marketing you do! Event graphics will be coming soon

Please call or email with any questions or ideas you may have! Thanks in advance for your attention to this information. Hope you have a nice and successful Winter Crazy Days weekend!

Thanks!

Ellie and Makai-Lynn

406-586-4008

Ellie@downtownbozeman.org  |  Makai-Lynn@downtownbozeman.org

DOWNLOAD EVENT GRAPHICS

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Prospera Business Network and the City of Bozeman Announce Small Business Relief Fund

The City of Bozeman Coronavirus Small Business Local Relief Fund is aimed at helping small businesses in Bozeman stabilize and recover in 2021. The fund is especially interested in helping those businesses who are: 

  • Impacted by COVID-19 health restrictions including reduced hours, reduced occupancy, or otherwise can demonstrate negative impacts because of health restrictions.
  • Dependent on in-person customers and have seen revenue decline due to COVID-19.
  • In need of stabilization of operations, improvement of business efficiency, and/or assistance with business recovery.

Area businesses located in the Bozeman city limits, are eligible to apply for a grant up to $10,000, or low interest microloan up to $30,000.  Businesses can only apply for either a grant or a loan, and information about the application process is on the Prospera Business Network website at prosperamt.org/covid-19. The application will not be live until Wednesday, January 20th at 8am.

As funding is limited, there will be multiple rounds of grants and microloans for eligible businesses to apply for starting Wednesday, January 20th. Applications for funding will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  A second round of funding will open on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.


About Prospera Business Network

Prospera Business Network is the leading non-profit organization advancing and supporting community-centered economic development in southwest Montana. Our focus is helping people start and grow their business – in turn strengthening our region’s economy and communities.

Prospera Business Network offers no-cost business counseling, professional trainings, business grants, loan financing, and economic research. Visit prosperamt.org for more details.           

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The City of Bozeman invites you to attend one or all of our upcoming virtual community conversations on managing parking Downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods. Each session will be hosted in the evening (5:30-7pm) and focus on one of three different areas of parking management in Bozeman: Residential Parking Permit Districts (Monday 1/25); Neighborhoods near downtown (Thursday 1/28); and Downtown Bozeman (Wednesday 2/3).

Learn about the City’s approach to parking management, and provide your input on what's working, what's not, and how we can optimize our existing parking supply for residents, visitors and employees Downtown. These sessions will be held virtually using Webex. We'll keep things interesting with live polls, small group conversations, and other on- and offline opportunities to contribute your input.

Head to www.bozeman.net/parkinghub to check out which of the sessions you’d like to participate in, find the link to join, and peruse the Bozeman Parking Handbook, a resource to build shared understanding of our parking management approach and kick-start conversation.

For more information, visit www.bozeman.net/parkinghub

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The Downtown Bozeman Association is excited to continue the 40-year tradition of the Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll Button! This year, the button will act differently than years past. This will not be your ticket to a single-day event but will be a timeless souvenir as well as a ticket to many promotions, discounts and entries into amazing raffles to enjoy festive activities throughout the holiday season. 

Buttons cost $4 and will be ready for purchase at the following locations from Thanksgiving Day through December 5th*:

Prizes and promotions include Bridger Bowl Ski Passes, Downtown Dollars packages totaling $500, a Family Photo package from 406 Photo and discounts at Billion Auto, Action lighting and Sweet Pea Festival! More details on prizes and perks coming soon. Stay tuned!*


*If you have purchased a Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined Button, check out what YOUR Christmas Stroll Button gets you below (this list is updated often):

  • Bridger Bowl You have been entered to win 1 of 8 Bridger Bowl Day Passes!! What could be better than a full day enjoying the slopes this season!  
  • Downtown Dollars You have been entered to win 1 of 5 Downtown Dollar Prize Packages totaling $500 dollars! Downtown Dollars are truly the BEST gift around visit www.downtownbozeman.org/downtown_dollars for more details! $500*
  • 406 Photo You have been entered to WIN a Family Portrait Shoot! (which includes up to a 1-hour session, $100 credit towards a wall art and print order, and 15-25 Social Media Optimized Digital Images.)*
    • Also, join Bruce at 406 Photo for a Mini Session Day on Dec. 6th ONLY, at Glen Lake Rotary Park (Formerly East Gallatin Rec. Area). The 20 min. session includes one social media optimized digital image to purchase greeting cards, prints, wall art, and digital products. All for only $75. Mini-sessions on Dec. 6 MUST be scheduled in advance! Call Bruce at 406-600-7616 to book today! MORE INFORMATION
  • Billion Auto Group – Bring in your button or print THIS AD to get an extra $250 off the purchase price on any new vehicle for the next year! 
  • Action LightingEnjoy 25% off all lighting for showroom walk-ins through Dec. 11! Check out one of the largest selections of festive lighting in the nation...right here in Bozeman! Visit www.actionlighting.com, call us to schedule an appointment at 406-586-5105 or visit us at 310 Ice Pond Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Sweet Pea Festival – Bring your 2020 button to Sweet Pea office, 4242 East Main, Suite 203B by December 23 for 25% off all Sweet Pea 2020 merchandise. (check website for office hours).
    • You have also been entered to win 1 of 8 Sweet Pea Festival 2021 Weekend Passes! What a better way to get ready for a fun-filled summer than to begin planning your Sweet Pea Festival 2020 Weekend.

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For more information about the Chrismas Stroll 2020 Reimagined, CLICK HERE.

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The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  And, although this year’s Christmas Stroll will be much different, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture teamed up once again to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design with this year’s theme “Reimagined.”  As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

We received many wonderful submissions again this year and decided to choose a time-appropriate design with noticeable downtown accents, designed by local artist Brook Froelich. We feel her design is a wonderful tribute to the history and tradition of the Christmas Stroll, even in curious times. Below is a bit more information about this year’s 2020 Christmas Stroll Poster artist and her inspiration behind the design.

Brook grew up in Bozeman with many fond memories of attending the Christmas Stroll with her family. Her poster design is meant to capture that magic feeling of falling snow as you stroll through a festive Downtown Bozeman. Santa is depicted wearing a mask in the true spirit of the year 2020 and the idea that although the stroll is "reimagined" this year it will still have that Christmas magic feeling.

Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined posters will line Main Street businesses and will be the main graphic for all Christmas Stroll marketing. Check out more details about this year’s Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined at www.downtownbozeman.org/stroll2020  

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Year after year the Annual Christmas Stroll provides a fundraising opportunity for local non-profits. Though this year's event has been entirely Reimagined, we are excited to bring you an opportunity to support those local organizations this season. We have invited our Downtown restaurants to TEAM-UP with non-profit organizations for our “Restaurant Give-Back Activity.”

All of the locations participating are offering dine in AND takeout options to provide you with a safe opportunity to support both a local restaurant as well as a local non-profit. See below for a list of restaurant/non-profit participants and their charitable menu items. Whether you are doing your Christmas shopping or simply enjoying the ambiance of the Downtown decorations, stop into one of the listed locations and feel good about where your dollars are going.

Check out the full list of “Restaurant Give-Back” locations and charities below. This activity will take place December 2 through December 5, participating business hours vary.

Full list of participating restaurants and non-profits below.


Bacchus Pub - 105 W Main, Suite 1A
Supporting: Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association
Menu Item(s): BC Burger (local beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, served with chips) - $13 /// Puck and a Pounder (16 oz. PBR and a shot of whiskey)- $6.50

Montana Ale Works - 611 E Main 
Supporting: Bozeman Public Library Foundation
Menu Item(s): Rotating Nightly Special for Every Day in December

Nina's Tacos - 5 W Mendenhall, Suite 104
Supporting: Montana Outdoor Science School
Menu Item(s): All Margaritas (Margaritas for MOSS!)

Room 1 - 321 East Main
Supporting: BSSEF (Big Sky Ski Education Foundation)
Menu Item(s): 10% sales from Stroll Cocktail Menu

Shine Beer Sanctuary - 451 East Main St
Supporting: SLAM Festival
Menu Item(s): LaPa + Soup Shack entire menu Dec 2-5, 4-7pm - 10% of sales to SLAM. ///  For every $100 GC purchase SHINE will give purchaser a $10 Gift card AND will donate $10 to SLAM.

Townshend's Bozeman Teahouse - 402 E Main, Suite 1
Supporting: Help Center
Menu Item(s): Chai Latte (any size)

Treeline Coffee Roasters - 624 N Wallace
Supporting: Yellowstone Forever
Menu Item(s): All Drink Specials (Vanilla nutmeg cappuccino, Ginger clove cortado, Peppermint mocha)

Urban Kitchen - 5 W Mendenhall, Suite 102
Supporting: Montana Outdoor Science School
Menu Item(s): Apple Pie Mule 

Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot - 18 W Main St
Supporting: NAMI-MT (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Montana
Menu Item(s): Candy Cane Cookies /// Hot Cocoa

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Leandra the Elf has been sent from the North Pole to bring holiday spirit to Downtown Bozeman. Over the four days of the Christmas Stroll (December 2-5) she will be hiding in different downtown businesses. Keep an eye on our social media pages (@downtownbozeman) to spot her. Direct message us with the name of the business she is hiding in and get your name in the hat for some awesome Downtown Dollars prize packages. There will be one winner selected each day. Guess all four correct and be entered to win $200! 
Visit our Instagram and Facebook and give us a "follow" to be sure you're ready to spot our Elf on the Shelf.

 

A message from the Elf on the Shelf:

"Hi, I’m Leandra and I am an Elf from the North Pole. Santa has sent me to Bozeman for years to help spread cheer at the Annual Christmas Stroll. Us elves are sent to families all over the world to help Santa manage the nice list by keeping an eye on the children and reporting back to the North Pole. This year, Santa gave me the biggest family of all, the Bozeman Family. This week, I will be hiding in different businesses in Downtown Bozeman to celebrate the Christmas Stroll. Keep an eye out for photos of me on Downtown Bozeman’s social media pages. If you know where I’m hiding, direct message Downtown Bozeman with the business name and enter to win Downtown Dollars prizes to be spent right here in Downtown Bozeman."

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There is no doubt that Downtown Bozeman is pure magic during the holiday season! Simply taking a stroll down Main Strret is sure to bring back memories of holiday shopping and making traditions with family and friends. This year, we want to invite you to continue those traditions by enjoying the Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined Parade of Lights: Window Decorating Contest. It is sure to be a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for our community to safely enjoy by strolling downtown, viewing our lit-up storefronts and enjoying the festive ambiance of our Downtown Holiday Spiders.

While you take in the beautiful displays,we encouraged you to fill out your Downtown Holiday Wishlists, available on our website for a chance to win something off their very own Wishlist!

This year’s theme is Reimagined and our judges chose winners based on the following categories:

Best WINDOW Display: Schnee's
Best OUTSIDE BUILDING Display: Kimpton Armory Hotel
Best use of the 2020 Theme REIMAGINED: Indikoi
The Merry and Bright Award: Bozeman Spirits Distillery (selected by Action Lighting)
Most CREATIVE Display: Alara Jewelry
Best OVERALL Display: The LARK Bozeman
People’s Choice:
 ERA Landmark

 

Please review the list of this year's Parade of Lights 2020 Participating Businesses below, plan your Downtown Bozeman stroll and enjoy!

Alara Jewelry - 42 W Main
Altitude Gallery - 134 E Main
The Baxter Hotel - 105 W Main
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties - 37 S Willson
Bozeman Optical - 118 E Main
Bozeman Spirits Distillery - 121 W Main
Bridger Bowl (At First Security Bank) - 208 E Main
The Coin Laundry Print Shop - 111 S Grand, Suite 108
Collective by dawn josephine - 5 E Main
Country Bookshelf - 28 W Main
Damselfly Clothing Co.- 115 E Main
Dee-O-Gee - 424 E Main
Element Bozeman - 25 E Mendenhall 
ERA Landmark Real Estate - 8 E Main
EVRGREEN Clothing - 16 E Main
Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company - 111 E Main
Head West - 24 W Main
Indikoi - 25 S Tracy
Jonah & Sage - 240 E Main
Kimpton Armory Hotel - 24 W Mendenhall
The Lark Hotel - 122 W Main
LeeAnn Ramey Art - 111 S Grand, Suite 110
Lockhorn Cider House - 21 S Wallace
Main Street Quilting Company - 128 E Main
Montana Silversmiths - 14 W Main
Mountain Home Vacation Rentals - 224 E Main
The Nova Cafe - 312 E Main
Revolvr Menswear - 30 W Main
Rockford Coffee - 18 E Main, Suite 100
Room 1 - 321 E Main
The Root - 36 W Main
Schnee's - 35 E. Main 
Theory Hair Salon - 129 W Main, 1A
Vino per Tutti - 315 E Main
Visions West Contemporary - 34 W Main
Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot - 18 W Main

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This year more than ever it is crucial that we support our local businesses during the holiday season. One way you can do so is by telling Santa to head downtown! Christmastime in Downtown Bozeman is truly magical and our retailers pull out all the stops. Let your loved ones know what you really want with this Downtown Bozeman Holiday Wishlist.

Submit your wishlist for a chance to win one of your wishlist items!! Here's how to enter:

  1. Print the WISHLIST TEMPLATE
  2. As you stroll Downtown Bozeman and take in the Parade of Lights, fill in your wishlist.
  3. When you get home, enter your wishlist into the form below.
  4. Click submit! Your wishlist will be sent to your email and you will be contact if you are a lucky winner!

Downtown Bozeman Holiday Wishlist

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Downtown Bozeman Partnership Executive Director, Chris Naumann, Resigns

(BOZEMAN, MT—October 12, 2020) – The Downtown Bozeman Partnership announced today that Chris Naumann has resigned as Executive Director. He will remain at the Partnership until December 18, 2020 to ensure an efficient and effective transition. Naumann joined the organization as Executive Director in 2007.

“It has been an honor to have led the Downtown Partnership and served its stakeholders over the past 13 years. Downtown Bozeman has a tremendous legacy spanning 150 years and a very exciting future; it has been my privilege to have played a very small role in both,” said Naumann.

Under his leadership, the Downtown Bozeman Partnership was formally incorporated in 2007, and he responsibly increased the organization’s capacity from two employees to four over the last decade. In 2008, he established the Downtown Business Improvement District graffiti removal program that has removed over 3,800 graffiti tags.

Following the 2009 explosion and fire, Naumann organized a downtown relief fund that garnered $200,000 in contributions that provided financial support to 90 employees and residents directly impacted by the disaster. In response to the coinciding recession, he created the first of five Urban Renewal District grant programs that catalyzed dozens of public infrastructure, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and infill development projects.

Bobby Bear, chairperson of the Downtown Urban Renewal District Board, said she thanks Naumann for his years of service and dedication noting that she will miss his knowledge and sage advice. She reflected further, “he enabled Downtown Bozeman to grow and flourish into the vibrant community that it is today. His leadership and dedication to Downtown has resulted in successful renovations and stunning new buildings in accordance with our Downtown Plans. As a long-time member of the URD Board I have seen first-hand the amount of work and diligence it takes to manage downtown’s diverse group of stakeholders. He did so with good grace and a sense of humor. He leaves us with a superb staff that will help carry us forward.”

Naumann spearheaded the creation of the 2009 and 2019 Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plans and the renewal of the Business Improvement District in 2010 and 2020. Naumann explained, “With the exciting new vision outlined in the Downtown Plan and another ten-year term for the Business Improvement District, the time seemed right to move on with the next chapter in my career.” He has accepted a position as a Senior Planner at Sanderson Stewart.

"All of the downtown organizations have improved substantially during the past decade and they are now on a really solid foundation. So much of that is due to Chris's leadership and guidance, and it's helped enable downtown to be the vibrant place that it is today,” said Eric Bowman, owner of Owenhouse Ace Hardware and Downtown Business Improvement District chairperson. “I'd like to thank him both personally and on behalf of the boards for his years of dedication to downtown Bozeman and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor,” Bowman added.

Bowman and Bear said the Downtown Partnership will immediately begin the process to fill the position and hoped to have a new executive director early next year.

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Contacts:
Chris Naumann, Executive Director
Downtown Bozeman Partnership
406-586-4008 chris@downtownbozeman.org

Bobby Bear, Downtown URD Chairperson
Downtown Bozeman Partnership
406-570-3971 bobbyb@montana.edu

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Bozeman Partners Continue PNKBZN to Increase Awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BOZEMAN, MT [October 5, 2020] — The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 960 women in the state of Montana will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. In the greater Gallatin Valley, in 2019 one fifth of breast cancers were diagnosed in women under the age of 50. And, while not as common, men are diagnosed with breast cancer; approximately 2,600 men a year throughout the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designated as October in 1985 to raise awareness and gain funding for research for a cure, while elevating education around the importance of annual/early screening.

PNKBZN, a community-wide campaign for the month of October, was the result of collaboration and ideas from local Bozeman organizations: Advanced Medical Imaging, Bozeman Health, Cancer Support Community, Downtown Bozeman Partnership, Montana State University, and Montana State University Athletics, with graphic design support from PRIME Incorporated. PNKBZN seeks to enhance local awareness of the importance of following screening guidelines for breast care, how to access screenings and diagnostic screenings and other resources, increase the community conversation around cancer awareness, and provide inspirational stories of men and women in our community who are living with breast cancer.

Downtown Bozeman will turn pink for the entire month of October with pink street banners lining Main Street and window decorations at many of downtown’s retailers and restaurants. A website with community resources, and programs is also located at PinkBozeman.com, hosted by PNKBZN community partners, with inclusions from other community partners. To learn more or get involved, fill out the form at PinkBozeman.com.


Participating businesses:

  • Cancer Support Community’s VIRTUAL gala is free this year, October 15th, 7-8 pm. CLICK HERE to register for free:. Register before October 14th for a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards!
  • Heebs Fresh Market will be Rounding Up for Cancer Support Community (CSC)
  • The Gem Gallery is doing a 10% donation to the Cancer Support Community on all proceeds from purchases of rose gold and pink gemstone jewelry for the month of October! We also set up an all pink window case with a couple rose gold and Morganite pieces.
  • PLONK will be donating 30% of all rose and flirtinis ordered during the month of October.
  • Rocking R Bar has a ”Pink Lady” shot - $1 from each shot goes to CSC for the month of October.
  • The Root will be Rounding Up for CSC.
  • Stuffed Crepes will be Rounding Up for CSC.
  • Whiskey and Lace is offering $3 pink scrunchies in store and online. all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research.

Partners:

About Advanced Medical Imaging

Advanced Medical Imaging is a joint venture between Bozeman Health and Intercity Radiology. AMI offers a full array of medical diagnostic studies and specializes in women's imaging. AMI’s all-digital facility provides high-resolution, clear, concise medical images read by highly skilled radiologists providing patients and their healthcare provider with the information they need to create the right treatment plan. AMI provides digital imaging technology such as MRI, CT, mammography and DEXA, along with a full array of women’s digital imaging technologies. For more information about AMI, visit amibozeman.com.
 

About Bozeman Health
Bozeman Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving an eight-county region in Southwest Montana. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, we are the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,300 employees, including 250 medical providers representing 40 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at BozemanHealth.org.

About Cancer Support Community
Cancer Support Community Montana (CSC) provides hope, health, and healing to local friends and neighbors who have been touched by cancer. CSC offers services and resources from the point of diagnosis, throughout treatment and survivorship, and through end of life – including support groups, yoga, cooking classes, hiking groups, retreats, and more – completely free-of-charge. We are offering virtual programs through Zoom to provide increased support to all participants. CSCMT is here to help reduce increased isolation, cultivate support, and help our participants find hope in this ever-changing environment. Check out our website, www.cancersupportmontana.org, or give us a call at (406) 582-1600 for more information about our free monthly programs and The Virtual Community.” Cancer Support Community is here so that no one faces cancer alone.

About Downtown Bozeman Partnership
The Downtown Bozeman Partnership provides combined operational support for three-member organizations (DBA, BID and URD) while continually striving to foster strong relationships with downtown property and business owners as well as the greater Bozeman community. As the membership, outreach and marketing arm of the Partnership; the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA) promotes downtown Bozeman as a center of business, culture, and entertainment and conducts activities and events that build a strong local economy; and to contribute to the well-being, growth, and vitality of downtown Bozeman. Learn more at downtownbozeman.org.

About Montana State University
Montana State University, the state's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement. montana.edu

About Montana State University Athletics
Nearly 400 student-athletes competing on 15 varsity teams and the spirit squad comprise Bobcat Athletics, which contributes to Montana State University’s land-grant mission through excellence in the classroom, competition and a holistic approach to student-athlete well-being. Our commitment to integrity, inclusion, respect and service fosters a lasting connection with the MSU community, State of Montana and Rocky Mountain region. Bobcat Athletics, which annually compiles a cumulative team grade point average of better than 3.15 (on a 4.0 scale), has won the Brawl of the Wild competition against University of Montana Athletics the last three years. Read more about Bobcat Athletics at msubobcats.com.

About PRIME, Incorporated
In a culture that seeks more personal connections, interactive experiences, and relational growth; unified brand, design forward-thinking, and strategic communications are essential in reaching your target market.  In light of this need, PRIME is a partnering resource for individuals and executives looking to make an impact in their community and on their bottom line. Whether you need to bring a brand campaign to life, elevate your web experience, or develop your reach to a specific audience; finding the right partner is the best step for success. 

We will work with you to understand the unique challenges facing your business. You can rely on PRIME to navigate the constraints of a project, understand the nuance of a sell, or speak to an industry-specific need in a way that a one-off, box solution can never do. Our collaborative approach provides you with a tailored brand strategy as well as a custom digital methodology. Not only will it look and sound pretty, but it also gets measurable results. Let's see what we can do together.

 

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Downtown Bozeman Association Launches Life is STILL Downtown Campaign

The Downtown Bozeman Association is launching our Life is STILL Downtown campaign to run through the end of 2020. We are launching this campaign to bring attention to the fact that, while many things look very different in our community right now, life is still happening in Downtown Bozeman. By making a twist on our well-known slogan, Life is Downtown we will be showcasing the heart of our community in new and creative ways.

As we all know, getting out and about in our community over the past several months has looked different than in years passed. Although large gatherings and community events may be cancelled and some of our patterns and schedules have changed during this time, we know the passion to support and embrace our small business community is still there. By highlighting different aspects of the beloved city center. we want to remind Bozeman and beyond that engaging with the community is STILL possible. Life is STILL Downtown....

You will see the Life is STILL Downtown tagline and graphics over the next several months in various ways:

  • A Life is STILL Downtown will span Main Street on a banner until the holiday light go up! This banner is sponsored by AlphaGraphics, to be hung across Main Street. This is to be your first reminder that Life is STILL
  • If you’ve been downtown in the past few months, you may have noticed the yellow DTNBZN heart stickers sprinkled on business windows. This was a “hug” from us to our businesses. These DTNBZN stickers will be getting a new look as we continue to spread the love...
  • If you’re following us on Social Media (@DowntownBozeman) we will be showcasing some of the best hidden and popular gems in Downtown Bozeman. This will include meeting the faces behind some of our amazing businesses and seeing some of the wonderful architectural treasures located on our downtown buildings.
  • To top off the campaign, we will be announcing some safe and fun ways to participate in events, sales and specials that will continue to take place through the fall and winter season. We hope to continue many of our traditions, but in new and fun ways!

All of this has been brought together to remind you to connect with your community and support Downtown Bozeman businesses within our city center. Despite the ever-changing times, we want everyone to know, Life is STILL Downtown.

For more information, please visit www.downtownbozeman.org or call 406-586-4008.

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The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to bring you the finished product of the 5-week series: Music on Main - Live from the Rialto. Music on Main definitely looked a little different than it has in past summers but we were determined to keep the tradition alive. This year, we streamed Montana bands LIVE from the Rialto Theater in Downtown Bozeman and made it available to the public through Facebook Live and Youtube.com!

The shows were absolutely spectacular and showcased some truly talented artists. We were able to broadcast this concert series to all corners of the country and reached over 16,000 people EACH NIGHT! It was such a pleasure to bring Music on Main to those who aren't able to make it to the traditional event. Comments poured in from Bozemanites who are currently residing in different states (and even outside the country)! What we planned to be a few nights of entertainment for our community ended up being a virtual gathering-place for passionate music lovers to enjoy a live music experience from wherever they are. 

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who made this possible:
Rialto Bozeman
The Moose 94.7 FM
NorthWestern Energy
Rocking R Bar
Vino Per Tutti
Seven
Lehrkind's Coca Cola
Kenyon Noble
In the Music Box
Jereco Studios

ALL SHOWS ARE LINKED BELOW

 
 

  

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Here's the lowdown:

  • There are 6 different photo challenges to be announced on June 1st.
  • We will feature one challenge per week. Each completion of the featured challenge enters you to win that week's prizes.
  • You may submit as many different photos as you'd like. On Facebook or Instagram, Tag @DowntownBozeman and use #MyDTNBZN so we can find your entries.
  • Weekly winners will be randomly selected Sundays at 5:00pm and announced the following Monday.

IMPORTANT: You may complete these challenges at any time. You do not need to complete them during the featured weeks, however that is the only way to win the weekly prizes. Complete all 6 challenges at any time and be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Example: If you are coming into the challenge during week 5, you should first complete challenge 5 to be entered to win week 5's prizes. Challenges 1-4 and 6 can be completed at any time to enter into the grand prize drawing for the $500 shopping spree!

Bonus challenges for extra entries will be announced via Instagram live!


Weekly Featured Challenge Schedule

Week 1 (June 1)
Post a photo of you in front of your favorite business's open sign. Let your friends know that Downtown Bozemen is OPEN (and maybe nudge them to join the challenge… if they win, they just might split their prize!) Don’t forget to tag @downtownbozeman and use #MyDTNBZN so we can find your entry.

Week 2 (June 8)
Some of the best restaurants in town live on and around Main Street. Did you know we have over 50 different places to eat and drink downtown?! This week, we challenge you to have a meal downtown OR order takeout from a downtown restaurant. Tag @downtownbozeman and use #MyDTNBZN so we see your entry.

Week 3 (June 15)  
Many people do not know the impact a simple review can have on a business! Help out your favorites! Review a downtown business on their facebook page, google or Yelp, screenshot it and post the photo tagging @downtownbozeman and using #MyDTNBZN.

Week 4 (June 22)
Post a photo of a downtown purchase you made, tag @downtownbozeman and use #MyDTNBZN. Purchases can be anything. Clothing, shoes, coffee, jewelry, lunch, a drink, etc.

Week 5 (June 29)
Something many of us locals don't often think about is how awesome it is to have a creek running directly under Main Street! Take a picture of Bozeman Creek and use tag @downtownbozeman. Switching it up this week, use the TWO hashtags: #MyDTNBZN and #SeeBozemanCreek.

Week 6 (July 6)
Tell us what your favorite thing about Downtown Bozeman is? Tag us @downtownbozeman and use #MyDTNBZN and #LoveWhereYouLive

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Are you seriously missing the endless access to cultural events and butt-kicking workouts in Downtown Bozeman...we ARE!! So, we've reached out to our downtown businesses and below is a list of some of your favorite DTNBZN activities to enjoy anywhere! 

We are continuing to take video submissions from our small businesses for our Virtual Downtown Program. If you are a business owner and you want to be involved, please email makai-lynn@downtownbozeman.org



Virtual Downtown Trailer


Polishing Silver with Alara Jewelry
Learn how to polish silver with two different finishes: high-polish and matte. Babs from Alara Jewelry is going to show you just how easy it is to get rid of that tarnish and make your silvers sparkle like NEW!

Virtual Science Station with Montana Science Center
In this video you will learn how to make fireworks in a jar using common household items: vegetable oil, water, food coloring, a jar and a bowl. 

30-minute Core Workout with Pure Barre
In this video you will work your core with the wonderful ladies over at Pure Barre. Put on your workout clothes, find an open space and get ready to tone your center.

Virtual Shopping Tour at Collective by Dawn Josephine
I know we all miss browsing our favorite downtown shops. Here is a tour of Collective by Dawn Josephine that will make you feel like you are right there in the store! This was filmed live on facebook.

Books and Babies with the Bozeman Public Library
Are you missing Cindy and all your local children’s librarians? Well, here’s Cindy and her Books & Babies program. Enjoy! CLICK HERE to view the Library's facebook video collection.

Cocktail Making with Room 1
Learn how to make some of your favorite cocktails with Room 1. 

Hydration Packs with Bozeman Running Co.
This video is an extensive product review of the Nathan VaporHowe 4L Vest available at Bozeman Running Co.

Keep in Shape with Jen and Stephanie at Eagle Mount
Here you will find some practical exercises you can do from your home.

Baking Soda Bath for Jewelry with Alara Jewelry
Learn how to do a "baking soda bath" to brighten up those silvers even more. In this video, Babs from Alara Jewelry will teach you how to give your piece a soak using items you have in your pantry.

Landscaping for Birds with BZN Film Society
This video chronicles two couples & a federally certified hummingbird bander working together to educate the public about the role of pollinators. Post-film, Paulette Epple of the Sacajawea Audubon Society will lead a valuable talk entitled "Landscaping for Birds". 

Bozeman Arts - Live! Video Calendar
These videos are broadcasted live online! Join in to hear some amazing music performed by talented artists!

True to Trail Podcast - CURT SMITH ON SPECIALTY RETAIL PRESENT + FUTURE
Curt Smith is the President of Schnee’s, a landmark retailer in the downtown Bozeman, Montana landscape.  Curt talks about how they are faring in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, lessons learned over the past few months, the future of specialty retail and how Bozeman helps his business prosper.

Bozeman Creek Virtual Campfire - In this video, gather around a virtual campfire with Mountain Time Arts next to Bozeman Creek in Bogert Park. Local artists will share stories, music and history with you about the creek. #SeeBozemanCreek

9Round Fitness Studio is doing 30 minutes full body kickboxing based fitness. No class times! Trainer Led. New workout every day. 1st workout is free!! 

Bozeman Public Library's Virtual Running Club - Welcome to the Bozeman Public Library's Running Club! Our eight week program is designed to help you get ready for your first 5K or train for a 10K with a weekly running plan, a motivational story or podcast, and tips to help you meet your goals. We meet online every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month to discuss our reading/podcast and share our experiences from the past two weeks. Our first meet up will be held June 3rd at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85744480428. Please contact Brianna at brussell@bozeman.net to sign up for our email list and join a supportive community of runners and readers.

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Are you feeling couped up in your home lately? Consider participating in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bozeman CleanUp Day! Bozeman CleanUp Day is hosted by the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board and was scheduled for Saturday, April 25th. Unfortunately, the official event has been cancelled. Our hope is that the event will be rescheduled in the future. However, if you wish to clean up your neighborhood this spring, you absolutely can! Solid Waste has offered supplies to help. Please reach out to Solid Waste at 406.582.3236 to get set up. We thank you for your services. Stay happy and healthy!

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DBP Staff

 

 

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The Lowdown:  Help sustain Music on Main by donating toward a new stage

Music on Main needs your help to sustain this free community event. Investing in owning our own stage will offset rising costs.

The Quick Facts:

  • Music on Main is Bozeman’s free community music series since 2001. This series is 100% funded by generous community sponsors. NO tax dollars are used for this event. 
  • Music on Main has grown from 500 to 3,000+ attendees per night. Expenses have outpaced the sponsorship dollars by approximately 40%.
  • Owning a stage will reduce the weekly expense by a similar amount to the current fund shortage, thereby provide long-term sustainability. MOM needs your help to keep this family-friendly community event in Bozeman.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE


A Bit More Detail:

We are (hopefully) headed into our 20th Season of Music on Main in Downtown Bozeman! This incredibly successful, free community event has grown contagiously for all 19 years, going from 500 people in a small downtown side-street to a full-blown concert series with over 20,000 people in attendance for the 8-week summer series.

Along with the event growth has come increased expenses: from no security to over a dozen donated and paid on-site security staff.  What started with low-level sound systems has evolved into a high-level sound and production system.  Along with better sound have come bigger and better musical acts. Bozeman’s favorite summer event has truly developed with our community and continues to create a safe and fun environment for attendees. 

Those increased expenses have outpaced sponsorship dollars, so this event is at the point of no longer being sustainable. As we look into the future, we see that our greatest hope for sustaining Music on Main is the purchase of our own stage. 


History of Music on Main:
Music on Main began in the summer of 2001 and featured only one concert by local bluegrass favorite Kane’s River, on the side-street of South Bozeman Avenue. In the early years, the event evolved into a series of concerts, and benefited from additions such as an array of children’s activities, various food vendors with top-notch cuisine, sponsored activities, and non-profit information booths. 

In 2007, Music on Main moved onto Main Street proper, and continued to feature eight concerts per season with local and touring bands such as Tony Furtado and Cure for the Common.

  • Children’s Activities are at every Music on Main, sponsored by Lehrkind’s Coca Cola, Venture Church, and the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association 
  • Every week, the City of Bozeman sets up an environmentally friendly water- station 
  • Several area non-profits are set-up each week to gain exposure and inform the public
  • Food vendors and food trucks serve unique and flavorful items from wood-fired pizzas to local handmade ice cream and everything in between.
  • Received a 2003 Community Cultural Contribution Award and was named “Best Local Event” by the Best of Bozeman in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

We want to take this opportunity to once again thank the generous community sponsors for all their support of Music on Main over the years. Its growth and improvement is a testament to your community spirit!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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As we move into the phased reopening plan put in place by Governor Bullock on Wednesday, April 22nd, we understand many businesses have made decisions they feel necessary on whether or not to reopen. Below, you can find a form to submit your business's updated hours/procedures (2-3 sentences max). Submissions will be sent to the DBP team for review and posted in 24 business hours. These listings will be posted here.


Submit Your Business

 
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We are proud to continue the Bridal Walk Photography Contest after another successful contest last year!  This contest takes place during the Annual Bridal Walk Event in Downtown Bozeman on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11am to 3pm!  The Bridal Walk is in its 16th year and we expect to have over 45 business participants offering activities throughout the day and expect over 1,500 brides and friends to take advantage of the fun! 

ALL photos entered into the contest will be on display at The Rialto at 10 West Main Street during the Bridal Walk Event. They will be voted on by the brides and their entourage during the day of the event.  It will be a highly-anticipated activity during the Bridal Walk and will be promoted as such on all event marketing.

This is a great marketing opportunity for you and your business. Here are the details of the competition and what you “receive” with your participation:

  • You can enter up to 3 photos and there is a fee of $50 per entry. 
  • Your contact information and a brief write-up will be included as a “voting ballot” within the official Bridal Walk Booklet/Map, which is presented to all registrants of the event and available at the participating businesses 1 week prior to the event.  This booklet is used to help all the participants to find the participating businesses and the Photo Contest details.
  • You are responsible for the framing and display for your photo and are encouraged to have contact information, cards or pamphlets about you or your business on a table next to your photo contest entry. 
  • The DBA will provide signage for your photo entry that includes your Business Name, your entry number (also indicated on the voting card within the Event Booklet/Map).
  • The DBA will provide a ballot box and ballots at the Photo Contest display at The Rialto.
  • ALL Photo Contest Entries will be displayed at The Rialto at 10 West Main Street in Downtown Bozeman during the Bridal Walk on Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 3pm.  ALL entries MUST be dropped off to the Rialto at 10 West Main Street between 10AM and 1PM the DAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT, Friday, April 3. And, MUST be picked up the DAY OF THE EVENT, Saturday, April 4 between 3pm and 5pm.
  • Downtown and Rialto staff will set up the competition in the “Light Box” for the Bridal Walk Event. We ask that you are NOT present at the Photography Contest display at The Rialto during the day of the event.  The Photography Contest is intended to be a fun activity for the brides and friends to participate in (while also getting ideas on who to hire) but not as a sales pitch as they will be getting that all day within participating businesses. You can, although stop by during the event to view the photo contest display and the beautiful venue. 

The Top 3 Photos will be Awarded! They are prestigious local awards and we will give the entries and photographers as much exposure as possible through the event and additional marketing avenues following the event!  This includes:

  • An award plaque presented to each of the Top 3 Photo Winners.
  • 3 prize packages of Downtown Dollars and other fun prizes purchased at or donated by our participating businesses and sponsors.
  • There will be a print ad in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle the week following the event featuring the 3 winning photos, the photographer’s name and additional information about the photo (location, inspiration, etc.)
  • The photos will be featured and the winning photographers will be tagged on Downtown Bozeman's Facebook and Instragram pages along with the ad graphic. The posts will be boosted for additional coverage.
  • We will also be sending out press releases and public service announcements locally, statewide and regionally to get additional radio, print media and television coverage for the participating photos and photographers and winners.

ALL Photo Contest Participants, please complete the application below and submit it NO LATER than MONDAY, March 16, 2020. Please also note that ALL Photo Contest Entries will be displayed at The Rialto at 10 West Main Street in Downtown Bozeman during the Bridal Walk on Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 3pm.  ALL entries MUST be dropped off to the Rialto at 10 West Main Street between 10AM and 1PM the DAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT, Friday, April 3. And, MUST be picked up the DAY OF THE EVENT, Saturday, April 4 between 3pm and 5pm.

Bridal Walk Photography Contest Application 2020

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2020 Bridal Walk - April 4, 11am-3pm

Help brides plan their Dream Montana Wedding in the “Heart of Downtown Bozeman.” There are many reasons why being involved in wedding sales and events can truly benefit your business!  The goods and services available in Downtown Bozeman are what make a destination wedding in this area possible. Every Montana bride wants the up-to-date fashion and goods to make their wedding unique and beautiful that are many times, only available in Downtown Bozeman and not anywhere else in the state.

The fee for participation this year is $325.00. With this participation fee your business will receive the following (ALL participants MUST complete the 2020 Event Application below and MUST be a current DBA member):

  • Your business name listed on all Bridal Walk 2020 Posters which will be hung all over town and located at participating businesses.
  • Your business name and logo will be located on the official Bridal Walk Stamp Card.  This stamp card will be given to each bride as a “ballot” for the $500 shopping spree. In order to submit a ballot, brides must complete every stop along the way, which will ensure you continuous walk-in traffic throughout the day of the event. NOTE: The event is a “walk” so, we’d prefer our stamp card locations to be within the general downtown area.  If you are a DBA member but not located right in downtown, we will work with you on a location.
  • Your business name, address, contact information, what wedding goods or services your business has to offer, and any promotion, drawing or giveaway you will be offering the day of the event will be included and listed in alphabetical order in the Bridal Walk Booklet/Map.  NOTE: We encourage you to plan something special for the day of the event as this will help inspire brides to spend more time in your business and increase the popularity of the event!
  • Your business will be assigned a Number inside the Bridal Walk Booklet/Map Center-Spread Map.  This map will help the brides along the way and give them information about your business so they can reference it throughout the day and as a future reference for their wedding preparations!
  • Your Number in the Bridal Walk Booklet/Map will also be indicated on Sidewalk Stickers at the entrance of your business. This will remind brides you are a location to stop into as they stroll down Main Street during the event. NOTE: Additional Sidewalk Stickers will be located along Main Street corners to indicate side-street participants.
  • Your Business Name listed on the Downtown Bozeman Website under event calendar details. There will also be links from “News” articles and event listings to the Event Booklet/Map.
  • Electronic (e-blasts and e-newsletters) and Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) will also be used considerably to market this event.  All boosts, shares, posts and sponsored ads will include links to the Event Booklet/Map.
  • A Prize Giveaway of $500 to be used at any of the participating businesses ONLY.  So, your cost of participation could end up coming back to you!
  • A Database of all 2020 Bridal Walk Registered Brides will be taken at registration and shared with all participating businesses the week following the event.  This database will be emailed as an excel file.
  • You will be emailed ALL of the Event Marketing Materials for your own use.  These items include the event poster, press release, Facebook cover image and link to FB event, links to the event booklet/map and additional jpeg and pdf images.
  • Press Releases and PSA’s will be sent out weekly to update all local and regional media. All Participating Business Names and addresses will be included on all press release information.
  • XL Country and KISS FM Radio Stations are event sponsors. There will be tons of live reads (and commercials) 2 weeks in advance of the event and many of the participating businesses names and activities will be mentioned during these live reads.
  • A Local TV Station is an event sponsor and commercials will be running 2 weeks in advance of the event.
  • Extensive web and print advertising with many of the local and regional publications such as; The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Outside Bozeman, A Montana Wedding and more…

Sign Up for the 2020 Bridal Walk by completing the information below NO LATER than FRIDAY, February 28th, 2020.  We will need an updated listing for this year’s booklet from EVERY participating business!   And, if you are new to this event we will also need your logo!

For an additional $50 you also have the option of including any cards pamphlets or goodies in our gift bags that will be presented to all brides at the registration table!  This $50 and can be in conjunction with your $325 event participation fee OR on its own.  We will be stuffing 250 gift bags this year and you MUST deliver the materials for the gift bags to our office at 222 East Main Street, Suite 302 NO LATER than Friday, March 27th.

Bridal Walk Vendor Application 2020

NOTE: We highly recommend doing something unique and fun inside your store to attract the participants! Possibly a prize giveaway, wine, hors d'oeuvres or cake tastings, in-store models, collaborate with additional vendors….be creative! Don’t forget to include this information above in your booklet listing.

 
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The Downtown Bozeman Association and Downtown Retailers are proud to present the 2020 Bridal Walk on Saturday, April 4th from 11am to 3pm in Downtown Bozeman.  Plan your Montana Wedding in the Heart of Downtown Bozeman! Pre-Registration is available below or Same-Day Registration will be held at The Baxter Hotel (in the upstairs Ballroom) at 105 West Main Street starting at 11am. There is NO FEE to attend the 2020 Bridal Walk.

For more information about the Bridal Walk, click HERE.

**ONLY THE BRIDE NEEDS TO REGISTER FOR THE BRIDAL WALK**

2020 Bridal Walk - Bride Registration

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Attention Downtown Retailers AND Restaurants:

Winter Crazy Days just got CRAZIER...it’s the SAME WEEKEND as Valentine’s Day AND President’s Day!!! The DBA is looking to help you promote them all as it’s a great chance to shop and spend time in Downtown Bozeman for an array of reasons!

WE WANT YOUR INFO!!!!

First, the 2020 WINTER CRAZY DAYS dates are Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17 (PRESIDENT’S WEEKEND through Monday) and we encourage you to participate in this retail-oriented event in a variety of ways.

CLICK HERE for details on how to participate AND links to marketing materials!!! Information is DUE to us NO LATER than Feb. 5!!!


We’d also like to give some special attention to the Valentine's Day Sales AND Events going on in Downtown Bozeman ON AND BEFORE Friday February 14, 2020!  With soooo many fun gift ideas, in-store specials as well as special dinner events and menus...we will be compiling this list! Then, will be sharing the details through the DBA marketing and social media avenues the week prior!

CLICK HERE for details on how to participate AND links to marketing materials!!! Information is DUE to us NO LATER than Feb. 5!!!

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2020 is right around the corner and our downtown businesses are know just how to celebrate! Below is a list of events happening this New Year’s Eve in Downtown Bozeman. Dig through and find one that suits you. Let's Countdown to 2020 DOWNTOWN!


New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner | Blend – A Bozeman Winery

NEW YEAR'S EVE WINE DINNER
starting at 7 pm | $95 pp + gratuity

We have put together an exceptional wine pairing dinner for you to kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration! Get glammed up, prepare to experience one of the best dinner options in Bozeman, and leave ready to keep the New Year’s Eve party rolling or head back home full and happy to comfortably ring it in from your couch!

Call or email to make your reservation: (406) 381-9386 | drink@blendbzn.com

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The Trisha’s New Years Eve Glitter Ball | Kitty Warren

Ringing in the new year, less bitter more glitter. Introducing Trisha’s New Years Eve Glitter Ball. Join us on December 31 for a spectacular drag performance and New Years eve celebration.

  • Performance starts at 10pm
  • Complimentary champagne toast
  • GLITTER ATTIRE. This is New Years Eve, get ready to turn some looks 
  • $6 cover at the door (general admission)


VIP TICKET INCLUDES

  • Complimentary champagne toast
  • Immediate entrance (don't need to wait in line)
  • Re-entry (all the smoke breaks you desire)
  • Very limited number of VIP tickets available so purchase fast!! VIP Tickets go on sale Monday, December 23 through Eventbrite. Link will be available on the event page.

No pre-sale for general admission, no skipping the line. The locks have changed! Pink Kitty Keys are no longer valid.

VIP ticket information coming soon at the link above!

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New Year’s Eve 2019 | PLONK!

Join us New Year's Eve, Dec 31st, 2019. A Roaring Celebration!
Early evening prix fixe menu: 4 dazzling courses, $70 per person. Reservations required, accepted from 5-10 pm, EMAIL john@plonkwine.com.
Late evening: dancing, hors d'oeuvres, bubbles at midnight! With musical guests The Bridger Mountain Big Band at 9 pm!
Dine, dance, cheers the night away! A little party never killed nobody. Please join us friends!

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New Years Eve Party | Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill

Let the 20's roar! This year we will be celebrating 100 years since 1920. In remembrance of this decade that altered the spirit industry for years to come, we will be hosting a prohibition themed evening.

  • Live DJ
  • Dancing
  • NYE Food Specials
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Photobooth

Please make reservations for the dining room through OpenTable, tables will fill up fast! Lounge is open seating.

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The Bacchus New Year's Eve Party | The Bacchus Pub

Bring in 2020 with us! We will be hosting a Disco/Funk New Year’s Eve celebration with DJ Swoon starting at 9pm.
No cover. 21+.

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20/20 Back To The Future NYE w/ Left on Tenth | Rialto

20/20 Back To The Future New Year's Eve w/ Left On Tenth live at the Rialto with Armless Statues Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Tickets and more info: https://bit.ly/2X0MTSo

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NYE at The Eagles – Bluebelly Junction | The Eagles Club & Ballroom

We are partying down 2019 and blasting off into 2020 at The Eagles! Indulge in excessive drinking, dancing and debauchery as Bluebelly Junction sets the soundtrack to a new decade!

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New Year’s Eve Dance | Bozeman Masonic Temple

14 S. Tracy Ave.
Bozeman

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New Years Eve with DJAJ | Lockhorn Cider House

Join us on New Years Eve and dance the night away! The amazing DJAJ will be spinning progressive House music all night and we will have a FREE champagne/cider toast at midnight. ��
Bring in 2020 with a burst of energy, fun, dancing and good times!

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The Christmas Stroll is a FREE community event that is 100% supported by our business sponsors and the sales of our timeless button souvenirs.  You can support this great event by purchasing an “Official 2019 Christmas Stroll Button” for ONLY $4, which is not only your ticket to enjoy many of the great activities including the Santa pictures at the Baxter Hotel, the hay wagon rides from Soroptimist Park (at the corner of Rouse and Main), kid’s activities throughout the day at the Emerson Cultural Center and more, it also allows us to put on this great event every year without requiring an entry fee to enjoy strolling Main Street during the event.

Buttons are available for purchase:

Owenhouse Ace Hardware - 36 E Main St
First Security Bank - 208 E Main St
Chalet Sports - 108 W Main St
Schnee’s Boots and Shoes - 35 E Main St
The Emerson Cultural Center - 111 S Grand Ave
The Bozeman Public Library - 626 E Main St
Heyday - 7 W Main St
Country Bookshelf - 287 W Main St
Townshend’s Teahouse - 402 E Main St
ERA Landmark/Downtown Visitor Center - 8 E Main St
Heeb’s Grocery - 200 Highland Blvd
Smith’s Supermarket - 1400 N 19th Ave
Rosauers - 3255 Technology Blvd W
Safeway - 1735 W Main St
Albertson’s - 200 S 23rd Ave
Map Brewing Co. - 510 Manley Rd

When you purchase your Stroll button, fill out a ballot for a chance to win one of 18 great prizes including Bridger Bowl lift tickets, Downtown Dollars packages totaling $500, 3-Day Sweet Pea Festival Passes and more. The winners will be contacted the week following the event!

Click HERE for this year's Christmas Stroll Button designed by local artist and handyman, James Meyer.

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The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design.  As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons to the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

Several creative designs were submitted this year, but the winning design really stood-out as the clear winner with its timeless design and Montana feel. The 2019 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is LoRae Hartman. LoRae is a Montana born-and-raised Graphic Designer/Illustrator. This piece titled "Montana Santa" paints a picture of Jolly ol' Saint Nick using his trusty old pickup to deliver presents down the unplowed mountain roads we all know so well. For more information about LoRae, visit her website at LoRaeHartman.com.

LoRae will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 7th from 1-2pm. For more information about the 2019 Christmas Stroll CLICK HERE.

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The Downtown Bozeman Association, Sweet Pea Festival, and First Security Bank Present the 2019 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest.

The Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest has been a community tradition for over 20 years!  We invite YOU to participate in this fun activity! To participate; Review the Rules AND Complete the Application below...

ALL Gingerbread House registrations are due on Friday, November 29 and then entries and must be delivered on Thursday, December 5 between 2pm and 6pm to Sweet Pea Festival volunteers at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby (424 E Main St). 

No purchase necessary to win!  Winners will be notified by the phone number or email address provided on the registration form.  Three winners will be chosen from each of the 5 divisions (Children: 6 and under, Children: 7-12, Teens: 13-17, Adults: 18 and over, & Professional) and ONE "People's Choice Award" voted on by Stroll attendees.  Winners will receive a ribbon for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as a prize package including; Downtown Dollars, Sweet Pea Festival Day passes, and other great prizes.  Entries will be displayed by the Sweet Pea Festival at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby (424 E Main St) from December 5th - December 7th. Entries must be picked up on Sunday, December 8 between noon and 4pm.

Please call 586-4008, or email info@downtownbozeman.org for questions and additional information!


GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST RULES

  1. Entries must be composed of entirely edible materials, except for the mounting base and electrical lighting systems. No steel, wood, or other supporting systems and no covered wrappings.
  2. Mounting bases should not be larger than 4x the size of the structure. 
  3. All outdoor scenery items, i.e. trees, shrubs, animals must also be made of edible material.
  4. Scale: No larger than 1/2" = 1.0'
  5. Parents are encouraged to give guidance to the Children's Division entries, but to allow children to make the structure themselves.
  6. Registrations must be submitted by Friday, November 29.
  7. Gingerbread House entries must be delivered on Thursday, December 5th between 2pm and 6pm at the Jacob's Crossing building (424 E Main St) in the lobby area. 
  8. Entries will be judged on Friday, December 6th by Sweet Pea Festival & Downtown Bozeman Association board members for originality and creativity.
  9. Three winners will be chosen in each of the five divisions, and one People's Choice Award will be given*. Winners will receive a ribbon as well as a prize package including Downtown Dollars, Sweet Pea Festival day passes, and other great prizes. 
  10. Entries will be displayed at Jacob's Crossing (424 E Main St) in the lobby from December 5 - December 7.
  11. Entries must be picked up on Sunday, December 8 between noon and 4pm. Entries will not be stored after the pick-up period.

*People's Choice Award ballots can be purchased at the door for $1. All donations go to Sweet Pea Festival.

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Food Vendors, Non-Profits, and Restaurants are invited to participate in the 2019 Christmas Stroll as a Main Street Food Vendor.  Plans are already well underway for this annual event, which will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  

Ways to participate as a food vendor at the Christmas Stroll:

1. You can run your vendor booth as a Non-Profit Organization, preparing your own food to raise funds for your organization.
2. You can run your vendor booth as a Restaurant or Mobile Food Vendor, preparing the food in your own kitchen and giving a portion of your event proceeds to a non-profit organization of your choice (10% recommended donation).
3. Or, consider partnering-up as a Restaurant and a Non-Profit Organization working together by having the non-profit purchase prepared food from your restaurant for their volunteers to sell at the Stroll with all net profits supporting that organization.
 


To participate in the Christmas Stroll as a Food Vendor, you must do the following:

1. Complete the Food Vendor Agreement and review the Food Vendor Regulations Below AND Pay the $50 Vendor Fee NO LATER than Monday, November 18. Please Pay Online HERE or send a check to DBA, 222 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715. This information will be available on the page after your application is submitted. 

2. Have a current Food Vendor License or a Temporary Food Vendor License AND have a completed copy on-hand at the event. 

  • For a Temporary Food Vendor License, apply online HERE. (For Non-Profits, this license is no charge as you are tax-exempt. For Restaurants/Mobile Vendors who do not have a food vendor license, you can obtain a temporary license at the link above at no-charge if you partner-up with a tax-exempt non-profit when you complete the health department’s application.)
  • Note: Gallatin County Health Department will be stopping at every booth during the Stroll to make sure all vendors have a license. 
  • For questions contact the Gallatin County Health Department at 582-3120.  

3. Review the information provided by the Gallatin County Health Department and the Downtown Bozeman Association to ensure you are following all food preparation and safety measures. This information will be emailed to all registered 2019 Stroll Food Vendor after the Nov. 18 deadline. 

PLEASE NOTE: The failure to follow these food safety measures could result in your booth being shut down during the event.  These policies will be provided to all registered Christmas Stroll 2019 Food Vendors, and this is in lieu of the Annual Health Department Food Vendor Meeting!


2019 CHRISTMAS STROLL FOOD VENDOR REGULATIONS

The following regulations apply to ALL vendors (restaurants, non-profits, and mobile food vendors) participating in the 39th Annual Christmas Stroll on December 7, 2019. Failure to comply will mean the vendor may not be able to participate in future events or in some cases, being shut down at the event.

  1. Vendors must be a non-profit organization or a restaurant or mobile food vendor supporting a non-profit organization. There are NO exceptions!
  2. Cost for Vendors to participate in this event is $50.
  3. As a vendor, you are responsible to confirm a location for your booth on Main Street from Grand to Church by getting written/emailed permission from the store manager or owner. Send a copy of this to ellie@downtownbozeman.org.
  4. Vendors must sell food or beverages designed to be consumed at the Stroll, absolutely no crafts and no packaged or “gift food”.  We also encourage vendors to offer substantial dinner-type fare! Cookies and hot cocoa are offered at no charge at many business locations during the stroll which makes it very difficult to turn a profit.
  5. If you need electrical power, you must provide your own extension cord (that are covered by rugs or duct tape during the event) and must have prior permission from the store manager or owner of the business where you will be located before your application is submitted!! Generators are permitted BUT…your location must be approved by the business you are in front of regardless of electrical requirements!
  6. No vehicles will be allowed to remain on the street during event hours. Vendors may drive their cars to their booths only during set up and tear down. Main Street is closed at 3pm to begin set-up and will re-open to traffic at 8:30pm!  Event will begin at 4:30pm but, please do not set up any tables or vending equipment on Main Street past the dotted white lane line until AFTER the Santa Parade passes by at approximately 4:45pm.    
  7. Vendors must provide their own trash receptacles and are responsible for leaving their area clean at the end of the event. Vendors who fail to do so will receive an invoice for $50. DO NOT move the blue trash bins as they are strategically placed along Main Street and are not intended for individual vendor use.
  8. Your spot will be checked for cleanliness between 7:30 and 9:00 PM.  If you sell out before the end of the Stroll you are welcome to leave, but we do not allow vehicle on Main street until teh crowd subsides.  ALL debris will need to be removed so, plan to bring a broom.
  9. Anyone selling during the event without prior registration will be charged $100.00 and still must follow Health Department regulations. Note: There is NO FREE FOOD allowed at the 2019 Stroll!
  10. ALL Vendors (obtaining a temporary food vendor license) MUST review the information provided by the Gallatin County Health Department and the Downtown Bozeman Association to ensure you are followng all food preparation and safety measures. This information will be emailed to all registered 2019 Stroll Food Vendor after the Nov. 18 deadline. PLEASE NOTE: The failure to follow these food safety measures could result in your booth being shut down during the event.  These policies will be provided to all registered Christmas Stroll 2019 Food Vendors, and this is in lieu of the Annual Health Department Food Vendor Meeting!

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR APPLICATION, YOU MUST RE-SUBMIT A NEW FORM No Later than Nov. 18! DO NOT submit changes/updates through email!

Please complete the Food Vendor Agreement and review the Food Vendor Regulations AND Pay the $50 Vendor Fee NO LATER than Monday, November 18. Please Pay Online HERE or send a check to DBA, 222 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email ellie@downtownbozeman.org

Christmas Stroll Food Vendor Application 2019

APPLICATION

By clicking SUBMIT you have read and agreed to abide by the Regulations stated above for the 2019 Christmas Stroll. Failure to follow these rules could result in the closure of your station and/or loss of your vendor fee. If you have any questions or concerns about the content of these regulations, it is your responsibility to contact us at ellie@downtownbozeman.org or info@downtownbozeman.org.
Payment information available after clicking "submit". Payment due NO LATER THAN November 18, 2019.

 
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Non-Profit organizations are invited to participate in the 2019 Christmas Stroll as a “Non-Profit Activity Vendor” to help bring awareness to your organization as well as provide some holiday spirit to this extremely popular community event.  Plans are already well underway for this annual event, which will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. 

We have found that many non-profits interested in participating in the Christmas Stroll are not specifically looking to raise funds for their non-profit organization through food sales but are more interested in community outreach and bringing awareness to their organization so, we have developed a fun way for non-profits to get involved by providing an “activity” during the Stroll along Main Street during the event. 

To participate in the Christmas Stroll at a “Non-Profit Activity Vendor” you MUST do the following:

  1. Complete the Activity Vendor Agreement and review the Vendor Regulations Below AND Pay the $50 Vendor Fee NO LATER than Monday, November 18. Please Pay Online HERE or send a check to DBA, 222 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715. This information will be available on the page after your application is submitted. 
  2. Develop a “Holiday Activity” that your non-profit organizes, facilitates, and provides to attendees during the event.  This can be as simple as a “warming hut” to stop by to warm-up under a tent or next to a propane heater while collecting information about that non-profit OR can be as elaborate as a “Kid’s Holiday Play Area” with holiday-inspired games or activities for kids to enjoy.
  3. There is a $50 Charge for vendors at the 2019 Christmas Stroll to help cover expenses accrued by the DBA to host this FREE Community Event that attracts over 8,000 people. You are welcome to provide information materials at your booth area, swag items, as well as a “tip-jar” for attendees to give to as a “thank-you” for their participation in your activity or any free gifts you have given them. 
  4. Non-Profit Activity Vendors will be located on Main Street in line with the parking lanes on the north and south sides (along with all the food vendors and NOT on the sidewalks). If your activity booth needs electricity, you MUST obtain permission from the business you will be located in front of.  If you do not need electricity, please indicate your desired location we will work with you to be close to that location. 
  5. To become a Non-Profit Activity Vendor, please complete the Non-Profit Activity Vendor Agreement Form below and read the Regulations!

CHRISTMAS STROLL NON-PROFIT ACTIVITY VENDOR REGULATIONS

The following regulations apply to ALL “Non-Profit Activity Vendors” participating in the 38th Annual Christmas Stroll on December 7, 2019. Failure to comply will mean the vendor may not be able to participate in future events or in some cases, being shut down during the event.

  1. All Activity Vendors MUST be a non-profit organization. Non-Profits are welcome to team-up with a for-profit entity or business to help with activity expenses and/or manpower but, that for-profit business or entity is NOT ALLOWED to have signage or information about their business visible during the event. 
  2. There is a Charge of $50 for ALL non-profit activity and food vendors at the Christmas Stroll to cover expenses accrued by the DBA to host this FREE Community Event that is heavily marketed and attracts over 8,000 people. An invoice will be sent to your email address once forms are received.  Please remit payment no later than Dec. 7, 2019.
  3. Activity Vendors ARE NOT ALLOWED to sell OR give away food at your booth.  You are welcome to have pre-packaged hot drinks ONLY.  Please note: food of any sort CANNOT be homemade or you will need to obtain a “Temporary Food Vendor License” and complete the “Food Vendor" application. 
  4. If you NEED power at your activity location, you MUST obtain permission from a business owner or manager to plug into their inside power source. Please email this permission to ellie@downtownbozeman.org 
  5. If you DO NOT need power or are using generators, please indicate the business you wish to set up in front of. We do ask you get in touch with them to notify them of your interest so that locations are not duplicated. And, generators MUST be quiet and all chords must be covered by rugs. DO NOT block entry ways of businesses with your electrical equipment.
  6. No vehicles will be allowed to remain on the street or in side-streets during event hours. ALL Vendors may drive their cars to their booths only during set up and tear down. Main Street and all adjacent side-streets are closed at EXACTLY 3pm to begin set-up and will re-open to traffic at EXACTLY 8:30pm!  The event will begin at 4:30pm when your activity and booth should be ready for attendees to enjoy. Please do not set up booths on the sidewalks and keep any equipment on the sidewalk within 2 feet of the curb.
  7. ALL Vendors must provide their own trash receptacles and are responsible for leaving their area clean at the conclusion of the event. DO NOT move the blue trash bins as they are strategically placed along Main Street and are not intended for individual vendor use.
  8. Please make sure your booth area is in the same condition when you leave as when you arrived.  ALL debris will need to be removed so, plan to bring a broom.

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR APPLICATION, YOU MUST RE-SUBMIT A NEW FORM No Later than Nov. 18! DO NOT submit changes/updates through email!

Please complete the Food Vendor Agreement and review the Food Vendor Regulations AND Pay the $50 Vendor Fee NO LATER than Monday, November 18. Please Pay Online HERE or send a check to DBA, 222 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715.

We look forward to working with you at this year’s Christmas Stroll.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call 586-4008 or email ellie@downtownbozeman.org.

Christmas Stroll Non-Profit Activity Vendor Application 2019

APPLICATION

By clicking SUBMIT you have read and agreed to abide by the Regulations stated above for the 2019 Christmas Stroll. Failure to follow these rules could result in the closure of your station and/or loss of your vendor fee. If you have any questions or concerns about the content of these regulations, it is your responsibility to contact us at ellie@downtownbozeman.org or info@downtownbozeman.org.
Payment information available after clicking "submit". Payment due NO LATER THAN November 18, 2019.

 
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The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association are looking for the artist to create the 2019 Christmas Stroll poster!

Please email a high resolution (300 dpi or greater). tiff or .jpeg image of 2-D art work in 18” X 24” format no later than 5pm Monday, November 11, 2019.

These posters are distributed to all downtown businesses. In addition, the poster will be featured on the cover of the “Official” Christmas Stroll special issue of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle the week prior to the Stroll. The issue will also include an article featuring the Christmas Stroll poster artist.

As a thank you, the winning artist will receive $200 in cash funded by the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association. The artist will also be recognized on these organizations’ websites, social media and press releases several times building up to the event. Finally, the artist will receive 15 Christmas Stroll buttons to give to family and friends to enjoy the spirit of the Christmas Stroll on Saturday, December 7.

Please note: The chosen artist must be present at the Emerson during the Christmas Stroll to sign posters on December 7 from 1-2 pm.

To submit your piece, please email education@theemerson.org.

For questions, please call 587-9797 (ext 104).

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Downtown Bozeman is the place to celebrate Halloween!  Join us from 4-6pm on Thursday, October 31 for a spooktacular, safe evening of traditional trick-or-treating in downtown!  Parent’s, let your kids enjoy the brisk outdoors for a little Halloween fun in Downtown Bozeman and gather goodies at over 150 businesses! Hot drinks will be available outside the Downtown Visitor’s Center at 8 East Main Street. 

ATTENTION: Trick-or-treaters will walk on the sidewalks and crosswalks, and Main Street will be open to vehicular traffic for this event. Although, Main Street travel in the downtown core is strongly discouraged during this time.

Alternate routes will be posted for thru-traffic. Patrol Cars and Emergency Vehicles will be located at east and west entry points. There will be additional crosswalk signage and visible officers and volunteers at all main intersections.

This message is brought to you by The Downtown Bozeman Association and our City of Bozeman Police, Fire and Street Departments…working together to create safe and fun Trick or Treating for our Bozeman families.

This event is brought to you by the Downtown Bozeman Association and made possible with contributions from Heeb’s Grocery and Allegra Printing.  Downtown Trick or Treating is FREE and open to the public and will go on rain, snow or shine. 

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The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 890 women in the state of Montana will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. In the greater Gallatin Valley, in 2018 one fourth of breast cancers were diagnosed in women under the age of 50. And, while not as common, men are diagnosed with breast cancer; approximately 2,600 men a year throughout the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designated as October in 1985 to raise awareness and gain funding for research for a cure, while elevating education around the importance of annual/early screening.

PNKBZN, a community-wide campaign for the month of October, was the result of collaboration and ideas from local Bozeman organizations: Advanced Medical Imaging, Bozeman Health, Cancer Support Community, Downtown Bozeman Partnership, Montana State University, and Montana State University Athletics, with graphic design support from PRIME Incorporated. PNKBZN seeks to enhance local awareness of the importance of following screening guidelines for breast care, how to access screenings and diagnostic screenings and other resources, increase the community conversation around cancer awareness, and provide inspirational stories of men and women in our community who are living with breast cancer.

Downtown Bozeman will turn pink for the entire month of October with pink street banners lining Main Street, window decorations featuring cancer survivor stories and breast cancer facts, and Pack the Place in Pink information. A calendar of associated events (CLICK HERE for the calendar of events), community resources, and programs is located at PinkBozeman.com, hosted by PNKBZN community partners, with inclusions from other community partners. To learn more or get involved, fill out the form at PinkBozeman.com.


PNK BZN in DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN:

  • 10/7 – Prospera Women-Owned Business Tour featuring Liv Lively & Blush. Register for this event HERE
  • 10/9 – 10/27 – Head West is proud to partner with Big Sky-based Cowgirls vs. Cancer in promoting a Charity Shopping Event where customers will receive a 20% off all-day shopping pass at Head West with their $5.00 donation to Cowgirls vs. Cancer!
  • 10/18 & 10/19 - Cello is hosting a special sale! Customers who mention the "Pink Promo"  will receive a 20% discount on all regular priced clothing. Cello will then donate 50% of the profits from clothing sales of the 2 day promotion to our local Cancer Support Community.
  • 10/23 – The Emerson Grill is excited to be catering the Planned Parenthood Montana 50 Year Gala on October 23rd in the Emerson Ballroom. Their theme is pink and our servers will be dressed in theme.
  • 10/25 & 10/26 – Bozeman Spirits Distillery will have the PINK Casting for Recovery drift boat onsite for all to see and donate directly into the lock box on the boat.

For the entire month of October:

  • Urban Kitchen
    $5 "Signature Cosmo" Cocktail
    $1 from every drink purchased donated to Susan G Komen For the Cure
  • Salted Caramel Cafe
    $6 glass of Rose Champagne 
    $1 from every drink purchased donated to Susan G Komen For the Cure
  • Nina's Tacos & Tequila
    $6 Infused Margarita, featuring Strawberry Jalapeno and Mixed Berry
    $1 from every drink purchased donated to Susan G Komen For the Cure
  • Bozeman Spirits Distillery
    Will be giving back 10% of all Cold Spring Huckleberry Vodka bottle sales for October. Pink ribbon stickers will be on the bottles for the promotion.
  • Meridian Boutique
    Will be wrapping all customer purchases in PINK tissue to show PNKBZN support.
  • Bridgercare
    Will be doing a social media giveaway. Keep an eye out for details to come.
  • Plonk
    Will donate 30% of every glass of our "house rosé" and signature cocktail the "Flirtini" - both pink in color -  to the Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community Montana (CSCMT) is thrilled to launch our first-ever Round Up for Hope program! Your extra change provides children with emotional support when their parent is going through cancer, strength classes for women and men going through treatment, and support groups for caregivers of loved ones with cancer...just a few of Cancer Support Community's monthly free-of-charge programs!

Downtown Businesses Rounding Up for the month of October for CSC include:

And, Businesses donating a percentage of a specific proceeds:

  • …Intrigue Ink is donating 20% of “Boss lady” apron proceeds
  • Hattie Rex is donating 20% of proceeds from an exclusive MT-shaped necklace to CSC
  • Townshend’s Teahouse is donating 30% of camp mug proceeds
  • Vino Per Tutti is donating 10% of all pink wines in October
  • The Root is collecting donations in store
  • Stuffed is donating 10% of “Brittany Cream” pink crepes
  • Ridge Athletic Clubs are doing a percentage of initiation membership fees to CSC for the whole month of October
  • Wild Joe’s Coffeespot is donating 30% proceeds from “Beet Cancer” drink (hot beet tea with lemon and coconut milk) in October
  • Treeline is donating $1 from every beet latte sold at the Lark café
  • The Gem Gallery is donating a % of specific item sales
  • Zsa Zsa’s is collecting change/cash donations for the month of October and donating % of profits from specific sales
  • Alara will donate 5% of sales of all in-stock finished jewelry, up to a total max donation of $2,500.
  • Pure Barre will donate 20% of all pink retail sales and breast cancer socks to CSC.

About Bozeman Health
Bozeman Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving an eight-county region in Southwest Montana. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, we are the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,300 employees, including 250 medical providers representing 40 clinical specialties. It is our privilege to deliver expert, compassionate health and wellness services across the care continuum, designed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Learn more about Bozeman Health at BozemanHealth.org.

About Advanced Medical Imaging

Advanced Medical Imaging is a joint venture between Bozeman Health and Intercity Radiology. AMI offers a full array of medical diagnostic studies and specializes in women's imaging. AMI’s all-digital facility provides high-resolution, clear, concise medical images read by highly skilled radiologists providing patients and their healthcare provider with the information they need to create the right treatment plan. AMI provides digital imaging technology such as MRI, CT, mammography and DEXA, along with a full array of women’s digital imaging technologies. For more information about AMI, visit amibozeman.com.

About Cancer Support CommunityCancer Support Community Montana provides local support, education and hope for our friends and neighbors affected by cancer. With over 50 programs offered every month, youth and adults are able to find improved quality of life in a comfortable, home-like setting completely free of charge! Learn more at cancersupportmontana.org.

About Montana State University

Nearly 400 student-athletes competing on 15 varsity teams and the spirit squad comprise Bobcat Athletics, which contributes to Montana State University’s land-grant mission through excellence in the classroom, competition and a holistic approach to student-athlete well-being. Our commitment to integrity, inclusion, respect and service fosters a lasting connection with the MSU community, State of Montana and Rocky Mountain region. Bobcat Athletics, which annually compiles a cumulative team grade point average of better than 3.15 (on a 4.0 scale), has won the Brawl of the Wild competition against University of Montana Athletics the last three years. Read more about Bobcat Athletics at msubobcats.com.

About Downtown Bozeman Partnership

The Downtown Bozeman Partnership provides combined operational support for three-member organizations (DBA, BID and URD) while continually striving to foster strong relationships with downtown property and business owners as well as the greater Bozeman community. As the membership, outreach and marketing arm of the Partnership; the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA) promotes downtown Bozeman as a center of business, culture, and entertainment and conducts activities and events that build a strong local economy; and to contribute to the well-being, growth, and vitality of downtown Bozeman. Learn more at downtownbozeman.org.

About PRIME, Incorporated

In a culture that seeks more personal connections, interactive experiences, and relational growth; unified brand, design forward-thinking, and strategic communications are essential in reaching your target market.  In light of this need, PRIME is a partnering resource for individuals and executives looking to make an impact in their community and on their bottom line. Whether you need to bring a brand campaign to life, elevate your web experience, or develop your reach to a specific audience; finding the right partner is the best step for success. 

We will work with you to understand the unique challenges facing your business. You can rely on PRIME to navigate the constraints of a project, understand the nuance of a sell, or speak to an industry-specific need in a way that a one-off, box solution can never do. Our collaborative approach provides you with a tailored brand strategy as well as a custom digital methodology. Not only will it look and sound pretty, but it also gets measurable results. Let's see what we can do together. prime-incorporated.com

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We are excited, once again to bring you Ladies’ Night in Downtown Bozeman on Thursday, November 21 from 5-8pm plus “after-hours” dinner and cocktails! This retail AND restaurant oriented event is aimed at creating a fun night for ladies who want to do a little pre-holiday shopping, enjoy dinner and drinks while also spending some quality time with friends.

Ladies’ Night is all about YOU!!  We are looking to get customers directly in to your businesses by inspiring them with an array of specials, promotions or activities inside your business!  With the proper marketing featuring the amazing businesses and incentives available in Downtown Bozeman, we hope to bring hundreds of people through your store, restaurant or bar for this fun event! 

The cost to participate in the 2019 Ladies’ Night is $125 and you will receive the following benefits and marketing tools with your participation:

  • Your Business Name, Address (with map location) and In-Store Promotions/Activities listed on the Electronic Printable Event Booklet available on www.downtownbozeman.org
    • The “In-Store Promotion/Activity” you have planned will be categorized by the “type”; shopping, food, drink or entertainment indicated with icons.
    • ALL retail specials will be advertised as taking place from 5-8pm. Any food or drink specials will be available from 5-10pm unless otherwise indicated.
  • Your Business Name, Address (with map location) and In-Store Promotions/Activities listed on the 1500+ Printed Event Booklets that will be distributed all over town and in all participating businesses.
  • Your Business's Facebook Page will be invited to co-host the Facebook Ladies' Night Event started and maintained by the DBA
  • Your Business Name and Address (with map location) listed on the 200+ Event Posters that will be distributed all over town and in all participating businesses.
  • Your Business Name featured on the Event Page on www.downtownbozeman.org
  • Your Business Name and In-Store Promotions/Activities included on all event press releases send to local and statewide press contacts
  • Your Business Name and In-Store Promotions/Activities included on all social media events and announcements for each event
  • Your Business’s Facebook Page will be tagged on Facebook at least one time the week prior to the event
  • ALL print, electronic and social media marketing materials will be emailed to ALL participating businesses to help brand the event through YOUR marketing avenues.

 

Complete the application below (with your Ladies’ Night Promotions, Specials or Activities) and pay Online HERE or send a check to DBA, 222 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 NO LATER than Friday, October 25!!!. This information will be available on the page after your application is submitted. 

Don’t forget to…BE CREATIVE with your promotions and activities!  Also, think about teaming up with neighboring businesses to do a promotion focusing on the “area” you are in downtown? This has been successful for many businesses in the past!  The more effort you are willing to put in, the more people will be inspired to add you to their “don’t miss stops.” Please call 586-4008 or email Ellie at ellie@downtownbozeman.org with any questions.

Ladies' Night Application 2019

*The “In-Store Promotion/Activity” you have planned will be categorized by the “type”; shopping, food, drink or entertainment indicated with icons. ALL retail specials will be advertised as taking place from 5-8pm. Any food or drink specials will be available from 5-10pm unless otherwise indicated. Payment information available after clicking "submit". Payment due NO LATER THAN October 25, 2019.

 
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That's a wrap on Music on Main in Downtown Bozeman 2019! THANK YOU to everyone who came out and helped make this Summer so special - we had over 15,000 attendees throughout the season! It was a Summer to remember!

One final HUGE thank you to all of our amazing sponsors this year, without them these events would not be possible...Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware, Lehrkind's Coca-Cola and Coors, The Moose 95.1, Pendleton Whisky, Ktvm TV 6 & 42, Rocking R Bar, American Legion Bar, Crystal Bar, RSVP Motel Bozeman, Pub 317, Sweet Pea Festival, MacKenzie River Pizza Co. - Bozeman, Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom, Fire Pizza Bozeman, Kitty Warren, El Camino Bar, Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill, NorthWestern Energy, Fins & Feathers of Bozeman, The Pour House Bar and Grill, Montana Whitewater Rafting and Yellowstone Zipline, The Arrow Townhomes & Flats, First Interstate Bank, Bozeman Breakout: Escape Room, SCS Wraps, Five on Black, Pita Pit, Little-Stinkers, T & E-Cat Rental Store, Jereco Studios, Outside Bozeman, Big Time Inflatables, The BoZone, and Venture Church!

We're already looking forward to Summer 2020! We love you, Bozeman! 

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Another AMAZING “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show in Downtown Bozeman took place today, Sunday, August 18 form 9am to 3pm!  With over 300 cars lining Main Street and over 7,000 attendees throughout the day….it was truly a site to see! We had over 300 entries this year, from around the region and awards in 15 categories as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in People’s Choice and Best in Show.  We estimated over 7,000 spectators throughout the day and look forward to another amazing Car Show in 2020!  And…the 2019 winners are:

 

1st Place Ford – 1967 Shelby A7350, Lyle Cigler

1st Place Chevy – 1959 Chevy Apache, Michael Boston

1st Place Mopar – 1970 Dodge Challenger, Alan and Melissa Loy

1st Place GM Product – 1960 Cadillac Coop, Bob “Stretch” Stredwick

1st Place Original/Survivor – 1961 Chevy Corvette, Nicholas Stanslwek

1st Place Antique – 1934 Terraplane Cab Express Pickup, Harlan Olson

1st Place Street Rod/Custom – 1932 Ford Roadster, Bruce Carter

1st Place Muscle Car & Resto Mod – 1966 Chevrolet Chavelle SS, Nathan Harmon

1st Place Truck – 1936 Diamond Truck 221-D, Dennis Black

1st Place Best Hot Rod & Rat Rod – 1929 Nash 2 Door Sedan, Ric Peste

1st Place Motorcycle, 1974 and Older – 1969 Triumph Bonneville, Kelly Scherfig

1st Place Motorcycle, 1975 and Newer – 2001 Harley Davidson Softtail, Brent Berglund

1st Place Special Interest – 1948 Studebaker m5 with a 1946 Model 1 Curtis Wright travel trailer, Dal Smilie

1st Place Import – 1956 Volkswagon Beetle, Ken Foran

1st Place Best 2000 to Current – 2010 Chevy Camero, Jared Voight

People Choice:

          1st Place – 1932 Ford Roadster, Bruce Carter

          2nd Place – 1923 Ford Model Roadster, Alan Ling

          3rd Place – 1975 Ford F350 Crew Cab, Chris Anderson

Best in Show:

          1st Place – 1970 Dodge Challenger, Alan and Melissa Loy

 

Thanks to everyone for coming out! Visit our Facebook Page for more pictures! 

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The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 19th Annual Music on Main summer concert series in Historic Downtown Bozeman! This year's line-up is...

 

June 27 – Paige & the Peoples Band

July 4 – Tris Munsick and the Innocents

July 11 - The Dusty Pockets

July 18 – Jameson and the Sordid Seeds

July 25 – Lauren Morrow

August 1 - Dead Winter Carpenters

August 8 – The Rad Trads

August 15 – The Outer Vibe

 

Music on Main will be located on Main Street from Rouse Avenue to Black Ave. The fun will last from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings from June 27 to August 15. The music begins at 7:00 PM and lasts until 8:30pm. 

CLICK HERE for Music Samples for each band and more information!

See you June 27th! 

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The votes are in and we're excited to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Bridal Walk Photography Contest!! There were so many amazing entries this year but your winners are...

1st Place - Notarius Photography
2nd Place - Mudshine Media
3rd Place - Larry Stanley Photography

We are also excited to announce the winner of the 15th Annual Bridal Walk Raffle Drawing for the $500 gift certificate...Brooke Jackson!! This gift certificate can be used at any of the participating businesses from this year's Bridal Walk

 

Congratulations to all of our winners and a HUGE thank you to everyone that came out for the Bridal Walk!

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A new year is here, and that means it’s time to get ready for another year of all your favorite events in Downtown Bozeman! We are excited to announce that you can find the official dates and information for Downtown Bozeman events, as well as all the major community events in Bozeman, on our events calendar NOW!

Click HERE to search our events and get all the details you’ll need for your desired event. You can also check our Facebook page for any upcoming events and updates!

 

Winter Crazy Days: February 15-18th

Bridal Walk: April 6th

Bobcat Fest: April 26th

Downtown Bozeman Partnership Annual Breakfast: TBD

Art Walks: June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th & December 13th

Music on Main: Every Thursday from June 27-August 15th

Crazy Days: July 19-20th

Cruisin' on Main Annual Car Show: August 18th

MSU Community Cat Walk: August 24th

MSU Homecoming Pep Rally: October 11th (Parade & Game on October 12th, visit montana.edu for more info)

Downtown Trick or Treating: October 31st

Ladies' Night: November 14th

Small Business Saturday: November 30th

Christmas Stroll: December 7th

Winter Art Walk: December 13th

 

CLICK HERE for a full list of Downtown Bozeman events and your favorite community events. 

 

Mark your calendars! Happy 2019!

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Make this Valentine’s Day the one to remember and find that special gift or have a memorable night out in Downtown Bozeman. Many Downtown retailers have special Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas, while many restaurants are offering special menus for the perfect Valentine’s Day meal!  See a few examples listed below!  “You’ll love what you find in the heart of Bozeman this Valentine’s Day!” 

9Round, at 16 S Tracy Ave, We love LOVE at 9Round! During the month of February, we are offering an amazing deal!! BOGO memberships!! Buy one 12 month term membership and get one free!! That is ONLY $99 a month for 2 memberships!! A registration fee will apply for both new members! Call or email now to reserve your spot! Michelle@9round.com or 406-595-5243

The Artists’ Gallery, at 111 S Grand Ave, Ste 106, will have a table set up outside the gallery Saturday, February 9th with a varied selection of gifts from our 20 local artists during the Winter Farmers Market. We encourage you to stop by for unique gifts for your loved ones!

AshleyCole Boutique, at 223 E Main, be apart of our fashionable fabulous love story, come shop our Valentine’s Day selection where you’ll find all your wardrobe needs for every occasion! Every lady will be given a rose with a special gift attached, champagne, and treats!

The Baxter, at 105 W Main, learn some new moves on Valentine's Day with Line Dancing Lessons at The Baxter, taught by AJ from Joe's Mobile DJ Service. Make an evening of it with dinner at Bacchus or Ted's, and drinks in the Ballroom before the lessons start- doors open at 6pm, lessons start at 7pm- space fills up quickly- so come early! 

Blend, at 31 S Willson, let us set you up with a perfect romantic evening at Blend this Valentine's Day. Our Feb 14th wine dinner will feature our wines paired with mouth-watering dishes by Michael Ruhland. We have limited seating—only spots for 10 couples—so call or email for your reservation right away. 406-381-9386 or info@valocellars.com. $160 per couple

Blush, at 23 S Tracy Ave, #2, a Valentine’s Day (week) specials at Blush! Brazilians for $55 and airbrush tans for $25 for the whole week! Book February 11th - 16th to get these deals! 

The Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, at 901 N Black Ave is hosting a 2-for-1 Couples Skate on February 8th. What's more romantic than a 2-for-1 deal? Ice skating with your best friend! Take your honey, best bud or maybe even your mom on a skate date! Receive 2-for-1 admission during Public Skate from 7:30-8:50pm at the Ice Barn (located at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds). $5 per couple, skate rentals available for $5.

Bozeman Spirits Distillery, at 121 W Main, will have sweetheart deals all week long!  Stop by anytime the week of Valentine’s Day to receive your $5 off the perfect bottle for your Valentine, the gift for anyone to show your love this Holiday season! Or enjoy one of our delicious charcuterie boards and 2 craft cocktails for just $25!  

Cello, at 2 W Main, enjoy a FREE card of your choice with every Valentine’s Day jewelry purchase.  Great selection of one of a kind artisan jewelry and snarky or loving cards. 

Chalet Sports, at 108 W Main St, Chalet Sports has several in-store specials for your Valentine...our staff will help you pick the perfect gift for the sweetie in your life...

The Chocolate Moose, at 140 E Main, stop into pre-order your chocolate strawberries and balloon bouquets for Valentine’s Day this year!

Country Bookshelf, at 29 W Main, get a book and a handmade Valentine’s gift bag for just $5! 100% of the proceeds go to HAVEN.

Dee-O-Gee, at 424 E Main St, #103, For February, we have 20% off all dental supplements to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month. Also $3.00 northwest natural raw marrow bones, free Answer's kefir- one point per customer during the month, 20% off all Ziwi Peak products, and free 1# cat Primal Pronto with purchase of any 14 oz  Primal Cat Freeze Dried excluding Rabbit! In addition we are offering free food for furloughed government employees during the shutdown with US Government ID.  Free 5# bag of Nutrisource, Free 4.4 # bag of Earthborn Holistic, Free 4.4# bag of Nature's Logic and free can of KOHO with any purchase. 

Evrgreen Clothing, at 16 E Main, whether you're shopping for your Valentine or your Galentine, stop by Evrgreen Clothing and get 20% off all jewelry from February 8th-February 14th. 

The Gem Gallery, at 402 E Main, will have a sale on all earrings in our store! 10% off all Montana Yogo Sapphire earrings – 15% off all Fancy Montana Sapphire earrings – 20% off all other earrings! Not only that, but we have a special giveaway happening on Valentine’s Day! With an in-store purchase, you can be entered to win a romantic dinner for two at Blend! See store for details!

Head West, at 24 W Main, the rose of your heart and love of your life” calls for gifts to be treasured: from unique jewelry to Montana-inspired artwork by local artist Will Hunter, we will help you choose the perfect gift with complimentary gift wrapping. Shop with us in-store and online (use promo code: LOVE) from 2/12 - 2/14 and receive an extra 25% off all Jewelry!

Heyday, at 7 W Main, Join us on Saturday, November 9th from 10am–4pm for our 4th Annual Galentine's Day Party! Save 15% off your entire purchase and enjoy cookies from Elle's Belles and grapefruit mimosas!

Hattie Rex, at 18 S Willson, find personalized, unique, and handmade gifts for your Valentine at Hattie Rex!

Instinct Holistic Medical Spa, at 300 N Willson Ave #2003, is offering several promotions this Valentine’s Day - Treat yourself or loved one to some pampering, or better yet, book time to relax at the spa together. Gift certificates 10% off through Valentine’s Day (code VALENGC10), pampering cherries & chocolate sweetheart facial for $89, 1 hour massages with Ramon $49 (code RINTRO), Introductory Acupuncture appointments booked with Dr. Marcus Fuller, L.Ac include one follow-up session at no additional cost. Deals available throughout February.

The LARK, at 122 W Main, enjoy the ultimate Bozeman Valentine's Day experience at The LARK, with our Distill Your Love package. Including a full tour of local Bozeman Distillery, a bottle of your choice, $50 Downtown Dollars, and two tickets to the Infamous Stringdusters show at the Rialto, celebrating Valentine's Day has never been sweeter.

Montana Ale Works, at 611 E Main, celebrate with your Valentine at Montana Ale Works! Enjoy gourmet specials prepared exclusively for this romantic evening, make a reservation now: 406-587-7700.

Montana Gift Corral, at 237 E Main, featuring an awesome selection of Montana Candy, Jewelry, Blankets, Candles, Greeting Cards, and Body Care Products. Including Men's Body Care.  Complimentary gift wrap and gift boxes.

Montana Silversmiths, at 14 W Main, sweet savings for your sweetheart! 25% off any heart-shaped jewelry!

Open Range, at 241 E Main St, we will be offering a special menu that highlights the Open Range approach to romantic classics, as well as our full dinner menu. Our bar will be crafting an array of amorous cocktails to accompany your romantic notions!

Opportunity Bank, at 5 W Mendenhall, this Valentine’s Day, start building your rainy day savings at Opportunity Bank of Montana. Your future self will love you.

Plonk, at 29 E Main, Celebrate You + Me. Thursday, FEB 14th. Four lovely, handcrafted courses, $70 per person. With musical guests Montana Manouche, an intimate evening of live jazz perfect for "I Love You." RESERVE now with john@plonkwine.com and treat your sweetheart..xo

Revolvr Menswear, at 30 W Main, we've been told these underwear are life-changing, seriously! Shop select colors of our best selling Bn3th underwear for only $10, February 13th and 14th while supplies last.

Rialto, at 10 W Main, celebrate Valentine's Day the Rialto way with a limited time Valentine's Day cocktail, the Rose Bubble Bouquet, in the Burn Box, before heading down to catch the Infamous Stringdusters show!

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, at 628 W Main St, is offering a couple Valentine’s Day specials! Spend $50 or more at HeyDay the week before Valentine's Day (Feb 7th-14th) and receive a coupon for 2 free cones OR one "Be Mine" brownie sundae @ Sweet Peaks (brownies courtesy of Wild Crumb) - coupons must be redeemed Feb 14-16. "Be Mine" Sundae (beginning Feb 14th running while supplies last)- Wild Crumb chocolate brownie topped with a generous scoop of Madagascar Vanilla ice cream, King's Cupboard Hot Fudge, whipped cream, and festive sprinkles. Great for sharing with that special someone but just as yummy enjoyed alone! ($7). 

Taco Del Sol, at 35 W Main, is doing free champagne downtown and out at four corners all day! 

Urban Kitchen, at 5 W Mendenhall St Suite 102, 4 Courses- $90 for Two. Course 1: Herb Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce Course 2: Charcuterie Board with Stewed Cherries and Charred Toast Course 3: Cast Iron Seared Ribeye with Crispy Parsley Course 4: Chocolate Cream Pie with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Wine and Bubbles Specials all night! Full menu available!

Yellowstone Wild Gallery, at 424 E Main, get WILD gifts for your sweetheart at Yellowstone Wild Gallery 424 E Main!

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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This Holiday season give the gift of Downtown Dollars!

Downtown Dollars are a gift certificate good anywhere in Downtown Bozeman. From your favorite shopping retailer, to all the downtown bars and restaurants, to spa treatments, professional services and more... It's truly the perfect Holiday gift for everyone on your list!

CLICK HERE for more information, sales locations or to purchase online!

CLICK HERE for the official Downtown Dollars video featuring Bozeman's community members and downtown businesses! 

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The Christmas Stroll is a FREE community event that is 100% supported by our business sponsors and the sales of our timeless button souvenirs.  You can support this great event by purchasing an “Official 2018 Christmas Stroll Button” for ONLY $4, which is not only your ticket to enjoy many of the great activities including the Santa pictures at the Baxter Hotel, the hay wagon rides from Soroptimist Park (at the corner of Rouse and Main), kid’s activities throughout the day at the Emerson Cultural Center and more, it also allows us to put on this great event every year without requiring an entry fee to enjoy strolling Main Street during the event.

Buttons are available for purchase by Thanksgiving at the following locations:

  • Owenhouse Ace Hardware
  • First Security Bank
  • Chalet Sports
  • Schnee’s Boots and Shoes
  • The Emerson Cultural Center
  • The Bozeman Public Library
  • Heyday
  • Country Bookshelf
  • Townshend’s Teahouse
  • ERA Landmark/Downtown Visitor Center
  • Heeb’s Grocery
  • MAP Brewing Company
  • Smith’s Supermarket
  • Rosauers
  • Safeway
  • Albertson’s

When you purchase your Stroll button, fill out a ballot for a chance to win one of 18 great prizes including Bridger Bowl lift tickets, Downtown Dollars packages totaling $500, 3-Day Sweet Pea Festival Passes and more. The winners will be contacted the week following the event!

Click HERE for this year's Christmas Stroll Button designed by local artist and handyman, James Meyer.

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The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design.  Several creative designs were submitted this year, it may have been our hardest selection process yet! But we could only choose one. As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

The 2018 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is Seth Neilson!

Click HERE to see Seth's design for this year's poster!

Seth is a multi-disciplinary creative director, illustrator, photographer, designer, reluctant enthusiast, wayward mountaineer, artist, teacher, craftsman, and midnight lakeswimmer—using Bozeman, Montana as base camp. Seth’s designs are appealing for their simplicity and clean design yet feature eccentricities and an attention to detail that is captivating. This is his 2nd Christmas Stroll Poster design. His last was a Stroll favorite featuring the goldened buckled feet of Santa. Visit www.sethneilson.com for more information about our 2018 Christmas Stroll Poster Designer!

Seth will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 1st from 1-2pm. CLICK HERE for more information about the 2018 Christmas Stroll!

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The Downtown Bozeman Association, Cancer Support Community and our gracious our 2018 “Cruisin’ on Main” Sponsors: Ressler Motors, Bozeman Health/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, SCS Wraps, First Interstate Bank, KBZK, Personalize It, Dark Horse, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Edward Jones, Yellowstone Harley-Davidson, Bozeman Lodge, Rocking R Bar, Napa Auto Parts, Preferred Properties, Bozeman Spirits Distillery, Bridger Mtn Pony Car Club, Rogue Ridge, XL Country, Speedy Lube, Northwestern Energy, TireRama, Swiss Detail are proud to present the 17th Annual “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show Winners! 

We had nearly 300 entries this year, from around the region and awards in 15 categories as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Best in Show and People’s Choice.  We estimated over 7,000 spectators throughout the day and look forward to another amazing Car Show in 2019!  And…the 2018 winners are:

 

BEST IN SHOW: Peter Bronken and Family, 1934 Ford Woodie Wagon

People’s Choice:
1. Heidi Walters, 1951 Chevrolet Pick-Up
2. Drew Russell, 1977 Ford Bronco 
3. Curt Porteus, 1968 Chevy Chevelle SS

Best Ford - Drew Russell, 1977 Ford Bronco
Best Chevy - Chase Randash, 1957 Bel-air Nomad
Best Mopar - Jenna Gassett, 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
Best Pontiac - Jeff Farve, 1966 Pontiac GTO
Best Oldsmobile - Bill Triplett, 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
Best Original/Survivor - Matt Roller, 1969 Camaro Z28
Best Antique (pre-1940’s) - Derek Johnston, 1928 Chrysler Imperial 80L
Best Street Rod/Custom - Dark Horse Custom, 1959 Cadillac Series 62
Best Muscle Car - Rocky and Marina Sykes, 1965 Shelby Cobra Semi/Convertible
Best Truck - Wade Dooley, 1966 GMC Pick-Up
Best Motorcycle ‘74 and Older - Jerome Jessop, 1968 BSA Spitfire MK IV
Best Motorcycle ‘75 And Newer - Brian Clevenger, 2017 Harley Road King
Best Special Interest - Jim Syth, 2017 Morgan 
Best Import - Gary Kachadurian, 1970 Porsche 911
Best 2000 to Current - Scott Johnson, 2012 Camaro

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The Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board is now accepting nominations for beautification projects of note within city limits in the past year. The board will be accepting nominations from the general public now through Friday, September 21st . Nominations can be submitted online at www.bozeman.net/beautificationawards. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Bozeman Beautification Award Ceremony on Wednesday November 7th in the Baxter Hotel Ballroom.

Nominations can include a variety of beautification projects that have been completed within the Bozeman city limits.  These projects can include but are not limited to exciting residential design, neighborhood revitalization, new or improved commercial design, exceptional landscape, public art and much more. There are many categories listed on the online nomination form as a reference but new categories are always welcome. Past winners include Wilson Residences, Larkspur Commons, and a unique “Little Library” designed and created by a local resident for their backyard.

The Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board has been recognizing outstanding beautification efforts undertaken by individuals, businesses, organizations, and service groups since 1997. Chair of the Board, Terry Quatraro says, “One of the goals of this board is to identify, investigate, and recommend community beautification projects to the City Commission.  The response to these annual awards over the years has had a tremendously positive effect for our community.  By recognizing meritorious efforts by groups and individuals within our city it helps us all have a sense of pride and respect for the beauty that surrounds us.” Community members are encouraged to submit nominations for projects big and small at www.bozeman.net/beautificationawards.

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The Downtown Bozeman Partnership presented an award at the 13th Annual Downtown Breakfast held Friday, May 18, 2018 at the historic Baxter Hotel.

Approximately 90 downtown business and property owners attend the event. Chris Naumann and Ellie Staley provided updates from the Business Improvement District, Downtown Bozeman Association, and the Urban Renewal District. Andrea Surratt, City of Bozeman City Manager, gave the keynote address titled “Downtown or Bust”. Surratt advocated that a community is only as strong and vibrant as its downtown district.

At the event, the Partnership presented the Downtown Cornerstone Award. The nominees and recipient for each award were selected by the Downtown Partnership boards.

The Downtown Cornerstone Award recognizes a business that serves as an anchor to the downtown community not only economically, but socially, culturally and civically.  The business has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to downtown by sponsoring downtown events, supporting the member organizations of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, while being an exemplary business leader.

Previous recipients include: Heyday, Baxter Hotel, Schnees Boots & Shoes, Country Bookshelf, Rockin’ R Bar, The Leaf & Bean, Insty-Prints, Heeb’s Grocery, Owenhouse Ace Hardware and First Security Bank.

The 2018 Downtown Cornerstone nominees were the First Interstate Bank, MacKenzie River Pizza, and Nova Café. The 2018 recipient of the Downtown Cornerstone Award is Nova Cafe which was accepted by owner Serena Rundberg.

Babs Noelle, Downtown Bozeman Association Board member, presented the award saying, “Nova Cafe, like its owner, is known for its strong sense of style, as well as its unique menu of locally-sourced food served by an outgoing and much-loved staff. Nova Café, which has earned “Best Breakfast in Bozeman” for the fifth consecutive year, is continuing to thrive and contribute to the vitality of downtown Bozeman as one of its cornerstone business.”

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We are excited to host the 2018 Montana Downtown Conference in Downtown Bozeman on Thursday, October 25 & Friday, October 26, 2018.

 

Save the date above and check out the hotel information below:

The LARK has blocked 10 king rooms for Thursday, October 25th, 2018 and are available with a 15% discount off their best available rate. This discounted rate will also be extended to Wednesday, October 24 and/or Friday, October 26. The group rate is available with a 30-day cut-off date and 24-hour individual cancellation policy. Rates are subject to a 7% state lodging tax and $2 tourism fee per room. Please call the hotel directly at 406.577.6770 and reference the MT Downtown Conference to receive the discounted rate. 

The Element has also blocked 10 rooms for Thursday, October 25th, 2018 with a special group rate of $177 is discounted from our Best Available Rate of $209+. This discounted rate will also be extended to Wednesday, October 24 and/or Friday, October 26. To receive the discounted rate contact calling Jill at 406-551-2316 or jill.brewster@elementbozeman.com, Lindsey at 406-551-2320 or lindsey.foote@elementbozeman.com or visiti: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1802277538&key=3911EB98

Bozeman has many wonderful options for accomodations during your stay, many of which are Downtown Bozeman Association members.  CLICK HERE for additional hotels, motels, and vacation rentals.

 

Stay tuned, More information to come...

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A new year is here, and that means it’s time to get ready for another year of all your favorite events in Downtown Bozeman! We are excited to announce that you can find the official dates and information for Downtown Bozeman events, as well as all the major community events in Bozeman, on our events calendar NOW!

Click HERE to search our events and get all the details you’ll need for your desired event. You can also check our Facebook page for any upcoming events and updates!

 

Winter Crazy Days: February 16-19

Bridal Walk: April 7th

Bobcat Fest: April 27th

Downtown Bozeman Partnership Annual Breakfast: May 18th

Art Walks: June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th & December 14th

Music on Main: Every Thursday from June 28-August 16

Crazy Days: July 20-21

Cruisin' on Main Annual Car Show: August 19th

MSU Community Cat Walk: August 24th

MSU Homecoming Pep Rally October 12th (Parade & Game on October 13th, visit montana.edu for more info)

Downtown Trick or Treating: October 31st

Ladies' Night: November 15th

Small Business Saturday: November 24th

Christmas Stroll: December 1st

Winter Art Walk: December 14th

 

Happy 2018!

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We are excited to introduce our new Operations Manager, Chase McMahon! Chase is a Carroll College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and double concentrations in Management and Marketing...click here for more

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The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design.  Several beautiful and creative designs were submitted this year, but we could only choose one. As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

The 2017 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is Meta Newhouse. Meta Newhouse is an award-winning creative director, graphic designer, and filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the visual communication industry. She has worked for clients such as The American Heart Association, Dallas County Community Colleges, The Dallas Symphony, Motorola, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Meta has been a design educator since 1995 and currently is the Founding Director of DSEL (the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning) at Montana State University. She is passionate about typography, design thinking, and design entrepreneurship. In January 2017, she had one of her posters about climate change added to the permanent collections of the V&A Museum (London); Les Arts Decoratifs de Paris; Stedelijk Museum Breda, the Lahti Poster Museum (Finland) and Designmuseum Danmark.

CLICK HERE for the 2-17 Christmas Stroll Poster Design by Meta Newhouse. 

Meta will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 2nd from 1-2pm. More information about Meta Newhouse at http://www.metanewhouse.com/.  

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The Downtown Bozeman Association, Sweet Pea Festival, and First Security Bank Present the 2017 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest.


The Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest has been a community tradition for over 20 years!  We invite YOU to participate in this fun activity!

ALL Gingerbread House registrations are due on Friday, November 24 and then entries and must be delivered on Thursday, November 30 between 2pm and 6pm to Sweet Pea Festival volunteers at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby (424 E Main St). 

No purchase necessary to win!  Winners will be notified by the phone number or email address provided on the registration form.  Three winners will be chosen from each of the 5 divisions (Children: 6 and under, Children: 7-12, Teens: 13-17, Adults: 18 and over, & Professional).  Winners will receive a ribbon for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as a prize package including; Downtown Dollars, Sweet Pea Festival Day passes, and other great prizes.  Entries will be displayed by the Sweet Pea Festival at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby (424 E Main St) from December 1-3. Entries must be picked up on Sunday, December 3 between noon and 4pm.

This year’s contest is graciously hosted by the Sweet Pea Festival, sponsored by First Security Bank, and awards donated by Personalize It.  Please call 586-4008, or email ellie@downtownbozeman.org for questions and additional information!


GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST RULES

  1. Entries must be composed of entirely edible materials, except for the mounting base and electrical lighting systems. No steel, wood, or other supporting systems and no covered wrappings.
  2. Mounting bases should not be larger than 4x the size of the structure. 
  3. All outdoor scenery items, i.e. trees, shrubs, animals must also be made of edible material.
  4. Scale: No larger than 1/2" = 1.0'
  5. Parents are encouraged to give guidance to the Children's Division entries, but to allow children to make the structure themselves.
  6. Registrations must be submitted by Friday, November 24.
  7. Gingerbread House entries must be delivered on Thursday, November 30 between 2pm and 6pm at the Jacob's Crossing building (424 E Main St) in the lobby area. 
  8. Entries will be judged on Friday, December 1 by Sweet Pea Festival & Downtown Bozeman Association board members for originality and creativity.
  9. Three winners will be chosen in each of the five divisions. Winners will receive a ribbon as well as a prize package including Downtown Dollars, Sweet Pea Festival day passes, and other great prizes.
  10. Entries will be displayed at Jacob's Crossing (424 E Main St) in the lobby from December 1-3.
  11. Entries must be picked up on Sunday, December 3 between noon and 4pm. Entries will not be stored after the pick-up period.
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SHOP SMALL Saturday, November 25, 2017! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits “Small Business Saturday”, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.  This November 25th is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.  Downtown Bozeman and our over 250 small businesses are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to “Shop Small” in Downtown Bozeman and everywhere on November 25th.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, there will be FREE PARKING EVERYWHERE in Downtown Bozeman (parking garage, surface lots, and on-street parking) for the entire day of November 25th!  Businesses:  print your FREE PARKING FLYER here. And, check out a list of promotions and activities at some of the downtown businesses during Small Business Saturday on our website at www.downtownbozeman.org.

Why Shop Small?

·         There are 23 million small businesses in the country.

·         Small businesses have increased by 49% since 1982.

·         54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.

·         Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990.

·         Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people and make up 40% of all American retail jobs.

·         Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes

·         If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy

*Source: “Small Business Saturday Statistics” information taken from www.grasshopper.com

Visit www.downtownbozeman.org or www.shopsmall.com to learn about other ways to get involved and support your favorite small businesses. Thank you for supporting Small Business Saturday 2017 and Bozeman Small Businesses November 25th and throughout the year!

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The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association are looking for the artist to create the 2017 Christmas Stroll poster!


These posters are distributed to all downtown businesses. In addition, the poster will be featured on the cover of the “Official” Christmas Stroll special issue of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle the week prior to the Stroll. The issue will also include an article featuring the Christmas Stroll poster artist.

As a thank you, the winning artist will receive $200 in cash funded by the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association. The artist will also be recognized on these organizations’ websites, social media and press release several times building up to the event. Finally, the artist will receive 15 Christmas Stroll buttons to give to family and friends to enjoy the spirit of the Christmas Stroll on Saturday, December 2.

Please email a high resolution (300 dpi or greater). tiff or .jpeg image of 2-D artwork in 18” X 24” format by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 6. Submit to education@theemerson.org.

 

*Note: The chosen artist must be present at the Emerson during the Christmas Stroll to sign posters on December 2 from 1-2 pm.

Questions, call 587-9797 (ext 104).

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Non-Profit organizations are invited to participate in the 2017 Christmas Stroll as a “Non-Profit Activity Vendor” to help bring awareness to your organization as well as provide some holiday spirit to this extremely popular community event.  Plans are already well underway for this annual event, which will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

We have found that many non-profits interested in participating in the Christmas Stroll are not specifically looking to raise funds for their non-profit organization through food sales but are more interested in community outreach and bringing awareness to their organization so, we have developed a fun way for non-profits to get involved by providing an “activity” during the Stroll along Main Street during the event. 

To participate in the Christmas Stroll at a “Non-Profit Activity Vendor” you MUST do the following:

  • Develop a “Holiday Activity” that your non-profit organizes, facilitates, and provides to attendees during the event.  This can be as simple as a “warming hut” to stop by to warm-up under a tent or next to a propane heater while collecting information about that non-profit OR can be as elaborate as a “Kid’s Holiday Play Area” with holiday-inspired games or activities for kids to enjoy.
  • There is a $50 Charge for vendors at the 2017 Christmas Stroll to help cover expenses accrued by the DBA to host this FREE Community Event that attracts over 8,000 people. You are welcome to provide information materials at your booth area, swag items, as well as a “tip-jar” for attendees to give to as a “thank-you” for their participation in your activity or any free gifts you have given them. 
  • Non-Profit Activity Vendors will be located on Main Street in line with the parking lanes on the north and south sides (along with all the food vendors). If your activity booth needs electricity, you MUST obtain permission from the business you will be located in front of.  If you do not need electricity, please indicate your desired location we will work with you to be close to that location. 
  • To become a Non-Profit Activity Vendor, please complete the Non-Profit Activity Vendor Agreement Form below and read the Regulations!

 

We look forward to working with you at this year’s Christmas Stroll.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call 586-4008 or email ellie@downtownbozeman.org.


2017 CHRISTMAS STROLL NON-PROFIT ACTIVITY VENDOR REGULATIONS


The following regulations apply to ALL “Non-Profit Activity Vendors” participating in the Annual Christmas Stroll on December 2, 2017. Failure to comply will mean the vendor may not be able to participate in future events or in some cases, being shut down at the event.

  1. All Activity Vendors MUST be a non-profit organization. Non-Profits are welcome to team-up with a for-profit entity or business to help with activity expenses and/or manpower but, that for-profit business or entity is NOT ALLOWED to have signage or information about their business visible during the event. 
  2. There is a Charge of $50 for ALL non-profit activity and food vendors at the Christmas Stroll to cover expenses accrued by the DBA to host this FREE Community Event that is heavily marketed and attracts over 8,000 people. An invoice will be sent to your email address once forms are received.  Please remit payment no later than Dec. 1, 2017.
  3. Activity Vendors ARE NOT ALLOWED to sell food at your booth.  You are welcome to have pre-packaged hot drinks only.  Please note: food of any sort CANNOT be homemade or you will need to obtain a “Temporary Food Vendor License” and complete the “Food Vendor" application. 
  4. If you NEED power at your activity location, you MUST obtain permission from business owner or manager to plug into their inside power source. Please email this permission to ellie@downtownbozeman.org 
  5. If you DO NOT need power or are using generators, please indicate your desired location and we will work with you to be close to that location. 
  6. No vehicles will be allowed to remain on the street or in side-streets during event hours. ALL Vendors may drive their cars to their booths only during set up and tear down. Main Street and all adjacent side-streets are closed at EXACTLY 3pm to begin set-up and will re-open to traffic at EXACTLY 8:30pm!  The event will begin at 4:30pm when your activity and booth should be ready for attendees to enjoy.
  7. ALL Vendors must provide their own trash receptacles and are responsible for leaving their area clean at the conclusion of the event. DO NOT move the blue trash bins as they are strategically placed along Main Street and are not intended for individual vendor use.
  8. Please make sure your booth area is in the same condition when you leave as when you arrived.  ALL debris will need to be removed so, plan to bring a broom.
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Food Vendors, Non-Profits, and Restaurants are invited to participate in the 2017 Christmas Stroll as a Main Street Food Vendor.  Plans are already well underway for this annual event, which will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  


Ways to participate as a vendor at the Christmas Stroll:

1. You can run your vendor booth as a Non-Profit Organization, preparing your own food to raise funds for your organization.
2. You can run your vendor booth as a Restaurant or Mobile Food Vendor, preparing the food in your own kitchen and giving a portion of your event proceeds to a non-profit organization of your choice (10% recommended donation).
3. Or, consider partnering-up as a Restaurant and a Non-Profit Organization working together by having the non-profit purchase prepared food from your restaurant for their volunteers to sell at the Stroll with all net profits supporting that organization.

To participate in the Christmas Stroll as a Food Vendor, you must do the following:

1. Complete the Vendor Agreement and review the Vendor Regulations NO LATER than Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • If you have any questions, please call the DBA Office at 586-4008 

2. Have a current Food Vendor License or a Temporary Food Vendor License 

  • For a Temporary Food Vendor License, apply online. (For Non-Profits, this license is no charge as you are tax-exempt. For Restaurants/Mobile Vendors who do not have a food vendor license, you can obtain a temporary license at the link above at no-charge if you partner-up with a tax-exempt non-profit when you complete the health department’s application.)
  • Note: Gallatin County Health Department will be stopping at every booth during the Stroll to make sure all vendors have a license.
  • For questions contact the Gallatin County Health Department at 582-3120.  


3. Attend a meeting with the Gallatin County Health Department to discuss how we make vending at the Christmas Stroll fun and safe for all attendees. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th at 6pm at the Downtown Bozeman Partnership Office at 222 East Main Street, Suite 302 and is required for anyone obtaining a Temporary Food Vendor License for the 2017 Christmas Stroll.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call 586-4008 or email, ellie@downtownbozeman.org

 



2017 CHRISTMAS STROLL FOOD VENDOR REGULATIONS

The following regulations apply to ALL vendors (restaurants, non-profits, and mobile food vendors) participating in the 36th Annual Christmas Stroll on December 2, 2017. Failure to comply will mean the vendor may not be able to participate in future events or in some cases, being shut down at the event.

  1. Vendors must be a non-profit organization or a restaurant or mobile food vendor supporting a non-profit organization. There are NO exceptions!
  2. Cost for Vendors to participate in this event is $50.
  3. As a vendor, you are responsible to confirm a location for your booth on Main Street from Grand to Church by getting written/emailed permission from the store manager or owner. Send a copy of this to ellie@downtownbozeman.org.
  4. Vendors must sell food or beverages designed to be consumed at the Stroll, absolutely no crafts and no packaged or “gift food”.  We also encourage vendors to offer substantial dinner-type fare! Cookies and hot cocoa are offered at no charge at many business locations during the stroll which makes it very difficult to turn a profit.
  5. If you need electrical power, you must provide your own extension cord (that are covered by rugs or duct tape during the event) and must have prior permission from the store manager or owner of the business where you will be located before your application is submitted!! Generators are permitted BUT…your location must be approved by the business you are in front of regardless of electrical requirements!
  6. No vehicles will be allowed to remain on the street during event hours. Vendors may drive their cars to their booths only during set up and tear down. Main Street is closed at 3pm to begin set-up and will re-open to traffic at 8:30pm!  Event will begin at 4:30pm but, please do not set up any tables or vending equipment on Main Street past the dotted white lane line until AFTER the Santa Parade passes by at approximately 4:45pm.    
  7. Vendors must provide their own trash receptacles and are responsible for leaving their area clean at the end of the event. Vendors who fail to do so will receive an invoice for $50. DO NOT move the blue trash bins as they are strategically placed along Main Street and are not intended for individual vendor use.
  8. Your spot will be checked for cleanliness between 7:30 and 9:00 PM.  If you sell out before the end of the Stroll you are welcome to leave, but pulling your car onto Main before the crowd subsides is not recommended.  ALL debris will need to be removed so, plan to bring a broom.
  9. Anyone selling during the event without prior registration will be charged $100.00 and still must follow Health Department regulations. Note: There is NO FREE FOOD allowed at the 2017 Stroll!
  10. ALL Vendors (obtaining a temporary food vendor license) MUST attend a meeting with the DBA and the Gallatin County Health Department! 
    • This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm at the Downtown Bozeman Partnership Office (located at 222 East Main Street, Suite 302, on the 3rd floor of the Baltimore Building between First Security Bank and MacKenzie River Pizza Co.).
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Artists Griffin Foster and Angela Yonke along with many community supporters are excited to announce the unveiling of a new community mural in Downtown Bozeman.  This artist and student driven mural project will soon be on display at 229-233 East Main Street.  This is the 2nd mural to be completed and installed at the 229-233 East Main location as it continues to sit vacant after the 2009 downtown explosion when the building was significantly impacted by the explosion and was eventually torn down.  Since the future of the site continues to be uncertain and the current mural deteriorates, it seemed an appropriate time to freshen up the art.

This Community of Bozeman Mural Project has been supported by several businesses and organizations.  Anderson School helped with design concepts. YMCA supplied a location for the mural to be painted and helped with design and painting. Ace Hardware and Kenyon Noble both graciously assisted with supplies, amongst others.  

The mural is currently being installed at the 229-233 East Main location. Some finishing work will be done on-site through this week and the mural is slated for completion by the end of the week. The new mural will continue to be on display for all to enjoy until current property owners move forward with development plans or the property sells. We encourage all residents and visitors to check out this new and vibrant mural design.

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The Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board is preparing for the 2017 Bozeman Beautification Award Ceremony slated to take place on Wednesday, November 1 in the Baxter Hotel Ballroom.  The Board will be accepting nominations from the general public now through Friday, September 8.  Nominations can be submitted online at www.bozeman.net/beautification.

Nominations can include a variety of beautification projects that have been completed within the Bozeman city limits.  These projects can include but are not limited to exciting residential design, neighborhood revitalization, new or improved commercial design, exceptional landscape, public art and much more. There are many categories listed on the online nomination form as a reference but new categories are always welcome.

For more information about the Beautification Award nominations or awards ceremony, please contact Alicia Kennedy at AKennedy@BOZEMAN.NET or at 406.582.2306.

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DBP New Operations Manager, Jessica Johnson!

Jessica is passionate about making Bozeman a fun, livable place and is excited to join the Downtown Bozeman Partnership as the Operations Manager. Prior, she was the Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Bozeman, engaging the community in all aspects of City affairs. Before joining the City, Jessica served as the HOME federal block grant Program Manager for the State of Montana, the Development Director for a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Florida, and as a Teach for America fellow teaching 7th grade in Memphis, Tennessee. Jessica has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Management from Millsaps College located in her home state of Mississippi. 

You can reach Jessica at 406-586-4008 or info@downtownbozeman.org

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Music on Main is a FREE community event hosted by the Downtown Bozeman Association and nearly 100% funded by our business sponsorships! Our 2017 Music on Main Sponsors are; Kenyon Noble, 95.1 “The Moose”, Coors Light, Coca Cola, Rocking R Bar, NBC Montana, Northwestern Energy, Eagles Club, Pub 317, Crystal Bar, MacKenzie River Pizza Company, First Interstate Bank, Sweet Pea Festival, American Legion, Copper, Bar IX, Toro, Pour House, Zebra Cocktail Lounge, BioScience Laboratories Inc., Montana Whitewater, Mountains Walking Brewery, Little Stinkers, Pita Pit, T&E Cat Rental and Montana Sport TV. As well as; Five on Black, Jereco Studios, City of Bozeman, Signs of Montana, Outside Bozeman Magazine, Gallatin Event Rentals, The Bozone, Venture Church and Spark Society.  It is truly our event sponsors that truly make this event happen each and every year!!

CLICK HERE for more 2017 Music on Main Information!!

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One of our favorite times of year is just around the corner- the installation of the downtown flower baskets! The flower baskets are perhaps the most impactful program of the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and are enjoyed by visitors to Bozeman and locals alike. The flower basket program requires a tremendous amount of maintenance and investment and we could not continue to grow this program without the support of our community. If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the Downtown Flower Basket program, please review the sponsorship form included below. 

2017 Flower Basket Sponsorship Form

All sponsorship forms are due by Friday, May 26th. Please email the completed forms back to Anne Miller at info@downtownbozeman.org or mail them to the address below: 

Downtown Bozeman Partnership

222 East Main Street, Suite 302B

Bozeman, MT

59715

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The 2017 Music on Main lineup  has been announced!  The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 17th Annual Music on Main summer concert series this summer in Historic Downtown Bozeman.  Music on Main will be located on Main Street from Rouse Avenue to Black Ave. The fun will last from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings from June 29 to August 17. ​

CLICK HERE for this year's Line-Up, Music Samples, and our 2017 Music on Main Sponsors

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Do you LOVE Downtown Bozeman?? Need some extra cash for the summer? Come work for the Downtown Bozeman Partnership as a Part-Time Flower Waterer! Check out the job description below and if you or someone you know is interested, shoot an email to info@downtownbozeman.org with the Subject Line: Part-Time Flower Watering Position, include your resume, and you'll receive an application to fill out! 

 

CLICK HERE for Part Time Flower Watering Position Job Description. 

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The Downtown Bozeman Partnership presented three awards at the 12th Annual Downtown Breakfast held Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Baxter Hotel.

The awards included the Downtown Cornerstone Award, the Downtown Community Award and the “Life is Downtown” Award.  The nominees and recipient for each award were selected by the Downtown Partnership boards.

 

The Downtown Cornerstone Award recognizes a business that serves as an anchor to the downtown community not only economically, but socially, culturally and civically.  The business has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to downtown by sponsoring downtown events, supporting the member organizations of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, while being an exemplary business leader.

Previous recipients include: Baxter Hotel (2016), Schnees (2015), Country Bookshelf (2014), Rockin’ R Bar (2013), The Leaf & Bean (2012), Insty-Prints (2011), Heeb’s Grocery (2010), Owenhouse Ace Hardware (2009) and First Security Bank (2008).

The 2017 Downtown Cornerstone nominees were the Heyday, MacKenzie River Pizza, and Nova Café. The 2017 recipient of the Downtown Cornerstone Award is Heyday. Lisa Rickenbaugh accepted the award as the owner of Heyday.

Babs Noelle, Downtown Bozeman Association Board member, presented the award saying, “Heyday first opened its doors in November of 2007. Lisa’s business motto is ‘to create a happy and cheerful soul-shopping experience while also building community’. With that mission, Lisa and her cheerful and hard-working team have made Heyday a household name in our local and regional and communities and it’s truly an anchor business for retail in Downtown Bozeman.”

 

The Downtown Community Award acknowledges a business or organization that has provided exemplary support of downtown Bozeman.  This entity recognizes that the city of Bozeman and the entire Gallatin Valley benefits from a thriving downtown, and therefore, they have assisted the Downtown Bozeman Partnership in its efforts to promote and enhance the community’s historic core. 

Previous recipients include: Gallatin Art Crossing (2016), First Security Bank (2015), First Interstate Bank (2014), Town Square Media (2013), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (2012), Bozeman Food Co-op (2011), City of Bozeman (2010), Montana State University (2009) and Kenyon Noble (2008).

The 2017 Downtown Community nominees were Bridger Bowl, Cancer Support Community, and Sweet Pea Festival. The 2017 recipient of the Downtown Community Award is the Sweet Pea Festival.  Kris Olenicki, Sweet Pea Director, accepted the award.

Susan Neubauer, Downtown Business Improvement District board member, presented the award and said, “People travel from near and far to listen to music, watch dance, enjoy theater, eat a Tatter Pig, and weather a thunderstorm or two. And each year Sweet Pea Festival attendees also experience Downtown Bozeman. As the Sweet Pea Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, it is appropriate that we celebrate Sweet Pea by awarding it the Downtown Cornerstone Award.”

 

The “Life is Downtown” Award honors a person who has given a veritable lifetime of service to downtown Bozeman.  The recipient has exceeded the expectations of the community in their generous support downtown.  This person has devoted considerable time and effort to the betterment of the downtown community by volunteering for special events, serving as a downtown board member, and playing a leadership role in downtown initiatives. 

Previous recipients include: Babs Noelle (2016), Rob Pertzborn (2015), Ileana Indreland (2014), Bobby Bear (2013), Larry Bowman (2012), Bert Hopeman (2011), Chris Pope (2010), Steve Schnee (2009) and Bob Paynich (2008).

The 2017 “Life is Downtown” nominees were Coco Douma, Mike Hope, and Bob Lashaway. The 2017 recipient of the “Life is Downtown” Award is Bob Lashaway.

Chris Naumann, Downtown Partnership Director, presented the award and said, “During his 15 years of service, Bob brought his extensive knowledge of complex planning and construction projects at Montana State University to the downtown urban renewal board. Over the years, the board and I benefited tremendously from Bob’s analytical approach and attention to important details.”

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The City of Bozeman’s Sustainability, Neighborhoods, and Solid Waste Divisions are partnering with the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board to once again host Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 23 starting at 8 AM at the Bozeman Public Library with a Kick-off & Welcome from Mayor Carson Taylor. Clean-up Day is part of the worldwide Earth Day annual event.

The City of Bozeman has coordinated this event locally for 33 years and successfully mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages from community organizations, local businesses, and government agencies each year. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to sign up to clean up online at www.bozeman.net/CleanupDay and will be given complimentary reusable totes with coupons, flyers, and giveaways in addition to cleanup necessities: gloves, vests, and bags for collecting trash and recyclables at the kick-off. The City of Bozeman encourages all Bozemanites to come together on April 23rd to keep Bozeman clean and preserve it for future generations to enjoy. In order to coordinate such a large scale event, the City of Bozeman is currently seeking community members and corporate volunteer teams to coordinate cleanup sites.

This event is sponsored by Clean-up Bozeman, the City of Bozeman Solid Waste Division’s new program that offers groups a chance to get outside, work together, and clean up our community at any time during the year.
For more information and to sign up for the cleanup, please visit www.bozeman.net/CleanupDay or contact Jessica Johnson, Bozeman Neighborhood Coordinator at 582-2274 or jjohnson@bozeman.net.
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The Downtown Bozeman Association Presents the Winners of the 7th Annual Bridal Walk Photography Contest and the $500 Shopping Spree. Downtown Bozeman Association and nearly 40 Downtown Retailers hosted the 13th Annual Downtown Bozeman Bridal Walk on Saturday, April 1st.   

There were over 200 registered brides who strolled down Main Street with hundreds of friends to make their Montana wedding complete.  Along the way, they were welcomed by nearly 40 businesses and partook in activities such as listening to classical music, wine and cake tastings, participated in the photography contest at The Element Hotel and registered for all kinds of wonderful prizes including the $500 downtown shopping spree.

During the 7th Annual Bridal Photography contest at The Element Hotel by Westin, there were a total of 15 amazing bridal themed photographs displayed and we received hundreds of votes!  The Downtown Bozeman Association awarded winners for the amazing photographs for the following 3 categories; Most Unique, Most Scenic and Best Overall but all of the photos were enjoyed by all who attended and can be viewed on our Downtown Bozeman Facebook page.

Listed below are the winners of this year’s Bridal Walk Photography Contest as well as the winner of the $500 Shopping Spree:

Most Scenic Photo – A Rainbow Sky Storm Above the Bridger Mountains by Sarah Notarius

Most Unique Photo – Brooke Peterson’s Photo Titled “Courtney & David Making Their Grand Exit Grand!"

Best Overall Photo – Brooke Peterson’s Photo Titled “Courtney & David Making Their Grand Exit Grand!"

$500 Bridal Walk Shopping Spree – Maria Abbot who is getting married on September 14, 2018 in Butte, Montana

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We are getting ready to re-print the DBA Member Directory! As always, if you are a current DBA member…your directory and website listings are FREE of charge and includes your business name, address (with a hyperlink to your physical location on a map), phone number, email contact, website and a short business description.

*PLEASE GIVE THIS YOUR ATTENTION as completing this form will ensure your current information is as up-to-date as possible for your clients and customers!  Here is the process for updating your listing: 

To find out if your listing is up-to-date…use our website directory and find the appropriate category for your business! Many of you have listings under numerous categories and all of them are the same unless you have specifically asked for separate listings.  You can be in up to 4 categories on the website and 2 in the printed version. If you have any suggestions for additional categories, please let us know?

Please email any changes to: ellie@downtownbozeman.orgPlease Respond NO LATER THAN Monday, March 6.   
If I do not receive a response by the March 6 deadline, I will assume your listing is current and that you DO NOT have any current changes and your listing in the 2017 printed directory will reflect the same listing currently on the website.
See below for information about advertising within the 2017 Printed Directory….

Advertising in the Directory:

This Full-Color, Year-Round Circulated Directory is the GO-TO guide for visitors spending time in Downtown Bozeman and for locals wanting to learn more about their downtown business community. 
This is a great marketing opportunity and with 25,000 copies will be printed and distributed to the airport, all local hotels, chamber locations, all downtown businesses and DBA members, the downtown visitor center and more!!
The advertising space is VERY limited, see details below. Please email Ellie at ellie@downtownbozeman.org with advertising interest NO LATER than Monday, March 6:

I would like to reserve space for a:

____¼ page ad (3 ½”X 2”) at $350.00

____½ page ad (3 ½” X 4”) at $550.00

____full page ad (3 ½” X 8 ½”) at $800.00, within your corresponding category

____the inside back cover full page ad (3 ½” X 8 ½”) at $1000.00

____the inside front cover full page ad (3 ½” X 8 ½”) at $1000.00

____the back cover full page ad (3 ½” X 8 ½”) at $1250.00

 

NOTE:  If you are not a current DBA member but realize how important this directory listing is for your business, please check out our DBA Membership Packet and Business Resource Guide!  Now is a great time to join the DBA!!

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Make this Valentine’s Day the one to remember and find that special gift or have a memorable night out in Downtown Bozeman.  Many Downtown retailers have special Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas, while many restaurants are having special menus to create the perfect Valentine’s Day!  See a few examples listed below!  “You’ll love what you find in the heart of Bozeman this Valentine’s Day!” 

The Architect's Wife, at 23 West Babcock, has the perfect Valentine's Day all planned out! Head over to their blog to check out the line up for tonight! Spoiler Alert: things start with a Sunset Sleigh Ride and a horse named Britta.... Also spend $150 or more and get $25 off through February 15th! 

Bisl, at 33 West Main, is serving up a special Valentine's Day Menu. Stop in and enjoy grilled lobster fried rice, poached salmon, roasted sunchokes, and more!  

Bridgercare, at 300 North Willson presents the 30th Annual Sweet Tooth Ball on Saturday, February 11th at The Commons at Baxter and Love from 7pm-11pm! Enjoy great music, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, desserts, and much more all while supporting a great local organization! Purchase your tickets today before they are sold out!

Cello, at 2 West Main is giving each customer who purchases Valentine’s jewelry a gift certificate towards any future purchases! If you spend $50, you receive a $10 gift certificate, if you spend $100, you receive a $20 gift certificate, if you spend $150, you receive a $30 gift certificate and so on!

Chalet Sports, at 108 West Main will have all adult outerwear for 20% off, all kids’ outerwear for 40% off, and all footwear 40% off!

The Children’s Museum of Bozeman, at 202 South Willson will have a STEAMlab from 4-7pm on Valentine’s Day for a special-themed Open Lab! 3D print a keychain for your Valentine!

Country Flower, at 720 West Main, will help you find the perfect bouquet to send to your Valentine! Let the flower experts help! 

The Ellen Theater, at 17 West Main is rolling out the red carpet for a night to remember. It’s a first class catered dinner and dessert at cabaret tables in the theatre followed by dancing to the big band swing of Adam Greenberg and the Montana Jazz Collective, featuring Jeni Fleming. Call for details and reservations.

The Emerson Galleria Hall, at 111 South Grand, invited you to join them for art openings and the opportunity to get your sweetheart something truly unique for Valentine's Day! Stop by on Friday, February 10th from 5-8pm and let them help you find the perfect gift. 

The Emerson Grill, at 207 West Olive wants you and your sweetheart to join them for Valentine’s Day! They’ll be serving up their classic menu that you know and love, along with some specials for the evening that will melt your heart. Call 586-5247 to make your reservation today!

ERA Landmark Real Estate, at 8 East Main will have Elles Belles cookies February 11th through Tuesday, February 14th! Limited quantities, one cookie per couple. ERA is open 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays.

Heyday, at 7 West Main is hosting their 2nd Annual Galentine’s Day on Saturday, February 11 from 10am -7pm! Bring your Galentine, aka a friend, down for a day of celebrating ladies! Enjoy cupcakes from LUXE and pink champagne while you shop. Giveaways + Raffles happening all day while supplies last!

Indulgence Beauty Bar, at 121 East Main, is partnering with their neighbors, the Crystal Bar this Valentine's Day for "Beers before Tears"!Any customer who makes a $35 purchase or more at Indulgence receives a free beer from the Crystal! 

MacKenzie River Pizza Co, at 232 East Main, is serving up a Sweetheart Special February 10th through the 14th. Dine on 2 Small Salads (house or Caesar) + 2 Pasta entrees + one Dessert to share for $35. Celebrate L O V E with MacKenzie River! 

Montana Ale Works, at 611 East Main will be serving up a special menu including Smoked Salmon Taco starters, Fried Oyster appetizers, a Snake River Farms NY Strip, and so much more! Call today to reserve your table! 

Montana Gift Corral, at 237 East Main will have all jewelry 20% off through Valentine's Day. Let the team at Montana Gift Corral help you find the perfect gift for your Valentine!

Montana Honey Bee Company, at 19 South Tracy has created a new creamy honey flavor for Valentine’s Day. It is Red Hot Cinnamon based on the Red Hot candy and is available now!

Plonk, at 29 East Main wants you to celebrate the one you love with them this Valentine’s Day! They will be serving a Special Prix Fixe Menu including grilled wild boar tenderloin, shaggy bear bibb salad, beef hanger steak, and a surprise dessert! Enjoy 4 courses with your loved one for $100 or take yourself to a lovely meal for $50. Meal will be accompanied by live jazz by the Frances Stewart Quartet. Make reservations by emailing troy@plonkwine.com.

Revolvr Menswear, at 30 West Main, can help you find the perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life! Stop by to pick it up today... pairs well with his favorite local whiskey. 

Rocky Mountain Toy Company, at 111 East Main is offering 20% off all Calico Critters through Valentine’s Day! Pick up one (or two or three!) for the little Valentines in your life!

Rockin’ TJ Ranch, at 651 Lynx Lane is hosting Cirque du Coeur Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show. Enjoy an evening of theatre that engages and thrills with grace, strength, and skill. Featuring local artists and performers, dinner, and a cash bar. Purchase tickets today for you and your sweetheart!

Starky’s, at 24 North Tracy is hosting a “Sample & Share” Dinner for two or more! Join them for a creative evening of dining with “the one” or “the crew” you love! No room for “Order Envy”… all dishes will be served on platters to be shared inspiring casual communal joviality! Reserve your table for this unique 4 course food sharing experience or order from the Starky Everyday Menu… either way there will be food, love & fun! Special Sharing Menu is $40 per person with optional wine & beer flights for $12. Make your reservation today!

Sweet Chili Asian Bistro, at 101 East Main will be offering special sushi combinations, a local bison dish, jumbo garlic shrimp, and their signature lamb chop throughout the week!

Taco del Sol Bozeman, at 35 West Main, will be offering FREE champagne all day on Valentine's Day!

Ted’s Montana Grill, at 105 West Main wants you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at Ted’s. Enjoy their off-the-menu Chef’s Features with a special wine paring. Call for details and reservations.

Vino per Tutti, at 315 East Main is featuring a bubbly rosé this month! This rosé pairs great with your Valentine’s Day appetizers and its lovely pink color it perfectly fitting for Valentine’s Day. Pick up a bottle of Bisol Jeio Cuvee Rosé today! 

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The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is excited to announce its recent partnership with Amber Schwartz Photography in capturing images of Downtown Bozeman. Mrs. Schwartz, a Downtown Bozeman Association member and local photographer, has taken a variety of photos of the Historic Downtown in all seasons and has provided them to the Downtown Bozeman Partnership to use throughout their marketing materials.

Amber Schwartz has worked in the photography industry for nearly ten years and is known across Montana for her work in architectural and real estate photography. She often works with real estate professionals and builders, capturing their high-end homes and developments, as her specialty is shooting ‘high-end residential properties’.

Mrs. Schwartz used her architectural eye when photographing Historic Downtown Bozeman and perfectly captured the essence of the downtown buildings and businesses. The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is excited to release their photos and proud to be working with a talented local photographer.

Additional information on Amber Schwartz Photography can be found at www.amberschwartz.photography. Life is Downtown.

                      

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Community Resource Officer

Officer Michael Bachich has been a Police Officer for over 13 years and has been a member of the Bozeman Police Department for the last 6 years. While with the Bozeman Police Department, Officer Bachich has worked Patrol prior to being selected as the Community Resource Officer in October 2016. Some of Officer Bachich's additional duties include Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Assistant Team Leader of the Special Response Team. 

The Position

The Community Resource Officer is assigned to the Support Services Division and will proactively work to the improve the quality of life the residents and property owners of the City of Bozeman. Additionally, this Officer will work with members of the Bozeman Police Department to develop processes to police smarter and more efficiently. 

With increased community presence and open communication among community members, this position can establish itself and the Bozeman Police Department as an agency that goes above and beyond what is expected to improve the quality of life for all residents of our community. 

Assigned Duties

  • Loud Party/ Nuisance Property Abatement
    • Track loud parties to provide proactive communications with renters, landlords, and property owners. 
    • Reduce repeated complaints necessitating patrol response by having a process in place that alerts police department to repeat offenders and locations for face-to-face follow-up with tenants, landlord and/or property owner. 
    • Work with various departments within the city to alleviate safety concerns as it relates to buildings and/or properties which have fallen into disrepair. 
    • Reduce locations which may attract transient or delinquent activity. 
    • Reduce patrol response to repeat locations. 
  • Public Education
    • Work closely with the community to identify concerns and implement solutions relating to issues within the community. 
    • Accomplish positive community relations and successful crime prevention programs. 
    • Increase community awareness and/or educate and reduce crime in the community. 
    • Continuous work on community outreach, such as attendance at neighborhood meetings, National Night Out, and Citizen's Police Academy. 
    • Proactive use of the department's social media platforms and web page. Designing and preparing crime preventions and traffic safety programs, print media, etc. 
  • Problem Solver
    • Identify concerns and implement solutions relating to quality of life issues within the community. 
    • Focus on programs that will truly impact community and officer safety and improve the quality of life for our residents. 
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Looking for the perfect Holiday Gift for EVERYONE on your list??

Downtown Dollars are a gift certificate good anywhere in Downtown Bozeman. From your favorite shopping retailer, to all the downtown bars and restaurants, to spa treatments, professional services and more….it is truly the gift for everyone and for every occasion.

How do I purchase Downtown Dollars? They are sold at 5 convenient Downtown Locations including; First Security Bank’s Downtown location at 208 East Main Street & 19th Street locaton at 607 South 19th, First Interstate’s Downtown Bank location at 202 West Main Street, Big Sky Western Bank’s Downtown location at 106 East Babcock, the Downtown Bozeman Partnership Office located at 222 East Main Street, Suite 302 or at the ERA Landmark Downtown Visitor Center located at 8 East Main Street.  You can also call the office at 406-586-4008 or purchase online at www.downtownbozeman.org.

They can be purchased with cash or check and are sold in 5, 10, and 20 dollar denominations and are intended to be used exactly as you would cash, ANYWHERE downtown…it’s that simple!

Downtown Dollars are a powerful community economic stimulus tool as they support locally owned independent businesses.  Over 60 cents of every dollar spent at a downtown business is reinvested into the community compared to less than 20 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain.

The Downtown Bozeman Partnership sells over $100,000 in Downtown Dollars every year so, don’t get left out in the cold on this great gift idea that is being discovered by more and more people and businesses every day!  Life is Downtown…

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The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design.  Several beautiful and creative designs were submitted this year, but we could only choose one. As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist.

The 2016 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is local artist Melissa Summerfield. Melissa is a Bozeman native who studied art, art history and philosophy at Montana State University. She is currently a member of Southwest Montana Arts (SMArts) and Three Rivers Artists Guild of Bozeman and has participated in multiple juried shows across the Gallatin Valley. Melissa created an original painting in oil featuring the legs of an elf wearing festive candy striped tights and green curled-toe shoes. The Bozeman community is sure to remember this creative, fun-spirited, and festive design for years to come!

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Christmas Stroll Poster

Melissa will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 3th from 1-2pm. More information about artist Melissa Summerfield is available on her website at www.melissasummerfield.com.

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Seeking Bozeman-area artist or team of artists to work with educators, community members, and students to design and construct a mural in downtown Bozeman.

Bozeman School District teacher Emma Laatsch, a 2016-17 Montana Teacher Leader in the Arts (MTLA), in conjunction with the Montana Arts Council, Gallatin Art Crossing, and the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, is seeking local Gallatin Valley area artist/s interested in working with students from across the Bozeman School District to design, execute, and install a new public art mural at the site of the 2009 downtown Bozeman gas line explosion.  This project is the completion of Ms Laatsch’s MTLA Field Project and will be under her direction.  

Funding and assistance will be provided through grants and in-kind community donations.  A new mural is planned for this location due to deterioration of the current mural resulting from exposure to time and weather.  Expectations for the new mural project include offering students an opportunity to work with an exhibiting, professional, contemporary local artist and building their understanding of the skills, responsibilities and expectations of such a profession, teaching art students the elements and principles of art and design to create a visually stunning work of art, and fostering an understanding of public art, murals, and design concepts through the completion of a major community art project.  

Project guidelines are flexible, however, the basic plan is to incorporate students from the Bozeman High School Art Club and/or Chief Joseph Middle School art classes to design and layout the mural/s and then work with younger, such as those at the Whittier after-school program to paint and finish the work.  Specific art goals and themes are flexible, however, must be school- and community-appropriate.  An opening reception will celebrate the completion of the project.

Expectations of Selected Artist:

The chosen artist must be comfortable working with youth and able to work on a scale sufficient to complete the mural or murals.  The selected artist will work in partnership with Emma Laatsch to complete the project.  The selected artist will be expected to work with students before and/or after school hours.  In order to work directly with Bozeman Schools students the final candidate will need to complete a background check to meet school district regulations.  Chief Joseph Middle School Art classes and Art Club, the Bozeman High School Art Club, and various elementary after-school programs have expressed interest in the project and participants will likely be students of ranging from Kindergarten to High School.  

Mural theme is flexible but a community friendly theme is expected and mural should be completed prior to beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

Budget:

Artist Stipend: $1000 for selected artist

Materials: $300 stipend for purchase of new materials, in kind donations from area businesses, and use of available materials and facilities

Additional Grants and Stipends may be necessary/available

Timeline:

The specific timeline is developing to meet the needs and availability and to work within the confines of flexible, completion of the project prior to the end of the 2016-17 school year would be preferred, however, installation of completed work and an opening reception may occur after the school year (possibly to coincide with SLAM/Sweet Pea?)

Application Requirements:emmalaatsch@gmail.com

Statement of Interest - Please include your experience with related areas such as education, mural design, and/or public art, a statement about your interest in the project and what expectations you may have for completion of the project.  

Resume

5-10 Images

Selection committee:

Emma Laatsch

GAC Representative

Downtown Bozeman Partnership Representative

School Representative

And Possibly a Student/s

Deadline:

Please submit application materials to emmalaatsch@gmail.com prior to November 28, 2016 with selection and notification in the second week of December  ###

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The Downtown Bozeman Association, Sweet Pea Festival and First Security Bank Present the 2016 Christmas Stroll Gingerbread Contest

The Christmas Stroll Gingerbread Contest has been a community tradition for over 20 years!  We invite YOU to participate in this fun activity! The instructions are listed below:

First, CLICK HERE for the 2016 Gingerbread House Contest "Registration Form" & CLICK HERE for the 2016 Gingerbread House Contest "Rules"

Then, fill out the details on the registration form including your contact information and the age division you fall under.  After completing the registration form, please email (to ellie@downtownbozeman.org) OR mail or deliver to the Downtown Bozeman Association Office at 222 East Main Street, Suite 302 Bozeman, MT 59715 by NO LATER than Monday, November 28, 2016. 

ALL Gingerbread House entries are due on Thursday, December 1 and must be delivered to Sweet Pea Festival volunteers at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby at 424 East Main Street between noon and 6pm ONLY.  No purchase necessary to win!  Winners will be notified by telephone or email address provided on the registration form.  Three winners will be chosen from each of the 5 divisions.  Winners will receive a ribbon for 1st 2nd and 3rd place as well as a prize package including; Downtown Dollars, Sweet Pea Festival Day passes and other great prizes.  Entries will be displayed by the Sweet Pea Festival and at the Jacob’s Crossing Lobby at 424 East Main Street from December 2-5. Award ribbons donated by Personalize It.  Please call 586-4008, or email ellie@downtownbozeman.org for questions and additional information!

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The Downtown Bozeman Association and Bridger Bowl Ski Area are excited to present their most recent partnership; the #1 Ski Town Package. This package includes two days of skiing (Monday–Friday), three nights of lodging (Sunday-Thursday), plus $30 Downtown Dollars to spend at any downtown business!

For as low as $199, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy all that Bridger Bowl and Downtown Bozeman have to offer. From enjoying coffee and breakfast at a local eatery located on Bozeman’s Historic Main Street to catching the first turns on Bronco to enjoying live music and après ski beverages at a restaurant downtown, this package has it all.

Bridger Bowl knows that destination ski vacations can be very expensive, which is why they have created the #1 Ski Town Package. With the #1 Ski Town Package visitors will beat the weekend crowds and enjoy untouched midweek powder for a fraction of the price of other resorts! Contact Bridger Bowl today as this package is a limited offer and is sure to go fast. For an outline of the perfect ski vacation, keep an eye out for the insert in the November issue of the Powder Magazine Resort Guide and the Fall issue of the Big Sky Journal.

Ski Bridger Bowl. Explore Downtown Bozeman.

Additional information on the #1 Ski Town Package can be found at www.bridgerbowl.com or by emailing Bridger Bowl at skitrip@bridgerbowl.com. Book a ski vacation today! 

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The City of Bozeman and the Beautification Advisory Board will present twelve Beautification Awards at a ceremony in the Baxter Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 2 starting with refreshments at 6:30 and the ceremony beginning at 7PM.

The awards have been created to recognize properties and projects that demonstrate a keen commitment to beautifying the Bozeman community. This year the Board received over forty nominations and chose twelve outstanding projects. This year’s recipients are:

320 N Bozeman, North Bozeman Family Duplex – Uniquely Appropriate Infill
Church Street Connection Trail, Smokey & Cheryl Ott – Longtime care and beautification of an entrance to Main Street to the Mountains
Owenhouse Cycling & Ace Hardware – Attractive Storefront Re-Creation
1940 N 19th, Old Chicago – Outdoor Patio Oasis
439 N Black, Jeremy & Katy Mistretta – Remarkable Renovated Residence
624 S Tracy, Susie Mathre – Sculptured Landscape
E Lamme, Block M – Neighborhood Enhancement
226 S Black, Julie Scates – Creative Curb Appeal & Beautiful Historic Restoration
603 N Bozeman, Mitch Miller & Addie Foster – Amazing Neighborhood Addition
109 E Short St, Maurice (Moe) Witschard & Marlena Renwyck – Unique Residential Design and Use of Color
321 E Mendenhall, Bozeman Taproom – Adaptive Reuse
400 E Babcock, Thrive – Inviting Outdoor Atmosphere

“Bozeman is full of people who purposely choose to reinvest in their community and spend the extra resources to make beautiful projects. The Beautification Awards give the City of Bozeman an opportunity to recognize these community members and the resulting projects,” said Neighborhood Coordinator Jessica Johnson

The Beautification Advisory Board is one of several City of Bozeman’s advisory boards that are tasked with advising the City Commission and engaging with the community. The Board also puts on the annual Clean-Up Day held in April around Earth Day. 

For more information contact Jessica Johnson, Bozeman Neighborhood Coordinator at 582-2274 or jjohnson@bozeman.net.

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The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association are looking for the artist to create the

2016 Christmas Stroll poster!

Please email a high resolution (300 dpi or greater). tiff or .jpeg image of 2-D art work in 18” X 24” format by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 7.

These posters are distributed to all downtown businesses. In addition, the poster will be featured on the cover of the “Official” Christmas Stroll special issue of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle the week prior to the Stroll. The issue will also include an article featuring the Christmas Stroll poster artist.

As a thank you, the winning artist will receive $200 in cash funded by the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture and the Downtown Bozeman Association. The artist will also be recognized on these organizations’ websites, social media and press releases several times building up to the event. Finally, the artist will receive 15 Christmas Stroll buttons to give to family and friends to enjoy the spirit of the Christmas Stroll on Saturday, December 3. 

Please note: the chosen artist must be present at the Emerson during the Christmas Stroll to sign posters on December 3 from 1-2 pm.

To submit your piece, please email education@theemerson.org. For questions, please call 587-9797 (ext 104).

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When the right time, right place and right opportunity converge, something special is sure to follow.  Such were the circumstances for David Dickey, who recently became the new owner and operator of Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail in Bozeman.
 
David Dickey, a long-time fan of the Northwest and recent transfer from Florida, purchased Allegra from Dan Himsworth, who retired after serving customers' print and marketing needs for more than 20 years. All employees remain with the company.
 
Dickey's 20 years of business ownership and background in customer service and support drive his focus of helping local businesses succeed.
 
"I had been looking for the right opportunity locally, where I could take my professional experience and combine it with helping other businesses grow," said Dickey."The entire team at Allegra is committed to offering expert consultation and support to help area small and mid-sized businesses make the most of their print and marketing efforts to maximize their results and we're excited about the new capabilities we're now able to offer our customers.
 
"It is our vision to be the leading value-added marketing communications, print and mail provider in the area, helping both our customers and the communities they call home continue to grow," continued Dickey. "I'm proud of this team and the strong roots that have been built in this community. I'm excited about what the future holds for our customers and our team."
 
In addition to printing and mailing services, Allegra features integrated marketing services, graphic design services, advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, digital color signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, variable data capabilities and promotional products. 
 
Allegra Bozeman is independently-owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands, one of the world's largest marketing, print and graphics communications franchises, linking nearly 600 locations in North America and the United Kingdom.  
 
For more information, visit www.allegrabozeman.com or call (406) 586-7007.
 

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The Downtown Bozeman Association, Cancer Support Community and our gracious 2016 “Cruisin’ on Main” event sponsors: Ressler Motors, Big Sky Collision Center, Dark Horse Customs, First Interstate Bank, Personalize It, KBZK, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bridger Mountain Pony Car Club, Little Stinkers, PayneWest Insurance, Napa Auto Parts-Bozeman, Bozeman Lodge, Holiday Inn-Bozeman, Feast, Speedy Lube, TireRama, Town Pump & 100.7 “XL Country” are proud to present the 16th Annual “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show Winners!

We had just over 300 entries this year, another event record, from around the region and awards in 13 categories as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Best in Show and People’s Choice.  We estimated over 6,500 spectators throughout the day and look forward to another amazing Car Show in 2017!  And….the winners for 2016 are:

1st Place Ford – 1930 Ford Coupe, George Antoline

1st Place Chevy – 1956 Chevy Nomad, Mike Raymond

1st Place Mopar – 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, Cahle Clampitt

1st Place Original/Survivor – 1952 Buick Roadmaster Convertible, Mike Stewart

1st Place Antique – 1930 Cadillac 452 Roadster, Al Giddings

1st Place Pontiac –1966 Pontiac GTO, Jeff Farve

1st Place Street Rod/Custom – 1933 Ford Speed Star, Bruce Carter

1st Place Muscle Car – 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS, Nathan Harmon

1st Place Truck – 1959 Chevy Apache PickUp, Myles and Barb Hopka

1st Place Motorcycle – 1915 Harley Davidson Board Truck Racer, Jeff Macpherson

1st Place Special Interest – 1960 Buick Invicta Wagon “Texan”, Dean Eldridge

1st Place Import – 1963 Triumph TR4, Bobby Ciscco

1st Place Best 2000 – 2016 Dodge Helicat, Dillon Perin

People Choice:

            1st Place – 1982 Toyota FJ40, Mark Kleimer

            2nd Place – 1955 Chevy 3100 Truck, Rick Frain

            3rd Place – 1928 Imperial 80, Derek & Stacy Johnston

Best in Show:

            1st Place – 1952 Buick Roadmaster, Jerry and Suzy Gray

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Ever wonder how Downtown Bozeman always looks postcard worthy? Thanks to three dedicated maintenance crew members the flower baskets get watered daily, the sidewalks are kept clean, trash cans are emptied, and graffiti is removed from downtown businesses. The next time you see one of these friendly faces be sure to thank them for all of their hard work and for keeping Downtown Bozeman beautiful!

Brianna Davis joined the BID Flower Crew this summer. She waters the flowers Monday through Friday.

Sarah Barr is also in her first summer with the BID Flower Crew and takes care of the flower baskets on Saturday and Sunday.

Mike Grant has been the full time maintenance employee with the BID since 2015.

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We are excited to welcome Delicous Bakery, Montana Honey Bee Company, Sauce Foodtruck, and Berkshire Hathaway to our Downtown Bozeman neighborhood! If you haven't had a chance to stop by and check these new businesses out, pop over to their websites to see what they're up to.

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Mike Money is the VP/Branch Manager at Big Sky Western Bank. Mike is a native of Montana and has lived in Bozeman for the past 39 years.  He has been actively involved in Bozeman business organizations for the past 30 years and joined the DBA Board nearly 2 years ago. Mike currently serves as the President for Adopt-A-Sox. He is a member of the Green Coat Ambassadors, the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and serves on the loan committee of Prospera. Mike believes in serving our community as well as his valued customers.  Mike brings extensifve experience and a great financial perspective to the DBA Board.

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Bozeman, Montana—The Downtown Bozeman Partnership presented three awards at the 11th Annual Downtown Breakfast held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Baxter Hotel.

The awards included the Downtown Cornerstone Award, the Downtown Community Award and the “Life is Downtown” Award.  The nominees and recipient for each award were selected by the Downtown Partnership boards.

The Downtown Cornerstone Award recognizes a business that serves as an anchor to the downtown community not only economically, but socially, culturally and civically.  The business has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to downtown by sponsoring downtown events, supporting the member organizations of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, while being an exemplary business leader.

Previous recipients include: Schnees (2015), Country Bookshelf (2014), Rockin’ R Bar (2013), The Leaf & Bean (2012), Insty-Prints (2011), Heeb’s Grocery (2010), Owenhouse Ace Hardware (2009) and First Security Bank (2008). The 2016 Downtown Cornerstone nominees were the Baxter Hotel, MacKenzie River Pizza, and Nova Café. The 2016 recipient of the Downtown Cornerstone Award is the Baxter Hotel. Amy Horton accepted the award on behalf of the Baxter.

Babs Noelle, Downtown Bozeman Association Board member, presented the award saying, “The ‘rebirth’ of the Baxter began when Ted’s Montana Grill opened in 2008. Since then David Loseff, owner, and his staff have completed a major renovation each and every year including the 2nd floor event spaces and the building’s iconic sign. Now, eight years later, the Baxter is truly and will always be a cornerstone of downtown Bozeman.”

The Downtown Community Award acknowledges a business or organization that has provided exemplary support of downtown Bozeman.  This entity recognizes that the city of Bozeman and the entire Gallatin Valley benefits from a thriving downtown, and therefore, they have assisted the Downtown Bozeman Partnership in its efforts to promote and enhance the community’s historic core. 

Previous recipients include: First Security Bank (2015), First Interstate Bank (2014), Town Square Media (2013), Bozeman Daily Chronicle (2012), Bozeman Food Co-op (2011), City of Bozeman (2010), Montana State University (2009) and Kenyon Noble (2008). The 2016 Downtown Community nominees were Bridger Bowl, Gallatin Art Crossing and Sweet Pea Festival. The 2016 recipient of the Downtown Community Award is the Gallatin Art Crossing.  Tate Chamberlin, founder, accepted the award on behalf of the Gallatin Art Crossing.

Eric Sutherland, Downtown Business Improvement District board member, presented the award and said, “Thanks to the Gallatin Art Crossing there are currently 70 sculptures in Downtown Bozeman. It is safe to say that Tate and the Gallatin Art Crossing continue to accomplish their mission and Downtown Bozeman continues to be the beneficiary.”

The “Life is Downtown” Award honors a person who has given a veritable lifetime of service to downtown Bozeman.  The recipient has exceeded the expectations of the community in their generous support downtown.  This person has devoted considerable time and effort to the betterment of the downtown community by volunteering for special events, serving as a downtown board member, and playing a leadership role in downtown initiatives. 

Previous recipients include: Rob Pertzborn (2015), Ileana Indreland (2014), Bobby Bear (2013), Larry Bowman (2012), Bert Hopeman (2011), Chris Pope (2010), Steve Schnee (2009) and Bob Paynich (2008). The 2016 “Life is Downtown” nominees were Coco Douma, Mike Hope, and Babs Noelle. The 2016 recipient of the “Life is Downtown” Award is Babs Noelle.

            Bill Stoddart, Downtown Tax Increment Finance Board member, presented the award and said, “Babs has served on various downtown boards for 10 years. She has advocated for and worked on behalf of Downtown Bozeman with the same energy and “can-do” attitude that fuels her business, Alara Jewelry. For Babs, “Life is Downtown" and we are better for it.”

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We are so excited to welcome Bisl Food, Caspian,Elkhorn Barber Shop,and Windermere Bozeman-Downtown to our Downtown Bozeman neighborhood! If you haven't had a chance to stop by and check these new businesses out, pop over to their websites to see what they're up to.

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Every year, the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) decorates Main Street for the summer season with gorgeous baskets of Super Petunias. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor this year, click here to get to the registration form. Thank you for keeping Downtown Bozeman beautiful!

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