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



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.

Christmas Stroll Gingerbread House Contest Registration

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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.

Christmas Stroll Non-Profit Activity Vendor

APPLICATION

By clicking SUBMIT you have read and agreed to abide by the Non-Profit Activity Vendor Regulations stated above for the 2017 Christmas Stroll. Failure to follow these rules could result in the closure of your vendor 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 the DBA office at 406-586-4008.

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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.).

Christmas Stroll Food Vendor

APPLICATION

By clicking SUBMIT you have read and agreed to abide by the Food Vendor Regulations stated above for the 2017 Christmas Stroll. Failure to follow these rules could result in the closure of your vendor 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 the DBA office at 406-586-4008.

 
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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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