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Staunton Downtown Development Association unveils ambassador program

The Staunton Downtown Development Association has been working with a group of local volunteers to create an Ambassador Program.


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Staunton Downtown Development Association to share consumer survey data

The Staunton Downtown Development Association distributed a survey to over 30,000 community emails during the month of October 2016.


Staunton Stories Exhibit celebrates 20 years of Staunton Downtown Development Association

The Staunton Downtown Development Association hosted Staunton Stories, a one-day event to celebrate Downtown Staunton.


Staunton receives $100,000 for Entrepreneur Challenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe at last week’s Virginia Economic Summit announced the City of Staunton as one of the first three communities that will each receive up to $100,000 for small business development.


Second annual Bridge Day Staunton set for April 26

A collaboration of local businesses announced today that they will sponsor the second annaul Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm.


Bright Idea Exchange event in Staunton on Wednesday

The BRIGHT IDEA Exchange in Staunton will have 22 participants competing for one of two $5,000 grants – one for for-profit businesses and one for non-profit businesses.


Roll out the New Year with a Bright Idea: $10K in grants available

Do you have an innovative idea, but you just don’t have the funding to bring it to light? Enter Bright Idea Innovation Grants, Staunton’s newest funding resource. The grants are designed to accelerate projects that are in the light bulb stage by bringing them to the marketplace efficiently, quickly and with an eye towards long-term economic success.


Kimberly Watters steps down from Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. executive director Kimberly Watters has retired from her position. Watters, who was in the post for six years, retired effective Nov. 1. She noted in a statement the “organizational challenges” faced in Waynesboro, most notably reductions in city funding that have threatened the future of WDDI for several years.


SDDA to host Halloween in Downtown Staunton event

Bring all of your little ghosts and goblins to the safe and family-friendly Halloween event in Downtown Staunton on Saturday, Oct. 25, courtesy of Staunton Downtown Development Association.


Staunton Downtown Development Association hosts Todd Barman from the National Trust Main Street Center

On Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 3, Todd Barman, sponsored by Virginia Main Street will visit Staunton to tour the Downtown Service District and host a variety of meetings with the SDDA stakeholders, Economic Development Committee, Board, and economic development partners to evaluate the District and do some strategic planning and education about succession planning for business owners and trainers.


SDDA gets $25K state grant

The Staunton Downtown Development Association was recently awarded a Main Street Improvement grant valued at $25,000 to fund a temporary performance stage with lighting and amplification in The Wharf.


SDDA receives $25K improvement grant

The Staunton Downtown Development Association was recently awarded a Main Street Improvement grant valued at $25,000 to fund the upgrade of Downtown Service District streetscape lighting in The Wharf, Staunton Station and Middlebrook Avenue areas. “Receiving this grant significantly increases our ability to continue a number of design, economic development and promotions projects that have […]


Sales of Downtown Staunton gift card soar in 2011

When the Staunton Downtown Development Association launched its low-tech gift card program in late 2007, the idea was to create a convenient, inexpensive and easily administered way to stimulate sales at downtown shops and restaurants. With increases in Gift Card sales topping more the 50% in 2011 and participation by downtown merchants reaching more than […]


Interactive Fridays in Downtown Staunton

Friday evenings in Downtown Staunton will go interactive on August 26 when the Staunton Downtown Development Associationhosts seven weeks of free live music, art, theater, dance, and games. Activities will be scattered throughout the downtown district every Friday night from 6-9pm through October 7. Friday Nights Downtown is part of the SDDA’s Extended Hours Program, […]


‘Save Our Bridge’ activities highlight Sears Hill Bridge restoration efforts

“Love can build a bridge” says Winona Judd in her popular country song, but when it comes to replacing the century-old Sears Hill Bridge in Staunton, it’s going to take cold, hard cash. The Staunton Downtown Development Association, in collaboration with the Friends of the Sears Hill Bridge and The Community Foundation of the Central […]


Downtown Staunton plans special Fridays nights

Heading to Downtown Staunton after 5 on Friday evenings this summer and fall has its rewards, as 33 stores, salons, theaters and restaurants are keeping their doors open until 9 p.m. and offering special bonuses for their customers. Shoppers who spend $25 Fridays after 5 p.m. at participating stores will receive a $5 bonus. The […]


Staunton gets state tourism-marketing grant

The Staunton Convention Visitors Bureau, Staunton Downtown Development Association and the Staunton Music Guild announced Wednesday that they have been awarded a $4,840 marketing grant as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program. The VTC program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of local, area and regional tourism partnerships. […]


Grant to fund extension of streetscape signage in Staunton

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Staunton Downtown Development Association has been awarded a Main Street Improvement grant valued at $2,500 to fund the extension of Downtown Service District streetscape banners to include Churchville Avenue and North Augusta Street. “I’m sure that the new banners on Churchville Avenue will help bring a more unified […]


Kids’ Night Out in Staunton

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Staunton Downtown Development Association, in conjunction with local merchants, will celebrate the kickoff of the SDDA’s popular Street Entertainment Program with Kid’s Night Out on Friday, July 9 from 6-9 p.m. Staunton residents and visitors are invited to participate in an evening of free magic, juggling, face painting, […]


Central Ave. project to get going next week

Construction biggest in Downtown Staunton since the Big Dig Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The City of Staunton announces the launch of a major downtown construction project, the largest such undertaking since the Big Dig 10 years ago. The ten-month project will install a new sewer line along Central Avenue from the Wharf Parking Lot […]


AFP Focus | Follow the Red Brick Road

It’s not the yellow brick road, but Staunton’s new Red Brick District could put the Queen City on a path toward a kind of economic Oz. “We hope that the Red Brick District will become as famous as The Fan in Richmond or the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, that people all up and down the […]