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The Staunton Downtown Development Association has been working with a group of local volunteers to create an Ambassador Program.
The Staunton Downtown Development Association distributed a survey to over 30,000 community emails during the month of October 2016.
The Staunton Downtown Development Association hosted Staunton Stories, a one-day event to celebrate Downtown Staunton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Edited by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Edited by Chris Graham email@example.com 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, […]
Construction biggest in Downtown Staunton since the Big Dig Staff Report News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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 […]