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Downtown Merchants Association - April 2010 Newslettter

Please join us on Friday, April 23 at 8am at Bistro-To-Go for our monthly General Membership Meeting. Bistro-To-Go is located at 613 Broadway Street. This will be our new location for our monthly General Membership Meetings. We thank Raapers Sports Bar & Grill for accommodating us over the past year! Emajean Zwieg who is the Special Programs Coordinator for the Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Douglas County will be our guest speaker.


IMG_5828 smallWe welcome our newest Memeber! KXRA Radio.   

Photo - back row, left to right: Marlene Bettin, DMA - Mike Schreiner, DMA - Kathleen Pohlig, DMA.  Front row, left to right: Mike Lommen, KXRA - Patty Wicken, KXRA - Lonnie Wing, KXRA. 



Flower Basket Project - The flowers will be delivered at 4pm on May 19. We will need some volunteers to help distribute the flower baskets on the morning of May 20th.

We will be promoting an event called "Shop Hop" during Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-31) where Downtown Shops will host sidewalk & in-store specials & refreshments. Each DMA member has the opportunity to be a part of this event which will include radio and newspaper advertising.

Decorative Clock Update - Mike Schreiner is still busy investigating the possibility of placing a clock or benches or bike racks,etc somewhere downtown. We have been offered some funding from the Kiwanis for a special project like this and we hope to put the funds to good use. Mike is in communication with the City on this project to help improve Downtown Alexandria!

Newly Designed brochures for the DMA are being ordered and will be available soon.


Upcoming Events...

DMA Membership Meeting at Bistro To Go - Friday, April 23rd 8am

Awake the Lakes - Memorial Day Weekend - Downtown Shop Hop - May 24-31

From the The Community Mappers Project –
An Opportunity to Put Douglas County on the GPS Map
The Community Mappers Project is an opportunity for people to help their communities while they learn more about digital maps and how these can be used to market 
businesses, locations, and communities. We are currently recruiting volunteers from Douglas County to take on a role as community mappers. Click here for more information> Alexandria Training Sessions

The May General Membership meeting is scheduled for May 28.

Please contact Jeff Meland at 320-491-4732 (or if you know of any members who are not receiving the newsletter. Thanks!

Board Members... 

Mike Schreiner

Vice President
-- Open --

Christie Boutain
Glenwood St Bank

Jeff Meland

Patty Stewart
Bon Jos

Silke Meland

Dawn Gieseke
Dawn's Quilt Shop

Amy Hennessy
The Wild Bohemian

Charlette "Charlie" Vernlund
Charlies Bazaar

Sandy Sailor
Viking Office Supply

Kelly Moore

Marlene Bettin           Sweat Seasons      320-762-5534

Rhonda Pooler Crooked Willow       320-859-3624 

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