It Takes A Village…

Looking back, the DBA has much to celebrate in 2015. We continue to guide visitors to our city center through our regular events, 27 Outdoor Farmers’ Markets, 6 Indoor winter markets, 12 First Fridays and Downtown Trick or Treat. We also continued our efforts to beautify our historic district through public art and urban gardening. We added tree well gardens to our landscape, and installed 2 new murals featuring the works of local artists. We also worked with community partners, the Bloomington Normal Association of Realtors to add Bike Racks, and air pump and cycle fix it station to the square, and added cigarette butt receptacles through a grant from Mid Central Community Action.

None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of our volunteers, and the generous support of our DBA members. Here’s to you. Thank you!

Farmers’ Market Team     Design Committee   Downtown Ambassadors    
Derrick Billings                     Martha Burk                Jean Bruner Jachino
Gemma Billings                   Joann Goetzinger        Martha Smith
Marisa Brooks                     Valerie Dumser            Kirsten Ringer
Don Necessary                   Kathi Builta                   Joel Neal
Theresa Necessary            Marlene Gregor            Ruth Haney
Morgan Schulte                   Nancy Isaacson           Jan Lancaster
Joel Neal                              Karen Schmidt             Michele Pugh
Brad Dearing                        Pamala Eaton
Lindsey Powell
Rachel Wickart

Promotions Committee             Economic Vitality       Organization
Carmen Shaffer                              Austin Grammer        Bobby Castillo
Morgan Schulte                              Ken Springer              Jonell Kehias
Marisa Brooks                                Aimee Ingalls             Georgia Bouda
Tiffany Anderson                            Amy Denham             Justin Boyd
Nina Gorden                                   Larry Johnson           Jack Bataoel
Levi Champion                                Reg Bernard             Jamie Mathy
Catherine Dunlap                           Jeff Woodard
Julie Kubsch                                   David Park
Jeffrey Sherwood                           Joe Haney
J Balmer
Joel Neal
Jeremy Plue

DBA Members 2015

Dave and Brad Park Park Stoutamoyer
Rick Kline Country Financial
Bobby Vericela RJV Properties
Margaret Davis Epiphany Farms
Gaye Beck Beck’s Family Florist
Andy Streenz Bill’s Key and Lock
Ruth and Joe Haney Haney Rental
Elizabeth Bobzbay
Amy Hoffmann That Dapper Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa
Jennifer Boddie J Bo’s Handbags
Russel Francois Francois Associates
Nancy Ammerman Heartland Bank
Herb and Pam Eaton Eaton Gallery
Sandy Vogel Vogel’s Tailor Shop
Brad and Ronda Glenn Glenn Law Offices
Jeff Secord IPI Wealth Management
Mike Dolan Pantagraph Printing
Marianne Minis A Dash of Splash
Kelly Mathy Kelly’s Bakery and Café
Vicki Tilton Permanent Makeup
Bob and Sue Floyd West Bloomington Residents
Sallie Boyce Heritage Enterprises
Georgia Bouda Bloomington Public Library
Kyle Ham Economic Development Council
Marlene Gregor Gregor Gallery
Julie Workman Mid-Illini Credit Union
Crystal Howard CVB
Denise Geske Fox & Hounds
Terry Small Crossroads
Char Huff /Mel Walker Char Huff
Tim Nurnberger Timothy Kent Gallery
Ron Crick Downtown Resident
Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio
Jamie Mathy Red Raccoon Games
Merle and Carol Huff Ensenberger Building
Karen Schmidt Alderman, Ward 6
Julie Kubsch Specs Around Town
Sherri Strandberg Strand Salon

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