The BID 39 Board of Directors wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2020.
Wow – What progress we made in 2019. There are over 10 new businesses in the Commercial Corridor; We provided technical assistance to many of our property and business owners to make this happen. We brought together over 500 people for Shop Center Street; We coordinated the cleaning of the commercial corridor, sponsored events during BID/NID Week, and had the opportunity to wrap up the year strong with Small Business Saturday. Our Commercial Corridor is thriving, however, we still have some work to do. We need your help and we need for you to STAY engaged in 2020. The BID will work the approved operating plan in 2020, that means that we are on schedule to offer mini grants, small business trainings for financial literacy, code knowledge, as well as marketing for success. We have partnered with Legal Action of Wisconsin to bring small business legal help to our commercial corridor. We are referring many individuals to the Department of City Development for the city of Milwaukee Façade, Whitebox, and Signage grants. Our relationships with the 3 aldermen is strengthened by a collaborative model (we refer all new and existing businesses to their Aldermanic district representative in tangent with the BID Executive Director); this wraparound approach works well and business and property owners realize that there are many resources available. We will meet in 2020 (February, April, June, August, October, and in December for our end of the year finale’). Stay connected with the BID and be a part of the continued growth on Center Street.
the BID 39 Board of Directors ( 12.2019)