PROMOTIONS 20th Annual Downtown Classic 5K Run “ Mayor’s Run/Walk to Break the Silence” www.walkforovariancancer.com Sunday, October 3rd 10am Over 500 walkers/runners registered Over $70,000 raised for Ovarian Cancer
The Alliance renegotiated their contract with Rileighs Decor and leased new holiday decorations for the downtown district that include banners and lighted snowflakes. This renegotiated contract will save the Alliance $5,000 a year.
STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS $2.24 million in Federal Funding Eagle Rock & St. Mark’s sections of Downtown West Orange in Spring of 2011
New Crosswalks & Traffic Signals
New Sidewalks, Benches, Trash Receptacles & Planters
Through the Alliance’s own expanded façade grant program, we were able to initiate improvements to 11 downtown businesses in 2010. Businesses and property owners invested $52,000 of their own money in these improvements with the Downtown Alliance giving out $16,000 in matching grants
This committee works to strengthen existing downtown businesses and, eventually, to recruit additional businesses resulting in an improved retail mix, a stronger tax base and a stable role for the downtown as a major contributor to the community’s economy.
A new bi-monthly E-mail newsletter was launched in March, 2009.
In an effort to communicate regularly to businesses, property owners and shoppers in Downtown West Orange, the Downtown West Orange Alliance launched a monthly e-mail newsletter in March of 2009. This electronic newsletter provides information on downtown events, new store openings, construction updates, proposals etc.