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    • 2010 DOWNTOWN WEST ORANGE ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
    • EAGLE ROCK
    • TORY CORNER
    • ST. MARK’S
    • THE VALLEY
    • National Main Street 4 Point Approach to Downtown Revitalization
      • PROMOTION
      • ORGANIZATION
      • DESIGN
      • BUSINESS RETENTION/RECRUITMENT
    • PROMOTIONS
      • Promotional events run by the Alliance bring
      • people to Downtown West Orange.
      • Events are geared toward families of West
      • Orange and are meant to familiarize them with
      • the downtown businesses and to foster a sense of comfort and pride in their downtown.
    • PROMOTIONS
      • 6th Annual Downtown West Orange Street Fair
      • Sunday, May 30 th 11pm-5pm
      • Main Street in front of Town Hall
    • PROMOTIONS
      • 1st Annual Downtown Blues Festival
      • Saturday, July 3rd
      • 6:30-9:45pm
      • Colgate Park
    • 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
    • PROMOTIONS
      • Farmers Market Friday, July 2nd- Friday October 29 th 12-6pm
      • Parking lot in back of Town Hall
    • PROMOTIONS
      • Downtown Holiday Open House
      • December 4th, 2010
      • Breakfast with Santa at Our Lady of Lourdes
      • Reading in a Winter Wonderland at the WO Library
      • Crafts with Kids at the Police Sub-Station
      • Llewellyn Park Tours with Council Members as Tour Guides
      • Pictures with Santa at Supreme Bakery
      • Old-Fashioned Dickens Carolers in the Valley
    • BUSINESS DIRECTORY
      • A business directory was created for downtown West Orange and was disseminated at all of our major events throughout the year.
      • In 2011, a new, improved business directory will be re-designed and published.
    • BUSINESS RETENTION
      • WO vip Discount Program
      • The number of participating downtown businesses is 32.
      • We receive at least a dozen calls from residents asking us to send them a discount card after the Outlook comes out.
      • This program has been very successful in keeping the downtown and its businesses in the forefront of the residents minds.
      • In 2011 a mailing will go out to all non-participating businesses to get more downtown involvement.
    • DESIGN COMMITTEE
      • The Design Committee’s purpose is to create an attractive, coordinated and quality image of the downtown by capitalizing on its unique assets and heritage.
    • Downtown Maintenance Strong Partnership with the Department of Public Works
    • District Banners throughout the Year
    • HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
      • 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
      • Pedestrian Lighting
      • New Sidewalks, Benches, Trash Receptacles & Planters
    • Improvements to Parking Lot #4 on Valley Road
    • New Downtown Wayfinding Parking Signs
    • FAÇADE IMPROVEMENTS
      • 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
    • BUSINESS RETENTION/RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
      • 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.
    • BUSINESS RETENTION
      • New Businesses
      • Ribbon Cuttings
      • Northfield Bagels Goodfellas Pizza
    • New Investment in Downtown West Orange! Egan’s-104 Harrison $98,000 Dunkin Donuts-382-390 Main $263,000
    • New Investment in Downtown West Orange! 296-298 Main $14,254 Don’s Liquor- 53 Washington St. $6,000
    • Business Assistance
      • Business Owner Meet & Greets
      • How Your Business Can Save Energy and Money Using New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
      • Wednesday, March 10, 2010
      • 5:30pm-7:00pm
      • Due Amici, 450 Main Street
    • ORGANIZATION
      • The Organization Committee worked hard to promote the Downtown West Orange Alliance Main Street Program throughout the community.
    • New E-mail Newsletter
      • 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. 
    • Page 3 in the Outlook
    • Expanded Use of Social Networking Tools and On-Line News Outlets
    • WEBSITE www.downtownwestorange.org
      • Redesigned and continually updated
      • Linked to the township’s official website as well as other related sites and Downtown businesses like Supreme Bakery and Cecil’s Jazz Club & Restaurant.
      • The site explains the Alliance’s work and goals and serves to advertise our events and our projects.
      • A new interactive mapping service has been added to help shoppers find their favorite downtown businesses.