Helped attract thousands of visitors downtown by providing volunteers or organizational support for community-enhancing events such as the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Street, Holiday Tree Lighting, Downtown Christmas Caroling, Art Walk and the Camellia Festival.
Re-started and manage the Newberg Farmers Market, which brings thousands to downtown.
Coordinated the donation, painting and distribution of decorative wine barrel planters with roses and camellias.
Prepared recommendations for the redesign of the merchant parking lot on 2nd Street.
Created a historic downtown walking tour.
Played an active role in planning the Newberg Cultural District as well as provided volunteers for the Project for Public Spaces presentation.
Established an economic restructuring committee to attract and retain businesses downtown.
We’re creating a Web site (yes this one) that promotes downtown businesses and events, as well as provide a platform for coordinating revitalization efforts.
Created a suggested downtown paint color palette for merchants and business owners.
Enlisted George Fox undergraduate students to conduct market research for downtown
Engaged George Fox MBA students to create a business assistance program to provide training and other assistance to downtown businesses
Encouraged business referrals by bringing business owners together weekly through our Business to Business program.
Formed a design committee to provide business and citizen recommendations to the city for physical improvements.
Organized a promotions committee to work on special marketing efforts and events to draw people downtown and to help downtown businesses attract customers.
With much more to come …
Since our inception in spring of 2010, we’ve been busy working to make downtown Newberg into a great destination for visitors and those of us who live in this great community.
Some of what we’ve been up to:
- Organized twice annual Downtown Clean-Up Days bring volunteers downtown to pick up trash, pull weeds and spread barkdust on downtown businesses.