What is your membership really worth?-here is the breakdown for a small business
Two business listings in the Membership Directory -$100
Savings on reduced cost advertising- $235
Opportunity to be in the CVB coupon book at reduced rates-$100
Green Machine Service- $100
Weekly & bi-monthly newsletters on downtown issues -$50
Free promos in weekly memos-$60
Access to market research, localized downtown info & resources-$150
Representation to City Offices-Priceless
Organized effort of development and promotion for downtown – Priceless
Downtown @ 5 membership mixers- $50
Low interest loan program – $60
Decorative banners and holiday decorations – $40
Inclusion in Downtown Dollars – $50

Total=$995 Your cost=$175 and up

Mark your calendars now!!!
This coming Thursday, May 3, there will be a FREE breakfast at Mexican Village, 7:30 a.m., held by the MTC. This breakfast will be an informational meeting on the Fare Share program for downtown businesses. If you are interested in attracting and keeping employees, the MTC will be offering tax breaks for you while giving your employees a break on monthly bus passes. Call 251-1499 to let them know if you plan on attending.

Upcoming Member Events
*Student Showcase, SCSU Performing Arts. May 2-5. Call 255-3229 for more info.
*Peter Pan at the Paramount Theater, performed by Central MN Children’s Theatre. May 4-13. Contact 259-0250.
*Tech High School March for Unity, May 5. Starts at City Hall @ 3 p.m.
*Regency Beauty Academy – Annual Hair Show: E-Motions at the Paramount Theater on May 17,7:00 p.m. $3.00 tickets, call 251-0500 for info & tickets.


May 1-2 Rockhurst University
May 1-3 Fred Pryor Seminars
May 2 Resource Train. & Solutions
May 3 Laser Light Spectacular
May 3 Mayor’s Breakfast
May 4-6 MN Firefighting Expo


Answer: in 1888 there were three breweries in the city with a combined capacity of 70 barrels per day, most of which was consumed locally. The Steam Brewery operated on 9th Ave. and was spring heated. City Brewery was located on 8th Ave. and boasted “one of the largest and finest brick malt houses in the state.” Lastly, Schinder & Co. was located on 6th Ave. The spring which fed these breweries was filled in 1916 and in 1917 two new breweries opened to take their place. The Uderman Brewery was located at the site of Cathedral’s playing field, and the Wimmer Brewery was located at 601 8th Ave. North.

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