Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 10/7/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 10/7/2021

The basic take aways:

  • Chalets are gaining more interest and we may have all three rented in the very near future. Likely going to do another mailer campaign to raise more funds needed to purchase our next one.
  • Texas Tushies opens up today in grey chalet.
  • Looking for free Christmas trees, old, lights not working, doesn’t matter, we want to add some more to our downtown winter wonderland! Let us know what you have
  • Still looking for help getting bids for picnic tables and accepting donations of gently used picnic tables !!!! Spread the word!
  • Going to try and start an ornament fundraiser. Stan is going to see if BG Times office can be the “hub” for these purchases. Families can come and buy one, decorate it how they want and put it on our trees. Thinking around $2-$3 for a small ornament and maybe $10 for BIG ones! More details to come.
  • Farmers & Artisans Market ends Oct. 22nd!
  • Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle is HAPPENING NOW! Get on our facebook or chamber website to learn more!
  • Planning to continue the LIVING WINDOWS at the holly jolly festival again this year!

Read the full meeting recap here >>>

Farmers & Artisans Market COMING SOON!

Farmers & Artisans Market COMING SOON!

New to 2021! Brought to you by the Downtown Revitalization Committee; We are so excited about our newest downtown addition! This is something that we have been asked for by many over the last few years and we are making it happen! We welcome any vendors with produce, home-made, hand-made and/or home-grown goods! This will take place at our up-and-coming Downtown Marketplace right off the square! Be sure to come and patronize our local vendors so we can keep this going! We look forward to adding food trucks and maybe even open-mic entertainment in the future as well!

We welcome any vendors with produce, home-made and/or home-grown goods! Vendor set up will be from 2-3pm. We ask that vendors park in one of the public parking areas near by so that customers can use the street for easy access. No vendor fees unless electric is needed ($10 per day). Please make contact with our Market Master if you would like to participate: Dana Gordy (573) 470-6003 or use the contact form by clicking the link below!

Check out the event page on our website and utilize our contact form if you are a vendor interested in participating!

Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 7/1/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 7/1/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 @ 5 p.m.

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 5th @ 5PM

 

In attendance were Tracy Brookshier, Christina Orf, Stan Swartz, Amber Grote & Rebecca Grummel

——————————————– PROJECTS ———————————————-

Benches on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier

No new updates – NECC Building Trades class was working on 4 more planter/benches for us; unsure on a completion time as they no longer have an instructor. We already have 3 people ready to sponsor these.

Downtown Dream Project Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

The lots that we have downtown have plans to create one large event/public space. It consists of multiple projects consisting of:

  • Downtown Market Place Chalets: Water and sewer hookup is in the works for blue chalet, anticipated to be done late june. Juice bar is working on getting ready, may be August before they open. Thanks to Ed Kerns Construction for donating the concrete and labor to set peirs for the red chalet and the new chalet that will be arriving the afternoon of 7/2.
  • Downtown Entrance Building: (no new updates) We discussed that we likely will not have the funds for this project for a while, with lumber prices continuing to rise. We accepted the bid to build this from Dempsey Construction. The estimated cost was less than $14,000.00 last year and we are sure it is more now. This will be the glorified entrance to our lot space. It will have event storage, ticket window, windows to display upcoming events and a breezeway full of plaques for our donors.
  • Liberty Theatre Stage: (No new updates).We are hoping to get this done fully through donations. The stage we are thinking will be a simple deck platform roughly 20’ x 16’ with a roof to use for entertainment. We have reached out to the Lions Club assistance. If you know of anyone interested in helping please let us know.
  • Concrete planters: We have a concrete planter agreement made up. It will be uploaded to the website when finalized. Any that our committee or the chamber puts out on “public grounds” will be sponsored for 4 years for $450 and we will manage everything. If there is a business within BG that wants one we are considering it a “private planter” which will cost $1,000.00. We will arrange the planter and post and the purchaser will be responsible for hauling and making it their own. We are also offering tiered pricing for the concrete planters alone for businesses/organizations outside of BG, they will be responsible for pick up and hauling as well. No post included. MURALS have started on the planters on our lots, Sheri Grote is anticipated to be complete before heritage festival. We are awaiting more posts from 3B to complete the ones at the courthouse.
  • Seating/Entertainment: (No new updates) We have requested picnic tables of some sort, new or gently used to place on the gravel portion of our lots. Cole Branstetter has reached out to some that may be willing to build us some.

In total these projects will cost us roughly $50,000.00 once complete. We will continue to do fundraisers until complete.

Bringing Interactive Art Downtown: Project Lead:

(No new updates) A couple businesses downtown have already had fun with this idea, we hope to have places to add these in the future.

Historical Walking Tour: Project Lead: Brittany Henke

(No new updates). Brittany has gathered a good amount of Bowling Green History for this project and we discussed getting the information on some sort of plaque to add to the planters that we are already working on in order to save money; the planters would then serve double duty!

—————————————- EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS ———————————–

Food Truck Fridays: Project Lead: Danielle Orf and Tracy Brookshier.

At this time, we have decided to offer food trucks to use our lot for serving food and just ask them for enough notice so that we can help promote them being there.

Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke

We did this again fall 2020, still only profited a small amount (around $100) but we feel we will continue each year as it gains interest.

Downtown Hoedown: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke

Anyone willing to volunteer; we need assistance with set up, it will begin at 1pm on Friday July 9th. We could also use a few more to help during the event and with clean up after. Please let me know if you can help.

 

Champ Clark Heritage Festival/Paint the Street: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

No New updates – We have decided not to do a beer garden/concert this year. The few volunteers we had the last couple years doing it don’t have the energy as it made for an extremely exhausting day. Instead we are just going to continue with the Paint the Street event during the festival as it went over well the first year we did it. This year everyone will be open to paint during the designated time. There will be an entry fee and cash prizes again for votes taken via facebook. We have plenty of left over paint from the previous year, so we will only need to purchase brushes again.

 

————————————— OTHER BUSINESS —————————————–

Vacant buildings on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier

New update as of 7/2/2021: We have found someone to help with registering our downtown buildings as historical sites. We are starting with the Pike County Genealogical Society & Museum. We will then work with building owners who may need assistance. This will be HUGE for our downtown as it will then open up many funding opportunities to these buildings for repairs and maintenance! YAY!

Old news: The old Peoples Tribune building is for sale by Jim Turner. There is an office space available to rent by Jim Wells right off the square. Bill Allen has been working on the Ben Franklin building and hopes to have 2 businesses open within it by the end of the year. We have not heard anything new from Mario on the old Dos Primos building. Chad Perkins is supposed to be getting us information regarding his available store front. Travis Dixon owns the building that is behind Ann Layne (next to Spring Hollow Coffee) and is hoping to have it ready to rent by this fall. I have not reached out to Spring Hollow lately for an update regarding their building remodel.

Grants Project Lead: Sarrah Gigous, Brittany Henke

(No new updates)We have been told that we have someone working on a grant for our committee that would potentially give us $6,000 to put towards our downtown marketplace projects! Keep your fingers crossed!

 

https://bgchamber.org/area-information/downtown-revitalization/

www.facebook.com/bgdowntownrevitalization

Tracy Brookshier – Chairperson – 314-971-5886   tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.org

Next Meeting! Thursday, August 5th, 2020 @ 5PM

 

Find more meeting minutes on our DOWNTOWN PAGE.

Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 6/3/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Met 6/3/2021

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 @ 5 p.m.
Next Meeting: Thursday July 1st @ 5PM

In attendance were Tracy Brookshier, Christina Orf, Stan Swartz, Amber Grote & Jessie McMorris

——————————————– PROJECTS ———————————————-
Benches on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier
No new updates – NECC Building Trades class was working on 4 more planter/benches for us; unsure on a completion time as they no longer have an instructor. We already have 3 people ready to sponsor these.

Downtown Dream Project Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier
The lots that we have downtown have plans to create one large event/public space. It consists of multiple projects consisting of:
1.) Downtown Market Place Chalets: Water and sewer hookup is in the works for blue chalet, anticipated to be done late june. Juice bar wants to open by end of July. Kyle Scherder agreed to get piers in place for red chalet and new chalet.
2.) Downtown Entrance Building: (no new updates) We discussed that we likely will not have the funds for this project for a while, with lumber prices continuing to rise. We accepted the bid to build this from Dempsey Construction. The estimated cost was less than $14,000.00 last year and we are sure it is more now. This will be the glorified entrance to our lot space. It will have event storage, ticket window, windows to display upcoming events and a breezeway full of plaques for our donors.
3.) Liberty Theatre Stage: (No new updates).We are hoping to get this done fully through donations. The stage we are thinking will be a simple deck platform roughly 20’ x 16’ with a roof to use for entertainment. We have reached out to the Lions Club assistance. If you know of anyone interested in helping please let us know.
4.) Concrete planters: McCoy Thompson was hired to work on solar lights and getting them finished. We are creating an agreement for concrete planter sales. Murals will be painted on concrete planters by Heritage Festival.
5.) Seating/Entertainment: (No new updates) We have requested picnic tables of some sort, new or gently used to place on the gravel portion of our lots. Cole Branstetter has reached out to some that may be willing to build us some.
In total these projects will cost us roughly $50,000.00 once complete. We will continue to do fundraisers until complete.

Bringing Interactive Art Downtown: Project Lead:
(No new updates) A couple businesses downtown have already had fun with this idea, we hope to have places to add these in the future.

Historical Walking Tour: Project Lead: Brittany Henke
(No new updates). Brittany has gathered a good amount of Bowling Green History for this project and we discussed getting the information on some sort of plaque to add to the planters that we are already working on in order to save money; the planters would then serve double duty!

—————————————- EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS ———————————–
Food Truck Fridays: Project Lead: Danielle Orf and Tracy Brookshier.At this time, we have decided to offer food trucks to use our lot for serving food and just ask them for enough notice so that we can help promote them being there.

Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke. We did this again fall 2020, still only profited a small amount (around $100) but we feel we will continue each year as it gains interest.

Downtown Hoedown: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke. WE NEED AS MANY VOLUNTEERS AS WE CAN GET! Please give me a heads up if you plan to help out! Hoping to start set up at NOON on July 9th! We will also need help tearing down and cleaning up! Chamber website has been updated with all the relevant information. We need at least another $1,000 in sponsorships to make the profit we did last year. Tshirt presales and sponsor deadline is June 25th. We have Mernas Kitchen, A Taste of Philly, Aloha Pizza Truck, Sugar Shack so far for vendors. Have reached out to kettle corn vendors again as well.

Champ Clark Heritage Festival/Paint the Street: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier
We have decided not to do a beer garden/concert this year. The few volunteers we had the last couple years doing it don’t have the energy as it made for an extremely exhausting day. Instead we are just going to continue with the Paint the Street event during the festival as it went over well the first year we did it. This year everyone will be open to paint during the designated time. There will be an entry fee and cash prizes again for votes taken via facebook. We have plenty of left over paint from the previous year, so we will only need to purchase brushes again.

 

————————————— OTHER BUSINESS —————————————–
Vacant buildings on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier
(No new updates) The old Peoples Tribune building is for sale by Jim Turner. There is an office space available to rent by Jim Wells right off the square. Bill Allen has been working on the Ben Franklin building and hopes to have 2 businesses open within it by the end of the year. We have not heard anything new from Mario on the old Dos Primos building. Chad Perkins is supposed to be getting us information regarding his available store front. Travis Dixon owns the building that is behind Ann Layne (next to Spring Hollow Coffee) and is hoping to have it ready to rent by this fall. I have not reached out to Spring Hollow lately for an update regarding their building remodel.

Grants Project Lead: Sarrah Gigous, Brittany Henke
(No new updates)We have been told that we have someone working on a grant for our committee that would potentially give us $6,000 to put towards our downtown marketplace projects! Keep your fingers crossed!

Downtown Bowling Green


www.facebook.com/bgdowntownrevitalization
Tracy Brookshier – Chairperson – 314-971-5886 tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.org
Next Meeting! Thursday July 1st, 2020 @ 5PM

2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown Scheduled

2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown Scheduled

The Chamber’s Downtown Revitalization Committee is exctied to announce its 2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown is scheduled for Friday, July 9th, 2021!

Join us for our 2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown! $5 cover charge comes with a free koozie to commemorate your attendance, click the link below for info on event tshirts or how to sponsor this event. This is a 21+ event for those ready to have a good time, enjoy live music from local artists Jillian Bryant & Jayson Orr, have some adult beverages, play some games, and enjoy some food truck snacks! Bring your own chair, the party starts at 6:30pm!

Learn more on the event page here >>>

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meets

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meets

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 @ 5 p.m.

Next Meeting: Thursday June 3rd @ 5PM

 

In attendance were Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke, Stan Swartz, Amber Grote & Jessie McMorris

——————————————– PROJECTS ———————————————-

Benches on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier

NECC Building Trades class was working on 4 more planter/benches for us; unsure on a completion time as they no longer have an instructor. We already have 3 people ready to sponsor these.

Downtown Dream Project Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

The lots that we have downtown have plans to create one large event/public space. It consists of multiple projects consisting of:

  • Downtown Market Place Chalets: We have our first “blue” chalet up and in the process of gaining a new renter and potentially hooking up to water/sewer for them; depending on the cost we may utilize these hook ups to build a small restroom on site. We have the “red” chalet (aka the Santa House) moved into place and Craig Burnett (Forever Primitives) is donating paneling to finish out the inside, as well, Dempsey Construction is donating insulation. Our 3rd chalet (Grey) will be delivered in 4-6 weeks, we purchased a Cumberland farms 8×12 cabin with porch. We received the $3,000 grant for the chalet project and it cost us $3,690.00. It will be a dark grey with white metal roof and trim.
  • Downtown Entrance Building: We discussed that we likely will not have the funds for this project for a while, with lumber prices continuing to rise. We accepted the bid to build this from Dempsey Construction. The estimated cost was less than $14,000.00 last year and we are sure it is more now. This will be the glorified entrance to our lot space. It will have event storage, ticket window, windows to display upcoming events and a breezeway full of plaques for our donors.
  • Liberty Theatre Stage: (No new updates as of 5/6/21).We are hoping to get this done fully through donations. The stage we are thinking will be a simple deck platform roughly 20’ x 16’ with a roof to use for entertainment. We have reached out to the Lions Club assistance. If you know of anyone interested in helping please let us know.
  • Concrete planters: We have 11 planters lining the edges of our downtown lots. These have all been sponsored and have flowers planted. Additionally, we are commissioning Sherri Grote to paint murals on all of them. We have 1 planter at Kustom Works hair salon, and hope to have more of these lining the side of south court street leading from crossroads to the square. We have 6 more planters being moved around the square near the courthouse steps. We also have a few outside businesses interested in having a planter. We also have a few businesses who are interested in sponsoring. As of right now, of the planters mentioned, they are all sponsored. Once we get more planters in place, more sponsor opportunities will come. Sponsorships are $450 for 4 years. This funds the cost of materials and flowers for 4 years. Businesses wishing to have one that are outside of downtown will need to water it themselves, as we have PCADD watering ours that our downtown now. Bleigh Ready mix is making more planters and has said these will be exclusive to us, so anyone wanting one will have to be purchased through us. ALSO, MASH has donated money for us to purchase hanging solar string lights and they are mostly put up, just a few more to go!
  • Seating/Entertainment: We have requested picnic tables of some sort, new or gently used to place on the gravel portion of our lots. Cole Branstetter has reached out to some that may be willing to build us some.

In total these projects will cost us roughly $50,000.00 once complete. We will continue to do fundraisers until complete.

Bringing Interactive Art Downtown: Project Lead:

A couple businesses downtown have already had fun with this idea, we hope to have places to add these in the future.

Historical Walking Tour: Project Lead: Brittany Henke

(No new updates as of 5/6/2021). Brittany has gathered a good amount of Bowling Green History for this project and we discussed getting the information on some sort of plaque to add to the planters that we are already working on in order to save money; the planters would then serve double duty!

—————————————- EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS ———————————–

Food Truck Fridays: Project Lead: Danielle Orf and Tracy Brookshier.

At this time, we have decided to offer food trucks to use our lot for serving food and just ask them for enough notice so that we can help promote them being there.

Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke

We did this again fall 2020, still only profited a small amount (around $100) but we feel we will continue each year as it gains interest.

Downtown Hoedown: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier, Brittany Henke

We are moving forward with this event this year, we have booked our entertainment and are now looking for event sponsors. Chamber website has been updated with all the relevant information.

 

Champ Clark Heritage Festival/Paint the Street: Project Lead: Tracy Brookshier

We have decided not to do a beer garden/concert this year. The few volunteers we had the last couple years doing it don’t have the energy as it made for an extremely exhausting day. Instead we are just going to continue with the Paint the Street event during the festival as it went over well the first year we did it. This year everyone will be open to paint during the designated time. There will be an entry fee and cash prizes again for votes taken via facebook. We have plenty of left over paint from the previous year, so we will only need to purchase brushes again.

 

————————————— OTHER BUSINESS —————————————–

Vacant buildings on the square Project Lead: Brittany Henke, Tracy Brookshier

The old Peoples Tribune building is for sale by Jim Turner. There is an office space available to rent by Jim Wells right off the square. Bill Allen has been working on the Ben Franklin building and hopes to have 2 businesses open within it by the end of the year. We have not heard anything new from Mario on the old Dos Primos building. Chad Perkins is supposed to be getting us information regarding his available store front. Travis Dixon owns the building that is behind Ann Layne (next to Spring Hollow Coffee) and is hoping to have it ready to rent by this fall. I have not reached out to Spring Hollow lately for an update regarding their building remodel.

Grants Project Lead: Sarrah Gigous, Brittany Henke

We have been told that we have someone working on a grant for our committee that would potentially give us $6,000 to put towards our downtown marketplace projects! Keep your fingers crossed!

 

https://bgchamber.org/area-information/downtown-revitalization/

www.facebook.com/bgdowntownrevitalization

Tracy Brookshier – Chairperson – 314-971-5886   tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.org

Next Meeting! Thursday June 3rd, 2020 @ 5PM

Planter Project Nearing Completion… for now

Planter Project Nearing Completion… for now

If you didn’t see yet, we had a great group of volunteers yesterday to assist in finishing up our concrete planters! They look great!! (I may be a little bias tho! 😉 ) We spent just under 3 hours loading fill rock and dirt and installing the sponsor banners. Even though this project is mostly complete you will continue to see it grow. Flowers will be planted in them soon and more planters will slowly be spread out around town. At some point we would like to see some sort of murals painted on these as well! Here is a list of the well-deserved thankyou’s thus far:

  • Eolia Landscape and supply for donating the dirt
  • 3B Machine and Weld for building the form and banner posts
  • Bleigh Ready Mix for making and helping to move the planters
  • Perkins Electric, River City Towing and Ed Kerns for helping haul and move planters
  • George Graver for hauling and donating the fill rock
  • The Rotary Club for their grant to help fund the project and to the members for helping install the posts: Frank Berlin, Kevin Brown, Jim Moore, Nellie & Willard Wamsley.
  • The Volunteers that helped fill the planters and clean up yesterday: Christina Orf, Lesli Fox, Ellen Orf, John Elliott, Jessie McMorris, Gregory Knox and Frank Berlin!
  • To our 4 year sponsors: Community State Bank, JLev Life, Shimp Storage LLC, Crossroads General Store, Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes, Deters Sign Co., RE-MAX Realty Shop, Bowling Green Insurance, MidWest Pest Professionals, Bowling Green Medical Group, Kustom Works Hair Salon & Parkside Manor.

Overall, our first 12 planters cost $3,180.00. After receiving the Rotary Grant we spent a whopping $180.00 on this project and countless man hours! Our sponsorship funds will help ensure we have the money to keep flowers in them each year.

 

Our next Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting is Thursday, May 6th, 5pm at the BG Community Center!

Join us as we discuss:

  • The continuation of this planter project
  • Planning for the Downtown Hoedown
  • Discussing the progress of the Downtown Marketplace
  • Businesses seeking downtown storefronts
  • More benches downtown
  • Trashcans on the square

Hope to see you there!

 

THANK YOU!

Tracy Brookshier, Chamber President & Downtown Revitalization Committee Chair Person

 

CONCRETE PLANTER PROJECT; From the idea to the final product! >>>

Shop-2-Win Downtown Raffle Punch Card is Back!

Shop-2-Win Downtown Raffle Punch Card is Back!

The Downtown Revitalization Committee presents it’s second annual Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle!

This is an exciting fundraiser for the committee as it involves getting shoppers to spend their shopping funds locally and gives them the opportunity to WIN gift certificates to use at their favorite downtown business! Our downtown is growing and we want to ensure everyone has a reason to shop ALL of our downtown shops!

Learn all the details on our website here >>>

Download this flyer >>>

We made the finals and need your votes to win $15,000!

We made the finals and need your votes to win $15,000!

10/14/2020 UPDATE: Although we came close, we did not win the grand prize $15,000. We did, however, win $3,000 as runner up to put towards our Downtown Marketplace Project! THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to vote for our project!

 

We are SO EXCITED to announce that the Bowling Green Downtown Revitalization Committee’s “Downtown Marketplace” project has made the finalist list for the Strong Communities Award! This means we have the chance at winning $15,000.00 to put towards this project! This is HUGE since we work solely off donations, we could get this project done in less than half of our original goal time! NOW WE NEED YOU, our community to help us by voting next week (Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 9th) to help us make this possible! See below the press release with more information!

 

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Named Finalist for $15,000 Strong Communities Award

 

Bowling Green, Missouri, September 29, 2020 – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) announced the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Revitalization Committee’s Downtown Marketplace Project has been selected as one of four Strong Communities Award finalists competing for $15,000.

 

Community State Bank of Missouri a FHLB Des Moines member, partnered with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce to apply for the Strong Communities Award. Through the Downtown Revitalization Committee, the Downtown Marketplace project provides low-risk, affordable rent options for new merchants giving them the opportunity to grow their companies. This project is part of a larger program working to beautify and invigorate the downtown Bowling Green area.

 

“The Downtown Marketplace Project,” said Tracy Brookshier, Chamber President and Chair for the Downtown Revitalization Committee. “We strongly believe in the Chamber and this project’s mission, which has enhanced the lives of the community. I urge the public to go online and vote for this important project to win this year’s Strong Communities Award.”

 

This annual award honors the projects people, and programs that promote local small business growth and retention. Winners will be determined through a five-day public voting period beginning on October 5 and ending on October 9, 2020.

 

“We are excited to announce The Downtown Marketplace as a top applicant for the Strong Communities Award,” said Kris Williams, president and chief executive officer, FHLB Des Moines. “Through their revitalization project, they have demonstrated a commitment to the needs of their community. This project is a great example of the tremendous impact that The Chamber’s Downtown Revitalization Committee has made.”

 

FHLB Des Moines challenges members of the Bowling Green community to cast their votes in favor of the Downtown Marketplace project by visiting the Strong Communities Award homepage at www.fhlbdm.com/award. The voting serves as a component of the selection process to select the winners. Winners will be awarded $15,000 each, and runners-up will be awarded $3,000 each.

Check out the project here: Bowling Green Downtown Marketplace

For more information on the FHLB Des Moines Strong Communities Award visit www.fhlbdm.com/award.