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Looking back at what BID has done

The uncertainty of 2020, along with the shutdowns and reduced travel, hurt many businesses in our area. I am proud to say the Durango Business Improvement District stepped up in a...

The time to act is now

The rise in new COVID-19 cases has caused our community to be moved into a new level on the state’s dial that determines how “open” we can be. We entered this new Level Red: Severe Risk on F...

The holidays are fast approaching

It is hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is just one month away! Many things will be different this season, but I hope one thing remains the same. ...

Improving our bump-outs for downtown

The Bump Outs for Businesses program proved to be extremely successful this past summer downtown. Surveys of current users indicate that the new space is supporting 20% of total s...

Three easy ways to support local businesses

As we end the 20th week of our lives in a pandemic, the economic effects are starting to become clearer. Downtown and in the North Main District, we have seen a few business closu...

Durango’s downtown businesses bump out

Happy Fourth of July to all visitors and locals in the Durango area! Fourth of July will be different this year without parades, street dances and fireworks, but we can still cele...

Open right, open once: The rules going forward

As the community conversation turns to slowly reopening some businesses and our economy, there are things we all can do to ensure we “open right and open once.” “Open right and op...

What a difference a month makes

In my last column in early March, I wrote about several events and promotions occurring in spring and summer. All of that has now changed, many things are canceled and others are in a holdin...

From balloons and blues to brews and breads

The Durango Business Improvement District has been very busy at the beginning of this year finalizing plans to support BID businesses in the heart of our community. Here are a few things to ...

Get ready for a Rockin’ Snowdown

It’s time for the great cabin fever reliever, Snowdown! This year’s theme is A Rockin’ Snowdown, so anything rock ’n’ roll-related is welcomed. I joined the Snowdown board of dir...

Looking back and looking ahead to 2020

As we enter the final days of 2019, the Durango Business Improvement District encourages everyone to shop local for Christmas this season. Did you know that December has become the biggest s...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas season is upon us. The Durango Business Improvement District loves Christmas, and we have a lot going on to get ready for the season. BID’s signature Christmas event is ...