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2016 - 2017 La Porte Buyers Guide and Membership Directory

2016 PROGRAM OF ACTION Downtown Organization • Maintain and support the downtown association dedicated to the mission and vision for downtown La Porte. • Engage the association’s Volunteer Steering Committee to assist in making decisions legitimate to downtown businesses, including, but not limited to, events, promotions, design aspects, economic and incentive programs, retention programs and an online presence. • Research and develop funding mechanisms • Establish association as a viable voice of downtown interests • Ensure way to measure success, maintain list of current businesses and available properties Programs • Revive, maintain, fund and innovate new and current downtown events. • Promote pedestrian/bicyclist friendly programs and events downtown. • Promote and guide building owners and businesses through the LPUEA grant process • Increase community engagement through volunteerism and event attendance • Build upon sponsorships to support programs • Retention and recruitment program • Operation of Santa Parade and the Chalet, Sunflower Fair, Friday Night at the Movies, Taste of La Porte, Maple City Pub Crawl, Winter Fest, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, Cookie Walk, and any additional downtown events and programs. • Assist stakeholders that fund position with any additional needs. 14


2016 - 2017 La Porte Buyers Guide and Membership Directory
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