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DDA launches recruitment grant to encourage existing businesses to grow in Downtown Alpena

Do you own a business and have interest in joining the growing downtown community? The Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) recently launched a new Recruitment Grant Program to encourage existing businesses to relocate or expand into Downtown Alpena. The program … Continue reading DDA launches recruitment grant to encourage existing businesses to grow in Downtown Alpena

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New Holiday Banners Feature Local Artwork in Downtown Alpena

This holiday season, tall lampposts throughout Downtown Alpena have a new set of banners that feature winter-inspired artwork created by local artists. Last winter, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted a competition that encouraged local artists to submit artwork … Continue reading New Holiday Banners Feature Local Artwork in Downtown Alpena

Collaborative, Welcoming and Playful—New Artistic Community Center, Artbox, Opens Downtown

Written by Kingsli Kraft | February 27, 2020 Close your eyes and imagine this: You’ve just arrived in Downtown Alpena. It’s a crisp day in March. You’ve parked your car and you’re crossing Chisholm Street walking up Second Avenue, heading … Continue reading Collaborative, Welcoming and Playful—New Artistic Community Center, Artbox, Opens Downtown

Downtown Business Owners Partner with DDA to bring Rise Artisan Market to Life 

Written by Kingsli Kraft | October 4th, 2019 This fall, a small group of business owners—with help from the Downtown Development Authority will bring a fun new event to Downtown Alpena: Rise Artisan Market, a pop-up market that will be … Continue reading Downtown Business Owners Partner with DDA to bring Rise Artisan Market to Life