The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership would like to welcome its seven new Board members! We are excited to add the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the following board members:
Martha Todd, Kalsec
Elyse Brey, Downtown Resident
Andy Wenzel, PlazaCorp
Bjorn Green, Tower-Pinkster
Lisa Henthorn, Kalamazoo County
Sean McBride, Metro Transit
Nnamdi Dike, Kalamazoo Public Library
In addition, the chair of each Citizen Coalition (People, Place, Experience and Growth) joined the Board in March, representing their respective Coalitions and the 76 new members of the downtown leadership network that joined the organization in January:
Margaret Patton, Coalition for People
Greg Milliken, Coalition for Place
Beth McCann, Coalition for Experience
Greg Dobson, Coalition for Growth
Welcome to all our new board members!
We would like to invite each of you and your respective businesses, companies and organizations to participate in the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership’s Spring Spruce UP DOWNtown on Thursday, May 23. This is a great opportunity for us as an organization to act on our core value of collaboration, bring the Downtown community together in a meaningful way, and a great team building activity for Downtown businesses and organizations.
Volunteer tasks will include anything from planting flowers, to picking up trash, power washing, window washing, weeding and light landscaping. Our organization will provide all necessary equipment and tools, including work gloves, shovels, rakes, brooms, trash bags and dust masks.
Volunteers can sign up for morning and/or afternoon shifts, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Each shift will begin at the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership offices at 162 E. Michigan Ave. Snacks, water, and lunch will be provided. In the event of severe weather, the event will be postponed until Thursday, May 30.
Teams and/or individuals can REGISTER HERE for either the 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. volunteer opportunity. We hope you will all consider joining us for Spring Spruce UP DOWNtown!
2019 MARINARAthon 5/3/2019 There’s still time to REGISTER for the 2nd annual MARINARAthon outdoor pasta dinner, Friday, May 3rd! This event offers a unique, outdoor, family-style dining experience, under the lights in DeVisser Alley, located next to Gazelle Sports. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per person and includes pasta, marinara sauce, and meatballs, bread and a non-alcoholic beverage; gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available, catered by Mangia Kitchen & Bar. Gazelle Sports will host a Family Fun Zone of activities for the entire family, including sign-making station to cheer for one of the many runners participating one of the Kalamazoo Marathon races! Ticket sales end May 1st, so get yours today!
The Kalamazoo Marathon is Sunday, May 5, 2019. Visit KalamazooMarathon.com for details including how to register.
Milan – The Style Shop Located at 217 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Meet the owners! Shannon and Jason Milan are lifelong members of the Kalamazoo community where Shannon graduated from Kalamazoo college 16’ and Jason from WMU 04’
What makes Milan unique? As Kalamazoo’s only licensed Aveda concept salon, Milan offers a full range of hair services including specializing in custom color methods such as balayage, hombre and highlighting /lowlighting.
P.S. – This year Milan will be celebrating 15 years in business! To celebrate their growth and vitality in Kalamazoo over the past 15 years they would love to extend this limited time offer: New guests receive 15 dollars off from any color service beginning May 1 – June 30th