Thank you all so much for stopping by and supporting our 2022 Bridge Square Block Parties. We had a wonderful summer series with fantastic performances by Northfield Community Band, Louis and Dan & the Invisible Band, and Mark Ross. Thanks for our partners Northfield Community Education and Fifty North for helping out.
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The 2022 Bridge Square Block Party series is made possible with generous support from the City of Northfield and our programming sponsors. The Friends of Downtown Northfield would specifically like to thank the following local businesses:
The Friends of Downtown Northfield are excited to sponsor the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 15, 2022.
The day will include entertainment, a zumba class, food vendors, and arts and crafts activities for all. El día incluirá entretenimiento, clase de zumba, vendedores de comida así como actividades de arte y artesanía para todos.
If you are interested in making downtown more vibrant, please come learn about volunteer and board member opportunities with our organization. We welcome everyone – whether you are a student or a downtown renter, just moved here or are a long-time resident, own a downtown business or just like to shop downtown. We have openings for short-term volunteers, long-term volunteers, and 3-year terms on our board of directors.
Join us for a casual gathering on Monday, August 29, 2022 at the Riverside Kitchen & Bar patio of the Fairfield Inn (114 2nd St W, Northfield, MN) from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Meet current board members, learn more about our mission, and explore opportunities for how you can help contribute to the vitality of downtown.
If you are unable to make it, but are still interested in volunteering or becoming a board member, please contact us and we will follow-up with more information.
Join us in Bridge Square on Third Thursdays this summer for FREE and fun get-togethers. Our series continues on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00 -7:00 PM.
Bring your families and join your friends and neighbors with various games and activities in the Square. We’re excited to welcome local singer/songwriter Mark Ross, from the band Mark Ross & the Three-Nineteen (https://markrossandthethreenineteen.com/), for a solo acoustic set from 5:30 – 6:30. And you won’t want to miss Sadie’s Taste of Love food truck (https://www.facebook.com/Sadies-Taste-of-Love-106721188407549/) selling their renowned vegetarian and vegan soul food in the Square. Grab some food, take advantage of “Third Thursday” shopping deals, stroll along the riverfront, or just put out a blanket and enjoy celebrating summer in the Square.
According to SMIF’s website, “Prosperity Initiative clients commit to a six-month period of working directly with an experienced business coach for a total of 40 hours. Additionally, clients connect monthly with other entrepreneurs participating in the program through peer network meetings to discuss challenges and successes. All resources are free for participating businesses.
When the Prosperity Initiative was created in 2016, its mission was to help remove barriers to success for BIPOC entrepreneurs. This is the first year that the program has expanded its eligibility to also include entrepreneurs who identify as women, veterans, low-income and/or a person with disabilities. More than 80 clients have graduated from the program.
“We are excited to work with a new cohort of Prosperity Initiative businesses this fall,” said Pam Bishop, vice president of economic development. “This is a great opportunity to gain resources to support high-priority areas in your company.”
Apply to become a Prosperity Initiative client at smifoundation.org/prosperity by August 19, 2022. The program will begin in early September 2022 and run through February 2023. Contact Christopher Mazziotto, director of business development, at email@example.com or 507-214-7018 with questions.”
Northfield businesses needing assistance with their application or a community letter of support can reach out to Main Street Director, Revee Needham, via email or 507-645-3041.