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2012

Downtown Sioux Falls

Visionaries


. is a Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc mmitted to non-profit corporation co d enhancing continually upgrading an n by providing the vitality of downtow a positive excitement, activity and unity through image within the comm public relations, economic development, promotions and design.

Our Vision

Downtown is th e heart of our ci ty and belongs to resi dent and visito r alike. Our goal is to m ake downtown a place for anyone and everyone to w ork, live, shop, eat, visit enjoy and expe rience the arts, culture and other festiv al in a manner that is family friend ly an d environmenta lly sensitive.

Advocacy & Partnerships We represent downtown interests at a multitude of taskforces and committees making sure that downtown interests are heard to enhance the business environment and quality of life. Much of our work is accomplished through effective partnerships that leverage resources and advance our downtown district. We fostered partnerships and advocacy efforts with the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

VICE CHAIR Paula Brown, CorTrust Bank PAST CHAIR Elizabeth Lewis, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith SECRETARY Dave Kroll, First Dakota National Bank

Letter From DTSF Leadership This year was productive, exciting and full of changes for Downtown Sioux Falls. Signs of the business climate and economic strength of downtown are evident in the number of new businesses, development projects underway and the addition of new residential units in our neighborhood.

TREASURER John Henkhaus, Everist Company Robert Baker, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls DeAnn Echols, The Great Outdoor Store Julie Grossman, Traditions Scott Gullickson, First Premier Bank Lori Jensen, Go Casual! Steve Jervik, Minervas Laurie Knutson, YWCA Avera Downtown James Krueger, Clickrain Michelle Lavallee, Avera McKennan Larry Toll, Washington Pavilion Darrin Smith, City Liaison Brent O’Neil, City Liaison

This year, during the International Downtown Association (IDA) annual conference, we were recognized with an IDA Merit Award for our Destination Downtown Riverfront programming. This award acknowledged the dynamic partnerships created by DTSF to leverage resources and achieve our vision for downtown. We share this award with all those who have supported our efforts and those who have worked to reclaim the river as a valued community asset.

Americorp Cedar 4 Class XVII North Central Region City of Sioux Falls Sustainability Program The Banquet SOS:Project Sculpture Walk Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Junior Achievement Convention and Visitors Bureau Business Improvement District Board South Dakota Business Finance Downtown Gives Committee Arts Council Parking Advisory Board Mayor’s Office Senator Thune’s Office Senator Johnson’s Office Representative Noem’s Office Siouxland Libraries

Sincerely, Terri Schuver 2012 Board Chair

Great Plains Zoo City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Sioux Falls Police Department Leadership Sioux Falls State Theatre Co. Washington Pavilion Burlington Northern Santa Fe Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society City of Sioux Falls City Council/Community Development/Planning and Public Works

Community Outreach Presentations ■ ■

Grant Received

■ ■ ■ ■

Xcel Energy

■ ■

In the year ahead, we plan to create a Downtown Resident Committee to foster downtown residential growth and establish a Good Neighbor Policy that will convey the vibrant mixeduse environment of downtown for new residents and businesses and describe strategies we can take to mitigate issues that come with living and conducting business in a dynamic and vibrant mixed-use area. It has been a privilege to serve as the Chair of Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. Board of Directors and play a role in the continued growth of Downtown Sioux Falls. We are proud of our accomplishments and know that we would not be successful without our dedicated volunteers, members, sponsors and partners. We are grateful for your support.

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Make A Difference Day All Saints Neighborhood Organization Mayors Neighborhood Summit Kiwanis South Rotary North Wells Fargo (Downtown Location) Ramkota CNA Surety Volunteer Fair Siouxland RSVP

2012 Resource Allocation 20% City Grant

58%

Downtown Sioux Falls (Members, Sponsors & Events)

22%

Business Improvement District (BID) Assessments

EXPENDITURES

CHAIR Terri Schuver, Sticks and Steel

Our Mission

REVENUES

2012 Board of Directors

26% Administrative

27% Personnel

32% Events

10%

Marketing & Promotions

5%

Programs


Place Making Programs Working with partners in both the public and private realms, we focus on creating a remarkable experience through exceptional place making programs. This entails focusing attention on the quality of public spaces. The DTSF Clean & Green Team and Downtown Ambassadors play a vital role in ensuring that visitors to the area are welcomed by a clean, safe and friendly environment.

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d debris of trash, litter an s lb 9 10 7, ed ■ Remov own sidewalks from downt d 110 nners and adde ba et re st 2 15 s ned ■ Maintai 2 street banner ers for a total 26 nn ba et re st w ne skets wer beds and ba flo 5 14 d ne ai ■ Maint ay wreaths alled 120 holid st in d an d ne ■ Maintai & Power) oux Falls Light Si u yo nk ha (t

Downtown Ambassadors Distributed 3,989 Discover Downtow n Brochures guiding visitors to downtow n businesses and attractions

Marketing & Communications Our marketing efforts continue to improve the public awareness about downtown, promote the breadth and diversity of businesses located downtown and tell the exciting story of the revitalization of our downtown district. Enhanced community outreach and consistent communication within and outside of downtown continue to be significant initiatives for our organization. We have laid the foundation as the go-to resource for addressing downtown issues and communication of the latest news and updates that are relevant to downtown district.

Our specific efforts in this key area include: ■ Delivered 259 email notifications ranging from shoplifting alerts, development announcements and street closure notices.

Promoted the attractions, events, businesses and new downtown development to 5,200 Facebook fans

Distributed 15,000 Discover Downtown Brochures

Launched ‘Tis the Season to Shop Downtown’ holiday marketing campaign that included billboard, print and commercial advertising. ■

■ Provided 24 editions of our member e-newsletter, Let’s Talk Downtown, designed to provide updates on projects and issues impacting downtown

Provided 448 visitors to downtow n with directions, provided information on businesses and parking. ■

Promoted downtown events, businesses and real estate opportunities through 12 editions of our monthly community e-newsletter, Exactly Downtown

Promoted the businesses, developments, real estate opportunities and events to 99,515 of web visitors

Distributed 3,635 Downtown Savings Pass

Removed approximately 4,500 ciga rette butts from sidewalks throughout dow ntown.

DTSF Committee Meetings INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION (IDA) MERIT AWARD FOR EVENTS & PROGRAMMING “DTSF received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management. Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. The Destination Downtown Riverfront program is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”

-David Downey, IDA President and CEO.

We address the challenges that face our downtown district through volunteer stakeholder meetings gaining valuable input, feedback and consensus on issues ranging from parking to panhandling. We hosted a total of 74 committee meetings that provide a platform for stakeholder participation on the issues impacting their community. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Downtown Development Marketing & Communications Design Review Member Executive Committee Board of Directors Business Retention & Recruitment First Friday Downtown Economic Development Incentive Committee (DEDIF)


Events & Promotions

Economic Development

Each year, we dedicate a large amount of our resources in creating, planning and hosting community events and promotions. Through our events and promotions, we attracted approximately 49,828 visitors to the downtown district. Our events help to increase awareness of downtown as a premier destination for residents and visitors and are designed to educate and entertain. We are grateful for the hard work of our community minded volunteers and the gracious support from our sponsors, partners and supporters. Through their support, we helped create, plan and execute the following events and promotions.

This year the Downtown Economic Development Incentive Fund Committee (DEDIF) expanded their efforts to include packaging and promoting local, regional and national business assistant programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners, hosted business education seminars including Marketing and Social Media training, created a business recruitment kit to position downtown as a superior business environment. It’s also designed to assist commercial brokers and partner organizations in the recruitment of new businesses to downtown.

Notable new businesses: ■

Acoustic

Icon Lounge

Liberty National Bank

Vishnu Bunny Tattoo

JL Beers

Sign o Rama

JK Gallery

Ur Fit Journey

Julie Prairie Photography

Spark Stationary Love

Sunny Radio

Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Café

Animals on the Amphitheatre

Cliff Hangers Gallery

Book Walk

Sioux Falls Design Center

Books & Bikes

Workforce IT Management

Children’s Fall Fashion Show

Assam Commercial Real Estate

First Fridays (12)

Gun-Up

Winter Crazy Days

M.B. Haskett

Art & Wine Walk (2)

Asia Sushi Bar & Chinese Bistro

Restaurant Week

Face it Together

Rhythm on the River

Lindquist & Vennum

Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour (2)

Sanford Health Foundation

Loft Tour

Lloyd Companies Corporate Headquarters

Downtown Riverfront Grand Opening Celebration ■

Downtown Block Parties on the East Bank (3)

Moonlight Movies

Street Musicians

Horse & Carriage Rides Hot Summer Nites

Simply Perfect/Threads

Summer Crazy Days

Zing

Downtown LIVE

Click Rain

Parade of Lights

Cookie Jar

Downtown Holidays

Businesses that expanded downtown:


Events & Promotions

Economic Development

Each year, we dedicate a large amount of our resources in creating, planning and hosting community events and promotions. Through our events and promotions, we attracted approximately 49,828 visitors to the downtown district. Our events help to increase awareness of downtown as a premier destination for residents and visitors and are designed to educate and entertain. We are grateful for the hard work of our community minded volunteers and the gracious support from our sponsors, partners and supporters. Through their support, we helped create, plan and execute the following events and promotions.

This year the Downtown Economic Development Incentive Fund Committee (DEDIF) expanded their efforts to include packaging and promoting local, regional and national business assistant programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners, hosted business education seminars including Marketing and Social Media training, created a business recruitment kit to position downtown as a superior business environment. It’s also designed to assist commercial brokers and partner organizations in the recruitment of new businesses to downtown.

Notable new businesses: ■

Acoustic

Icon Lounge

Liberty National Bank

Vishnu Bunny Tattoo

JL Beers

Sign o Rama

JK Gallery

Ur Fit Journey

Julie Prairie Photography

Spark Stationary Love

Sunny Radio

Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Café

Animals on the Amphitheatre

Cliff Hangers Gallery

Book Walk

Sioux Falls Design Center

Books & Bikes

Workforce IT Management

Children’s Fall Fashion Show

Assam Commercial Real Estate

First Fridays (12)

Gun-Up

Winter Crazy Days

M.B. Haskett

Art & Wine Walk (2)

Asia Sushi Bar & Chinese Bistro

Restaurant Week

Face it Together

Rhythm on the River

Lindquist & Vennum

Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour (2)

Sanford Health Foundation

Loft Tour

Lloyd Companies Corporate Headquarters

Downtown Riverfront Grand Opening Celebration ■

Downtown Block Parties on the East Bank (3)

Moonlight Movies

Street Musicians

Horse & Carriage Rides Hot Summer Nites

Simply Perfect/Threads

Summer Crazy Days

Zing

Downtown LIVE

Click Rain

Parade of Lights

Cookie Jar

Downtown Holidays

Businesses that expanded downtown:


Place Making Programs Working with partners in both the public and private realms, we focus on creating a remarkable experience through exceptional place making programs. This entails focusing attention on the quality of public spaces. The DTSF Clean & Green Team and Downtown Ambassadors play a vital role in ensuring that visitors to the area are welcomed by a clean, safe and friendly environment.

am Clean & Green Te

d debris of trash, litter an s lb 9 10 7, ed ■ Remov own sidewalks from downt d 110 nners and adde ba et re st 2 15 s ned ■ Maintai 2 street banner ers for a total 26 nn ba et re st w ne skets wer beds and ba flo 5 14 d ne ai ■ Maint ay wreaths alled 120 holid st in d an d ne ■ Maintai & Power) oux Falls Light Si u yo nk ha (t

Downtown Ambassadors Distributed 3,989 Discover Downtow n Brochures guiding visitors to downtow n businesses and attractions

Marketing & Communications Our marketing efforts continue to improve the public awareness about downtown, promote the breadth and diversity of businesses located downtown and tell the exciting story of the revitalization of our downtown district. Enhanced community outreach and consistent communication within and outside of downtown continue to be significant initiatives for our organization. We have laid the foundation as the go-to resource for addressing downtown issues and communication of the latest news and updates that are relevant to downtown district.

Our specific efforts in this key area include: ■ Delivered 259 email notifications ranging from shoplifting alerts, development announcements and street closure notices.

Promoted the attractions, events, businesses and new downtown development to 5,200 Facebook fans

Distributed 15,000 Discover Downtown Brochures

Launched ‘Tis the Season to Shop Downtown’ holiday marketing campaign that included billboard, print and commercial advertising. ■

■ Provided 24 editions of our member e-newsletter, Let’s Talk Downtown, designed to provide updates on projects and issues impacting downtown

Provided 448 visitors to downtow n with directions, provided information on businesses and parking. ■

Promoted downtown events, businesses and real estate opportunities through 12 editions of our monthly community e-newsletter, Exactly Downtown

Promoted the businesses, developments, real estate opportunities and events to 99,515 of web visitors

Distributed 3,635 Downtown Savings Pass

Removed approximately 4,500 ciga rette butts from sidewalks throughout dow ntown.

DTSF Committee Meetings INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION (IDA) MERIT AWARD FOR EVENTS & PROGRAMMING “DTSF received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management. Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. The Destination Downtown Riverfront program is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”

-David Downey, IDA President and CEO.

We address the challenges that face our downtown district through volunteer stakeholder meetings gaining valuable input, feedback and consensus on issues ranging from parking to panhandling. We hosted a total of 74 committee meetings that provide a platform for stakeholder participation on the issues impacting their community. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Downtown Development Marketing & Communications Design Review Member Executive Committee Board of Directors Business Retention & Recruitment First Friday Downtown Economic Development Incentive Committee (DEDIF)


. is a Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc mmitted to non-profit corporation co d enhancing continually upgrading an n by providing the vitality of downtow a positive excitement, activity and unity through image within the comm public relations, economic development, promotions and design.

Our Vision

Downtown is th e heart of our ci ty and belongs to resi dent and visito r alike. Our goal is to m ake downtown a place for anyone and everyone to w ork, live, shop, eat, visit enjoy and expe rience the arts, culture and other festiv al in a manner that is family friend ly an d environmenta lly sensitive.

Advocacy & Partnerships We represent downtown interests at a multitude of taskforces and committees making sure that downtown interests are heard to enhance the business environment and quality of life. Much of our work is accomplished through effective partnerships that leverage resources and advance our downtown district. We fostered partnerships and advocacy efforts with the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

VICE CHAIR Paula Brown, CorTrust Bank PAST CHAIR Elizabeth Lewis, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith SECRETARY Dave Kroll, First Dakota National Bank

Letter From DTSF Leadership This year was productive, exciting and full of changes for Downtown Sioux Falls. Signs of the business climate and economic strength of downtown are evident in the number of new businesses, development projects underway and the addition of new residential units in our neighborhood.

TREASURER John Henkhaus, Everist Company Robert Baker, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls DeAnn Echols, The Great Outdoor Store Julie Grossman, Traditions Scott Gullickson, First Premier Bank Lori Jensen, Go Casual! Steve Jervik, Minervas Laurie Knutson, YWCA Avera Downtown James Krueger, Clickrain Michelle Lavallee, Avera McKennan Larry Toll, Washington Pavilion Darrin Smith, City Liaison Brent O’Neil, City Liaison

This year, during the International Downtown Association (IDA) annual conference, we were recognized with an IDA Merit Award for our Destination Downtown Riverfront programming. This award acknowledged the dynamic partnerships created by DTSF to leverage resources and achieve our vision for downtown. We share this award with all those who have supported our efforts and those who have worked to reclaim the river as a valued community asset.

Americorp Cedar 4 Class XVII North Central Region City of Sioux Falls Sustainability Program The Banquet SOS:Project Sculpture Walk Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Junior Achievement Convention and Visitors Bureau Business Improvement District Board South Dakota Business Finance Downtown Gives Committee Arts Council Parking Advisory Board Mayor’s Office Senator Thune’s Office Senator Johnson’s Office Representative Noem’s Office Siouxland Libraries

Sincerely, Terri Schuver 2012 Board Chair

Great Plains Zoo City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Sioux Falls Police Department Leadership Sioux Falls State Theatre Co. Washington Pavilion Burlington Northern Santa Fe Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society City of Sioux Falls City Council/Community Development/Planning and Public Works

Community Outreach Presentations ■ ■

Grant Received

■ ■ ■ ■

Xcel Energy

■ ■

In the year ahead, we plan to create a Downtown Resident Committee to foster downtown residential growth and establish a Good Neighbor Policy that will convey the vibrant mixeduse environment of downtown for new residents and businesses and describe strategies we can take to mitigate issues that come with living and conducting business in a dynamic and vibrant mixed-use area. It has been a privilege to serve as the Chair of Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. Board of Directors and play a role in the continued growth of Downtown Sioux Falls. We are proud of our accomplishments and know that we would not be successful without our dedicated volunteers, members, sponsors and partners. We are grateful for your support.

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Make A Difference Day All Saints Neighborhood Organization Mayors Neighborhood Summit Kiwanis South Rotary North Wells Fargo (Downtown Location) Ramkota CNA Surety Volunteer Fair Siouxland RSVP

2012 Resource Allocation 20% City Grant

58%

Downtown Sioux Falls (Members, Sponsors & Events)

22%

Business Improvement District (BID) Assessments

EXPENDITURES

CHAIR Terri Schuver, Sticks and Steel

Our Mission

REVENUES

2012 Board of Directors

26% Administrative

27% Personnel

32% Events

10%

Marketing & Promotions

5%

Programs


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Downtown Sioux Falls

Visionaries

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