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Bakersfield Downtown Business Association Newsletter

Bakersfield Downtown Business Association Newsletter

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Published by Cathy A. Butler
Read on to learn more about the DBA's accomplishments this past year and plans for the future of Downtown! Doing our part to support the Heart.
Read on to learn more about the DBA's accomplishments this past year and plans for the future of Downtown! Doing our part to support the Heart.

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B A K E R S F I E L D
DOWNTOWNBUSINESSASSOCIATION
Downtown
The Official Newsletter of the Downtown Business & Property Owners Association
WINTER 2012
Join us on facebook at Bakerselddba.comor call the DBA at 661 325-5892 
Think Local, Support the Historic Heart of our Community This Holiday Season
Dignity Health is devoted to serving the changing needs of Kern County, which is why wecontinue to expand and improve our services and facilities, both inside and outside our hospitalwalls. This year, Memorial Hospital opened the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit atthe Lauren Small Children’s Medical Center and welcomed patients and visitors throughthe new Einstein Pavilion. Mercy Southwestunveiled its stunning and unique vertical garden,one of only a handful in the state, and expandedits Emergency Room, adding 8 state-of-art privatepatient rooms. At Mercy Downtown, the new Pavilion
Garden takes center stage located just o the
hospital’s lobby. As Kern’s largest healthcare provider, we are
committed to a healthier community, oering a
growing list of wellness and preventive programs,screenings and events. Dignity Health proudlypartners with many of our local sports teams such asthe JAM, Condors and CSUB athletics to create localprograms designed to decrease childhood obesity,encourage physi-cal activity andsupport thosecommitted toliving happier,healthier lives.
2012 DBA Winter Publication Presented by....
Holiday Lighting Ceremonies
 
Trees on Chester Avenue
 
Monday, December 3rd, 5 p.m.
 
- In Memory of Wendy Wayne
 
-
SJCH new Cancer Center
•TreesonTruxtunAvenue
 
Friday, December 7th, 5 p.m.
(in front City Hall and Courthouse)
-
In Memory of those who have served -
Courtesy of Dignity HealthMercy & Memorial Hospital
Christmas Parade
•AnAmericanChristmas
 
Thursday, December 6th, 6 p.m.
 
- Starting 22nd and “L” - KERO TV 23
Holiday Parties 
•ToastingthePast,PresentandFuture
 
Tuesday, December 4th, 5:30 p.m.
-
Historic Padre Hotel - 1702 18th Street
•ComingTogetherfortheHolidays
 
Thursday, December 20th, 5:30 p.m.
 
-
Chamber of Commerce Oce - 1725 Eye Street
First Friday
Friday, December 7th, 6 p.m.
 - Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides courtesyDignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
SJCH Cancer Center 
 
GrandOpeningofAISCancerCenter
 
Sunday,Dec.9th,5:30p.m
- Light Show Extravaganza
 
Wendy’s Angels
Help us honor and celebratethe spirit of Wendy Wayne!Help us illuminatethe Heart of our City  and pay tribute to special lady!
B A K E R S F I E L D
DOWNTOWNBUSINESSASSOCIATION
 
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Events:
OpenHouse&RibbonCutting
– DBA and Arts Council of Kern
StateoftheDowntownBreakfast
 ArtsDistrictWorkshop
 
Membership:
Hired additional help in ofce
Updatedmembershiplist•Createdsystemtokeepbettertrackofmembers•Workingonrestaurantguideanddirectory •Contactingmembershipsupdatinginfo•CoordinationofThirdThursday
Marketing:
With additional help able to focus on the following:
UpdatedFacebook•Updatedmembers•Trainingnewassistant•Revisedweb-site
– kicked o event in April
CreatedDowntownRestaurantGuide
– available in April- Distribution Hotels, Convention Bureau, Board of Trade, etc.
Creatingnewphoneapp
- Membership list, events, Restaurant Guide
Organization DBA Board and Ofce:
BoardofDirectorsstrategicplanningsession•Testimonialvideo•Hireadditionalhelpinoce
– 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.– Focus membership and events
CSUBvolunteerhelpinoce
2
DBA New Oice and Strategic Planning
New web-site screen shot 
MayorHarveyL.Hall
Chairman’s Circle
quarter 
 
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st
Clean, Safe and Beautication:
Createdno-panhandlingcards
 
Created
Give to the Heart 
and
 Donate Smart 
brochures
 
- No-Panhandling Project – Bakerseld Rescue Mission
- Do Your Part to Rejuvenate the Heart
- Adopt a Block Project – Keep Bakerseld Beautiful
BusinessWatchheldmeetings
 new Downtown Business Watch decals
- Project with Bakerseld Police Department
- First meeting of year businesses located near- Golden Empire Transit and Greyhound Bus
RemovalofshoppingcartsbyBakerseldHotel
– 19th & M- Worked with business owners to have phone number to pick up carts on regular basis
- Keep Bakerseld Beautiful cleaned the alley, identied problem and rearranged trash bin
Refurbished50’smuralatFiveandDimeAntiqueMallaftervandalized
 
Participatedinthedowntownclean-updaycoordinatedbyDonMartin
State of Downtown Breakfast DBA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
SuppottheDBA’ s efots toceate changedonton bsaing noto panhandling and es to giv ing.
BAKERSFIELD
DOWNTON BUSINESS ASSOCIAT ION
GIE O HE HEAR,DONAE SMAR
 
 S u p po r t  t he  D BA ’s  E f fo r ts  i n  re j u ve na t i ng  t he  Hea r t o f o u r c i t y o ne  b loc k a t a  t i me.  F i nd o u t  mo re a bo u t o u r  “Ado p t A  B loc k ”  p rog ra m.
 DO  YO U R  PA R T  TO  R E J U V E NA T E  T H E  H EA R T.
BAKERSFIELD
 DO W N TO W N  B U S IN E S S A SSOC IA T IO N
 
D OWNT OWNB U S NE S  S A S  S  O CAT ONA C C OMP S HMENT S 
The Downtown Business Association (661) 325-5892 • dbassociation@gmail.com • www.bakersfielddba.net 
Clean, Safe and Beautication:
DowntownCharrette
– Building partnerships in creating ideas andcollaborating to achieve goals
BusinessWatch
 - Mill Creek area
DowntownPartners
– Knocked and walked the Arts Alive area tohelp educate businesses of opportunities increating a clean, safe and beautiful area to dobusiness
Events:
MixandMingleMixers
- Jerry’s Pizza 20th Anniversary Celebration- Marriott Hotel Poolside- Narducci’s Old Town Kern
Third Thursdays
- Arts Alive- Get Fit at the Health and Safety Faire andSummer Home and Garden
SupportedArtsCouncilofKern’s
Walk for the Arts
andBikeBakerseld’scompetitions
Charrette “Arts Alive District” – Partnerships in creating aClean, Safe and Beautiful areato do business
Memberships:
HirednewMembershipandEventsCoordinator,MelanieFarmer•WorkedwithboardmemberRuthDarringtoninreachingouttomemberstothankandseeiftheyhaveaconcernorproblemwecanhelpresolve.•IncreasedmembershipthroughThirdThursdays•Newmembershipdecals
Doing my Part toSupport the Heart 
Marketing:
StrengthenDBA’ssocialmediamarketing•IncreasedoutreachthroughFacebook•Updateddatabaseofmembers
– Categorized membership
CSUBmarketingprojects
B A K E R S F I E L D
Something for Everyone
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Membership Decal 
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