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LIVE IT UP For Downtown Merchants & Businesses

The DDA and Merchant & Business Association are here for you!

Participate & Prepare                                                                         We ♥ Small Biz Month

•	 Promote your business! Update your individual merchant landing                             Every year, we make a big deal of our small businesses throughout May.
      page on Add promotions, events,                                Why? Because they employ us. Because they sustain us. Because they
      photos, video, and any other information to your specific page.                         advance us. Because they inspire us. Because we love them. Show your
      The site receives over a half-million visits per year, so keep it fresh!                love for them all month by using the hastag #SmallBizDelray online. We ♥
                                                                                              Small Biz Month is an initiative led by the Office of Economic Development
                                                                                              in partnership with the DDA and City of Delray Beach organizations.

•	 Snapping a photo in your store or restaurant for social media? Add
      #DowntownDelray to your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts!

•	 Attend the Merchant Summer Social on June 23rd at 6 p.m. at the
      Silverball Museum.

•	 Participate in Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week. Visit

•	 NEW! September Shopping Sidewalk Sale will take place
      September 8-10. For more information, please contact

GROW  DDA Property & Business Owner
      Town Hall Session

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority hosted a Property                             LIVE IT UP Get to Know the DDA
& Business Owner Town Hall Session on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6
p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Delray Beach Marriott. Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA,                      The main areas of focus for the DDA are Economic Vitality of
CNU-A, President, Gibbs Planning Group presented “New Trends in Urban                         Downtown businesses, Placemaking (Clean & Safe), and Marketing
Retail Planning and Development” and Ryan Boylston, Board Chairman                            and Promotion of the Downtown DDA district.
presented an overview of the DDA’s 2016/2017 initiatives, followed by a
Q & A with the audience. To view Robert J. Gibbs presentation, please                         Position Marketing
visit                                                   Create a positive image that showcases the Downtown’s unique
                       Robert J. Gibbs is considered a leading urban retail planning
                       consultant by some of the most respected mayors, architects, and
                       real estate developers in America. He has consulted on more than
                       500 public and private town centers around the world. His services
                       have been sought out by many leading real estate developers
                       and institutions. Gibbs is a frequent public speaker and teaches
                       the course “Retail Planning and Design Principles” for Harvard
                       University’s Executive Education Program.

                                                                                              Mother’s Day Orchid Giveaway

                                                                                              In honor of Mother’s Day, the Delray Beach Downtown Development
                                                                                              Authority presents the Downtown Delray Orchid Giveaway. Join us from
                                                                                              May 1 – 13, 2017 and receive one Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant* with every
                                                                                              $200 spent shopping at Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques,
                                                                                              specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios.
                                                                                              Collect your receipts** and pick-up your orchid May 10 – 13th at one of
                                                                                              two Orchid Stations located in front of Hands Stationers, 325 E Atlantic
                                                                                              Ave. and Petite Connection, 1049 E Atlantic Ave. on Wednesday May
                                                                                              10th, Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and
                                                                                              Saturday May 13th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

                                                                                              Enter To Win a Mother’s Day Prize Package online from May 1 – May 13,
                                                                                              2017 at Valued at over $500, the package
                                                                                              includes Downtown Delray Beach dining, spa, shopping and attraction
                                                                                              certificates. To learn more visit
                                                                                              Day, or call the DDA office at 561.243.1077.

                                                                                              *While supplies last.
                                                                                              **Valid receipts required & must be presented at one of the orchid stations. Receipts (dated
                                                                                              May 1 - May 13, 2017) must be from Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty stores,
                                                                                              gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios (restaurant receipts are not valid).

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