WHAT IS DDBC?

Destination Downtown Business Coalition is made up of local business owners working side-by-side with other organizations and individuals who care about preserving and promoting a healthy, vibrant downtown for all. When our downtown thrives, our community grows stronger.  This belief drives our commitment to providing advocacy and leadership to advance a collective vision for the future of our downtown. 

 

OUR MISSION

To revitalize, preserve and promote historic downtown Brainerd through collaborative planning, advocacy, and action.

 

OUR VISION

Downtown Brainerd is a vibrant and vital cultural and economic hub for the central lakes region.  It is a unique shopping, dining, arts and entertainment destination that draws in people to explore and enjoy downtown, helping increase economic prosperity while building stronger community ties.  We are a downtown for everyone, for every season, whether you’re here to live, work, or play. It is a clean, safe, and welcoming space that honors our rich history while supporting revitalization and redevelopment efforts to promote continued growth.

BOARD MEMBERS

Brenda Billman-Arndt, Purple Fern Bath Company
Marie Kirsch, Knotty Pine Bakery
Sarah Shaw, Sage on Laurel
Chris Smith, Minnesota Makerspace
Rylie Weber, The 612 Station
HollyRose McKnight, Open City Thrift
Mary Devine Johnson, Visit Brainerd
Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber

DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN JOINING THE DDBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

We’re currently accepting applications to fill one position. 

DDBC BOX

Support your local community by buying a curated box mixed with unique items from downtown Brainerd’s businesses.

CONTACT DDBC

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