Saturday, March 16, 2013
Volunteer Frankie DeBasco receives the 2012 Mary Martin Service Award during the DDA Volunteers Appreciation Evening.
Saturday, March 16
Downtown Farmington is fortunate to have wonderful volunteers and events – in fact, award-winning ones in 2012. Main Street Oakland County Awards At the recent Main Street Oakland County Main Event Awards Presentation, Downtown Farmington was honored with two awards. Rhythmz in Riley Park, the free, summer Friday night live concert series produced by Scott Freeman was recognized as a 2012 Outstanding Event Series. Janet Bloom, DDA Events Planner, and Kristin Curle, Events Coordinator, proudly received the award. Under Freeman’s management, Rhythmz in Riley Park has consistently drawn increased numbers of attendees since its inception in 2008. Freeman passed the baton for chairmanship of this event to Kyle Kubitskey this season. The second …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Main Street Oakland County program honors two Farmington Downtown Development Authority events.
Farmington Downtown Development Authority's Rhythmz in Riley Park concert series and Wish List Window holiday promotion took home honors from the Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) awards celebration, held March 8 at the Royal Oak Music Theater. The summer concerts, which draw hundreds of people to the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park in downtown Farmington on Friday nights from June through August, won the MSOC Outstanding Event Series award. The 2013 series launches June 7, with returning favorite Paisley Fogg. MSOC gave its Outstanding Retail Event award to the Wish List Window promotion, through which 11 downtown Farmington shoppers this year won more than $6,000 worth of merchandise from local businesses. A MSOC …
Friday, November 23, 2012
In its fourth year, the "shop local" promotion has doubled in size and will award 11 prize packages valued at more than $600 each.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Downtown Farmington Wish List Window is more crowded than ever this year, as twice the number of merchants are participating in the "shop local" campaign. Located at 33317 Grand River Ave., next to the Village Mall merchants, the window is filled with gift certificates and merchandise from stores within the Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) district. From Nov. 23 through Dec. 17, shoppers can pick up a stamp card at any participating location. Merchants will stamp the card with each purchase, and for every $100 you spend, your name is entered into the Wish List Window prize package drawing. Each of 11 winners will receive a prize package worth approximately $600, and the total value of the window is more than $6,000. A…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Six lucky winners each spent at least $100 at local stores during the holiday shopping season.
The Farmington Downtown Development Association (DDA) Wish List Window promotion generated more than $60,000 in local sales during the 2011 holiday shopping season. The contest encouraged shoppers to fill cards that were stamped at participating merchants. After spending $100 in Downtown Farmington to complete their cards, Michaela Bunt, Stella Ojo, Bill Ott, Michelle Siskosky, Kristin Thomas and Kristina Wines were randomly selected as this year’s winners. Each prize package was worth around $550. In 2010, the promotion resulted in $49,000 spent in downtown Farmington. “Our community is a strong supporter of our merchants, and we use this program to reward those loyal shoppers and also to gain new customers in downtown Farmington,” DDA …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Shop local for a chance to win a window full of prizes.
A downtown Farmington promotion to encourage shopping local this holiday season closes on Monday. Every $100 you spend at participating merchants gets you an entry into the drawing to win a Wish List of products and services donated by downtown Farmington businesses. Only purchases made through Dec. 19 qualify; winners will be announced on Dec 20. Wish List Window cards can be picked up at any participating business. Visit the Wish List Window at 33317 Grand River Ave. to see some of the prizes offered in six packages valued at nearly $600 each. Participating businesses include: Ariel Automotive/Goodyear, Bargain Books, Basement Burger Bar, Bead Bohemia, Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders, Bellis Therapeutic Spa, Clothes Encounters, Coldstone …