Underneath the Purple Rain Fundraiser for DSI

Today would have been Prince’s 60th birthday; break out your ruffled shirt and eyeliner and join us in celebrating this musical legend!

We love Prince’s “Purple Rain” message about love & faith conquering chaos. Our hometown has had it’s share of chaos lately. We believe that a strong downtown will make the Springfield area stronger. All proceeds from this event will go toward our mission of revitalizing the historic downtown and, by association strengthening our whole community. Besides, what greater way is there to enjoy the early-summer evening than partying “Like it’s 1999?” Please plan on attending and supporting this event by clicking on the link below to purchase your tickets.

Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. Ribbon Cutting

Downtown Springfield welcomes its newest locally-owned brewery that puts the Buzz in the brew! The guys from Buzz Bomb have done a beautiful transformation of the previous Bar Oasis at 4th and Adams.

Join DSI and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce for the official ribbon cutting for the newest member of the growing “Adams Family” in our beautiful center city.

Read Est. 1821’s coverage of Buzz Bomb’s origins

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DSI’s 25th Annual Dinner

Tickets are on sale now>

Ticket prices increase on January 16, 2018.

More than 500 of downtown Springfield’s biggest fans gather once a year to recognize buzzworthy neighbors and businesses who are keeping Springfield cool, hip & creative. Join us to support our ongoing and accelerating efforts to revitalize downtown!

Check out this year’s Best of Downtown nominees – winners are announced at the Dinner>

5-6 pm VIP Pre-Party for guests of Corporate & Business Tables at the Doubletree

5:30-6:30 pm Reception for individual ticket holders at the BOS Center

6:30-8:15 pm Banquet & Recognitions at the BOS Center including 2017 Downtown Awards for Excellence, entertainment by aerial performers Divas in the Air and house band FreekBass, with Mayor Langfelder’s State of the Downtown Address

8:15-9:30 pm Dessert Reception at the Doubletree to celebrate the 2017 Award Winners

DSI Seeks Marketing Support

Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor, agency, consortium or contract employee (Agent) who is/are qualified to provide day-to-day marketing services showcasing Downtown Springfield as a growing, vibrant neighborhood & business district.
The duties require an Agent who has demonstrated experience in multimedia content creation and distribution. Agent will work closely with the DSI Executive Director and Promotions Committee to plan and execute marketing activities for the association.

Download the Request for Proposals for Marketing Services 2018

Timeline
Request for Proposal Released – January 11, 2018
Questions Due – January 29, 2018
Proposals Due – Friday, February 2, 2018 by 5 pm
Interview Period – February 7-9, 2018
Planned Contract Award Date – February 12, 2018

DSI Board of Directors meeting

The monthly meeting of DSI’s Board of Directors. The officers for 2018 will be elected by the Directors at this meeting. All members of DSI are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. To put something on the agenda, please contact the Executive Director, Lisa Clemmons Stott, at 217-544-1723 or by email.

DSI Board of Directors Meeting

The board members for 2018 will be certified by the Nominating Committee.

All members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of DSI’s Board of Directors.

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