As we approach our 10 year anniversary being in downtown Harrisonburg I am thinking about my love affair with downtown Harrisonburg. Can you believe we have been here for 10 years already! We started out with me and a wood desk above OASIS Fine Art & Craft, Harrisonburg VA.
As the Friendly City Fourth celebration comes around this week I am reminded about all the good Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance does for our Downtown. Their efforts to build business, offer training to retailers, help improve local marketing, and even enhance streetscapes is all evident in what is here now compared to 10 years ago. If you want a fun way to support their work and the downtown you should make sure to purchase one of the last few tickets to the Friendly City Fortune. Or if that is not your speed you can volunteer for an event, donate cold hard cash to the organization, or just attend events and support the local businesses in Downtown. I am so thankful for the ground work that Brian Shull, Harrisonburg City Economic Developer and Eddie Bumbaugh laid for this Downtown’s success. I am also very thankful for the work that Andrea, Lauren, Erin, and Jeslyn are doing each day to continue to grow and improve Downtown Harrisonburg.