Friday, September 23, 2011

News Roundup: September 23, 2011

Ardmore Initiatives's 'Downtown Dollars' effort honored [Mainline Media News, 9/23]
The Pennsylvania Downtown Center presented the Ardmore Initiative, downtown Ardmore, PA's business authority, with an award recognizing the impact that the program has had on small businesses. Four Armore banks contributed $10,000, which allowed for the printing of $20,000 dollars worth of Downtown Dollars during the winter holiday shopping period. Shoppers were able tp purchase Downtowns Dollars at a 50% discount for use in local sotres. The Dollars sold out in four minutes.

City Centre video walls an 'interactive, entertaining' first [Vancouver Sun, 9/23]
One digital media company explores marketing downtown businesses to shoppers via giant indoor digital video walls.

City to launch program to bring in retail shops downtown [Montgomery Advisor, 9/22]
A 576-square foot incubator will become home to small businesses 'testing the waters to see if there is a market for their product downtown.'

Downtown Los Angeles Looking for Unique Stores [California, 9/23]
The Downtown Center Business Improvement District is 'scouring the area's successful retail streets trying to recruit boutique owners who might want to open a second outlet in the downtown area'.

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