Celebrate Downtown with the Coos Bay Downtown Association
(Coos Bay) – The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is kicking off the new year with a “celebration of downtown” and annual meeting Thursday, January 21st at the Coos Art Museum. The event will give an annual report that includes an inventory of activities that have benefitted the downtown area and its members. The “Celebrate Downtown” event begins at 5:30 pm and takes place at the Coos Art Museum located at 235 Anderson in downtown Coos Bay.
The CBDA brings events and education opportunities to its members and the community. Some of the largest events include the Wednesday Farmers’ Market (May-October), Christmas Tree Lighting, “Trick and Trunk or Treating” and the Blackberry Arts Festival. Shop Small Saturday, Holiday Open Houses and the CBDA website encourage support of downtown businesses. And, as a member of the Oregon Mainstreet Program, the CBDA and its members are eligible for additional benefits.
Other activities of the CBDA include identifying available space for businesses that are moving into the area as well as businesses hoping to expand or relocate. The organization also works to beautify the downtown area with flower baskets and seasonal banners that line the downtown streets throughout the year.
Partnerships between the Coos Bay Downtown Association and others including our members, the City of Coos Bay, Chamber of Commerce, Egyptian Theatre, Coos Art Museum and the Coos Bay Boat Building Center help accomplish many events and create opportunities. These partnerships, events, and opportunities help support the organizations Vision Statement to advocate for and support local businesses to thrive by being a vibrant downtown that promotes healthy living and provides opportunities for our community and guests to shop, eat, mingle and explore.
The community is invited to the annual meeting to learn more about the accomplishments of the CBDA, hear from board members, learn about the benefits of being a member or renew memberships. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available. The annual meeting will be held on January 21, 2016 at the Coos Art Museum. The doors open at 5:30pm. For more information phone Elizabeth-Claire Knox, Executive Director, (541) 266-9706.