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The city of Boone has made strides to improve the look of downtown by installing new “people” lights, hanging decorations around the holidays, and flags and potted plants during the warmer months. And property owners sweep, vacuum, blow, rake, and pick up refuse.
These efforts aren’t always enough to keep up. Weeds grow quickly, and bushes and trees often need pruning. Likewise, bedding areas get roughed up and oftentimes cluttered with trash.
Enter the DOWNTOWN MAINTENANCE program
The Chamber’s idea is to work with area service organizations, clubs and youth groups, as well as other local organizations to essentially “adopt” the downtown for a 2-3 hour day. Our hope is to find seven of these groups and follow the calendar as shown below:
Choose from one of seven dates
Over an (18) week period, beginning prior to Memorial Day and ending the week after Labor Day (with groups already committed to help) your group picks the day and time of their chosen week that will work for them. Boone Public Works then supplies the tools to get the job done: Safety vests, gloves, garbage bags, brooms and pans, trash grabbers, dust masks, weed killer and more. Join these groups it sprucing up the downtown:
o Week of May 11th Genesis Development
o Week of June 1st Grace Community Church Youth
o Week of June 24th Iowa 4H volunteer week
o Week of July 13th Boone Area Merchants Assoc./Lions Club of Boone
o Week of August 3th Central Christian Church
o Week of August 24th Central Iowa Realtors, Kris Brend
o Week of Sept. 14th ___(this week still open)_______
A labor force of six to eight individuals combing the downtown area will help keep alleys, streets and sidewalks cleaner and make a more favorable impressions to our guests and visitors. The proposed service area is shown below:
EntreLAUNCH is the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce latest program to help new and existing businesses start or expand. EntreLAUNCH facilitates access to small business resources while providing guidance on idea development, financing options, professional services, workspace or other tools to get your business soaring!
Click here to access a short and simple EntreLAUNCH application, then submit your application to the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at 903 Story Street, Boone, Iowa 50036. Or you can stop by our offices to grab one.
Nope. Our services are free, with the goal of helping you get your business off the ground, and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem for Boone County.
The goal of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the industrial, retail, tourism and quality of life aspects of our community and county. We do this through a number of programs, seminars, events, and marketing support to our members. We'd love to have you join us! Click on the member kit below to see how the chamber can help your business.