Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed September 26th as Downtown Day in the State of Michigan as recognition that downtowns contribute significantly to resident’s quality of life.
The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA), a statewide nonprofit organization, believes that now, more than ever, “Michigan residents need to support downtowns and the businesses they contain by shopping, dining, attending an event, or volunteering.”
The MDA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and they will begin a promotion on Downtown Day called “40 Ways in 40 Days to Love Downtown”.
Dana Walker, director of the MDA, said, ““The MDA believes Downtown Day will bring positive attention and recognition to small businesses and downtown cores. There are many opportunities for Michigan residents to safely support downtowns like strolling sidewalks, having a picnic in a park, ordering carryout, or leaving a positive review for a retail store on social media.”
The Downtown Development Authority of Port Huron along with local business owners are planning now so visitors and residents can have enjoyable day in Downtown Port Huron.
For more information visit www.michigandowntowns.com
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand