A HISTORY OF PROGRESS

Downtown Bloomington Inc. [DBI] is a non–profit membership organization focused on the continued revitalization of Downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Since 1984, our mission has been to educate the public about the benefits of a strong downtown, to facilitate public and private partnerships and to provide unified leadership in order to strengthen and support Downtown Bloomington as the heart of the city for all citizens.



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AS SUCH, OUR VISION IS THAT DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON BE:


  • ¤  A safe, civil and hospitable environment
  • ¤  An active and prosperous place for businesses and employees
  • ¤  A center for cultural and artistic experiences
  • ¤  A venue for meetings and events
  • ¤  A vibrant environment for all current and future residents, workers, business and leisure visitors

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Downtown Bloomington History

In 1984, the state of disrepair in downtown Bloomington was at a level that is all but unimaginable today. It was then, more than twenty years ago, that a commission was formed to address the much-need restoration and revitalization. Originally named the Commission for Bloomington Downtown, the organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(6), or member-driven non-profit organization. The primary goal was then, and remains today, to benefits the organization's members by fostering the revitalization of downtown.


In 2005, the name changed to Downtown Bloomington, Inc. to reflect a broader membership base, which now serves more than 140 members representing small business owners, restauranteurs, property developers, individual residents and local government. Downtown Bloomington, Inc. manages the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, one of the many amenities now available in downtown Bloomington.



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Downtown Bloomington Inc. Board Members

PRESIDENT

  • ¤  Cindy Kinnarney,
        First Financial Bank

VICE PRESIDENTS

  • ¤  Becky Barrick-Higgins,
        City of Bloomington
        Parks and Recreation
  • ¤  Jim Murphy,
        CFC Properties
  • ¤  Suzanne Phillips,
        Emeritus IU
        Asst Dean of Students

SECRETARY

  • ¤  Scott Robinson,
        City of Bloomington
        Planning Services Manager

TREASURER

  • ¤  Ron Stanhouse,
        Crazy Horse, Baker Place

PAST PRESIDENT

  • ¤  Craig Widen
       

BOARD AT-LARGE

  • ¤  Allison Chopra,
        City Council Representative
  • ¤  Ryan Cobine,
        Monroe County Council
        Representative
  • ¤  Dave Dibikey,
        Global Gifts
  • ¤  Chris Frederickson,
        B-Town Diner
  • ¤  Talia Halliday,
        Gather Shoppe
  • ¤  Larry Jacobs,
        Chamber of Commerce
  • ¤  Iris Kiesling,
        Monroe County Commissioner
  • ¤  Dave Kubiak,
        The Bluebird Nightclub
  • ¤  Mike Mann,
        Indiana University Alumni Association
  • ¤  Mike McAfee,
        Visit Bloomington
  • ¤  Jessica Reed,
        Downtown Resident
  • ¤  Sean Starowitz,
        City of Bloomington Arts
  • ¤  Jo Throckmorton,
        Throckmorton Filmworks
  • ¤  Adam Wason,
        City of Bloomington Deputy Mayor
  • ¤  Linda Williamson,
        City of Bloomington ESD

STAFF

  • ¤  Talisha Coppock,
         Executive Director
  • ¤  Joan Snapp,
        Controller
  • ¤  April Wason,
        Sales Manager
  • ¤  Lisa LaMarca,
        Event Coordinator
  • ¤  Evan Somes,
        Event Services Coordinator
  • ¤  Marie Carpenter,
        Event Services Coordinator
  • ¤  Patti Russo,
        Ambassador
  • ¤  Patrick Smith,
        Facilities Manager