This month, our Partner Spotlight highlights a resource for both new and existingbusinesses in Frederick, that are located in or want to be located in our main street area of Market Street, Patrick Street and East Street. Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and economic viability of Downtown Frederick by implementing the national Main Street Program for the benefit of Frederick businesses, residents and visitors.
We spoke with staff at the Partnership to learn more about the organization and the resources available to businesses in Frederick.
1. What is the mission of Downtown Frederick Partnership?
Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and economic viability of Downtown Frederick by implementing the national Main Street Program for the benefit of Frederick businesses, residents and visitors.
2. What are your top priorities?
In 2015, the Partnership unveiled the 2020 Strategic Plan in honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary. This plan focuses on bringing more people to live, work, play, stay and connect in Downtown Frederick. The Partnership implements the Main Street Program, a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods.
3. How did the organization get started/tell us some history about your organization.
Founded in 1990 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Downtown Frederick Partnership has managed Downtown Frederick’s Main Street program since designation in 2001. Main Street designation is awarded by Main Street Maryland (State of Maryland) and is recognized by The City of Frederick and the National Trust Main Street Center.
4. Can you share any upcoming events or any news about your organization?
The Partnership recently kicked off a summer full of events for residents and visitors alike. Alive @ Five is an outdoor happy hour that takes place every Thursday from 5-8PM at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater, May 18 through September 21, 2017. Movie Night on Carroll Creek takes place the third Friday, June 16 through October 20, 2017. Gates open an hour before sundown.
5. What type of companies are best positioned to take advantage of your services?
Downtown Frederick Partnership’s work impacts residents, professionals and visitors to Downtown Frederick. As part of the organization’s Strategic Plan, the Partnership is focused on bringing more tech businesses downtown. The Partnership prides itself on the vibrant mix of retailers, professional services and unique offerings that exist in Downtown Frederick.
Connect with Downtown Frederick Partnership
19 E. Church Street