Downtown Tour of Places & Spaces Planned for Sept. 22

Mandan’s fifth “Downtown Places and Spaces” walking tour and networking social will be held Thursday, Sept. 22. Partnering with the Bismarck Mandan Board of Realtors, invited guests include area real estate professionals. Members of the public are also welcome!

The activities are for anyone interested in taking a closer look at projects contributing to a revitalizing and transforming central business district. Features on the tour will include Morton Mandan Public Library and Dykshoorn Park enhancements, new businesses, examples of Renaissance Zone and storefront improvement projects, streetscaping components for pedestrian safety and enjoyment, and things to come such as public art. Participants will have a chance to offer ideas for the future of commercial buildings and spaces available for sale and lease. Organizers hope attendees will share opportunities with others.

Tour participants will gather in the community room and east deck of the library at 609 W Main Street for a 4 p.m. departure. Guides will describe projects recently completed and upcoming. Participants will make five stops along the tour. The walk is about six blocks in total, concluding at 5:30 p.m. with a social back on the library deck. Participants can join in the tour, social, or both. The social concludes at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is requested by Sept. 20 at www.cityofmandan.com/register or by calling 701-667-3478.

Flyers will be provided showing all buildings for sale or lease along Main Street and in the downtown area. Information will be available about programs for assistance with building purchases and renovations as well as the business start-ups and expansions. 

The Mandan Tomorrow – Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting the event in cooperation with Mandan Business Development and Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.

Other scheduled business education and outreach activities include a Business Start-Up 101 workshop on Oct. 20 and the fifth annual Mandan Business Pitch Challenge on March 23, 2023.

Sponsors of the 2022 business education activities are: Bank of North Dakota, BNC National Bank, Bravera Bank, Capital Credit Union, Cornerstone Bank, CRA Group, Dakota Business Lending, Dakota Community Bank and Trust, Daniel Companies, First Community Credit Union, First International Bank and Trust, First Western Bank and Trust, Gate City Bank, Goodhart and Associates, Haga Kommer CPAs, Knutson Companies, Lewis and Clark Development Group, Railway Credit Union, Rise Property Brokers, Security First Bank, and Starion Bank.