03 May2022May 3, 2022
Post
It is Small Business Week

It is Small Business Week

Small businesses are the heart of our downtown, giving us a unique personality that keeps people coming back. The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) supports these small businesses through grant programs that spark additional investment and growth. Last year, the DBO launched a Façade Improvement and Commercial Interior Improvement Grant Program in partnership with the City...

05 Apr2022April 5, 2022
Post
Keep Downtown Beautiful – Cleanup Day 4.27.22

Keep Downtown Beautiful – Cleanup Day 4.27.22

Downtown Bettendorf continues to see tremendous growth with the completion of the I-74 Bridge, full occupancy at The Bridges lofts and completion of the new TBK Bank building; this means more people and more activity Downtown. All of this activity and progress is helping Bettendorf in becoming the gateway to the west and Downtown Bettendorf...

04 Feb2022February 4, 2022
Post
National Video Debut Highlights Our Momentum

National Video Debut Highlights Our Momentum

Downtown Bettendorf made its newest national debut Friday, Feb. 4, in a video entitled BETTendorf On Downtown! that showcased what people can experience and enjoy throughout this city’s vibrant core. The message the video conveys is just as impactful: Downtown Bettendorf is thriving. “There is real momentum in the downtown and it continues to grow...

22 Aug2021August 23, 2021
Post
Local students’ work showcased on new Downtown street banners

Local students’ work showcased on new Downtown street banners

As you drive through Downtown Bettendorf you’ll notice some streetlight banners are adding new pops of color and showing off the creativity of two local high school students and the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO). During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, DBO Executive Director Ryan Jantzi was brainstorming for ways to spruce up...

18 Aug2021August 23, 2021
Post

Building Improvement Grants – Now Available

Buildings in downtown Bettendorf in need of some renovations, a remodel or some sprucing up now can get some financial help through a new grant program managed by the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO). The DBO now is accepting applications for its new Facade Improvement Grants and Commercial Interior Improvement Grants. Funding is available to any...

30 Apr2021December 4, 2021
Post
Be Downtown 2021 event features bands, bags, bites & beverages

Be Downtown 2021 event features bands, bags, bites & beverages

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) will once again present its “Be Downtown” event from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 5, in downtown Bettendorf. Located in the City of Bettendorf’s parking lot at 15th and State Streets, this free, family-friendly event will feature multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, live outdoor music, food and...

10 Sep2020September 10, 2020
Post
Building momentum, Downtown Bettendorf Organization eyes continued growth

Building momentum, Downtown Bettendorf Organization eyes continued growth

While construction of the new Interstate 74 bridge in the Quad Cities is drawing a lot of attention these days, a new urban destination is quietly rising just beyond the span. Downtown Bettendorf is in the middle of a major transition, and the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) is on a mission to make the downtown...

05 Nov2019November 5, 2019
Post
Strong downtowns are critical for a successful Quad Cities region

Strong downtowns are critical for a successful Quad Cities region

Downtowns deliver significant economic and community impacts across a region, despite being a relatively small share of a city’s overall geography. At its annual conference last week in Baltimore the International Downtown Association (IDA) launched the IDA Vitality Index, a new online tool for benchmarking the vitality of downtowns across the U.S. through measuring three...

  • 1
  • 2