Spring is nearly here

We are all ready for warmer weather, longer days and maybe, maybe a little less snow. As we wrap up February, here are a few things for you to ponder. Let your voice be heard: We are currently in the process of hosting community and business discussions about how we can transform our downtown together….

Calling community members!

Call for planning committee members There are wonderful things happening in downtown Gloversville! 2019 is going to be a pivotal year in the revitalization of Downtown Gloversville, one that will require all of us to chip in to make positive, lasting change in the community and set us up for a successful future. Do you…

Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration

Last year, downtown Gloversville hosted our first-ever placemaking conference called Placemaking 101. This two-day event welcomed community members, local officials and NYS economic development professionals to downtown – introducing them to the principles of placemaking and the deep commitment Gloversville has to our downtown revitalization. This May, we are looking to continue our forward momentum…

What can happen in a day?

The answer is: So Much! This May 4th, downtown Gloversville will be participating in an international movement called 100in1 Day. The event is meant to bring people together on one single day to perform 100 (or there abouts) acts of positivity for their community. This one day of service inspires the larger community to continue…

Calling all downtown business owners!

In 2019, the DDS office will be launching an information, education and mentorship program working with local businesses. The first step in the process is a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths—Weaknesses—Opportunities—Threats and is a collaborative process that takes place through a facilitated meeting and exchange of ideas. A survey on business needs and areas…

New Year, Bright Future

Every January, our calendars and our hopes become renewed. The blank-slate a new year holds includes a million possibilities for a bright and prosperous future…if we have a plan, stated goals and plotted action steps to accomplish them. This year, the Downtown Development Specialist’s office will be working more closely with downtown businesses to help…

Almost in the books

2018 is quickly coming to a close and with it comes a review of what downtown Gloversville has accomplished in the last twelve months. This year we have seen expanded programming and community involvement in the downtown with favorite events such as the Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival and Bacon Jam returning; more volunteers…