Neon Broom Kick Off 2009

 
 

MEDIA RELEASE

June 9, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BIZ TO CLEAN DOWNTOWN BUSINESS STOREFRONT TO KICK OFF NEON BROOM PROGRAM JUNE 10 AT 10:30AM

*Plus, jumbo flower baskets going up today along Portage and Main Street!*

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:30am

Where: The Fyxx on Broadway at Donald Street, 310 Broadway

What: Kick off of the Neon Broom Program to encourage businesses to make their storefronts clean and attractive

Who: The Downtown BIZ will be on hand and a rep from The Fyxx will also be available for interviews

WINNIPEG, MB—Downtown BIZ Clean Team members will hand out flowers to passers-by and will pressure wash and clean the storefront and sidewalk of The Fyxx on Broadway on Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30am to kick off this year’s Neon Broom program.

All summer long, the Clean Team promotion members will visit 100 businesses, removing weeds, litter, old posters and cigarette butts and sweeping sidewalks and entryways. Downtown businesses are encouraged to keep their business property in tip top shape in order to win the Order of the Neon Broom award.

“We want to encourage businesses to keep their storefronts not only clean, but also attractive, through regular improvements,” says Stephanie Voyce, BIZ project co-ordinator, who heads up the BIZ’s image programs. “With a little elbow grease, business people can help the BIZ keep downtown clean and green.”

At the end of August, the Clean Team will select three businesses who kept their storefronts looking the best, and they will be awarded the Order of the Neon Broom as well as a cash

prize to put towards facade improvements, which could include anything from benches and planters to murals or lighting.

The BIZ also offers downtown businesses free pressure washing during the summer. BIZ crews spray down awnings, building facades, doors and windows in minutes, and it’s free for BIZ members! Downtown businesses can call the BIZ to book an appointment at 958-4640.

The program is part of the BIZ’s overall efforts to clean downtown, which sees the 20 members of the Downtown Clean Team picking up litter, removing graffiti, removing posters and sweeping the sidewalks. Visit www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com for more information.

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For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Verch, Manager, Communications & Marketing
Ph: (204) 958-4626 Cell: 297-0219 jennifer@downtownwinnipegbiz.com