About The DDA

STAY INFORMED

Downtown Ludington Board/DDA
Meetings: First Monday of the month (except July) at 3:30pm at City Hall

http://www.DowntownLudington.org
https://www.facebook.com/DowntownLudington
http://www.instagram.com/DowntownLudington

Board Members, Agenda & Minutes: 
http://www.ludington.mi.us/293/Downtown-Ludington-Board-DDA

Contacts:

Jen Tooman - Marketing & Communications Manager
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845-6237

Heather Tykoski - Community Development Director
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845-6237

 

GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS

DOWNTOWN LUDINGTON CLUB
Meetings: First Tuesday of every month at 8:30am at the Book Mark on Loomis St. to discuss upcoming events and other Downtown happenings.
Who is in the club: Downtown business owners, managers and landlords
Communication: Facebook and Email List

DOWNTOWN LUDINGTON VOLUNTEERS
https://www.facebook.com/groups/downtownludingtonvolunteers/

LUDINGTON & SCOTTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.ludington.org/

LUDINGTON AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
http://pureludington.com/

EVENTS CALENDAR

Download the 2017 Events packet with event info, including a checklist for each event.

Download the 2017 Sponorship Opportunity Packet with information on how you can contribute.

This calendar lists all Downtown Ludington events and promotion schedules including monthly DDA meetings, Downtown Club Meetings, and event dates. Add it to your Google Calendar or Apple Calendar to get notifications when important deadlines are due and when events/meetings are being held.

CLICK HERE FOR THE iCAL LINK
CLICK HERE FOR THE HTML LINK

COMMUNICATION

Please keep us in the loop regarding any news, events, sales, promotions, etc. so that we can pass this information along to our email lists and social media fans. 

Email:
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Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/jentooman
Invite Jen to your Facebook events
Send a PM with a quick note about news

Google Calendar:
We can link your Google Calendar (free) to our community calendar.
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DTL CLUB

The Downtown Ludington Club is open (and FREE!) to all owners, managers and landlords from businesses within our DDA boundries. Monthly meetings are the hub for business education, brainstorming and open discussion about anything and everything that happens Downtown. 

A typical meeting starts with an overview of upcoming events and how businesses can be involved, followed by a mini-seminar (usually around 30 minutes) given by a local professional and ends with an open discussion. 

Facebook Group:
Once you add Jen as a friend on Facebook, she can add you to the secret Downtown Ludington Club group. Conversations in this group are only seen by the members and to be a member you must own property, a business or manage a business in Downtown Ludington.

PROJECTS

The Downtown Ludington Board (DDA) contributes financially to special projects throughout Downtown.

Annual Projects
Petunia Baskets
Baby Badger Upkeep
Advertising and Marketing Pieces
Live Music
Lawn Care & Landscaping
Repair & Maintenance

2015 Completed Projects
James Street Plaza restroom facility remodel
Installed LED streetlights throughout

2016 Completed Projects
Downtown WiFi
Resident Parking Sticker Program

Future Projects
Streetscape Plan
Digital Kiosks
James Street Plaza Revamp

On The Radar
Design Guides

SEASONAL INFO

Busiest Season:
Mid-June (when school gets out) until Mid-August

Large Events = Large Crowds
NYE Ball Drop - December 31st
BrrrewFest Winter Beer Festival - January
St Patrick's Day Celebration - March
Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - June
Lakestrike Half Marathon - June
Independence Day - July 4th
West Shore Art Fair - July
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament - July
Friday Night Live - July/August
Suds On The Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival - August
Gold Coast Art Fair - August
Lighthouse Triathlon - August
Octoberfest Craft Beer and Music Festival - October
Aglow on the Avenue - November
Small Business Saturday - November
 

FUN LUDINGTON FACTS

SS Badger
The SS Badger is the last steam powered carferry on the Great Lakes
It brings over 100,000 passengers to Ludington annually
It was designated in 2016 as a National Historic Landmark

Ludington State Park
One of the highest ranking state parks in Michigan
Open all year round for camping
5300 aces including 21.5 miles of hiking trails
Lantern Lit and Guided Snowshoe Hikes in the winter
Live music and activities in the summer
Brings thousands of visitors to the Ludington area annually
 

DONATIONS

Your donation to the Downtown Ludington Board helps to fund special projects. 

Ways to Donate

  1. Send a check to:
    Downtown Ludington Board Donations
    400 S Harrison St
    Ludington, MI  49431
  2. PayPal
  3. Smile.Amazon.com
    Shop on Amazon like you normally do and Amazon will donate a portion back to the Downtown Ludington Board.

SUGGESTIONS

The DDA welcomes public comment! Getting feedback from business owners, locals and visitors helps to fine tune our events and provide ideas for future projects. Feel free to contact the board with ideas, praise and constructive critism.