Downtown Vacaville BIDhttp://www.DowntownVacaville.com
What We Do:
The roots of Vacavillesâ?? downtown business district began with the formation of the Downtown Vacaville Business Association in 1992, a volunteer affiliation of local business owners, property owners and stakeholders who came together to address common ideas. In October 1999, Vacaville City Council passed an ordinance establishing a parking and business improvement area, to be named the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District. The ordinance created a .25 mile, roughly 7 x 6 block district, then home to 345 businesses. The newly formed DVBID then established 501(c)6 non-profit status and formed a Board of Directors comprised of BID-member business owners, managers, financial institutions, non-profits, media professionals and educators. They set out to preserve and enrich Vacavilleâ??s beloved downtown district through beautification, placemaking, and by supporting itsâ?? vibrant economy.
Who We Are:
The DVBID earned much of its notoriety by creating signature experiences by producing some of Vacavilleâ??s most celebrated special events. The Saturday Farmersâ?? Market, annual Wine Stroll, Country & Western Festival, Oktoberfest celebration and Halloween Stroll bring thousands of locals and visitors into the district every year to shop, dine and play. The DVBID currently represents 420 active member-businesses across many industries. Itâ??s Board of Directors and two full time staff members work in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development. BID Member-Businesses have access to an exclusive suite of business development tools including special marketing opportunities, public relations support and business education seminars designed with downtown merchants in mind.