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Downtown Dubuque in the News


What a spectacular year it was for downtown Dubuque! These following people, businesses, and companies are part of the reason why.

AWARDS for 2022

Jubeck’s Brewing, 115 W. 11th St. Outstanding Retail Expansion

Esther’s Lounge, 123 Main St. Outstanding New Nightlife Venue

The Sorpresa Gifts, 269 Main St. Outstanding New Retail

Dubuque Food Pantry, 1310 White St. Outstanding Community Initiated Project

Fig Leaf, 345 Bluff St. Outstanding Visual Merchandising

The Crepe Iron Outstanding Food Service Expansion

Origin Design, 137 Main St. Outstanding Downtown Relocation & Expansion

Mozena Realty, 1540 Central Ave. Outstanding Total Building or Façade Improvement

Conlon Construction, 895 Washington St. Outstanding Total Building

Steeple Square Lower Level Outstanding Adaptive Reuse

Volunteer of the Year Jennifer Atchison

Outstanding Community Hero Bryce Parks

Dan LoBianco

Lifetime Achievement Award Nelson Klavitter

In Memorium for 2022

Jim Baal

Marita Theisen

David R. Schroeder

Billy Wodrich

Jodi Benson

Mardelle “Mardy” Rojeman

Robert ‘Bob’ H. Wahlert

The categories of awards fall under the 4 Points Approach: economic vitality, design, organization, and promotion.

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Fenelon Place Elevator was recently featured in Travel Awaits, an online site dedicated to the 50+ traveler. Read the full story here.

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Dubuque Main Street is looking for a dynamic Office and Farmer's Market Coordinator.

Office & Farmers Market Coordinator

Dubuque Main Street Ltd.

Reports to: Executive director

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pay range: $32,000 - $35,000

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Works to advance the mission of Dubuque Main Street Ltd. (DMS) by adhering to the organization by-laws, governing principals, policies, and procedures

· Organizes and maintains a professional office environment and provides necessary support services to the executive director, event and resource specialist, and the board of directors

· Produce financial statements

· Record minutes at committee and board meetings, at the absence of the secretary

· Manages all aspects of the Dubuque Farmer’s Market and shall be the staff representative for the Farmer’s Market Committee.

· All databases as necessary, including investors, businesses, property owners, vacant first floors, equipment rentals, and grants

· Receives and routes all incoming phone calls and messages

· Maintains an office calendar that records daily activities and sets appointments of all staff

Functions considered essential for performance in the position:

· Ability to function with independent judgement and skills to plan, organize and implement all activities of DMS with minimal supervision

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, to read, analyze, record and interpret technical data and financial information, review materials on a variety of projects, present facts and finding clearly and concisely, give advice and recommendations, respond to questions by members of the public, public officials, and co-workers; ability to prepare written reports, complete forms, and perform required record keeping all in a timely manner

· Ability to walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time

· Ability to perform physical tasks including lifting objects up to 50 lbs.

· Ability to effectively utilize modern office and information technologies

· Required to occasionally work in a variety of weather conditions

Qualifications of the Office Manager will include:

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Experience in an office setting

· Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, systems, and equipment

· The ability to perform work involving independent judgement and discretion

· Attention to accuracy and speed and be able to meet deadlines under pressure

· A high ethical standard and the ability to maintain confidentiality

· High energy and commitment to the revitalization of Downtown Dubuque

· Event planning experience is a plus

Send your resume to:

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