Come out the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support all the great small businesses that make up the Hilltop Campus Village neighborhood.
Presentations show progress, provide vision for the future
The annual meeting of the Hilltop Campus Village Corporation will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 6pm in the Fellowes Room of the Vickie Anne Palmer Hall, located at 115 West 7 th Street on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic. All persons interested in its redevelopment, restoration and revitalization are welcome.
The meeting will feature two presentations of large scale redevelopments going forward in the southern part of the Hilltop Campus Village, the resurfacing work commencing this month on Brady Street, and the unveiling of plans of Palmer College of Chiropractic for the physical enhancement of its campus from 6 th Street to Palmer Drive, along Brady and Main Streets.
In addition the Hilltop Campus Village Board of Directors will recognize the businesses that have opened in the Hilltop area over the past 12 months, introduce a new staff person, and hold the election for a slate of board members to three-year terms.
Vice-President of the Board and Organization Work Group chair, Kelly Young of Bluffstone L.L.C. has helped organize the annual meeting. “A lot of great things have happened over the last year, and more will be continuing to happen.” she said. Board of Directors President Robert Lee added that “these changes are essentially giving new shape and vitality to the Hilltop Campus Village district initiative. In addition to recognizing those changes and the awards that we as an organization have received, we want to look forward to what the future holds, and how volunteers can help shape it.”
Light refreshments and snacks will be available. There is no charge for the event. A raffle and art work give-away will be held immediately following the meeting. RSVP requested to
May 6, 2016 contact: Scott Tunnicliff
Main Street Iowa Celebrates 30 years of Outstanding Achievements
Hilltop Campus Village recognized for Leadership
and Million Dollar Reinvestment Milestone
Main Street Iowa celebrated 30 years of downtown and commercial district revitalizations at their Annual Awards Ceremony in Des Moines last Friday. Approximately 450 people from the state’s 51 districts attended a celebration dinner and award presentations .
The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad and Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
This year, there were four award categories, and three subgroups in each, for rural, mid-sized and larger communities. The categories were Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Gamechanger and Innovation.
Dale Owen, CEO of Ascentra Credit Union, was honored with a Leadership Award for his role in establishing a multi-million branch location in the Hilltop Campus Village, its key sponsorship of the Hilltop Campus Village Fall Music Festival, and his developing an agreement with the HCV that allows them to manage and occupy their former branch at 122 East 15 th Street.
“I am honored to have been nominated by the HCV Board to receive this award. It means a great deal to me and to Ascentra to have its role in the Hilltop acknowledged state-wide for its commitment to community reinvestment”, said Mr. Owen. “We anticipate doing more significant things within this area in the near future.”
The Hilltop Campus Village District was also singled out for a special Reinvestment Milestone Achievement. 9 Iowa communities were honored for reaching new Million Dollar Benchmarks in 2015. Davenport’s Hilltop Campus Village exceeded $50 million this year, the largest milestone so honored.
“This is a really stunning achievement for our district.”, said Scott Tunnicliff,Director of the Hilltop Campus Village. “Main Street Iowa does a very thorough job of tracking private dollars invested in rehabilitation and acquisition. We help by monitoring activity in the area on a monthly basis, tracking sales and building permits, along with categories such as job creation, business attraction and progress of our four volunteer Work Groups .”
Robert Lee, Hilltop Campus Board President, also attended the ceremonies and received the award from Gov. Branstad and Ms. Durham. He said, “To me as a volunteer, this is gratifying, particularly when you look at all that is occurring. Nothing is counted until it is completed, and we have a lot more coming.” Mr. Lee, who has been President of the Board since 2012, added that “From a big picture perspective, one of the great values of this ceremony comes from seeing examples around the state of building rehabilitation and community revitalization. The innovation and energy of some communities, of all sizes, is incredible.”
Terry Buschkamp, Main Street Iowa’s Urban District consultant, said in the presentation that “Hilltop Campus Village has been on a roll since 2009, when they were designated as one of the first of our urban neighborhood districts. They were recognized for surpassing the $20 million benchmark in 2012, and the transformation of this historical district that serves as one of the main arteries in the city of Davenport continues.”
For more information about Main Street Iowa, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515 725 3051. For additional information on Hilltop Campus Village, contact Scott Tunnicliff, Director at 563 370 2098 or email@example.com
We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Hilltop Campus Village, and many of our amazing small businesses are joining the celebration with special events, promotions, discounts, and offers. Check out www.hilltopcampusvillage.org/cupid to stay up to date on all the newest additions to this fun February event!
Hilltop Campus Village Office Open House!
Thursday, January 28,
5pm to 7pm
122 East 15th Street
Join friends and neighbors and along with those who are curious about HCV plans and activities.
Snacks and savouries provided by local businesses. Soft drinks, coffee and water available.
Housewarming beverages and such are not necessary but would be most welcome.
This soiree is an informal social gathering to celebrate the first anniversary of the HCV’s being in their present offices. This is our third home, and we are very happy to be here. Our first office was in the Professional Arts Building, which was torn down to make way for the new Ascentra Credit Union, and the new Sanitary Suds. Our second location was in the Prester building at 6012 Brady which, with help from a Main Street Iowa Innovation grant, was converted into Studio Space for Start up businesses and not for profit corporations. This effort met with such success that a new business asked if they could have our space, so we moved again. We are deeply appreciative of the generosity of Ascentra Credit Union, which has allowed us to occupy and manage this facility. We have also been happy to welcome a recent co-occcupant, the Women’s Connection. They are a great organization that will bring much additional vitality to 122 East 15th. But that’s another story.