Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Realize Bradenton launches Downtown Matters blog

Realize Bradenton, the non-profit organization that attracts people to downtown through creative collaborations, has launched the nifty new blog Downtown Matters.

Executive Director Johnette Isham writes:

Its upbeat promotions and community events create “More Buzz, More People, More Prosperity” for downtown Bradenton.

The Downtown Matters blog is big, bold, and fun!  Easy to read and navigate, it contains lots of visuals, and ideas – ranging from local perspectives and history to other cities’ factoids and best practices. Guest bloggers include citizens, leaders, artists, historians, and high school and college students.

Downtown Matters explores how arts, culture, and history promote economic development and citizen dialog. Updates include Bradenton’s $6.2 Riverwalk and Art Connects postings from high school and college students who studied their city’s history and reflected on the future of the community using words, paintings, & computer graphics.  This three-year innovative project is funded by the Knight Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation.

To receive the Downtown Matters blog visit and click on "Email Subscription" in upper right.

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