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Downtown Springfield Inc. is the downtown business association (501c6) and nationally accredited Main Street organization dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant neighborhood through collaboration, creativity, and leadership. Because a better Downtown means a stronger Springfield and Sangamon County.

GET INVOLVED

DSI has a robust volunteer corps working for downtown revitalization in these areas. Let us know you are interested in volunteering.

Supporting Our Small Shops: Providing a network for merchants to share best practices and collectively identify and reduce or eliminate barriers to retail success, and hosting merchant-focused events such as Sidewalk Sales and Holiday Walks;
Filling the Vacancies: Working with the City to speed upper-story rehab & use of empty commercial spaces; attracting new investors and projects; and serving as an active liaison between property owners, developers & current and potential tenants;
Wayfinding, Placemaking & Beautification: Creating and highlighting places where people want to gather in our beautiful downtown and adding the “wow” and the “weird,” including managing the ARTificiation murals and the Old Capitol Farmers Market;
Consumer Transportation: Increasing visitors’ ability to navigate downtown by slowing down traffic, eliminating parking confusion and adding great reasons to stop and linger;
Marketing the District: Spreading the good news about what is happening in our neighborhood to locals and tourists, through social media, our website, and media partners; and Planning the District: Developing and implementing plans to grow downtown as a walkable, residential neighborhood with an arts & culture focus.
Planning the District: Developing and implementing plans to grow downtown as a walkable, residential neighborhood with an arts & culture focus.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED

DSI is not a government entity but a 501(c)6 non-profit association of downtown and area businesses who understand the benefits of a thriving downtown. Approximately 65% of our annual funding comes from businesses; 18% from individual supporters via fundraisers; and 17% from the City of Springfield. Some of our popular, ticketed fundraising events are the Friends of the Market Street Dinner, Art Alley, and our Annual Dinner celebration in January.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President
Brian Wojcicki
Illinois Capitol Group
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Vice President
Graham Prellwitz
Memorial Health System
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Secretary
Kendra Boesdorfer
Custom Cup Coffee

Treasurer
Melissa Hamilton
Your Corner Office
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Past President
Kevin Kuhn
Kuhn & Trello Consulting
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DIRECTORS

Matt Price
HSHS
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Kadejia-Berkley

Kadejia Berkley
Jerk Shop Go
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Anthony Schuering
Brown Hay + Stephens LLP
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Destiny Nance Evans
Security Bank
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Heather Wietzel
Horace Mann
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Mike Johnson
US Bank
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Josh Flanders
Buzz Bomb Brewing Co
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Linda Renehan
Springfield Vintage

Sheri Koch
Murphy’s Loft & Star Graphics
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Jay Shanle
Conn’s Hospitality Group

Blake Pryor
CBCDR
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Erin Svendsen
Springfield Art Association
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Katherine Dinges Cadagin
Development Service Group
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Andrew Denton
Floyd’s Thirst Parlor
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Brenda Stroh
Bank of Springfield
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STAFF

Lisa Clemmons Stott
Executive Director
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Kayla Graven
Assistant Director/Market Manager
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Ben Paoletti
Program Coordinator
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CONTACT US

3 W Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 15
Springfield, IL 62701
P: (217) 544-1723

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