Downtown Blackstone Inc. (DBi) is a nonprofit organization established in 2007 to revitalize the Town of Blackstone's historic business district. DBi is an accredited Virginia Main Street Program. DBi is committed to strengthening the existing businesses in Historic Downtown Blackstone; we are also focused on recruiting and attracting businesses that omplement the existing businesses. Our goal at DBi is to work closely with local government and involve local stakeholders (business and property owners) to establish a clear vision of where the town is going and define what it is becoming.
We provide comprehensive leadership, technical assistance, and resources to Blackstone stakeholders. Our organization attends ongoing in-depth training to acquire insight and knowledge in all areas that are relevant to our mission. The Main Street program directly benefits local stakeholders in a variety of ways. As businesses are successful and grow, downtown thrives and the community-at-large in turn benefits with more goods and services available to them, job creation, as well as with enhanced opportunities for community programming that a healthy downtown area naturally promotes, such as concerts and festivals and a better quality of life. Click here for a look at the work that was done to get us where we are today. You might be wondering what our efforts have yielded beyond a facelift of the building stock so let's cut to the chase and have a look at some bottom line numbers shall we? Here is what we have accomplished so far.
HOMETOWN JAMS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!
DBi is in season three of "Hometown Jams: Small Town, Big Sounds, and we will soon be planning for the 2014 season ! (Click the Events link to the left for more details)
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Sale of Christmas Ornaments Support DBi
$20 each (Checks payable to Downtown Blackstone Inc.) Click image for information
2012 Bevells Trains Ornament
2013 Anniversary Ornament
2014 Schwartz Tavern Ornament