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December 10, 2022
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Keeping Downtown Vibrant

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Keeping Downtown Safe & Accessible

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Public Safety & Hospitality

Hospitality means something a bit different for Business Improvement Districts. In our case, it’s the goal of being hospitable through services offered by our Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), our homeless outreach services, and integrated security services throughout Downtown.

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DPOB's Clean Street Ambassadors and Park Stewards work seven days a week maintaining infrastructure and public parks, providing landscaping services, and assisting with snow response. Through our partnership with DPW they also, collect trash, clean alleyways, sweep streets, and remove graffiti from businesses and historic facades.

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Economic Development and Advocacy

We work with government agencies, developers, property managers, architects, neighborhood groups, and residents to bring the best urban design and planning practices to the Downtown core. At the end of the day, we all have the same goal of encouraging safety, sustainability, and equity to create a vibrant, welcoming urban center.

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Membership and Networking

There's always a lot happening in Downtown, and membership with Downtown Partnership provides the tools to help you stay connected to the latest trends, news, and events. Currently, More than 650 companies from around the region —ranging from Downtown’s largest businesses and institutions to small entrepreneurial firms—are members of DPOB.

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Marketing and Promotions

DPOB operates an extensive marketing program to create and sustain public interest in Downtown. In 2021 this plan is expanding as a result of a new, company-wide strategic plan.

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DPOB organizes dozens of free and paid events each year to activate Downtown neighborhoods and strengthen the community. You may know us for Downtown's Annual Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon, WTMD's First Thursday Concerts, or Dollar or Less Days...but DPOB is so much more than that.

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Upcoming Events

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Candy Lane Candy Lane: Artmageddon with The Black Genius Art Show

It's a live battle between artists where the best work is voted on by YOU! Hosted by The Black Genius Art Show.

December 10 @ 5:00 pm More Info
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Candy Lane Candy Lane: Family Fun Day

Join us for Family Fun Day on December 4 or 11 and enjoy seasonal activities for all ages including visits from Santa, craft-making, and live performances.

December 11 @ 2:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane RESCHEDULED – Candy Lane: Trivia Night

Assemble your team and head to Center Plaza for one or all three rounds of trivia (with a holiday twist). No reservations are required.

December 12 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Drag Bingo in Candy Lane with Brooklyn Heights
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Holidays are a DRAG BINGO

Grab your bingo buddy and join Baltimore’s most beloved Drag Queen — Brooklyn Heights — for an evening of prizes, entertainment, and of course happy hour specials.

December 13 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Paws Dog Event
Candy Lane Dog-Friendly Candy Lane: Paws, Claus & Claws

Enjoy pet photos with Santa, plus dog and human treats all evening long to benefit BARCS.

December 14 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Christmas Karaoke
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Christmas Karaoke

Celebrate the Sixth or Eleventh Day of Candy Lane and join us for Christmas Karaoke. Grab your friends, colleague, or crush and meet for a karaoke evening featuring your favorite holiday tunes.

December 15 @ 5:00 pm More Info

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