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Heart Ambassadors (First) Meeting

laptop meetingDo you love this community & want to get involved in helping it prosper? Join us for a lunch-hour brainstorming session as we decide what a Hart Ambassador group should look like!

October 16th | 12-1p
Zoom link will be available here soon

Virtual Happy Hour

laptop meetingRelationships are important to businesses so join us for a casual virtual happy hour where you can share ideas, promotions and announcements. Cheers!

October 12 | 5-6p
Zoom link will be available here soon.

Downtown Day in Hart!

downtown hartSaturday, September 26, 2020, has been proclaimed “Downtown Day” by Governor Whitmer. The Hart Economic & Redevelopment Team and the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) want to celebrate!

We know you LOVE Downtown Hart… so shop, dine (or carry out), and enjoy Hart this Saturday, September 26th! Downtown merchants will be giving away reusable HEART tote bags!

Understanding that now more than ever Michigan residents need to support downtowns and the businesses within by shopping, dining, attending an event, or volunteering, the MDA contacted the Governor’s office and requested that Saturday, September 26, 2020, be declared Downtown Day. The organization received the official Proclamation, signed by Governor Whitmer, earlier this month.

We can’t wait to celebrate “Downtown Day” with you, in our favorite Downtown... Hart!

Day of Caring

volunteersThe Hart Economic & Redevelopment Team is partnering with United Way of the Lakeshore - Oceana to show how much we care about our community by participating in their Annual Day of Caring program. The safety of our volunteers and our community is extremely important to us. Here is how we are responding:

• Teams of up to 10 volunteers only
• All projects will be outdoors
• Each volunteer will be asked health screening questions the day of the event
• Masks will be required

Please click link to sign-up for the project you'd like to help with or to donate supplies for this cause! https://forms.gle/VMWr2Kb9GGBbvkZK7

Fall Storefront Decorating Contest

pumpkin bannerHart Businesses are invited to participate in our fall storefront decorating contest. Judging will take place on October 9, 2020. First and second place winners will be announced that day. Join us in making Hart festive for the fall season!

Businesses opt-in here!

Now Accepting Applications for Property Improvement Grants

brickNew in 2020... eligible commercial or mixed-use property owners/leaseholders within the City of Hart Tax Increment Finance Authority District (TIFA), may apply for facade improvement grants for exterior improvements such as restoration, brickwork, windows, painting, pavement, landscaping, awnings, doors, etc. Grants awarded will be up to 50 percent of the owner/leaseholder’s investment, requiring a matching expenditure by the owner or tenant. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year.

Applications are available here, at Hart City Hall or at the HEART office at 49 S State St. Completed grant applications should be submitted to the Hart Economic Development Team (HEART) P.O. Box 449, Hart, MI 49420 or emailed to info@takemetohart.org.

Grant applications will be reviewed by the City of Hart TIFA Board at their regular monthly meeting and the Board will make all final grant-funding decisions. Program Guidelines | Application | Flyer | TIFA District Map

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HEART ECONOMIC & REDEVELOPMENT TEAM

49 South State Street
P.O. Box 449
Hart, Michigan 49420
Phone (231) 301-8449

nsteel@cityofhart.org

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