Preserving the past is a passion for Main Street of Menomonie, Inc,’s new Executive Director, Darrek Orwig. He will be replacing current director Brenna Long, who announced her resignation in June. Orwig will begin Monday, August 3, 2015.
Orwig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. He completed his undergraduate degree in history at Iowa State University and his master of arts in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While in graduate school, he focused much of his coursework on revitalizing and administrating historic commercial districts. His professional experience includes working as a museum director and historic preservation consultant. (more…)
Thursday, July 16th – Downtown Menomonie!
Shopping ~ Socializing ~ Snacking
Stop into all participating businesses for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes!
Link to the event on Facebook by clicking here!
View the Webpage and list of participating businesses by clicking here!
Written for the Dunn County News, June 2015
Opened last year, Stacked Eatery has generated quite the buzz. The ladies behind the unique restaurant seek to provide a different kind of late-night dining experience and do their part to help the downtown — and community — thrive.
Stacy Gregerson, originally from the Baldwin-Woodville area, and Tosha Larson, a Menomonie native, started the business together. Both had previous restaurant and management experience, so opening an eatery seemed the most appropriate decision.
The business has been a labor of love for the pair. (more…)
Click here to view and download the application for the Great Community Cookout on Thursday, June 10, 2015!
SummerDaze is coming to Downtown Menomonie May 16th and you do not want to miss the fun! Leading up to SummerDaze are two events: the Medallion Hunt and the Alleycat Bike Ride. Medallion Hunt clues begin TODAY- Monday, May 11th with the opportunity to win $1,000 CASH! The Alleycat Bike Ride will begin Thursday, May 14th — you could win a bike!!
This year’s theme is WILD WEST!! Bring the family to Main Street on Saturday, May 16 for activities throughout the day! Activities begin at 11 am with Chalkfest and the Arts & Crafts Fair, followed by Kayak Races on Lake Menomin at 12 pm. The Children’s Parade, Bean Bag Tournament, Wiener Dog Races, Children’s Activities and live music by the D Boys Band will follow in the afternoon and evening. You do not want to miss this fun!! Come join us DOWNTOWN MENOMONIE!!! Follow all detail on the SummerDaze Webpage here or SummerDaze Facebook page here.
Menomonie Police Department
Written for the Dunn County News, April 2015
When I accepted the position as executive director of Main Street of Menomonie last August, one of the first things former director Joanie Dulin asked was if I wanted to partake in the Citizens Police Academy through the Menomonie Police Department. She said it was a great experience and spoke highly of it, so I figured I would jump right in and try it out.
I found out that she was right. The hours spent at the Citizens Academy — which lasted for seven weeks last fall — quickly became one of my favorite parts of the week. I learned so much, everything from the set-up of the jail, the chaplain program, the SWAT team, the drug task force, and much more. An additional opportunity was brought up after the conclusion of the program — the opportunity to go on a ride along with a police officer. (more…)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16! Click here for more information!