Shop Small season is right around the corner!After 20 months of the pandemic, shopping small means more in 2021 than it ever has before. The DSC’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) focuses on initiatives that highlight our downtown and contribute to the financial vibrancy of Main Street small businesses. These initiatives include marketing campaigns and shopping programs. One of the EDC’s last achievements was to coordinate the launch of the Sykesville GetSyked gift card.
The GetSyked gift card is valid in 28 downtown shops and restaurants and can be purchased right here!This program allows every dollar spent on the gift card (besides the processing fee) to be reinvested in the shops of downtown Sykesville. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), if every family shifted just $10 a month to locally- owned, independent businesses instead of national chains, more than $9.3 billion would be directly returned to local economies. This means better schools, better roads, and overall better life for the whole community.
The DSC is proud that it was one of the first five Main Street programs in Maryland to provide this service to local businesses.Check out the list of participants and their offers.Show your support to your Main Street by sharing with friends and family and consider suggesting that your company purchase these as employee appreciation or holiday gifts.So far, over 500 gift cards were purchased generating close to $11,000 worth of purchases on Main Street. With your help, we hope to boost this program for the Holiday season and generate a volume of sales to sustain our small businesses.The GetSyked gift card is really the Coolest and Best gift for Sykesville lovers! The card can be redeemed all at one location or spread amongst several favorite boutiques and restaurants on Main Street.
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On behalf of the Downtown Sykesville Connection, I would like to invite you to support this year’s Sykesville Happy-Thon fundraiser. Since 2015, this program has raised funds to ensure that every child in our … Continue reading 2021 Happy-Thon
Whether you enjoy the thrill of events' planning and operations or wish to help with fundraising for community programs, whether you prefer brainstorming or are interested in turning Sykesville into a "green town", we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
The Downtown Sykesville Connection, Inc is seeking a dynamic, organized, and customer service-oriented event professional to join our team. The Event Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director of the Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC). They are responsible for the execution of events and programs of the Downtown Sykesville Connection. The DSC Event Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the coordination of the multitude of events the Downtown Sykesville Connection hosts every year, including two major fundraisers.
Coordinate events in conjunction with the DSC Executive Director, DSC Board President, and Promotion Committee Chairs. This individual serves as the main point of contact for vendors and contractors, and onsite event management to ensure a smooth event from start to finish.