December news from the Troy BID

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Downtown Happenings
In this issue
Business Development
Member Events
Getting Involved
Thank you to our Sponsors 


Happy Holidays!

What a start to this season! 

We continued the second phase of our "Shop. Dine. Explore. Downtown Troy" campaign and jump started the holiday season with a bang (both literally and in the press). 

Our 4th Annual Dinner and Sammy Awards this past week was also a booming success, and we are just starting to get our thank-yous together--there are so many amazing supporters of Troy. 

The kissing balls are up, the wreaths are out--let's all get together this Sunday (Dec. 6) and celebrate our Troy Victorian Stroll in full force. 'Tis the season!

Thank you for supporting downtown Troy!


The Downtown Troy BID staff
special events 
Keep up with full listings for all of our events with the EventStroll mobile app                  
Saturdays, in the Atrium 
We are thrilled to accompany the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market in the Atrium when they move inside, the first weekend of November. The Atrium on 3rd Street will be our home for the next several months so please come find us and see what all of our wonderful makers have to offer. To apply to vend at the Troy Maker's Market click here

4th Annual Dinner and Sammy Awards
Wednesday, December 2nd, 5:30-8:30
Franklin Plaza
Fourth & Grand Streets
4th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards Conclusion
4th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards Conclusion
Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 4th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards on Wednesday. It was a wonderful night for us and we hope that you all had a great time. Thank you for your unwavering support throughout the whole year, we couldn't do what we do without the backing of all of you. Happy Holidays!

Call for Interns!
Are you a college student interested in Graphic Design?  The BID might be the perfect place for you.  Gain valuable experience while celebrating Downtown.  If you are interested, please check out the positions here and send your cover letter and resume to events@troybid.org 


Call for Web Designers! 
We are looking to do a full revision to our website,  see our RFP here .
Please email us at events@troybid.org if you are interested in this project, we would love to hear your ideas!!

business development
The Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome the
following new businesses to 
our District:   

Northwestern Mutual Grand Opening
2 Third Street 
We are so excited to welcome the Northwestern Mutual team to The Downtown Troy BID. On November 24, Northwestern officially opened the doors to their offices in the Frear Building.  Northwestern brings a team of 26 employees to downtown, with the plans of recruiting 12 new employees in 2016. We are so excited to welcome all of the staff to downtown and we think they will be a great addition to downtown Troy. 

The Holiday Shopping Season in Downtown Troy 
We had another amazing kickoff to our holiday season last month. It all started on Tuesday the 24th, with the help of many downtown business owners, and volunteers we screen printed 288 EnjoyTroy bags that were then handed out on #smallbusinesssaturday to shoppers. The bags were filled with participating retailer's specials, and a flyer for #givingtuesday. Next on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we set off a cannon in Monument Square to symbolize the start holiday shopping season. On Thanksgiving our billboards (seen below) went up on I-787 for all travelers to see! We continue to encourage consumers to Shop.Dine.Explore. Downtown Troy, and we hope you do too!


member events
Ugly Sweater Party
Saturday, December 19th
Dress to impress at Browns in your most hideous holiday sweater during the Ugly Sweater Party at Brown's Troy Taproom from 9 pm to 12 am. In addition to food and drink specials, DJ Cherch will keep the party lively. Wearer of the ugliest sweater wins a $75 Brown's gift card and Brown's swag! For more information visit their website here.

Game Night At The Ruck: featuring Jenga Tournament
104 3rd Street
December 1st - 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Game night is back at The Ruck! Head on over for this once a month event! They will be holding tournaments of your favorite games with prizes for the winners, this month will be Jenga. While you wait to play your round, or simply Jenga isn't your style, feel free to bring whatever board games you'd like, some will also be provided. It is free to play, and open to the public, so grab your friends and join in on a great night! For more information click here!

377 River Street 
Friday, December 4th 
9:00pm -Big Sky Country
Saturday, December 5th, 9:30pm - Given the Fly (Pearl Jam Tribute)
Saturday, December 12th, 9:30pm - Formula 5
Friday, December 18th, 9:00pm - Soul Sky With Joe Mele
Saturday, December 29th, 9:30pm - Stellar Young
Saturday, December 26st, 9:30pm - Bump
Monday, December 28th, 8:00pm - Isreal Hagan

The Wizard of Oz
Sage College
65 1st Street 
The Theatre Institute at Sage announces their production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Sean Patrick Fagan, with music direction by Alex Sovronsky. It is based on L. Frank Baum's novel and the 1939 film. This musical adaption of The Wizard of Oz was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 1987 with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. The score is full of tunes from the timeless film such as "We're Off To See the Wizard," If I Only Had A Brain," "The Merry Old Land of Oz," and - of course - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." Click Here for tickets and show dates!

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street

Thursday, December 10th - 8:00pm - Punch Brothers
Regularly at the top of Billboard's Bluegrass chart, Punch Brothers is one of the Hall's must-see concerts! They are touring to support their latest album, the T Bone Burnett-produced The Phosphorescent Blues, which addresses with straight-up poignancy and subversive humor the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. Opening for them is special guest, composer/singer songwriter Gabriel Kahane.
Sunday, December 13th - 3:00pm - The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchstra
is the most sought after big band in the world today.  Bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel on a flight from London to Paris on December 15, 1944, at the height of his popularity.  Yet, over fifty-five years since the public first embraced the successful Glenn Miller Sound, both the legend and the music live on. With its unique, jazzy sound, it is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.
Wednesday, December 16th - 8:00pm - Squeeze Acoustic
For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze's Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with 'The At Odds Couple' tour that will see them present their songs and story in a unique way.  This follows on from the hugely successful UK tour of the same show at the end of last year.

Judge Development Holiday Specials
255 River Street 
Judge Development is having a leasing special for the holidays, 1/2 off first month's rent!**Penthouse available*
To schedule an appointment call 518-274-3325 

Holiday Specials at Body Mind Spirit
270 River Street
Now through December 31st
Flax Eye Pillow - $8 (reg $12)
Herbal Heat Pack - $16 (reg $20)
Herbal Gift Set - $45 (reg $50)
Aroma-Sprays - $8 (reg $10)
Reiki Cards - $9 (reg $12)
Herbal Neck Wrap - $25 (reg $30)

member news
River Street 
So far this year alone, six new business have made their homes on River Street. Troy Grooming Co, Crooked Canvas, Sentinel Butchery, Two Ring Circus, Lux Comfort and Health, and Karma Hair Salon have all opened their doors on River Street this year. We are ecstatic that so many entrepreneurs from all over are choosing Troy as their home. For so many of these business owners, owning a place of their own has been a dream for so long, and we are so thankful that they have chosen Troy to make that dream come true. We hope that the growth on River Street so far this year continues for many years to come. 

Looking to get BID support of your event?
With the growing interest in our downtown, more and more of our members are starting their own events, and we couldn't be happier! If you are a BID member (property owner, business owner, resident, etc.) and you're looking to hold an event in our district, fill outTHIS FORM. The application gives us an idea of what you would like to do, and lets you tell us your expectations of support. We're excited to work with you!
getting involved
The BID is always looking for volunteer committee members in the following areas:

New times and dates are coming check here for the updates!

Please contact the BID office at (518) 279-7997 or email info@troybid.org if you would like to join! There are no requirements - anyone is welcome. Committees meet once per month; they are a great way to help the community and meet new people who all love Troy.   


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