Welcome to the Business Improvement District!

What is the Business Improvement District? 

The Business Improvement District (BID) is Spooner’s Historic Downtown, which is home to a group of civic-minded business owners who strive to improve the beautification and promotional efforts of Downtown Spooner.

Where is the BID District?

Map showing the Business Improvement District (BID)

The BID was originally 2 blocks of Walnut St. and 1 block north and south on River St.  As of September 2008, the Spooner City Council voted to expand significantly the BID district to include several blocks of commercial property both north and south of Walnut Street, as well as along Front St..

How do I become a BID member?

Any business in the boundaries of the BID map is automatically in the BID. These members are self-taxed higher than other businesses in the area to contribute to the BID budget. The BID funds are managed by a group of board members appointed by the Mayor of Spooner.

What does being a BID member mean?

Your contribution to the BID district will help fund the website, vintage-era street lamps, decorative banners, holiday decorations, flowers baskets, sidewalk planters, as well as advertising and other promotion of downtown Spooner. Being a BID member means that you help improve both you and your neighbor’s streets.

How can I get involved?

The BID board meets every third Wednesday of the month at a predetermined location. At these meetings, the board discusses budget, projects, and improvements to be made within the BID district. All BID businesses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Current BID Board Members:

Mary Benson, Spooner Mercantile
Kris Busch, RC Gifts
Richard Danielson, Big Dick’s Buckhorn Inn
Carol Dunn, Northwind Book & Fiber
Vicki Shaffer, Edward Jones
Don Strunk, Shell Lake State Bank
Jim Tourville, Antiques on Walnut

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