DLA Crew Works Hard Through Summer Months to Keep Downtown Lincoln Beautiful


“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

This old mail courier motto has a resounding familiarity to the vigor and tenacity of the men and women who make up the Downtown Lincoln Association’s maintenance crew. Donning bright yellow safety vests and blue hats, the crew battles the deplorably abysmal Nebraska summers and the vilely fierce Nebraska winters so that they can deliver the downtown Lincoln community a cleaner, safer and more beautiful place to live, learn, work, invest and play.

“This is one of the best educated, hardest working group of individuals I’ve worked with over my long career as a horticultural manager,” DLA Maintenance Director George Pinkerton says.

“Through their award winning efforts, DLA has improved its maintenance efforts and its dedication to a greener and cleaner Downtown Lincoln.”

This summer, the crew has been busy with designing and installing new planting beds, weed control, watering and fertilizing plant material, assisting with downtown events, planting and maintaining woody plant material and removing cigarette debris.

Read the full story about the DLA Maintenance Crew by visiting downtownlincoln.org

Recent and ongoing developments spotlight the reoccurring vitality of downtown Lincoln:

Last month resulted in a large amount of building improvements and alterations, leading to an investment of $789,050 in downtown construction projects. This includes $225,000 worth of retail enhancements, $404,000 worth of residential enhancements, $30,400 worth of parking lot enhancements, and $129,650 worth of office improvements.

Downtown Lincoln Business News

Q&A with PowerBand Graphics LLC

DLA sat down with the founder and head designer of PowerBand Graphics LLC, John Holtgrew, to find out more about his graphic design house that recently moved to its new home downtown on the 6th floor of the Gold’s Building on 10th and O Streets.

Are you enjoying being downtown so far?
John: I’m loving being downtown a lot! There’s a lot of energy and things to do here.

For those who have never heard of PowerBand before, describe it in one sentence.
John: PowerBand Graphics provides creative branding and graphic design for businesses.

What kinds of services does PowerBand offer?
John: Services we offer include branding, logo & identity design, website design, email marketing and advertising design.

Why do you think it’s so important for small/local businesses to have an established brand identity?
John: It’s important because it’s so easy for consumers to find a competing company and go elsewhere. Everyone has the same methods to market themselves. By creatively finding out what really makes them unique and branding themselves with it, it can make a business much more appealing than just a larger ad.

Read the full Q&A with PowerBand Graphics by visiting http://downtownlincoln.org/connect/news/view/q-a-with-powerband-graphics-llc/

by Terry Uland, President
Downtown Lincoln Association

Founded in 1967, the Downtown Lincoln Association provides services and champions initiatives for maintaining and enhancing our vibrant downtown. Our vision is to create an energetic downtown environment where we live, learn, work, invest and play. DLA has evolved into a multi-faceted organization supporting a wide range of programs and activities including maintenance, economic development and advocacy. For a complete listing of downtown businesses, events and residences visit downtownlincoln.org. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/downtownlincoln.