December 31st, 2022 to January 8th, 2023, 2023 Happy New Year Giveaway – On Havana Street: Thank you to you all for supporting On Havana Street and our special district stakeholders. We wanted to kick off the New Year in 2023 with a special giveaway. The Best of the On Havana Street and highlight some of the destination shopping and restaurants in our District. IG Post to Enter Here. We are a destination food neighborhood and More Details Here: https://onhavanastreet.com/events/2023-happy-new-year-giveaway/
Connected businesses for interviews, podcasts, and business features with local publications: 5280, Westword, Dining Out Magazine, 9NEWS, Aurora TV, Visit Aurora, Made in Aurora, World Trade Center, African Chamber of Commerce, OEDIT – MBO, Buckley Space Force and more.
Q2 2023 Crime Round Table Event – BAB members, Mayor Coffman and APD leadership
Sweet treat giveaway: $20 to Snowl Café and $20 to Milkroll from April 11th through Sunday, April 16th at noon, IG Post Here
Birchtree Shopping Center Giveaway – Havana and Jewell from Monday, April 17th through Sunday, April 23rd. This will be $20 to Snowl, $25 to Angry Chicken, and $25 to Katsu Ramen
Connected businesses for interviews, podcasts, and business features with local publications: Aurora Sentinel Features, 5280, Denver Westword, Asian Avenue Magazine, Dining Out Magazine, Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle, 9NEWS, Aurora TV, Visit Aurora, Made in Aurora, World Trade Center, African Chamber of Commerce, OEDIT – MBO, Buckley Space Force and more.
May 3, 2023 Event – ASCI – Features OHS Businesses & Community Partnerships at The People’s Building on Colfax
May 23, 2023 Event at the Denver Art Museum with Konnect Pop and Shin Myung Gwan
May 31, 2023 – Pickens Tech – Tool Workforce Program – Tool Chest Presentation at 11:30am at Pickens Tech for 6 graduates
Safety Events hosted at the summer HSGM with APD and other community partners + District distributed wheel locks and catalytic converter stickers at the markets with Target. Chance and APD ordered 300-wheel locks and distributed them at the HSGM night markets in June, July, and August.
Havana Street Global Markets at Havana Exchange Shopping Center, Leezakaya & Sam’s No 3 promotions and advertising all summer from May to August 2023
Havana Street Global DAY Market – June 3, 2023, 10-2pm, Havana Exchange Shopping Center
Havana Street Global NIGHT Market – June 17, 2023, 5-9pm, LeeZakaya – New Japanese & Sushi Restaurant
Havana Street Global DAY Market – July 1, 2023, 10-2pm, Havana Exchange Shopping Center
Havana Street Global NIGHT Market – July 15, 2023, 5-9pm, Sam’s No 3
Havana Street Global NIGHT Market – August 12, 2023, 5-9pm, Sam’s No 3
Havana Street Global DAY Market – August 26, 2023, 10-2pm, Havana Exchange Shopping Center
Havana Street Global DAY Market – August 26, 2023, 10-2pm, Havana Exchange Shopping Center, hosted small business surveys and each participant received a $25 gift card for their time.
HSGM Promotions: Estrella Media $5000 OHS promotions July through August 2023 – YouTube campaign from May-August promoting the weekly events:
Non-Skippable 15-Second Commercials
Geo-targeted to the Denver metro area
$25 cost per thousand
Total net investment of $5k
Added Value: 1x per week 60-Second social media post on the EstrellaTV Denver Facebook and Instagram pages from May-August, Value of $750
Social Media Influencers set up for all 6 HSGM promotions.
Worked with OCN Eats/CBS4 Colorado for 5 OHS features for new show at 4:20p on Fridays
APD Second Employment Requests set up for the 3-night markets and 2-drive in movies for 2023
The project is currently under construction with the following progress and anticipated timeframes.
Pacific North, LLC., the developer, is under construction on the mixed building on Havana Street which includes 18,000 square feet of retail, and 32 multi-family, condominium units, anticipated to be completed July 2023.
A second, 76-unit condominium building is currently under construction, with completion anticipated in early 2024.
Construction has begun on the first 86-unit, town home building with completion anticipated by the end of the year.
The project has completed Harrison St, the North-South Road through the development, which is a benchmark in the redevelopment agreement with Aurora Urban Renewal Agency.
Summer 9NEWS Campaign – Havana Motor Mile campaign reached over 3 million people to promote the car buying experience on the Motor Mile. We used KUSA-TV to reach the masses across the Denver Market Area (DMA) while using PreRoll to reach the zip codes around the Motor Mile to build targeted awareness AND build stronger frequency for those area homes. It’s a perfect combination.
8/30/2023 hosted OCN EATS with Larry Herz at 5 NEW restaurants in the District for $2500 + a CBS feature of OHS, all content will be shared with the stakeholders at no cost. We filmed at Paris Baguette, Nile Ethiopian, Tofu Story, Yong Gung and Mariscos Los Tres Rios.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6-8:30p, FREE, 2023 Business Advisory Board – Aurora Business Recognition Awards Ceremony, The HBID was awarded two awards. Learn More Here: https://onhavanastreet.com/aurora-businesses-honored-at-recognition-ceremony/Energy Leader Award: This annual award—developed as an outcome of the city’s Energy Action Plan created and implemented as part of Aurora’s participation as an Xcel Energy Partners in Energy community—is designed to recognize businesses that demonstrate leadership and dedication to energy conservation and innovation. The inaugural recipient is the Havana Business Improvement District Board and the district’s executive director, Chance Horiuchi, for actively participating in the implementation of the city’s Energy Action Plan, highlighting the unique energy needs and interests of the district’s member businesses and supporting energy action through customized delivery of energy information. Among other things, they connected businesses to key resources like rebates through their communications channels and built successful relationships between Xcel Energy and the district’s businesses for low- to no-cost energy assessments and on-site improvements.Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center’s Chuck Hahn Small Business Advocate of the Year Award: As executive director for the Havana Business Improvement District, Chance Horiuchi works tirelessly to support 2,100 businesses in a global district that offers arts, shopping, dining, living and more.