Since May, 2018 Downtown Design, LLC has quietly created a second home next to Backroads Floral in the heart of the small town of Clark, SD where I grew up and also where our new amazing and talented administrative executive, Nichole DeLauriers lives with her husband and children. Not only does this allow for me to work during extended visits back to my hometown and allows for our admin to have a basecamp for working and to host meetings, but also I am hoping to bring affordable, technical and professional marketing options to the local businesses in the area. I’m not sure how well it will go over, but if we can help the businesses here to grow, I would love to continue to pop-up in more rural areas in the midwest.
The particular building surely feels like a home, as it once was … but has been used as an office for the Clark Abstract & Title Company location for the last couple decades. Reidburns, owner of Backroads Floral has purchased the building upon moving on the block, as it is nestled between their beautiful store and their newly built quaint little greenhouse. We have been working on giving it a facelift, painting the walls and we plan on getting new flooring in a couple months. It’s really worked out to be the perfect location that we were looking for, making it a great local place to come to work everyday.
This last weekend was Clark’s famous ‘Potato Days’ event and we were fortunate enough to be included in an event that allowed many to walk through the door so they could take a look at our office and I could explain who we are and what we do, ask them to follow-us on Facebook and give us any referrals for business owners in the area. The event had a great outcome, I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout!
I’m just so glad I have spent as much as the summer as I can here in Clark, but this fall I will be going back to stay in the cities with my husband, coming here for smaller periods of time including weekends. Thankfully technology allows Nichole and I to work just as effectively using chat and video throughout the day.
Now that the Clark, SD office is up and running, it’s time to go back and finish getting my new Anoka, MN office up to speed. The Anoka office is our main office so I have big plans for that location that include collaborating with other creative professionals, hosting training events for local business owners, growing our personal team and finally changing our huge sign from “Sign Station” to “Downtown Design” – the future is exciting!
– Christy Huisenga, Owner
Downtown Design, LLC