Businesses and organizations are looking at Downtown Pontiac as they grow and scale because of the opportunities the business district holds. Last year Downtown Pontiac welcomed fifteen new businesses just prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise launch. The ribbon cutting included a mix of retail and service based businesses, with some being new startups while others were existing businesses moving into new spaces.
Currently, Downtown Pontiac is home to 33 retail businesses with regular business hours and products on shelves to purchase. Additionally, many organizations and service based businesses choose Downtown to headquarter their operations.
Main Street Pontiac has:
33 Retail shops in Main Street Pontiac
15 new businesses were welcomed last Dream Cruise weekend
6 bars/restaurants, and
1 new non-profit joining the community on March 15
Welcome Career Dress
This quarter the Pontiac Downtown Business Association welcomes a new neighbor to the community. Career Dress has been in operation since 2002 and has grown out of their last home to find more space as well as main street frontage at 55 West Huron Street. Career Dress looks like a retail shop for women’s work clothing, however, it functions as a non-profit service helping thirty women each month be outfitted for careers. Career Dress’ mission includes promoting the economic independence of low/moderate income women in Southeast Michigan by providing professional attire for women seeking active employment. With partnerships with 40 different agencies, referrals for new clients come in across Southeast Michigan.
Career Dress steps in when women feel they have no clothing to wear to a job or job interview. They dress low/moderate income women actively seeking employment with donated clothing and accessories. If you'd like to support them as many merchants and corporations in the Tri-county community have done generously in the past to outfit their boutique please call (248) 481-8276. For assistance through one of their intake partners while you look for job assistance email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOINS US ON MARCH 15 @ 11:00AM
Join the Pontiac Downtown Business Association in welcoming the communities newest neighbor - Career Dress, on Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 am held in their new home base of operations located at 55 West Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342.
Downtown Pontiac is managed through the volunteer efforts of the Pontiac Downtown Business Association to help maintain the historical downtown with interests of its' businesses, residents, and neighbors.
The Pontiac Downtown Business Association is now known as Main Street Pontiac - Pontiac's Front Porch.