Posts filed under: "IDO News"

We present to you, The Irvies

The Irvies (a nod to The Dundies from the much-beloved show The Office) is a community award ceremony where businesses, neighbors, and our very own larger-than-life personalities are nominated and selected for awards demonstrating their unique talents, notoriety, and contributions to the greater good of Irvington. This fundraiser for the Irvington Development Organization (IDO) will […]

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IDO Looks Back on Its 15th Year

Irvington Development Organization’s 15th Annual Membership Meeting was held September 9, 2017 at Irving Circle Park in conjunction with the Circle’s Summer Concert Series. Members enjoyed a light meal s provided by Kroger’s deli, and heard about IDO’s  accomplishments this year and the many business comings and goings in the past year. D. Gaither, Tim […]

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IDO Founding Mother and Children’s Rights Champion

By Heidi Unger Irvington resident and attorney JauNae Hanger remembers Irvington of 2002 as a neighborhood with enormous potential but a struggling business corridor. “We saw mom-and-pop businesses open and close their doors. You couldn’t keep a business open on this street,” she said, reflecting on shared disappointment in business failures on Washington Street, which […]

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Beautify the Streetscape and Pennsy Trail

It’s been a tough few weeks for Irvington’s front door, so now’s the time to show it a little love. We need an army of volunteers to fan out across Washington Street and Ritter Avenue, and there’s a simultaneous cleanup along the Pennsy Trail. Everyone is welcome to help us put a little shine on […]

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A Big Thank You to Starbucks

The streetscape has taken a beating lately. Yet another hit-and-run driver collided with the much-used trash container at the Audubon Road and Washington Street intersection. But this one had to hurt; the collision tore the steel door off. Given its high visibility at that busy corner and how much it is used, Starbucks is donating the […]

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IDO Invites Members to 2017 Annual Meeting

Current and aspiring IDO members, please join us to celebrate IDO’s 15th anniversary, at our annual meeting at Irving Circle Park. Save the date for 6-9 p.m., Saturday, September 9. Purchase tickets by Thursday, August 31. Evening in the park: Ticket holders can enjoy table seating and a light dinner. We’ll conduct some IDO business […]

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Claim a Tax Credit with Your Gift to IDO

IDO has great way for you to help the Irvington Streetscape stay bright, clean, and green while also saving some “green” on your state taxes. For the second year now, the state of Indiana is offering Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to businesses and individuals who donate to the Washington Streetscape Maintenance Fund. When […]

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Is It an Owl or Phoenix?

More than a year ago, the artwork on the traffic box at the corner of Emerson Avenue and Washington Street had succumbed to vandalism and a hit-and-run collision. Here’s hoping the third time’s the charm. IDO issued a call to artists to re-re-paint the box this spring, and Irvingtonian Andrea Light won the contest with […]

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IDO Seeks Proposals for Streetscape Landscaping Maintenance

We’re in search of a professional landscaping crew that can maintain the Irvington Streetscape between Emerson and Arlington Avenues. Proposals are due June 5, 2017, and work will commence July 1, 2017. If you’re interested in bidding on the job, please read and respond to this PDF: IDO Washington Street Landscaping RFP 2017.

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IDO Survey Yields Great Feedback

We received a lot of helpful feedback in response to the survey about our newsletter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete it. We’ve compiled a spreadsheet containing all responses and we’re working to incorporate these ideas in future editions of the newsletter. Here are some of the survey results. Which of […]

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