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April 27: Manitou Made ShipStation eCommerce Efficiency Demo

Join us for an in-depth demonstration of Ship Station, an order management and ecommerce efficiency tool free to Manitou Made merchants and affordably priced for ecommerce use on other platforms. With ShipStation, sellers can manage orders on Shopify, Etsy, eBay, Squarespace, and more from one central place. We’ll also talk about shipping best practices and make some time to share success stories. Hope you can join us!

Third Friendliest City in America

Friendliest Cities in America

We’re in the Top Three!
Manitou Springs made headlines as announced its list of the 2021 Friendliest Cities in America. We’re flattered, of course, and proud to see our community recognized for being its creative, collaborative, and authentic self.

City Zoning and Code Updates

Manitou Springs Code Updates

The City of Manitou Springs has begun the process of updating zoning and subdivision codes and your input is crucial to this process. Codes also help reduce health and environmental risks, so these updates affect public health and safety as well as the look and feel of the community.

Emergency food distribution

Emergency Food Distribution

During difficult times, getting help with groceries isn’t about a hand out — it’s a hand up.

There will be an emergency food distribution, hosted by Care and Share, at the Pool and Fitness Center (202 Manitou Avenue). This distribution will take place on Tuesday, March 2, at 12:30PM-1:30PM.

Future food distributions will be held on Tuesday, April 6th and Tuesday, May 4th.

Takeout Tables downtown

Takeout Tables Support Restaurants & Cafes Downtown

Capitalizing on public spaces to keep the local economy strong, the Creative District is partnering with the City of Manitou Springs and the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce to create additional outdoor seating for people supporting local restaurants and cafes. With three borrowed tables from the Manitou Art Center already placed in Shoshone Park, we’re looking to expand the program with additional

Colorado Art Relief Grants

Support for Artists and Venues

The Colorado Arts Relief Fund provides $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications:

Colorado Arts Relief—Business and Organization
Colorado Arts Relief—Individuals