About Us

Our Purpose

To be a leading action-oriented community organization; to help small business to continue to grow and prosper, to develop and implement community development projects, and to be a resource that benefits both small and large businesses and community members.The Central Business District, comprised of Old Richmond, Main Street, the Historic Depot District, Warehouse (Cardinal Greenway), is an authentic urban commercial destination with a focus on culture, entertainment, urban living, cutting edge technology, entrepreneurship and unique one-of-a-kind shopping.

Our Vision

Richmond’s Central Business District, or Center City, is the symbol of community-wide pride, and an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to flourish through its holistic environment of retail, entertainment, business, government, housing, technology and industry. Historic buildings are being renewed and re-purposed along with new structures being built for a bright future. Community, public and private partnering allows a variety of citizens to gain involvement and ownership in Downtown, Historic Starr and Old Richmond Neighborhoods, Depot and Riverfront areas with equal opportunities for the diversity of the population.

Board Members


Ali Rivera – Shanie and Sallie Clothing

Vice President

Phil Quinn – Brewer Broadcasting


Ben Brock – West End Bank

Isaac Behrens – ATSV Service Engineer Expert at Allstate Insurance Co

Kyle Clark – Wayne Bank, Senior VP of Lending, Commercial Lending Officer

Mary Jo Clark – Contemporary Consulting

Barb Cummins – Dance with Me Bridal & Occassion Wear, Downtown Resident

Beth Fields – City of Richmond, Metropolitan Development

Nancy Green – Ivy Tech Asst. Marketing Director

Sharon Harlin – Reid Health


Philip D’Amico – Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO 

Lynn Johnstone – Starr-Gennett Foundation, rtd.

Michelle Malott – Academic Vice Chancellor, IU East 

Roger Richert – Richmond Furniture Gallery, Owner

Jim Tackett – AT&T Indiana, V.P. External Affairs

Rob Tidrow – Richmond Community Schools, COO

Robin Weinert – First Bank Richmond, Senior V.P. Operations