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Scot Bode

Scot Bode
Chair
Scot is the owner of PME Cake Supplies located at 35 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. Scot has assisted in the efforts along the Broadway corridor.

Kim Caponi

 
 
 

Kim Granholm

Kim Granholm
Vice Chair
Kim owns Aurora Fastprint located at 54 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. She took over the family business from her late father, Tom, who served as a former president of Aurora Downtown.

Roger Schnorr

Roger Schnorr
Treasurer
Roger is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Old Second National Bank in downtown Aurora.

Jason Sunderland

Jason Sunderland
Events Chair
Jason is a broker for Keller Williams Realty. Jason also works at SciTech Hands on Museum.

Gina Salamone

Gina Salamone
Streetscape Chair
Gina is a lawyer for Huck Bouma. Gina is a director at the firm and concentrates her practice on elder law, estate planning and special needs planning

Brian Failing

Brian Failing
BAR Chair
Brian is the executive director at Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

Cort Carlson

Cort Carlson
Marketing Chair
Cort is the executive director of Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Clara Diaz

Clara Diaz
 
Clara is the owner of Balderas Beauty Salon located at 25 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. She worked with other Broadway businesses to initiate the window painting along Route 25 for the holidays.
 

Emily Beaupre

Emily Beaupre
 
Emily is the owner of Zen Loft Wellness Center located at 6 W. Downer Pl. in downtown Aurora. Emily also owns Sunshine Massage and Body Work and is a massage therapist. She recently completed yoga training.

Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen
 
Karen is the city of Aurora's former director of downtown development. Karen also started A-Town Poetics, a poetry group that meets locally.
 

Tim Frederick

Tim Frederick
 
Tim is the co-owner of If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing and Gallery located at 32 S. Stolp Ave. in downtown Aurora.

Shannon Cameron

Shannon Cameron
 
Shannon is the director of education at the Paramount School of the Arts located at 20 S. Stolp in downtown Aurora.

Don Hughes

Don Hughes
 
Don is the city of Aurora's Downtown Development Coordinator. Don was hired in 2017 to help put the updated Downtown Master Plan into action.

Tony Hunsberger

Tony Hunsberger
 
Tony is the owner of Health Markets located 41 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora.

Kori Kasper

Kori Kasper
 
Kori is the owner of Branch Gardens, an outdoor garden center and garden boutique in downtown Aurora.
 

Miriam Meza

Miriam Meza
Aurora Public Library representative
 
 

Shannon Gutierrez

Shannon Gutierrez
 
Shannon owns Wyckwood House, a trendy home decor and goods shop in downtown Aurora.

Bart Grometer

Bart Grometer
 
 
 

Sam Velasquez

 
Sam is the owner of Windy City Production located at 42 W. Downer Pl. in downtown Aurora.

Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez
 
Jesus is the owner of La Quinta de los Reyes, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Aurora.

Marissa Amoni

Editor
Staff
Marissa is the Aurora Downtown Manager. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Downtown Auroran Magazine for eight years.
 

Rachel Troyer

Staff
Rachel is the events assistant for Aurora Downtown.
 
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