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BUILD Institute Launching in Ferndale with Event for Entrepreneurs Dec. 6

November 30th 2017

BUILD Institute Launching in Ferndale with Event for Entrepreneurs Dec. 6 Ferndale, MI –  The City of Ferndale’s vibrant business environment is expanding to offer resources to business entrepreneurs in Ferndale. Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at the Rust Belt Market for the launch of Open City Ferndale, a panel discussion, resource fair and networking event for […]

Healthy Happy Ferndale Expo March 10

March 2nd 2017

Healthy Happy Ferndale Expo March 10 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Healthy Happy Ferndale is an expo presented by the Ferndale DDA , featuring Ferndale’s many diverse businesses dedicated to health, wellness and green economy! Learn more about healthy eating options, yoga, massage, fitness, organic products and more! The event will take place Friday, March […]

How the West was One: West 9 Mile Project Breaks Ground

May 3rd 2013

In order to keep business owners and the public informed about progress on the W. 9 Mile project, the DDA will be giving updates on their website,, and they’ve created a Facebook Page called “How the West was One.”

Ferndale and Pontiac Big Winners, Main St. Awards

March 9th 2013

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I’m exceedingly proud of the progress Pontiac has made in bringing its downtown to life and Ferndale continues to amaze with the energy and passion it brings to the program. I congratulate both cities as well as the other winners for the contributions they make to create desirable and viable downtowns.”

Fido Does Ferndale Thursday

October 15th 2012

The biggest dog party of the year is fast approaching! Rescues, services, merchandise, information, contests, first class entertainment, free storefront shopping spree and so much more! Bring your best friend downtown for a Furry Tail Evening on Thursday Oct 18th beginning at 5pm.

Chris Hughes Talks About ARTWN on Art Design Show

July 30th 2012

Ferndale Downtown Development Authority Communications Manager Chris Hughes did a half-hour long interview about the ARTWN project for the regional public television show Art Design, hosted by artist and curator John Sauvé.

Downtown Ferndale Al Fresco – Waiting for Good Weather

April 20th 2011

Approximately 25 different locations will be open (or getting ready to) for customers who want to enjoy a beverage, a bite to eat and a conversation while taking in the best of Michigan’s ever-changing weather.

New Signs are on the Way

September 30th 2010

…The Way finding project includes designs for many levels of signage throughout the city, but mainly in the Downtown area…(read more)

New Look For City Signs Voted On

January 1st 2010

The signs will incorporate the Downtown Ferndale logo which is a D and an F in circles, or the shortened dtwn Ferndale with an arrow after the D. They will also tie in the funky Downtown Ferndale colors of green, blue and purple. “This will make Downtown Ferndale more recognizable to everyone across generations,” says DDA Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius. She said that the program will also include an online tour of Ferndale that people can view online, or print out and do in person.