Clean Team Ambassadors now underway in Downtown Winston-Salem

  • 9/23/2014
  • by Kyle

Clean Team Ambassadors now underway in Downtown Winston-Salem

Downtown workers, visitors, and residents will notice a cleaner, safer, and friendlier downtown with the beginning of a new Clean Team Ambassador Service that has just begun.  The continued growth and visitor traffic in downtown Winston-Salem fueled the creation of the Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District (DWSBID) by the Mayor and City Council.  The primary goals behind the creation of the DWSBID were to promote a cleaner and safer downtown environment, develop stronger marketing and promotional items, assist and promote accelerated development, and enhance the downtown physical appearance.  The City of Winston-Salem has contracted with the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) to provide the programs and services that will meet these goals.  "We are happy to have the Clean Team Ambassador program underway, said City of Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines.  “We have had tremendous growth in pedestrian traffic and this program will be a big part of our continued success."

The DWSP has contracted with The Budd Group, a local integrated facilities services company, to provide Clean Team services seven days a week, primarily between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  These services will not replace already existing services provided by the City of Winston-Salem but will work to enhance the appearance of the downtown community by focusing on cleaning of sidewalks and tree wells, removal of large visible debris, graffiti removal, removal of unwanted posters and items on utility poles and boxes, straightening of street fixtures, and snow and ice removal. In addition, the Ambassadors will present a professional and helpful appearance, and assist the downtown community and visitors through providing customer service, safety awareness and reporting any maintenance issues.

“We are pleased that these services have begun,” said Mark Dunnagan, Chairman of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership.  “This is a key component for the continued revitalization of Downtown Winston-Salem.”

“As a Winston-Salem based company, we are proud to be a part of this important project,” said Joe Budd, CEO of The Budd Group.  “Enhancing the downtown experience supports our commitment to our associates, customers, and shareholders, many of whom call Winston-Salem home.”

About the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, Inc.

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership is an active member and advocacy organization leading the efforts to revitalize and strengthen the core of the city through business recruitment and support, economic development, marketing, and special events.