The SBID regularly holds special events and training sessions for stakeholders and the community to participate. Scroll below to see a sample of past events:

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 2017 Superior -Douglas County Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in Center City Park (Corner of Belknap and Tower) on November 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Families enjoyed a visit from Santa, holiday carols and sing-a-longs, plus cookies, hot dogs, hot chocolate and orange drink.

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency was on-site collecting donations of non-perishable food items.

TREE LIGHTING – 6:00 P.M.   The lighting of the community Christmas Tree was done by Mayor Jim Paine & Santa Claus!


Superior/Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors and Chamber Foundation plus all the volunteers who help make the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony possible!


The Superior Business Improvement District • The Superior Douglas County Chamber of Commerce • City of Superior • Douglas County • Blaine Business Center


Hidden Challenges. Hidden Opportunities.

An interactive presentation designed to help businesses look at ways to make their setting more friendly for those with hidden disabilities was held on March 23rd. The session ended with a discussion about the benefits of hiring that same group of individuals including resources to support businesses in the process.  The presentation included time to brainstorm specifics and create an action plan for each business with support from the presenters.

This session helped to:

  • Build awareness of disabilities, particularly ‘hidden’ disabilities and how they impact daily life in the community
  • Explore how business can make environment more navigable for those with challenges as customers and/or employees

  • Hiring people with challenges and creating a win-win situation

  • Walk away with an action plan and the resources needed to make it happen

Training was presented by Shawna Anderson, Transition Coordinator with Superior High School and Rebecca Wilberg with Department of Workforce Development and sponsored by the Superior Business Improvement District.


Alt-Lead “Belknap Improvement” Leadership Training Opportunity


The Superior Business Improvement Districtpartnered with Alt-Lead to offer a specialized “Belknap Improvement” sample session of their training program tailored to the particular needs of SBID members.

This session helped to:

  • use the abilities of everyone on your team to identify your goals
  • engage others for both your own success and theirs
  • lead with your own unique qualities and experience
  • strengthen a culture of respect, support, optimism, possibilities and win-win outcomes
  • take your business and your District associates to the places you want to go

While getting a taste of Alt-Lead’s full training, attendees practiced some specific tools to use right away at work, in the business district, and even at home.

For questions or more information, contact Marty with Alt-Lead at (218) 464-7201 or