2018 Exhibitors

Corporate representatives came to San Antonio in 2018 to share their innovative solutions.






ABM helps improvement districts attract and retain visitors to their downtowns by ensuring the city is clean, safe, friendly and aesthetically pleasing. ABM provides public space maintenance, security and ambassador services, street cleaning, graffiti removal, pressure washing and parking management, through stand-alone or integrated solutions. Founded in 1909, ABM provides custom solutions to districts of all sizes.

Allied Universal Security Services 

Our Downtown Ambassadors provide a safe environment and visible presence to Improvement Districts across the nation helping to protect and enhance our clients’ brand. By enhancing public safety, we help create real value for Improvement Districts by making the area clean and safe for visitors, shoppers, businesses and stakeholders alike.

Banner Saver 

BannerSaver is a wind-spilling, light pole banner bracket specified by cities on six continents. It is engineered to spill 87% of the wind compared to less than 25% for standard bracket systems – saving banners and reducing light pole liabilities. We are also experts in revenue producing light pole banner programs.


BDS Planning & Urban Design

BDS Planning & Urban Design brings 40+ years of experience working with downtowns, business improvement districts and other place management organizations. BDS offers comprehensive community development and planning services, including the visioning & strategic planning, multi-sector decision-making and urban design critical for a vibrant, successful and sustainable downtown.


Blachere Illumination USA

Over its forty-eight-year history, Blachere Illumination has been involved in major Holiday decor projects throughout various countries. Company offers exclusive in-house design and manufacturing of over thirty-five hundred custom designs and employs over four hundred people worldwide. Blachere Illumination adheres and delivers on strict deadlines and budget.


Block by Block

Block By Block is a one-stop solution for safety, cleaning, hospitality, landscaping and social service outreach programs for improvement districts. Through our passion for downtowns and urban areas we harness our creativity and draw upon best practices to create highly effective programs. We’ve built a mindset and a culture designed to continually enhance our customers programs.sure quality but to make sure our program evolves to meet the ever changing needs of your district.

Calpipe Security Bollards

Calpipe Security Bollards® is the worldwide leader in bollards and bollards security. Since 1998, we have developed bollards solutions for some of the most populated and high-profile public spaces in the world, including Times Square and the Santa Monica Pier. Our team consults and collaborates with you, solving for answers that provide calm and safety without compromising aesthetics.

City of San Antonio

The Center City Development & Operations Department makes downtown a place where everyone wants to be through facilitating a vibrant downtown which reflects our diverse community. For more information, please visit www.sanantonio.gov/ccdo.


CityPost’s award winning Smart City engagement platform broadcasts multilingual content in real-time via interactive kiosks, digital banners, and a mobile app to let people better discover and experience your BID. Requiring no capital investment while generating revenue, CityPost promotes economic growth, creates WiFi hotspots, enhances public safety, and provides multimodal wayfinding to connect people to place and businesses to customers. Contact us to learn more.

Corbin Design

Corbin Design is a national leader in wayfinding and sign system design. The firm has developed wayfinding systems for over 80 cities including some of the nation’s largest urban areas and most unique towns. Our clients include Atlanta, Calgary, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Lansing, Milwaukee, Raleigh, St. Louis and Tulsa.


CUBE84 is the leading Salesforce partner in the BID industry. We provide custom solutions specifically designed for BIDs to capture and manage a 360-degree view of their districts from property information to stakeholder engagement. CUBE84 specializes in configuring reporting around key metrics, and provides system integrations and tailored training.

Downtown Decorations, Incorporated

Downtown Decorations provides the highest quality banners and holiday décor, including but not limited to custom & seasonal banners, banner hardware, pole decorations, giant trees, foliage and architectural lighting. Dramatic visual elements – from light pole banners, to towering showpiece trees and captivating displays – will create enchanting streetscapes for your community.


Downtown Diva

Downtown Diva’s Main Streets Database Template: BID Edition manages contacts, properties, vacancies, businesses, sponsorships and more — all in one place, from your computer, iPad or iPhone. Run complex BID formula scenarios to initiate/renew your district. Get letters, lists, reports, everything you need at the touch of a button. User-friendly, affordable. Preview today!



Who’s made the switch to EarthPlanter Self-Watering Planters? Atlanta, Boston, Bethesda, Washington DC, Akron, Albany, Tulsa, Memphis, and 100+ Cities, Towns & Villages. You’ll average 2-3 weeks between watering cycles while reducing expenses up to 80%! Visit EarthPlanter’s website for more information.


Tell your story with meaningful data. Eco-Counter specializes in automated pedestrian and cyclist counting. Cost-effective solutions, a knowledgeable team, and intuitive software make analyzing pedestrian and cyclist volumes simple. This data has helped organizations worldwide to showcase the value of their initiatives, justify investments, and demonstrate the vitality of their districts

Eponic Corp.

Working with Business Improvement Districts for over 16 years, Eponic Corp’s cloud computing platform and mobile data acquisition software offers a broad range of integrated applications, real-time GPS tracking and cloud based reporting tools for Safety, Cleaning, Maintenance, Homeless Outreach and Hospitality Programs.


Ferguson Facilities Supplies

Ferguson Facilities Supply helps you run your facility with innovative and reliable maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and janitorial products, services and solutions. With nationwide shipping centers delivering directly to your facility, Ferguson is your MRO supply source. We bring the expertise, answers, training and online business support you need, beyond what is offered by traditional MRO distributors.

Futures Recovery Healthcare

Futures of Palm Beach is an addiction treatment center, providing residential treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life, which is why our fully credentialed staff provides unparalleled addiction treatment to serve each person’s unique journey towards recovery.


GDI Services Inc.

GDI Services Inc. is a national company with offices throughout the US and Canada specializing in Business Improvement Districts with clean and/or safe programs customized to your needs. They provide trained personnel, equipment, systems, operating plans and controls. Their nationwide programs include: project management, litter control, mechanical sweeping, ambassador/hospitality services and steam cleaning.


Geocentric is the leading provider of Web Software and Interactive Services to Destination Districts. Our Citylight® Software enables Downtown Districts to publish websites, directories, calendars, and custom interactive maps. We are proud of our long-term commitment to IDA and our award-winning work with over 30 IDA member organizations.



Since 2011, Google’s Get Your Business Online team has been helping local communities get online and growing. As a program partner, you can help by sharing resources and hosting workshops for businesses in your area. We’ll provide everything you need, including 1:1 support, Google gear, and an interactive Partner Community, all for free.

Ice Rink Events

Ice Rink Events is the USA’s largest and most experienced designer, manufacturer, installer, and operator of seasonal ice skating rinks and ice sports facilities, with hundreds of successful venues coast-to-coast and worldwide. Total turnkey execution of winter-season ice rinks for civic plazas, landmark parks, and suburban town-centers.



IDA is excited to announce our renewed partnership with ICSC. ICSC brings together the public and private sectors for greater economic success through retail real estate developments and placemaking opportunities. Unlike any other “place,” retail real estate is built around the needs of communities, while building value in them, too. Contact ICSC for the education and networking you need to make your downtown a success.

IKE Smart City

Multimodal wayfinding, mapping, wireless, recurring revenue. IKE is a proven interactive kiosk platform that connects BIDs with citizens to provide them with Smart City services and dynamic new tools to discover the City. IKE requires no investment from BIDs, yet provides a valuable revenue stream that can be invested in City programs and initiatives. Visit us at the IKE Smart City Lounge to experience IKE and learn more.


Live XYZ

Live XYZ is a new kind of city map showing every business on every block and what’s happening inside each location throughout the day. Live helps cities unlock the richness of urban life and increase engagement for residents and visitors.

May Mobility

May Mobility is a self-driving microtransit service makes short-distance travel safe, convenient, and personal, allowing people to move effortlessly around the areas where they live and work. In the process, we bring people closer together and help support local economies, making communities more vibrant and livable for everyone.


MJB Consulting

MJB Consulting (MJB) is a New York City and San Francisco Bay Area-based retail planning and real estate consultancy retained by a wide range of public, quasi-public, non-profit and private sector clients across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. to conduct market analyses, devise tenanting strategies and spearhead implementation efforts.


Parking Today Media

Parking Today Media provides the broadest circulation and coverage in the parking industry, worldwide. Parking Today magazine reaches 18,000 owners, operators, municipalities, universities, airports, shopping centers and venues with parking as one of their missions. Products include Parking Today, Parking Industry Exhibition, parkingtoday.com and ParkNews.biz


Peripheral Vascular Associates

Peripheral Vascular Associates is one of the largest vascular groups in the nation. We work with our physician colleagues in the management of vascular problems and educate about the risk factors associated with peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.). With 21 vascular surgeons, PVA offers the best vascular care for every patient.


The Portland Loo

The Portland Loo is a simple, sturdy, flush toilet kiosks for parks and cities streets. The Loos are free and accessible around the clock every day of the year. Portland Loos give the community environmentally-friendly, safe, and easy to clean restrooms.


Saltwater Software

Saltwater Software is a comprehensive suite of website building and marketing tools designed specifically for Districts, Destinations, and Associations. Our powerful, flexible and scalable platform puts the industry’s most robust tools at your fingertips, supported by capabilities of a full digital agency to help build a strong, loyal, engaged audience.


Sky Connect Networks

Sky Connect Networks (SCN) finances, builds and operates wireless networks for BIDs/Muni venue partners. SCN offers carrier grade WiFi/Smart City networks where SCN covers all capital costs of the network while providing: free and secure SSID’s and launching in Q4-‘18, venue Private LTE while sharing revenue with our venue partners.



Springboard is the leading provider of performance monitoring for retail locations. Using the key metrics of pedestrian counting and sales analysis and other data sets, we offer unrivalled intelligence into the performance and vitality of BIDs and retail property throughout North America and Europe working closely with the IDA.

Stantec’s Urban Places

Stantec’s Urban Places is an interdisciplinary hub bringing together leaders in planning and urban design, transportation including smart and urban mobility, resilience, development, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. We work in downtowns across North America—in cities and suburbs alike—to unlock the extraordinary urban promise of enhanced livability, equity, and resilience.

Street Graffiti Solutions

SGS supplies the world’s only anti-stick wrap and paint to keep unsightly stickers and flyers from polluting street assets such as street poles, garbage bins, utility boxes and traffic lights. The anti-stick wrap also delivers pedestrian eye-level branding, bringing streetscape beautification to new heights.



Streetplus is the only privately held and operated provider of clean, safe and friendly services for improvement districts. Join others that have made the switch from other contractors to Streetplus and enjoy the many benefits available through our customized programs, to include social service outreach and technology designed for improvement districts.


Three21 Innovations

Digital platforms can aid in awareness, attendance, engagement, communication, event organization and goal fulfillment. Finding suppliers who fit your organization, and are interoperable with other digital platforms, can be daunting. The Three21 Innovations Network works to produce a suite of digital products with a single source for contracting and invoicing.


Victor Stanley

Victor Stanley helps you bring your visions to life. From benches and bike racks to smart litter receptacles, which use our Relay Sensor and Service to enable efficient collection routing, we design, engineer and manufacture every detail to ensure our site furnishings will withstand the test of time.


Western Design LLC

Design. Elegance. Class. Creativity. Western Design, LLC is all of that and more. We offer custom décor for any size area or budget. We like to set ourselves apart from our competition so you can set yourself above your competitors! Contact us and let’s create something together!


IDA Downtown Achievement Awards

IDA recognizes outstanding improvements to downtown by the work of dedicated individuals around the globe through the Downtown Achievement Awards sponsored by ABM. Each award is placed into one of six categories, ranging from leadership and management to public space. You can learn more about all of the winning projects online at www.downtown.org.


IDA Membership

Businesses, government, and civic leaders look to you for economic growth, cultural opportunities, and entertainment for patrons and residents. Where do you find help to lead and manage? Visit the membership booth and discover resources available to you from our one-page benefits sheet designed for you to grab and go.


IDA Research 

IDA maintains a wide array of resources on best practices, trends, and research to ensure our members are always at the forefront of the place management industry, transforming cities into healthy and thriving places. Learn about IDA’s groundbreaking research including The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities, The Value of Canadian Downtowns, and the Top Issues Council reports.