Every year the Vienna BDA promotes a community marketing initiative to help local business and non-profit organizations with a financial grant toward projects/events that will serve and support the mission of the BDA within the business district, have emphasis on economic development, enrichment and enhancement of our community.

The Vienna BDA has Marketing Grant Applications available from January 15th – March 1st, 2018  – Please contact the office of the BDA at 810-686-3460 or email Janet@viennabda.com for more information on how to get a grant application form. 




2018 BDA Board Members and Meeting Dates


2018 BDA Board Member Roster

Chairman – Joseph Rizk
Vice Chairperson – Karen Mason
Treasurer – Gerald Stader
Secretary – Michelle Voorheis
Brian Smith
Kevin Kilby
Jeff Harrington
Cindy Bryan
Robert Swartwood


The BDA Monthly Board meetings will be the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm at the BDA office: Linden Road Center – 11394 N. Linden Rd. Ste K.





 Greetings from the Vienna Business Development Authority

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                 Wishing you All a Merry Christmas                      and a Happy New Year!

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2017 BDA Annual Appreciation Awards


The Vienna Business Development Authority is committed to economic development and service to our businesses and community. One part of our development plan includes streetscape and beautification.  It is well known that beautification is the key aspect of any community development.  A visually appealing community increases property values, attracts businesses, and improves the neighborhood image. A very influential factor in consumer loyalty.  Every year the Vienna BDA celebrates those in the community that are working hard to improve their business and improve our community.


We have several categories this year:  Community Appreciation  — Business Beautification — Community Beautification — Business Enhancement —          Business Expansion — New Business


Community Appreciation  

Clio Rocks!- Cassie Spanke

2017annualappreciationawardscliorocks  Derek Upleger receiving award for ClioRocks!


Business Beautification

Vienna Family Dentistry 

Community Beautification 

Clio Veteran’s Memorial Park,

2017annualappreciationawardsveteranspark Gregg Bryan & Judy Campbell receiving award 
for Veterans Park


Master Gardener’s Association of Genesee County          

Business Enhancement


Burger King

KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken 

Business Expansion       

Verizon Wireless 

Studio 57 Salon   

New Business Opening 

Biggby Coffee Thank you for bringing the coffee and hot chocolate! 

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for BIGGBY Coffee
Congratulations to all!
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The Vienna BDA supports the Clio Area Human Services Fund, please see links below to help this important humanitarian organization in our community!
  • Annual CAHSF Fundraiser and membership drive will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at Big Boy from 5:00-7:30 pm.  See the PDF at the bottom of this email for the flyer.   Please share with colleagues and friends.  
  • The CAHSF is trying something new this year to fund the backpack program.  We have started a GoFundMe campaign.    Click on this link to check it out:  gf.me/u/cuq4jb   If you’re willing, please share this GoFundMe on your Facebook account. 
  • Consider becoming a member of the CAHSF.  Membership is $100 a year.  For more information, see the PDF at the bottom of this email for  HSF brochure. 
 CAHSF is  a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible. 



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Fairytale Trail – What a great success and so much fun!  Fairy Houses will be on display through fall.





Enchanted Fairytale Trail Children’s Event
Bridge Park (corner of Linden & Vienna – Clio)                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, August 17th – 6-8pm

There is a place where your imagination takes you on a fantastical journey… 

Pied Piper Fairy Trail Guided Tours – Cast & Crew Players 
Fair Craft – Clio Center for the Arts
Make it Take it Gardening – G.C. Master Gardeners
Fairy Tale Story Time – Miss Katie
Painted Rock Hunt – “Clio Rocks!” & Bethany Youth Group
Refreshments – Schwan’s Home Services, Vienna BDA & Barthel & Van Fleteren, CPA’s

Sponsored Event by:

Vienna Business Development Authority, Schwan’s Home Services, “Clio Rocks!”, Clio Cast & Crew Inc., Bethany UMC Youth Group, G.C. Master Gardeners Assoc., Clio Center for the Arts, Barthel & Van Fleteren, CPA’s.

We Welcome Dressing-Up and Wings!

Bring decorative items or building materials and participate in constructing a new fairy house for the trail.  Contact 810-686-3460 for info.



This summer Bridge Park will have a new addition of a Fairy Trail along the walking path. The new Fairy Trail will be created to include a fairy village made with all natural materials by local artists and volunteers.

fairypic3  The idea for the village came from Lori Fournier, the Master Gardener who oversees the care of the Butterfly Garden and is looking for artists who would like to create a fairy village for families to enjoy. The structures are to be made of natural materials such as moss, stones, acorns, tree bark which blend into the natural environment. These could include houses, a farm, ponds, a playground, you get the idea. Glue, string, or leather can be used to keep the items in place along with paint.

If you are interested in designing a house, please contact the Vienna BDA at 810-686-3460 or janet@viennabda.com for more information.

Check out this website for Fairy house ideas at: Traverse City Fairy Trails https://www.pinterest.com/lifeandwhim/traverse-city-fairy-trails/




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Dear BDA Businesses, Organizations & Friends,

The flowers are planted and we are looking good!  Apparently, we have friendly competition.  Other communities along the highway have taken notice of our beautiful Exit 131 and have made improvements at their exits.  It is said that they have to keep up with what Vienna Township is doing. 😊  That is the best compliment. This year we added summer banners to the mix in the district. So now we have flowers everywhere! We can be proud of our business district. Let’s keep going now that we are on a roll. We appreciate the businesses that are working on enhancements to their properties. Burger King looks great and we understand that Taco Bell and Wendy’s are up next to remodel.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer, please contact the BDA office and ask about our projects.  Thank you to: Cheryl Conlee for helping with the flower gardens and John Neelands for taking care of the bird houses and upkeep along the bike path.

We appreciate your Donations: Garnet Morgan, James & Mariam Dickinson, Steve & Joann Novack, Clio Towing – Mike & Najah Haven, Karen Mason, Linda & Ronald Haynes.

Donations for the Beautification Project can be sent toVienna BDA ~ P.O. Box 129 ~ Clio, MI  48420


Is something going on at Gazebo Memorial Park this summer? The BDA is sponsoring the new Farm & Arts Market. We encourage buying fresh from local farm producers. Farm to table dining is for dinner!  We have some talented artists and crafters selling their best all summer and fall on Saturdays from 9 – 4pm.  See you there!

Memorial and Honor Plaques at Gazebo Park are available for a donation of $25.00 per person. Names are engraved in memory of or in honor of your special person.  Applications are available at:  Independent Bank, 3500 W. Vienna Rd. Clio.  Business sponsors and donations are welcome, please contact Gerald Stadler at 810-686-0817 or the BDA office at 810-686-3460 for more information.


Bridge Park Butterfly Garden is a registered Monarch Butterfly waystation – for more information about Monarch butterflies go to:  www.Monarchwatch.org   Thank you to our local volunteers from the Genesee County Master Gardeners Association for making our garden beautiful. If you are interested in working with the Master Gardener group and would like to volunteer (students welcome) to help please contact the office at (810)686-3460.


The Vienna BDA Office is moving to a new location come August 1st.  We will welcome you at 11394 N. Linden Road – Suite K at the Linden Road Center.  All mailing continues to the same address at:  Vienna BDA, P.O. Box 129, Clio, MI  48420. The telephone number will also be the same at 810-686-3460.


Thank you for doing business in Vienna Township!
Vienna Business Development Authority
P.O. Box 129
Clio, MI  48420






The Planting Has Started!


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The Summer Beautification flower planting has officially started.  Please see garden letter attached for more information.


Flower colors include Great Lakes Mix, Burgundy Star and accent colors of yellow and orange.

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 antigua marigold  african sunset petunia

Thank you for your donations:

Garnet Morgan, James and Mariam Dickinson, Steve and Joann Novack, Clio Towing – Mike & Najah Haven, Karen Mason, Ronald & Linda Haynes







BDA Sponsors Forum: When Disaster Hits – Emergency Disaster & Operations Plan


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Please join us at Mott College Northern Tier – for an exceptional group of speakers!  Topic of Forum is “When Disaster Hits”  Emergency Disaster & Operations Plan.  Thursday, May 11th from 12-2pm.  See Flyer below.







Vienna BDA Beautification Ready To Roll Out!


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great lakes mix  burgandy star

 antigua marigold  african sunset petunia


Thank you for your donations:

Garnet Morgan, James and Mariam Dickinson, Steve and Joann Novack, Clio Towing – Mike Haven, Karen Mason, Ronald & Linda Haynes




The BDA Is At Work All Year!


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Snapshot of BDA Projects 

BDA Annual Contribution to:  Clio Area Fire Department $75,000.00.

BDA Annual Contribution to:  Police Department $80,000.00

Lighting Project Phase 1 & 2Upkeep of Decorative Light poles and Lighting costs.

BDA District Maintenance

  • Summer mowing & Trimming – Trolley trail, Jennings Rd. Park, Business District, Bridge Park
  • Lawn care fertilizing, Weed control & Watering
  • Trash pickup & Sidewalk snow removal.    

Beautification & Summer Streetscape Projects – Ongoing

Lake Rd Parking Lot/Trolley Line Trail  On hold due to Consumer work on pipelines.

Winter Streetscape Project –  Ongoing

Bridge Park  –  Butterfly Gardens & walking path – Ongoing

Gazebo Memorial Park –  Ongoing

2017 Annual Clean up Day – TBD

Annual Community Marketing GrantsAvailable through March 1st.

Facade Grants – Available in 2017

The BDA has a working committment to the district businesses to provide services and infrastructure to enhance our Community for the benefit of all.  




Vienna BDA Marketing Initiative Grants are Now Available


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The Vienna BDA promotes a community marketing intiative to help local business and non-profit organizations with financial grants for projects/events that will serve and support the mission of the BDA in the Business District, with the emphasis on economic development, enrichment and enhancement of our commmunity.

Applications will be available through March 1st, 2017.