The Railside Business Improvement District  (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development and promotion of their commercial district.  It is dedicated to improving and reinforcing existing assets within the district while also encouraging new and exciting investment by developing a stronger sense of place within both the local and regional community.


  • Business Development
  • Cultural Development
  • Cleanliness 
  • Community Safety 
  • Connections & Communications

Our Promise

To be Destination Grand Central as a place for business, culture, entertainment, food, shopping and most of all living.

Our Mission

To help facilitate the preservation and growth of Downtown Grand Island by promoting our Downtown as a destination for business, culture and entertainment, with a focus on developing and supporting new and established businesses and residential living; and to conduct and promote activities and events that contribute to the well-being, growth and vitality of its stakeholders.

Our board of directors

Chris Rosacker, Liederkranz

Craig Hand, Howard's Jewelry

Jackie Bowen, Happy Brush

Jim Pirnie, GIX Logistics

Kurt Haecker, Home Federal Bank


Tom Ziller, Property Owner

Ryan Hand, Eakes Office Solutions

Brad Kissler, CMBA Architects

Jeremiah Krantz, Monte Hack Insurance Agency


Our Partners

The Railside BID is served by a strong set of community partners who support us in our goals to develop a more densely populated and vibrant city center.

For opportunities on how your organization can get involved and connect Railside please contact:

Cara Lemburg
P: 308.398.7022