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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week is a week when we honor the exceptional employees hard at work downtown.  Throughout the week there are all sorts of great deals, treats, and fun things for downtown employees to do culminating in the wildly popular and deceptively competitive Office Worker Olympics.  Teams are already practicing their rubber band archery and paperclip chains as you read this!

Thank you to our 2018 Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Sponsors for making this celebration possible!


Downtown Employee Discount Cards

Downtown business employees are able to pick up their Downtown Employee Discount Cards (which get you discounts at participating downtown businesses all year long) Monday, July 23 during coffee hour, and during that week from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office in Center Ithaca between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Are you a downtown employee? Sign up yourself, your staff, and your coworkers for your discount cards here. 


Schedule of Events & Deals

All Week Deals:

Pick up your Downtown Employee Discount Card – good for 1 year! – Pick them up at Monday morning coffee or all week long at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Office.  Complete List of Employee Discounts

  • Monks on the Commons – Enjoy 50% off your tab all week long for DEAW at Monks during brunch & lunch (until 2pm) Monday – Friday.   Please show Employee Discount Card or Employee ID to receive discount.  Also check out their yearlong savings deal with your discount card.
  • Ithaca is Foodies – To celebrate Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week, enjoy %10 off the purchase of any Ithaca is Foodies tour tickets.  Tours may be booked for a later date in the year, but tickets must be purchased online this week (July 23- 27). Please use coupon code: DowntownEmployee1819
  • Ithaca Sheepskin -20% off on fleeces for interior decor, this week only (July 23-27)
  • Lou’s Covert Country Kitchen (aka Lou’s Hot Dog Stand) – enjoy a Buy One Get One Free hot dog at Lou’s on the Commons at lunch time.
Monday, July 23: Coffee & Discounts

8:30-10 AM: Your Morning Coffee
Pick up your Downtown Employee Discount Card in Bank Alley and enjoy a free cup of coffee and a pastry provided by Ithaca Coffee Company (while breakfast supplies last).

Tuesday, July 24: Ice Cream & Massages

We All Love Ice Cream!
Visit Green Street Pharmacy between 9 am – 6 pm for a free kiddie ice cream scoop or an Italian soda.

Lunch Break Massages
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Enjoy a free chair massage from the Fingers Lakes School of Massage in the foyer of the Rothschild building (entrance by Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Company on the Commons).

Wednesday, July 25– Office Space Movie Day

6:30 PM: Screening of Office Space at Cinemapolis.
Enjoy this cult classic that lovingly skewers the life of an office worker. Only $1 for downtown employees, $5 for all others. Stop by Cinemapolis with your discount card to pick up your $1 ticket (or pay at the door), or purchase your $5 ticket online here.

Thursday, July 26 – Yoga & CFCU Summer Concert Series

Yoga on the Commons
7:30-8:30 AM: Enjoy a free hour of vinyasa/hatha yoga in Bank Alley, led by Deborah Cole of Ahimsa Yoga. Bring your own yoga mat (and brick if you have one) – a limited number will be available to borrow.

Noon – 1 PM: A Smashing Affair (Moved from Wednesday due to heavy rains and potential storms)
Have you ever wanted to take out your frustration on printers and other office equipment, a la the film Office Space? Join us in Bank Alley for your chance to do some smashing. Each person gets three swings, while printers last. Come out to take a swing, or just watch and enjoy!

6-8 PM: Enjoy $2 off beverages at the CFCU Summer Concert Series bar (2 drink discount max per person). This week’s band is Searson, a Canadian Celtic pop band from Ontario, Canada.

Friday, July 27: Downtown Office Worker Olympics

Noon – 1:30 PM: Compete in the Downtown Office Worker Olympics. This fun competition features challenges of speed, quick-thinking, and teamwork. Sign up your team of 4 here! 


July 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
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