Downtown is Reopening!

During the extension of Phase 2, which is the Safer at Home phase, Swiss Bear will follow the guidelines included in Executive Order #147 which requires a face covering to enter the building.

With safety and care first and foremost, Greater Downtown New Bern has reopened restaurants and stores.

Click below for info on what’s going on.

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Swiss Bear, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Our Mission

Swiss Bear facilitates the development of the greater downtown area through leadership and planning that empowers community stakeholders to promote and enhance New Bern’s unique cultural and natural resources.

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