About DNB

Our Mission:

Downtown New Bedford Inc. is a non-profit organization providing marketing, education, and advocacy to downtown’s stakeholders. Our mission is to bring more people downtown every day to shop, dine, and enjoy all that our community has to offer!


Lanagan, Jason –  Lanagan & Co.

Vice Presidents
Bennett, Arthur – Downtown Resident
Medeiros, David J. – Bristol County Savings Bank
White, Jill – Sylvia Group

Kidder Jr., Frederick L. – NB Area Chamber of Commerce

Murray, Robert F.  – Law Offices of Robert F. Murray

Cabral, Nancy – Santander Bank
Cardoos, Shelley – EforAll & Hippo
Carter, Kevin – Carter’s Clothing & Footwear
Coelho, Jessica – Tia Maria’s European Cafe
Daniels, James E. – Bristol Community College, Dean of NB Campus
Kandalaft, Russell – Freestone’s City Grill
Pacheco, Tara – New Bedford YMCA
Palmer, Jennifer – SouthCoast Media Group
Paquette, Elissa – Calico
Perry, Shelly A. – Marriott Fairfield Inn and Lafrance Hospitality
Pontiff, E. Jeffrey – E. J. Pontiff Real Estate &
Whaling City Expeditions

Board Members Emeritus
Lima, Elaine – Board Member Emeritus
Robbins, Orren B. – Board Member Emeritus