Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Heart of Danville. Community support makes our efforts possible, and we value each and every contribution at whatever level and in whatever dollar amount. The Heart is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible. With your support we can have a greater positive impact on downtown Danville.
Downtown Business Member Benefits:
Get listed in “Meet Our Members” — a special link on the Heart of Danville homepage connecting your business to new customers.
Advertise at discounted rates on our big screen during our summer Lawn Chair Theater series.
Expand your customer base through free or reduced entry business development and marketing workshops.
Professional assistance with business expansion, relocation, or the historic rehabilitation of your commercial property.
Join us for our annual member party and awards banquet.
Provide direction to the Heart with digital voting on programming surveys and Board of Director election slates.
Additional Business Member Benefits:
Free weekly advertisements in the Heart of Danville’s E-News.
Enhanced entry with multiple photos and full business descriptions in our online database of downtown businesses.
Member designation and mention in the NEW Downtown Visitors Guide.
Invitation to apply for our façade assistance grant program.
Promote upcoming events on the Heart of Danville Community Calendar (coming soon in 2017).
Added mentions through official Heart of Danville communication, including: social media & business profiles.
Discounts on downtown promotional items, like “Open” flags, Love Local stickers and bags, and similar products.
Individual & Family Benefits:
Family-friendly and community-building events: Soul of Second Street Festival, Summer Lawn Chair Theater series, and more.
Improved downtown appeal with programs like our small grant façade improvement program, our annual clean-up and work days, and banner program.
Advocacy for our historic resources and local character through our empty buildings tour, public preservation workshops, National Register nominations, and our annual Landmarks to Watch publication.
Education and promotion of our local heritage with programs like our Historic Church Open House, our research and award-winning publication on the former African-American Business District on Second Street, and historic walking tours.
Support of local and independently-owned businesses through small business development programs and downtown shopping and dining events
Invitation to our annual member party and awards banquet.