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  • 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.

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