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Support

Why partner with the River District Association?

Business Connectivity

The RDA is proud to refer our River District businesses whenever the opportunity arises, and it often does! Partners at the investor level and above are invited to promote your business in our visitor lobby, and visionary partners are invited to provide materials that will be distributed in Welcome Packets for new River District residents and potential residents and businesses.


Business Support

Owning a business is hard work, no matter how much you love what you do. RDA is here to help! With our new Business Retention program, we want to work directly with you to identify barriers to success and connect you to resources that will allow you and your business to thrive. Community Business Launch and Façade Grant Programs are just two of the newest ways that we are prepared to support you in your business.


Milestone Celebrations

The RDA is proud to help you celebrate and promote the special occasions that your business deserves to be recognized for. From Grand Openings to Anniversaries, Expansions and New Partners, we are here to be a resource and to spread the word!


Website Business Directory and Calendar

RDA is proud to unveil our new website highlighting all things River District—including you! All businesses will have a basic listing, and various levels of partnership will have the opportunity for enhanced website links, photos, and more. Our calendar features all the events in the district at a glance, and is the go-to for locals and visitors alike to plan their activities.


RDA Partner Certificate, Decal & Logo

Your support means the world to us, and we want to recognize your investment into YOUR downtown organization. All partner levels will receive items to display at your place of business and an electronic RDA logo to show you are a proud to support growth of the River District.


Connecting & Networking

RDA is a great way to connect and network with our merchants downtown. Annual Meetings, Quarterly Merchant-Specific Events, closed Networking Groups available only to River District businesses, Workshops and Seminars—we are proud to offer a myriad of events for you to make key connections with other business owners in the district and open up a world of new opportunities.


Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to our lobby and welcome packets, RDA offers opportunities to sponsor a number of events. We also co-ordinate cooperative advertising opportunities, online and print publications, and other ways to create visibility for your business.


Conference Room Space

Looking for a place to hold a meeting? RDA has a conference room at our location that can accommodate meetings of up to 20 people. Space available for use to RDA partners at no charge (based on availability).


Notary Services

Need a notary, and quick? RDA can provide notary service during normal business hours at no charge to our partners and their employees. Quick and easy—and free!


Monthly E-Newsletter

Communication is key, and RDA has a lot of things to talk about, including your business. Not only do partners receive a monthly e-newsletter full of great information, but you may also find yourself featured in our newsletters in an article, sharing your good news on our calendar, or even your business logo in the header!


Downtown Supporter Opportunities

ALL RD Merchants Receive:
  • Opportunities to participate in the Façade Program, RDA events, quarterly socials, workshops, trainings, etc
  • Listing in RD Visitors Guide
  • Private Online Merchant Network access
  • Free Basic RD Website Listing
  • Friends of the RDA Sticker
  • Social Media Promotion & Event Calendar inclusion
  • RD Merchant newsletters
  • Use of conference room (during business hours)

Downtown Friends ($25)
  • Free Notary Service (during business hours)
  • Name Recognition in Annual Report
  • Friend of the River District Certificate for Display
  • Thank you gift

Downtown Collaborator ($100)
  • Free Notary Service (during business hours)
  • Name Recognition in Annual Report
  • Friend of the River District Certificate for Display
  • Thank you gift
  • Business information displayed and distributed in RDA Office
  • Enhanced listing on RDA Website

Downtown Supporter ($250)
  • Free Notary Service (during business hours)
  • Name Recognition in Annual Report
  • Friend of the River District Certificate for Display
  • Thank you gift
  • Your business information displayed and distributed in RDA Office and New Resident Welcome Packets
  • Enhanced listing on RDA Website
  • Business Information included in New Resident Welcome Packet
  • Logo sponsor for one month of the RD e-newsletter

Downtown Investor ($500)
  • Free Notary Service (during business hours)
  • Logo Recognition in Annual Report
  • Friend of the River District Certificate for Display
  • 2 Thank you Gifts
  • Your business information displayed and distributed in RDA Office and New Resident Welcome Packets
  • Enhanced listing on RDA Website
  • Logo recognition on RDA Website
  • Logo sponsor for one month of the RD e-newsletter
  • Advertorial write-up in our e-newsletter

Downtown Visionary ($1,000)
  • Free Notary Service (during business hours)
  • Logo Recognition in Annual Report
  • Friend of the River District Certificate for Display
  • 4 Thank you Gifts
  • Your business information displayed and distributed in RDA Office and New Resident Welcome Packets
  • Enhanced listing on RDA Website
  • Logo recognition on RDA Website
  • Logo sponsor for two months of the RD e-newsletter
  • Advertorial write-up in our e-newsletter
  • First-look at all sponsorship and partnership opportunities
  • Complementary Table at RDA Signature Fundraising Event