Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Staunton Downtown Development Association! We exist solely to promote downtown businesses and organizations, with the goal of nurturing a culturally vibrant and economically robust Downtown. Below are a list of benefits that your business receives through the SDDA.

Marketing + Promotional Perks

  • Business listing on the SDDA online business directory
  • Business listing in both the printed and online versions of Staunton’s Historic Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide
  • Events and sales promoted on the SDDA Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Sales, products and services included in the Downtown is Home: Seasonal Gift Guide
  • Events and sales promoted in our Staunton community newsletter, which has 3000+ members
  • Access to display space in the downtown kiosks
  • Access to display space in the cabinets at Hotel 24 South
  • Cooperative advertising opportunities with local media for both seasonal and evergreen marketing campaigns
  • Access to list employment opportunities on the SDDA Job Board
  • 10% discount on transit advertising through the Downtown Trolley and the BRITE bus.

Other Perks

  • Façade re-design by Frazier Associates offered through Virginia Main Street
  • Listing properties for sale and for rent in the district on the SDDA website
  • Invitation to Downtown Discount Card program & Downtown Gift card (currently suspended due to Covid-19)
  • Access to exclusive grant opportunities, i.e. Better Together, etc.
  • Access to SDDA meeting spaces on the second floor of 1 E Beverley Street (subject to availability)
  • Listing in SDDA annual report
  • Invitation to SDDA annual celebration
  • Notary public services by appointment

Businesses OUTSIDE the Downtown Service District 

Not sure if you are in the Downtown Service District? Click here for a map.