A Guide To Investing In Your Downtown Main Street Program

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WHO SHOULD INVEST?

BUSINESS OWNERS….
whose SUCCESS is aided by an attractive, healthy and vibrant downtown environment.

RETAILERS & RESTAURANTEURS….
who recognize that a healthy and prosperous downtown community will INCREASE SALES and traffic to their business and that
cooperative programming provides opportunities to develop new customers and relationships.

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES….
who understand that the success of nearby commercial districts helps ATTRACT and MAINTAIN a quality workforce.

RESIDENTS….
who take pride in Downtown Excelsior Springs and understand that people really MAKE A DIFFERENCE in shaping the future of the place              they call home.

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS….
who know that a healthy community can only IMPROVE the economic environment in which they operate and seek funding support.

INDIVIDUALS….
who understand the importance of a FRIENDLY, WELCOMING and SAFE downtown for the benefit of the entire community.

FRIENDS OF DOWNTOWN….
who support the activities of the downtown business community and who have developed PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL relationships with businesses that are located downtown.

BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS

“DEP has helped grow my business because it lays the foundation to draw attention to and attract customers to our downtown.  They do this through advertising, holding events and giving downtown a voice and vision.  Without their extra support downtown would not be where it is today.  It has become strong and vibrant.  Having this team of people helping grow your business is a great resource.”
Jill Rickart
Ventana Gourmet Grill & Ventana Sweet Kneads

“It’s now easier to reflect on what helped us sustain through the years.  Being a part of something bigger helped being in business a bit easier from the start.  DEP’s mindset unites resources, fosters innovative thinking and builds teamwork.  Being a part of DEP has made being in business like being in a big family.  It just takes being a part.  In Downtown, we work hard together, play hard together and succeed equally together.”
Daphne Bowman
Willow Spring Mercantile

BENEFITS OF INVESTING

FOR PROPERTY OWNERS….
Increased Occupancy Rates
Rent Stabilization
Increased Property Values
Increased Stability
Reduced Vandalism/Crime
Assistance with Tax Incentives
Better Image
New Upper Floor Uses

FOR RETAIL BUSINESS OWNERS….
Increased Sales
Improved Image
Increased Value of Business
Coordinated Efforts Between Businesses
Quality of Business Life
Educational Opportunities
Increased Traffic
District Marketing Strategies
Better Business Mix
Downtown Events & Festivals

FOR SERVICE BUSINESS OWNERS…
Image Improvements
New/Renewed/Repeated Exposure
Increased Variety of Services
Healthier Economy Generates More Business
Increased Business Styles
Tapping Leakage
Increased Customers

FOR RESIDENTS & CONSUMERS…
Community Pride
Enhanced Marketplace
Social Activities
Opportunities to Stay Local
Better Communication
Community Advocate
Increased Home Values

Click here to make your INVESTMENT to the Downtown Excelsior Partnership today or contact Lyndsey M. Baxter at exec@visitesprings.com!