Be a Part of Something Big
Friends of Cville Downtown includes residents, business owners, property owners, philanthropists, civic organizations, and artists, who all care deeply about the future of Charlottesville. We invite you to join us for regular meetings to hear and discuss what is happening in Downtown Charlottesville. Together we can!
Members and friends receive our monthly newsletter keeping you up-to-date on the latest happenings along the mall, and invitations to meetings. Business members marketing through our Downtown Mall website and events calendar, along with additional networking opportunities with fellow members throughout the year.
BECOME A FRIEND
Any gift of $10 or more
BECOME A BUSINESS MEMBER
$200 per year
Support our community
Business Member Benefits
Friends of Cville Downtown strives to provide a high level of service to our Member Businesses. In addition to providing marketing opportunities, leadership roles, and an influential forum for turning ideas into actions, we strive to keep our Member Businesses up-to-date with recent news, information, and events happening Downtown. Membership benefits include:
At Friends of Cville Downtown, we strongly support our Member Businesses in all their events and marketing campaigns. And in our own marketing, we feature Friends of Cville Downtown Member Businesses and give them top priority in Downtown recommendations.
Friends of Cville Downtown Member Businesses enjoy an enhanced listing on our website, now including a direct link to your own Member Business website.
Bi-monthly, we send out a newsletter highlighting Friends of Cville Member Businesses’ events, festivals, activities, programs, concerts, plays, and more going on in Downtown Charlottesville.
We have a large Facebook presence with 18,000+ likes, Instagram presence with 3,500+ followers and Twitter presence that we use to promote the Downtown Mall. For Member Businesses, we offer free advertising to a wider, but still relevant audience with our “Membership Spotlight” campaign and eye-catching posts. We also advertise special events, sales, and campaigns of Member Businesses for free.
DOWNTOWN GIFT CARD PROGRAM
Gift Cards can be purchased online, in-store at Darling Boutique, Rock Paper Scissors, and Magpie Knits and at a self-service kiosk in York Place. They make great gifts and encourage traffic! If you are interested in placing a bulk order, please reach out to us at email@example.com. To learn more about Cville Downtown Gift Cards, please visit the Gift Cards page.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH AREA MEDIA
In past years, we have partnered with various radio, print and television publications to create promotional packages and advertising discounts for Cville Downtown merchants.
MEMBERSHIP EMAIL LIST
Every Friends of Cville Member Business is connected on a membership email list to encourage communication and promote partnerships and networking. This list has not been, and never will be, sold. You can become a Member Business here. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org