12 Month Membership


12 Month Membership


All of our businesses are valuable constituents, and we invite you to actively participate in improving the community and commerce of our beautiful downtown. Our primary focus is to draw consumers to the downtown area, specifically in non-peak periods. When you join the Westport Downtown Merchants Association as a paying member you not only receive the benefits that are offered to all of our merchants, (downtown beautification and community building events) but also a roster of additional benefits and activations tailored specifically to enhancing your business and building community relations. Additionally, your membership dollars make it possible to continue these initiatives, as well as the ability to create new promotional activities based on your requests and recommendations.

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Preferred Membership Benefits

Hear and Be Heard

Your membership offers a higher level of influence in the decision making process around your community

  • Members are proactively engaged and asked to collaborate on downtown issues and developments  including signage, parking, beautification, local events and public safety
  • Representation at working groups that create and promote positive initiatives for the downtown
  • Advocacy at decision making town meetings that directly impact your business
  • A direct line to an approving body (the WDMA) for all municipal space requests (i.e. terraces, sidewalks, building exteriors)

A Network That Works for You

Not only will the DMA build and support  greater communication within the merchant community, but we will also expand your reach with exclusive placement on DMA sponsored media (website, print materials and social media)

  • Featured placement for your business with click through functionality on new and improved WDMA website and online directory
  • Advertising opportunities with our media partners Westport Now, Connoisseur Media and Moffly Media
  • Access to local news outlets and closed social media accounts with targeted readership of over 5000 people
  • Targeted email blasts to WDMA internal email list (over 3500 members)
  • Closed Merchant Only Facebook page where managers and business owners can connect and share information

Engage Your Team and Your Fans

The WDMA offers a wide range of special events and sponsored initiatives that benefit the merchants and the community as well as exclusive (opportunities) for our members

  • Discounted and complimentary access to DMA sponsored speakers, special events and networking engagements
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities at our fundraising events
  • Prioritized placement and early access to DMA sponsored initiatives

Give your Consumers More

Key WDMA sponsored initiatives planned for Holiday and 2017

  • Valet parking during holiday season
  • Gift wrapping and Gift Boutique
  • Holiday Music
  • Crafting at Branson Hall
  • Resort Event
  • Spring Fashion Event
  • Sidewalk Sales

WDMA Fundraising Events

Our lineup of high profile events build community as they contribute to the WDMA’s ability to fund annual initiatives and our ongoing commitments to Downtown Westport.

  • Summer Fine Art Festival
  • 10th Annual Blues, Views and BBQ