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The Downtown Bloomington Association (DBA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization representing Downtown business and property owners, and residents. The DBA works in partnership with the newly created Downtown Development Division of the City of Bloomington, and serves to advise, support, and raise funds to further the efforts to enhance the vitality and quality of life in the City Center.

Benefits of membership

Make a difference

  • Protect and enhance your business investment
  • Advocacy on your behalf on important issues including: business and development incentives; clean, safe streets and sidewalks; and parking management
  • Keep employees and residents informed about “what’s happening” Downtown
  • Have your voice heard among business and civic leaders
  • Showcase your commitment to the Downtown Bloomington community

Promote your business

  • Participate in DBA’s promotional and communications programs
  • Featured business listing on
  • Increase visibility by sponsoring meetings and events
  • Network and establish relationships with business and community leaders

Get assistance

  • Active assistance to tenant your residential and commercial properties
  • Learn to navigate city services and financial incentives
  • Stay informed with access to weekly events calendar
  • Access city and Downtown information at the Downtown Information Center
  • Market your vacant commercial and/or residential property on DBA website, on nationwide database, and at the Downtown Information Center

Membership Levels : Each level receives all benefits of the previous levels

Friend Level ($50)

  • Receive DBA window cling.
  • Receive DBA e-newsletters.
  • Receive invitation to join the DBA’s committees – a great opportunity to personally and directly change Downtown.
  • Receive invitations to DBA workshops, meetings and networking opportunities.

Business Partner and Property Owner Level ($200)

  • Featured business listing on DBA website.
  • Showcase your business at the Downtown Information Center.
  • Feature events via weekly e-newsletter distributed to over 1,000 individuals (events must take place downtown or surrounding neighborhoods).
  • Feature promotions, coupons or sales via monthly e-newsletter.
  • Expanded listing in the Downtown walking map.
  • Opportunity to promote your business at the Farmers’ Market.
  • Discount opportunities on select DBA-produced promotions and marketing efforts.
  • Scholarship opportunities for business programs.
  • List available residential or commercial properties for sale or lease on the DBA website.

Gold Level ($500)

  • First opportunity for sponsorship of select DBA events at a reduced rate.
  • Free access to DBA mailing lists.
  • Logo featured on weekly e-newsletter for ten weeks

Platinum Level ($1000)

  • Logo featured on home page for 12 months.
  • Reserved space for booth at Farmers’ Market to promote your organization and feature activities.

 2017 2018 membership outreach



$50 Level – Friends
Bloomington Public Library
Martha Burk, Downtown Artist
Rick Kline, Country Financial
Steve Rasmussen
Sandy Vogel, Vogel’s Tailor Shop
Andy Streenz, Bill’s Key and Lock Shop
Livngston Law Firm
Jerry and Carol Ringer
Tara Conklin, PLR Insurance
Vasudha Pinnamaraju, McLean County Regional Planning

$75 Level – Residents, Neighbors
Ron Crick
Bob and Sue Floyd
Joann Goetzinger, Downtown Artist
Jan Lancaster, The Bistro
Tami Wacker

$100 Level
Inside Out Accessible Art Co Op

$200 Level – Business Partners
Gaye Beck, Beck’s Family Florist
Liz Aspbury, Bobzbay
Bloomington Normal Jaycees
Crossroads Handcrafts of the World
Amy O’Neal, Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center
Herb and Pamala Eaton, Eaton Studio and Gallery
Kyle Hamm, Economic Development Council
Carol Huff, Ensenberger Condominiums
Tyler Holloway, Fat Jack’s
Denise Geske, Fox & Hounds Hair Salon and Day Spa
Russel Francois, Francois Associates Architects
Brad and Ronda Glenn, Glenn Law Offices
Katie Novak, Green Top Grocery
Harold and Marlene Gregor, Gregor Gallery
Sallie Boyce, Heritage Enterprises
Jeff Secord, IPI Wealth Management
Jennifer Boddie, J Bo’s Handbags and Accessories
Joe and Ruth Haney, Haney Rentals
Nancy Ammerman, Heartland Bank and Trust
Kelly and Jamie Mathy, Kelly’s Bakery and Cafe
Doug Johnson, McLean County Arts Center
Katie Butler, Merlot and A Masterpiece
Charlie Moore, McLean County Chamber of Commerce 
Grace Nichols, Mid Illini Credit Union
Tim Tilton, Monroe Centre
Rob Martin, Open Source Classroom
Mike Dolan, Pantagraph Printing
Dave Park, Park-Stoutamoyer and Associates
Vicki Tilton, Permanent Makeup
Jamie Mathy, Red Raccoon Games
Christina Rogers, Refine 309
Bobby Vericella, RJV Properties
Scott Lynch, Smoker’s Den
Sherry Strandberg, Strand Salon
Amy Hoffman, That Dapper Pet
Tim Nurnberger, Timothy Kent Gallery and Framing
Carlo Robustelli, WGLT Radio
Mike Manna
Joe Kukla and Scot Jacobs, Cornerstone Advisors
Glenn Hoffman, Regional Alternative School
Squid Ink Tattoo and Art Gallery
Tina Salamone, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Jeremy Studebaker, Mid Central Community Action
John Werderits, A Caring Touch
Greg Cook, Great Plains Media
Mike and Susan Temple
Chad Ramsey, Illinois Tattoo
Bill and Bev Edwards, The Copy Shop
Lua Travis, Common Ground Grocery
Rhea Edge and Harold Boyd, Beluga Press Art Studio
Workbench Collaborative, LLC

$500 Sponsor Level
Crystal Howard, BN Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Julie Kubsch, Specs Around Town

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Economic Development Department

115 E. Washington, Ste. 302
Bloomington, Illinois 61701