Want to join 200+ businesses Downtown?

We are a membership based organization with business leaders dedicated to the success of Downtown Fort Collins.

With your membership, you are helping to provide the resources necessary for our organization to advance the vitality of Downtown.

DBA Membership Benefits

  • Your business address, phone number, website, and business description listed on the DBA website (over 1 million pageviews each year!)
  • Access to promote your products, services, events, deals and discounts on DBA Facebook page (40,000+ followers)
  • Let's Talk Downtown, our member e-newsletter to keep you updated on downtown projects, meetings, events, and important notices that impact downtown
  • Destination Downtown, our community e-newsletter designed to promote your products, services events, deals, and discounts each month (over 10,000 email addresses and counting!)
  • Your business listing in the Discover Downtown brochure (over 25,000+ copies)
  • A copy of the DBA Annual Report that summarizes the accomplishments of the organization
  • Free quarterly business training seminars to help members meet their business goals presented by the Small Business Development Center
  • A 20% discount for Small Business Development Center classes and workshops
  • Access to participate in the DBA Gift Card Program (over $1 million in gift cards redeemed annually!)
  • Discount on annual Transfort bus passes designed to provide multi-modal transportation options for your employees ($100 savings per pass!)

Not a member?

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Who Are Our Members?


Art Galleries

Restaurants & Bars

Professional Services (i.e. law, design, banking, etc.)

Government Agencies

Non-Profit Organizations

DBA Produced Events & Promotions

Great Plates of Downtown

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Old Town Irish Party

Old Town Car Show

Colorado Brewers' Festival

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

Downtown Sessions Concert Series

Noontime Notes


Tiny Tot Halloween

First Night Fort Collins

Downtown Santas Shopping Quest

Gallery Walk*

Foodie Walk*

* Indicates Monthly Promotions

Downtown Business Association Gift Card Program

  • Use it to increase sales and business!
  • Over $500,000 sold in Downtown gift cards annually.
  • One million + dollars in Downtown gift card redemptions over a three year period.
  • Downtown Fort Collins gift card program is the highest performing Downtown and GROWING!
  • Simple to use – works like a major credit card
  • Keeps the $$$ Downtown
  • Online sales makes is convenient to purchase, plus sales outlets at The Source (121 E. Mountain) and the DBA office. Website

  • Maximize search engine optimization!
  • Link your business to our top rated website that gets over 300,000 visits annually and over 750,000 page views.  The Downtown Fort Collins website is the first stopping point for visitors and the community to learn about events and activities in the downtown area. 
  • Key business listing that showcases your business and provides a direct link to your business website.

Marketing Programs

  • Promote your business using DBA-driven partnerships!
  • Leverage mass media opportunities with the Coloradoan.
  • Tie into CSU marketing campaigns.
  • Market your business through DBA special events with related promotions.

Special Events

  • Stimulate customer traffic & build visibility.
  • Substantially discounted booth space at events.
  • Event sponsorship opportunities available.
  • Connect with new local & regional audiences attracted by events.

Get Connected – Stay Connected!

  • Network with fellow members and stay informed on Downtown activities.
  • Opportunities to build collaborative relationships with other DBA members.
  • Cross promote with other member businesses.
  • Expand customer base through exclusive DBA member-only offers.
  • Strategize and brainstorm with other businesses in your industry during quarterly meetings.
  • Stay up-to-date with monthly all-member meetings.
  • Learn about upcoming marketing programs, special events, City projects and other matters affecting Downtown.

Show Pride in Being a Downtown Business

  • Your membership supports 100 + event days annually, bringing over 100,000 people Downtown.
  • Receive a 25% Enterprise Zone Tax Credit on membership dues.
  • Be part of an organization that is dedicated to promoting Downtown and helping it thrive.

Office Services

  • Discounts on Transfort bus passes – ONLY $50.

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