What does your investment pay for?
Recruit and retain businesses
Represent downtown businesses on a local, state, and national level
Beautification of the downtown district
Plan and execute community events to bring business and visitors to the downtown area
Market downtown district and its businesses to the community and visitors
Work to maintain a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that allows downtown businesses to grow
Historic preservation efforts
2019 Investment Levels
Friend of Main Street - $100, $150, $200
A good level of investment for businesses with two or fewer employees and private citizens who want to contribute to making downtown a great place for the entire community!
Business - $425
A good level for businesses in the district with three employees or more, and any Ames business who want to maintain a vibrant downtown for its own employees and community to enjoy.
Includes a listing on the Downtown Ames website
Opportunity to participate in co-op advertising deals
Preferred listing on the Main Street Dining and Shopping guide for businesses in the district.
Opportunity to advertise in Ames Main Street weekley newsletter
Shares and mentions on social media
Access to free professional design and buisness consultant services
Gold Investor - $500 or above
Includes all of the above
Non-Profit Organizations - $225