Our Services

 
PROMOTIONS & MARKETING

  • Downtown Neighborhood News “Top 10” and “Weekend Reminder” weekly e-newsletters
  • Traditional and social media marketing campaigns
  • Co-marketing initiatives with community partners, such as the City of Elgin, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin History Museum and more
  • Press releases and media relations
  • Marketing of available Downtown Elgin properties
  • Member assistance and promotions (ribbon cuttings, open houses, business directory, etc)
  • Downtown walking tours
  • Downtown Elgin gift certificates

ANNUAL & SEASONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN SERVICES

  • Business recruitment and retention
  • Site selection facilitation
  • One-on-one guidance through city permitting and licensing processes
  • Downtown grant program administration
  • Assistance and guidance on signage, window displays and building improvements
  • Historic preservation-based design education
  • Free initial architectural consultations available

NEIGHBORHOOD & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Ongoing communications on Downtown Elgin matters
  • Speaking, advocating and promoting at council, neighborhood and organizational meetings
  • Downtown brainstorming workshops and networking