Walnut Creek Downtown is an association made up of every business and property owner within the borders of the city’s downtown Business Improvement District. Its more than 650 members include restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and service providers. The organization’s mission is to work with its members, partners and community to promote and enhance downtown business vitality. We do this in four main areas:
Beautification – Ensuring that Walnut Creek’s downtown is safe, clean, and inviting.
Marketing – Create, promote, and enhance the downtown experience.
Events – Produce special events to bring more people downtown.
Advocacy – Provide a unified voice to represent and promote the shared needs and concerns of the downtown.
Businesses building a stronger community. Arlington Business Partnership (ABP) is a 501C6 nonprofit organization made up of two staff members and a board of directors. Board members represent the 800+ businesses of the Arlington Business District, thus creating a sense of pride for all who live, work, and do business in Arlington. Arlington Business Partnership envisions Arlington as an attractive historic destination for unique shopping, dining, and services.
The purpose of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is to promote the interests of its professional, service and retail members, to enhance the common areas within the BIA area, to facilitate the exchange of business information and ideas, and to promote the highest business and ethical standards.
With nearly twenty years’ experience, Civitas provides unparalleled expertise in forming, modifying, and renewing improvement districts.
Improvement districts provide structure and stable funding for economic development through revitalization and marketing efforts. Civitas’ team of experts has guided over 100 districts through the formation, modification, or renewal process. Civitas has formed property and business based districts, city and county wide districts, and improvement and marketing districts. Civitas’ clients are innovative cities, counties, and community organizations working together to create a strong future for their locale.
Civitas provides unmatched expertise in district formation and renewal. Civitas’ founder and current president, John Lambeth, has authored business improvement district laws in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. He helped form California’s first property and business improvement in 1995, a vigorous district that continues to operate today. Civitas has also worked with international districts in South America; in 2011 our efforts led to formation of Central America’s first BID in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Whether your district is old or new, large or small, rural or urban, Civitas’ experience will help you make a difference. Civitas provides comprehensive management of all aspects of the formation, renewal, and modification processes, for an efficient, effective, expertly guided project. Civitas approaches every project with a customer-centric philosophy and works closely with clients and district stakeholders to make their vision reality.
Downtown Alameda Business Association is hard at work year-round with our 470+ members and district visitors in mind. We serve as a support network and advocate for Alameda, especially for businesses operating in the Historic Park Street Business Improvement Area. Our goal is to develop an economically prosperous district that is family-friendly, clean, green, and safe.
The Mission of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz is to provide leadership, in order to create, promote and develop downtown as a viable and successful business, entertainment, residential and cultural center
The Downtown Berkeley Association is Owner’s Association for the Downtown Berkeley Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID), representing 187 property owners and approximately 680 of their merchant and business tenants. The DBA was originally formed in 1989 as Main Street project with voluntary dues. In the 1990’s, the DBA became a Business Improvement District (BID) funded by a surcharge on all business licenses. In 2012 the PBID replaced the BID to bring sufficient funding and focus on key strategic issues in the Downtown. Services including cleaning, hospitality, landscaping, beautification, social service outreach, marketing, communications, events, and land use planning.
Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) has been a catalyst in Downtown Los Angeles’ transformation into a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood. The DCBID is a coalition of nearly 2,000 property owners in the Downtown Center who are dedicated to building and maintaining a safe and productive community for businesses, residents, and visitors.
DLBA is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as business, the DLBA creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and solidified partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines.
Our mission is to create a vibrant community through activities and partnerships designed to improve the quantity and quality of experiences in downtown Modesto. The Downtown Modesto Partnership’s goal is to build a positive image of downtown Modesto by highlighting all the great things the community has to offer and bolstering services that improve the user experience.
Downtown Ontario is a family-friendly district with restaurants, shopping, services, residential units, an arts district and special events. The Downtown Ontario Improvement Association works to promote a positive image of the Community Benefit District to the public.
Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 400 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion, and steward for those who work, live, visit and do business in downtown Sacramento.
We are the voice of Downtown San Diego dedicated to advancing the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of Downtown through membership, advocacy, public services, and community investment.
The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the business, cultural, community, and environmental vitality of Downtown Santa Barbara for the benefit of its members, Santa Barbara residents, and visitors.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is a private 501c(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of Santa Monica to manage services and operations in Downtown Santa Monica while promoting economic stability, growth and community life within this unique neighborhood.
DTSM, Inc. manages the Property-based Business Assessment District bounded by Ocean Avenue to the west, Wilshire Boulevard to the north, Lincoln Boulevard to the east and the Santa Monica Freeway to the south.
Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities and examining Downtown issues.
The organization began as a Business Improvement Association in 1975 when business owners decided to self-assess to improve the district and develop unified promotions, beautification projects, and parking programs for the Downtown area.
In 1998 the organization became the Downtown Association, and in 2008 changed its organizational structure from a city advisory body to an independent 501 (c) 6 nonprofit in order to better serve our members. In 2017, the Board of Directors chose to refresh our image and brand, and now we are proud to be known as Downtown SLO.
Currently, we house seven committees comprised of business owners, employees, and the public at large. The Board of Directors is comprised of business owners, managers, financial institutions, not-for-profits, the media and higher education. Together, we strive to enrich our Downtown community through beautification efforts, placemaking, and supporting a vibrant economy.