Happy New Year! 2012 brings new beginnings, especially for WDI. We have revamped our Partnership Program for this year, and WE WANT YOU to join. Downtown business owners, retailers, restaurateurs, residents and anyone who believes in a prosperous and successful downtown are encouraged to join. This program is open to both businesses and individuals, and event sponsorships are also available. Business Partnerships are divided into four levels, beginning with the basic ‘Merchant Partner’ level for $100 a year for small businesses. Individual partnerships are $50 or $100. So, what are the perks? Everyone receives a window decal denoting WDI partnership and tickets to our Annual Partner Appreciation Event. Other benefits, such as free or discounted events to specific events, vary depending on your giving level. Best of all, WDI is 501(c)(3) organization and all partnership fees are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Any donation is welcomed, and we will be happy to accommodate you if the giving level you choose isn’t listed. Click here to find out more information about the program, choose your giving level and join today!
Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is partially funded by the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, but relies heavily on private donations. Our organization is able to operate with the support of our local community partners. We encourage you to invest in your downtown. In 2011, WDI recruited eight new downtown businesses, which absorbed 32,000 square feet of office and retail space and brought 159 new jobs downtown. We also completed eight loans for businesses located downtown that helped create 123 jobs. Today, We Need Your Help to Continue the Momentum.
By Ashley Hanners