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The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer-driven organization focused on enhancing the economic vitality of downtown Elgin. As a designated Illinois Main Street Community, the DNA utilizes the National Main Street 4-Point Approach® to downtown revitalization, which is accomplished through economic development, historic preservation, promotions, special events and most of all, your support.
Memberships start at $30 for an individual membership.
NEW FOR 2015 – Have your own App:
Renew Your DNA Membership or Become a New Member by 10.31.14 and you will receive free App in iPhone and Android for your company, business or organization for November and December, 2014. This App will expire on January 1, 2015, however you can choose to continue the App for $150, which includes the iBeacon!
1) Until January before payment, a full App is developed for each business. This App includes the following pages: About, Map, 5 pictures, Website Link, Facebook link, contact page, and list of other DNA members in their App to promote local cross marketing.
2) If an organization or business chooses to continue the App for $150, you will receive a location iBeacon sensor and the App is updated to include location awareness. The App in iPhone and Android continues to include About, Map, nearby sensor locations, Pictures, Website link, Facebook link, contact page, and the About page of other businesses in the App. What this all means… if a customer points their smartphone at the iBeacon, all your information appears! Whether they are walking by your store front or sitting in your lobby, you can share your information with them without you even being there!
3) App expires 12/31/2015, but you can renew for $150 for the next year with the same specs.
4) Each App will be available for iPhone and Android, each has to be approved in the App store.
Latest Downtown News
The Downtown Neighborhood Association LOVES our DBO’s – Downtown Business Owners! And this year, we want everyone to participate in Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 (in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Downtown businesses offer quality and selection that the big box stores can’t. Downtown restaurants offer the flavors [...]
The Downtown Neighborhood Association is currently looking for volunteers for our Promotions Committee. If you love the downtown Elgin area and want to work on events such as the Fourth of July Parade, Window Wonderland, Pub Crawls, Cruise Nights and the DNA Gala, let us know! We’d like you to be on the team that [...]
Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates are the perfect gift all year round! Certificates come in denominations of $5 and $10 and are accepted at nearly 60 downtown stores, restaurants, night spots and service businesses. Stop into DNA, 2 Douglas, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm to pick up yours. Shop small. Shop local. Shop [...]