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Building Community by supporting business

Thanks for stopping by, we are glad you want to learn more about Downtown Winooski! We are a non profit serving the entire city of Winooski. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the economic and cultural vitality of the city.

If you want to connect please reach out to Executive Director Melissa Corbin: [email protected].

With general questions, contact us below.


donations are appreciated

Winooski established a Downtown Designation in 2001. Since that time, Downtown Winooski (formerly The Winooski Community Partnership) has committed to comprehensive growth and revitalization. We seek to make Downtown Winooski a better place to live, visit, work, shop, do business, dine and be entertained. We utilize a consensus-building program that fosters community pride and encourages the growth of small businesses, employment and income opportunities, tax revenues, property values and general quality of life.

In addition to tax relief for businesses, Downtown Winooski brings businesses together with residents to make our community even more vibrant. We are committed to bringing exciting events, opportunities and chances for the community to come together and support each other to Winooski each year.

Your tax-deductible donation will support vital communications to the business community, the Winooski Farmers Market, collaborative meetings between businesses and partner organizations, Small Business Saturday, Winooski Wednsdays, Juneteenth and all the other things we do for Winooski. Your support will also allow us to maintain the Downtown Designation and encourage more business and residential activity in our city center.

We accept donations via PayPal ([email protected]) or checks payable to Downtown Winooski mailed or dropped off to 27 W Allen St, Winooski, VT 05404

Build community by supporting businesses

Who we serve, what we do and our results


100+ new and existing businesses in 20+ categories. More than 50% of businesses in Winooski have 5 or fewer employees, and 90% are locally owned.


Nearly 8,000 residents in 3,500+ households, thousands of employees who see Winooski as a home away from home, plus thousands of visitors from neighboring cities, the region, state and beyond.


Maintain critical state-required Downtown Designation, bringing funding and private investment to Winooski. Advocate on municipal, state and federal level for policies and actions that benefit an economically and culturally thriving community.


Foster and spark connections and collaborations among businesses, organizations, and local leaders. Promote and market Winooski businesses and attractions to attract customers.


Act as critical partner to collaborate with community leaders to attract thousands of visitors to Winooski to shop, dine, or attend events including the Winooski Farmers Market, Winooski Wednesdays Free Concert Series, Juneteenth, Winooski Pride, and Halloween. Engage thousands of followers on social media, newsletter subscribers and website visitors.


Strengthened, supported, and connected community of business owners, employees, residents and community leaders. Increased trust and investment in Winooski from private, state and federal sources.

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