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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 nonprofit serving the entire city of Winooski. 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.
If you want to connect please reach out to Executive Director Melissa Corbin: [email protected]. With general questions, contact us below.
donations are appreciated
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 Wednesdays, 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
Help Us Make Magic Happen
Is your business looking to ways to get involved and support the Winooski community? Consider sponsoring a Downtown Winooski event!
We are always looking for sponsors to help fund and grow our many events throughout the year. Sponsorships packages come at a variety of levels and are opportunities to get your company’s brand out there while showing your support for Winooski — and helping us bring fun, all-ages programming that boosts local businesses, artists and performers, vendors, and more to downtown.
If you’re interested in sponsoring an event, click the button below to see available opportunities or reach out to Executive Director Melissa Corbin at [email protected] for more information.
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.