Carytown Merchant Association 2019 Membership
Join the Carytown Merchant’s Association! Our mission is to make Carytown the #1 destination in Richmond to eat, shop, play. We plan to continue our great momentum into 2019 but we need your help!
What are the member benefits for joining the CMA?
o Business name listed under its category with clickable link to your website
o Business on new printable map
o Events listed under our calendar
o Advertising opportunities
o Job opportunities posted
o Tag your Instagram posts to be visible under “CarytownRVA”’s tagged photos
o Periodic reshares of your posts on Instagram and Facebook when tagged
o Events listed on our Facebook page and Instagram
o FYI we have a 30,000 follower reach!!
o Free booths at the Watermelon Festival and Craft Beer Festival
o Free marketing exposure by participating in small events throughout the year
- Marketing and Communication
o Connected to other businesses in Carytown through the Carytown Merchants Association Facebook group, monthly meetings, and email communication
o Access to group marketing and media including Discovery Maps, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and other local publications/groups
o Communication with public officials, help with any city issues, and early communication with things happening in the area. You have a voice in the direction of Carytown and the growth of your business
o On-boarding Packet will be sent to all new and renewing members with who to contact and other resources to help stores
What else does the CMA do?
- Beautification of Carytown with seasonal banners down the street and in 2019 dues will let us add more aesthetic beauty to the community. We host monthly Carytown Community Clean-Ups and work with Keeping Virginia Beautiful
- Partnerships with local groups to drive foot traffic to Carytown. We joined forces with Richmond Ballet, several local churches, Feed More, and others during the holidays to promote community good will and Carytown. We plan to group community relations into 2019
- Creates relationships with tourism, transportation, and other local groups to advertise and increase foot traffic for businesses
Did you know about all the fun things we set up or host to add to Carytown’s charm? Carytown hosts: The Watermelon Festival, sCarytown, Zombie Walk, Small Business Saturday, Krampus Walk, Cone Parade, Pictures with Santa, French Film Festival, and the Craft Beer Festival at the Kicker’s stadium. With more members we will add even more throughout 2019!