Carytown Merchant Association 2020 Membership

Join the Carytown Merchant’s Association! Our mission is to make Carytown the #1 destination in Richmond to eat, shop, and play. We plan to continue our great momentum into 2020 with your help!


What are the member benefits for joining the CMA?

  • Website & Social Media

We have a 34,000+ follow and drive people to our website, so don’t miss out on getting included!

o   Business name listed on website with clickable link to your site

o   Business on digital/printable map

o   Tagged Instagram pictures visible under “CarytownRVA”’s profile page

o   Periodic reshares of your posts and stories on Instagram and Facebook

o   Job opportunities posted

  • Events

o   Free space at the Watermelon Festival ($300 value, make sure you apply by June 1st!)

o   Free marketing exposure by participating in additional events throughout the year including: Easter Egg Hunt, The Sidewalk Sale, Chalk Up The Town, Pride Celebration, The Watermelon Festival, Scarytown, Small Business Saturday, Holiday Events, and more

o   Promotion of individual store events

  • Marketing and Communication

o   Connection to other businesses in Carytown through the Carytown Merchants Association Facebook group, monthly meetings, and email communication

-   NEW! Digital monthly newsletters coming with the addition of our new Communication Committee!

o   Access to group marketing and media including Discovery Maps, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and other local publications/groups

-   NEW! More funds have been cleared to do more member marketing, and some exciting things are in the works! Members will automatically be included.

o   Communication with public officials, help with any city issues, police updates/discussions 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 additional useful resources.


CMA dues help with: ads, cleaning, new plants, the banners to promote our area, new events, and social media marketing of all our businesses. The more people who join, the more we can do in 2020 to keep Carytown a focus for Richmonders and visitors in a competitive retail, restaurant, and service market. The CMA board is composed of volunteers giving their time to help our business community, representing all our interests. Your membership is vital, and we hope to have you as part of the CMA family for 2020.

Let's work together to promote Carytown for 2020 and beyond!

2020 CMA Dues Payment *