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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 [...]
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The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin (DNA) welcomes Keith Weatherspoon who has joined the organization as the new Promotions Coordinator. Keith comes with a wealth of experience within the marketing and promotions industry, having spent the last several years producing and promoting events for The Silver Room Boutique in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood, DHudson Productions [...]
Tuesday, October 28th is the next DNA Out to Lunch! It will take place at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, from 12-1pm. Blue Box Cafe will provide a hand crafted Boar’s Head Deli Sandwich (vegetarian option available), a package of chips, gourmet cookie and your choice of drink, including Metropolis Coffee for only $12/person [...]