Member Benefits

The 2014 Membership Drive is underway!  

Join us in efforts to promote and preserve downtown Fairbanks.


These benefits strengthen downtown and are available to all.

  • Advocacy, leadership, and partnerships to move downtown forward.
  • Earned media—to amplify downtown’s news and happenings.
  • Work with tour operators to enhance visitors’ experience of downtown.
  • Market downtown by distributing 35,000 copies of the Downtown Guide.
  • Host downtown events like the Midnight Sun Festival and Downtown Market, whose popular food stamp program connects downtown’s low-income residents with nutritious, Alaska Grown food.
  • Communicate downtown’s happenings via social media and monthly e-newsletters to 4,500 local email addresses.
  • Operate the Community Service Patrol program.

These benefits are only available to members of the Downtown Association.


  • The Insider e-mail featuring best practices, special opportunities and news.
  • Invitation to the 2014 Annual Member Meeting, and the right to vote in board elections and corporate business.
  • Invitation to an annual summer planning meeting to include tour operators, Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Department of Transportation.
  • Featured in communications to hotel front desks and motor coach companies.


  • 10% discount for a booth at summer events, including Midnight Sun Festival.
  • Priority booth reservation and free trial booth at the Downtown Market.
  • Priority privileges for hosting “progressive” multi-venue events and parties.

Advertising & Promotions

  • Priority consideration for feature articles published on website and in the monthly e-newsletter The Downtowner (4,500 subscribers).
  • Priority for social media call-outs.
  • Inclusion in summer destination marketing materials.
  • Inclusion in First Friday publicity featuring downtown exhibits and live music.
  • An open invitation to be a guest on The Downtowner radio show on KSUA 91.5FM.
  • Complimentary link on list of members at
  • Window cling representing 2014 membership.