Over the past decade, the Downtown Action Team (DAT) has led the effort to revitalize Downtown Albuquerque to become the best mid-sized Downtown in the USA. Today there is over 400 million dollars in investment since 2000 in Downtown.
Please join us and be a part of Downtown Albuquerque’s revitalization by becoming a member of DAT. DAT is a private, non-profit membership organization. As a member, you will belong to an organization that brings together Downtown property owners, merchants, business and organizations – as well as resources from throughout the city, state, country, and around the globe.
You will gain access to the many businesses, offices, employees and residents in the Downtown area. DAT is a member of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the National MainStreet Program and the International Downtown Association. In addition, we partner with Albuquerque Economic Development, the City of Albuquerque Office of Economic Development, the State of NM Department of Economic Development, the State of NM Department of Tourism and many other organizations and agencies to promote the economic growth and development of Downtown Albuquerque.
- Your membership helps DAT continue the momentum to revitalize Downtown through advocacy, representation and strategic initiatives. DAT is your direct link to information about Downtown development, events and opportunities for involvement.
- DAT is your direct link to gaining exposure to tons of other businesses looking to utilize your services.
- DAT is your direct link to making your business more successful!
- DAT has designed its membership program to offer membership at all levels of involvement, including some unique and exciting programs.
Call the Downtown Action Team at (505) 243-2230 TODAY to find out how you can become a member!
The following Membership Benefits are designed to allow you to more effectively market your business or company through various publications and materials, as well as gain access to those who are interested in utilizing your services.
Membership saves you money through cooperative advertising programs, special member rates and unique partnerships established through the Downtown Action Team. In addition, several marketing tools have been established for your use, and networking, referrals and special directories allow you to access those who need your services.
PUBLICATIONS & MATERIALS
Weekly Downtown Albuquerque Email Alert
Sent every Thursday to over 2,500 direct subscribers (and growing) around the globe (ability to insert material 10 times/year; non-members pay fee)
Updated annually, members listed for free in kiosk maps at key visitor locations (Convention Center, Movie Theatre, 4th Street Mall) (Premium member advertising and upgrade opportunities available)
www.DowntownABQ.com Membership Directory
Free listing in The Downtown Action Team’s Web Site Directory (other advertising opportunities available)Directory listing; premium upgrade rates
Downtown Albuquerque Restaurant and Retail Guide
Annual restaurant and retail directory given to conference attendees, tourists, visitors and locals (members listed for free in guide). Non-members pay fee.
Other special cooperative advertising programs for various publications, one-time publications and special event publications, including tourism, special event and economic development publications (special member rates).
Free list of local media contacts, updated quarterly (to distribute press releases, etc.)
Membership List & Labels
Free DAT membership list. Members may purchase mailing labels at $15 a set. Available in category, alphabetical or zip-code format
Membership List & Labels – electronically
DAT membership list available electronically at no cost (up to two times a year)
Digital art of the DAT logo identifying you as a member for your publication(s) or website
DAT Annual Report & Marketing Plan
Summary version sent to all members. Complete report available upon request.
Cross promotions to large conventions and delegations to get attendees into stores and restaurants (marketing and special event promotions with members)
DAT to host one ribbon-cutting per year to new business, renovations, etc.
Press Release Assistance
Press Release Starter kit with templates given to members
Free one-hour consultation provided by one of our Downtown PR/Marketing/Advertising/Design Firms
DAT Resource Library
Members enjoy access to DAT’s resources, reference materials and documents collected from industry professionals from around the globe.
DAT FUNCTIONS, ACTIVITIES & NETWORKING
DAT Annual Meeting
Membership ability to vote on budgets, goals/objectives
Property & Business Owners Committee Membership
ability to attend meetings and guide in direction of Business Improvement District
DAT goals, benefits, where members fit into the whole Downtown market (semi-annual)
Public Safety Coalition Meetings
Participate in meetings catered to Downtown’s public safety needs and those in the security and safety industry
Entertainment District Meetings
Participate in meetings catered to the needs of Downtown’s Entertainment District establishments.
Merchant & Retailers Action Committee
Participate in meetings, dialogues, special web information and networking for Downtown’s merchants and retailers.
DAT Staff meetings Internal DAT staff meetings (monthly member presentations welcome)
Vary on topics (ongoing/sponsorships and partnerships available)
Downtown Event Sponsorship/Marketing Referral
Referrals of services and products through outside inquiries, including service referrals and cross- promotion of business to large-scale events in the Downtown area.
Downtown Growers Market
Member rate for sponsorships and booth fees
Special Invitations & Notices
Special invitations and notices throughout the year to grand-openings, sneak previews, art openings and more.
REFERRALS, LEADS & SERVICES
ACVB Partnership DAT members receive cross-promotion introductory membership discount to the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
DAT Preferred Vendor List
Referral guide for those seeking services (listing of your business, address and services provided)
DAT Route 66 Visitor and Information Center
Ability to display company materials at DAT Visitor Center in DAT Offices
Communications/Media Referrals specific to reporters/writers’ requests
Familiarization Tours (FAM)
Convention/Meeting planners; travel writers (highlight your business to those writing news articles)
Referrals specific to inquiries (real estate, development, construction, entertainment, etc.)
DAT’s government and public relations officials represent the membership base through relations with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, State Legislature, the Governor’s Office, US Representatives and US Senators.
DAT’s government and public relations officials can assist members navigating the government structure, including obtaining Zoning permits, special event permits and other licensing required to do business.
National Best Practices
Through DAT’s membership in the International Downtown Association and the National MainStreet Program, DAT has access to national best practices and the ability to inquiry experts from around the globe when assistance is needed.