Here in Willamette, it’s tradition.


Why Historic Willamette?

  • 5+ annual events with thousands of potential customers attending each year
  • State and National Main Street backed program to ensure economic vitality
  • Serves as a business liaison at the City, county and state level to leverage resources forthe Historic Willamette area
  • Continuing revitalization efforts and Streetscape and beautification efforts
  • Supports your investment by actively seeking owners to locate businesses in vacant buildings, while helping existing businesses expand
  • Associate your business with a successful community development initiative
  • Support our mission of revitalizing and preservation of Historic Willamette
  • Recognizes new business openings with public events and media visibility

Business and Property Owner Membership Benefits:

  • Invitation to attend quarterly meetings and have a voice in decision making
  • Listing and link on HWMS website
  • Free promotion and publicity through HWMS social media (3000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Member Decal showing you support the neighborhood
  • Professional assistance with window design and in store displays
  • Access to grant programs with technical/design assistance provided
  • Free entry and Priority placement in Old Time Fair parade
  • Main Street Recognition Rewards
  • Email updates on all news and opportunities for Main Street Supporters
  • Free Wreath for your store for the holidays Community Member Benefit

Community Member Benefits:

  • Promotes a cleaner, safer and inviting environment for you to shop and dine
  • Helps maintain small town atmosphere
  • Creates family friendly and entertaining events
  • Encourages local shopping and keep local jobs
  • Preserves historic downtown
  • Increases hometown pride among business owners and residents
  • Establishes ownership in making downtown a great place to eat, drink, play and relax
  • Tax deductible donation

Why Volunteer?

  • Invitation to attend seminars and events offered at the state and local level
  • Network with other community members and business owners
  • Take pride in shaping Historic Willamette’s future
  • Help create fun, family friendly events locally for your friends and neighbors to enjoy
  • Interact with city government
  • Help maintain a thriving downtown district to spur the local economy