We believe in Downtown Ashland. Do you?

The projects and programs of the Downtown Ashland Association are made possible by investments from dedicated people like you.

Invest in helping us attract more restaurants and shops to main street. Invest in making Ashland Train Day and Light Up the Tracks even bigger and better. Invest in living history, improved walkability, and free community events.

Eat Local. Shop Local. Celebrate Local. Donate Local.

Downtown Ashland Association is invested in Ashland; in a vibrant business community and thriving main street, in responsible growth that respects the past, in the power of a community to shape its future. Join us.

Checks can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 33
Ashland, VA 23005

*Downtown Ashland Association is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible.


Interested in becoming a business sponsor? We welcome monetary and/or in-kind support. Donate online or contact us to make arrangements.


BRONZE ($250)

  • Business listed in Downtown Business Directory

  • Business logo displayed among Supporters

  • Tax receipt and framed sponsor certificate

  • Logo in printed materials and on display at all events, including Ashland Train Day and Light Up the Tracks

  • Promotional opportunities in the newsletter, “Get Centered”

  • Business newsletter & workshops

SILVER ($500)

All benefits listed above, plus…

  • Business logo and link displayed among Supporters

  • Complimentary membership to Market Ashland Partnership

GOLD ($1,000)

All benefits listed above, plus…

  • Business featured on our website, including News article and photos

  • Premium vendor space at Ashland Train Day complimentary


  • Extends your marketing budget to key audiences

  • Promotes your business at events, including Ashland Train Day and Light Up the Tracks

  • Supports your investment by actively pursuing new businesses and real estate investors

  • Advocates for your business and serves as liasion to local stakeholders and government

  • Promotes “Shop Local” message through publications such as the Get Centered monthly newsletter and online news features

  • Provides monthly business news, including updates from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Theatre, Market Ashland Partnership, Hanover Chamber of Commerce, Town of Ashland government, et al.


Downtown Ashland Association invites support for the following projects.

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To make Downtown Ashland more inviting, walkable, and beautiful, we will install large evergreens in planters with solar-powered lighting.

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Celebrate Ashland’s love for trains at our annual family-friendly street festival. Support from our community makes the event possible.