Following months of brand development and constituent marketing research, Ashland Main Street Association has officially changed its name to Downtown Ashland Association, launching a new, visitor-focused website – ashlandvirginia.com.
As an accredited member of Main Street America and the Virginia Main Street program since 2013, Downtown Ashland Association works in partnership with the Town of Ashland to revitalize Ashland’s historic downtown to ensure local businesses and the community not only grow, but thrive.
“We decided to rebrand the organization to ensure that our message is clear: come enjoy Downtown Ashland!” said Maggie Longest, Executive Director of Downtown Ashland Association. “We are most excited about the launch of ashlandvirginia.com as a storytelling tool to share all there is to see, do, and experience in our quaint and quirky downtown.”
With a directory of local businesses, a comprehensive events calendar, a news-style blog featuring profiles and sample trip itineraries, ashlandvirginia.com is a one-stop resource that encourages visitors and residents to shop locally and enjoy this unique, historic community.
“With our new site, you’ll never miss a chance to enjoy downtown,” said Downtown Ashland Association President Lorie Foley. “We have fabulous restaurants and shops, cycling routes, historic walking tours, turn-of-the-century rail history, sports games at Randolph-Macon, and shows at Ashland Theatre. Plus, you can bring the family to events like Train Day and Light Up the Tracks. There is so much to explore in Downtown Ashland!
Downtown Ashland Association is a nonprofit community organization that relies on your support to help Downtown Ashland shine. We believe in a vibrant business community. We believe in celebrating and preserving historic character. We believe in the power of community partnerships.