Friends of the Short North Alliance Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Friends of the Short North Alliance Program is designed to support local businesses that are located outside of the Short North Alliance’s social service boundaries, but are integral to the local business community and the spirit and culture of the Short North Special Improvement District and the 5th Avenue and North 4th Street Special Improvement District.
FRIENDS OF THE SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS
By becoming a Friend of the Short North Alliance, your business will receive the marketing support and networking opportunities that businesses located within the Special Improvement District’s social service boundaries benefit from daily.
INCREASE YOUR MARKETING REACH
Tap into the highly engaged consumer base of the Special Improvement District. Friends of the Short North Alliance will be featured via the Short North Alliance’s owned channels and communications, including:
|Fans of the Short North E-Newsletter||8,300+ Subscribers||Sent weekly on Wednesdays|
|41,800+ Followers||SNA will reshare your content, plus conduct an Instagram Takeover for a day|
|35,500+ Followers||SNA will reshare your content|
|69,200+ Followers||SNA will reshare your content|
|ShortNorth.org||21,000+ Monthly Visitors||Create and manage your profile page and event calendar listings|
|IKE (Interactive Kiosk Experience)||50,000+ Monthly Visitors||Be featured on 15 IKEs in the District|
BOOST BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PROMOTIONS
Join local Special Improvement District businesses by participating in exclusive special promotions, programs and events to attract more attention and draw new customers. Most promotions, programing and events also include press release distribution and media outreach featuring participants. Such promotions include, but are not limited to:
Local Love Programming
- Short North Arts District Rewards: a customer rewards program to incentivize continued spending at local participating businesses
- Short North Arts District Dollars: a universal e-gift card program run through Yiftee
- Short North Arts District Spirit: promote your Short North Arts District merchandise and items
Takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Also known as Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art! Feature your art exhibitions or special activities.
STAY IN THE KNOW
Get access to all the latest and greatest information that impacts your business through:
- Bi-monthly District Meetings: All businesses are invited to hear the latest news, share feedback, and brainstorm new ideas
- Weekly Arch to Arch Emails: Includes information on upcoming events, promotional opportunities, conventions and races coming to the neighborhood, and more
- Informational Alerts: Urgent updates such as COVID-19 news, street closures, and other major happenings
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Share your ideas, issues, and more and the Short North Alliance will elevate and escalate them to the appropriate parties. The Short North Alliance serves as an advocacy voice for businesses and property owners throughout the Special Improvement Districts.
EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS NETWORK
Get to know the local business community in the Special Improvement Districts. Network, share best practices, discuss pain points, celebrate successes and more at:
- Local business mixers networking events and educational workshops
- Participate in committees and focus groups
|TYPE OF BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION||RATES|
Located in Italian Village, Victorian Village, or Harrison West
Located beyond the surrounding neighborhoods above
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE SHORT NORTH ALLIANCE PROGRAM
To join the Friends of the Short North Alliance Program, please complete the form below by selecting the correct program level (Surrounding Neighborhood or Outlying) and payment frequency option (annually, quarterly, or monthly). Please note this form uses the terms “Donation” and “Donate” because your payment helps support the efforts of the Short North Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
By submitting payment, you agree to have the credit card provided charged at the frequency selected. By joining this program, you are agreeing to a year-long enrollment and will be automatically renewed by the date of initiation unless you contact the Short North Alliance at (614) 299.8050 or at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of renewal.
For more information about the Friends of the Short North Alliance Program, email email@example.com.
The mural pictured at the top of this page is Short North Gothic by Steve Galgas and Mike Altman.