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Partnering with Downtown Retail Districts

Independent retailers thrive when they are part of a community of businesses in a shopping district or retail corridor. Spark Loyalty helps retailers in every district engage shoppers and keep them coming back to the neighborhood!

“If we were the only store downtown, we wouldn’t survive. We rely on each other.”

– Dean Jones, Owner, Encore Chocolates & Teas
Olympia, Washington

SnowShoe works with retail districts all over the country to help encourage and incentivize shoppers to visit the area.

Merchants implement the Spark Loyalty system because they want to give back to their loyal customers, and they know that this unique system will help increase customer retention. Neighborhood merchants are also excited to be a part of the bigger picture–a group of retailers working together to build community and help their district thrive.

 

With each new customer loyalty program installed, the entire retail district benefits. Research shows that shoppers who visit a single store are likely to visit other stores in the area. In fact, cross-promotion for retailers lifts repeat customer visits by around 80%. As the saying goes, a rising tide floats all boats!

SnowShoe is proud to partner with the following neighborhood districts:

Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Aurora, Colorado

Aurora’s Downtown A-Town district is making a comeback as a culture-rich neighborhood, home of the Aurora Cultural Arts District and the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Downtown is where you’ll find some of the best Mexican cuisine for miles, along with many other local restaurants and shops. There is also no shortage of parks in the neighborhood, with half a dozen within walking distance of downtown.

Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce
Burlington, Wisconsin

Shopping in Burlington’s charming historic downtown district is pure delight. Free and accessible parking makes it easy for visitors to park once and then spend hours shopping for chocolate, art, antiques, fresh flowers, wine, candles, and more. The Shop & Buy Local Discount card is a wonderful way to support small businesses and enjoy savings. And the annual summer Maxwell Days street market features live music, food and drink vendors, and a rubber duckie race.

Explore Waterford
Waterford, Wisconsin

The Village of Waterford is a pleasant community located along the Fox River in western Racine County. In the middle of a rich farming community, the village historically served as the hub of commerce. Today, the Village is a community rich in small-town charm, with local retail shops carrying everything from handcrafted jewelry to home decor. Year-round events keep locals and tourists entertained with live music and family holiday activities.

New Berlin Chamber of Commerce
New Berlin, Wisconsin

Downtown New Berlin has many great reasons for visitors to shop downtown. Local merchants offer a wide selection of artisan gifts, food and novelties. The downtown area hosts several events per year, with live music, hands-on activities and family-friendly entertainment. Plus, local stores offer regular classes to expand your skills and learn new artisan crafts, such as cooking, knitting and photography.

Menomonee Falls Downtown
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls Downtown is a vibrant destination “Where Main & Appleton Meet.” The area is a walker’s delight with the natural beauty of the Menomonee River waterfall and other sites. Visitors will find a variety of distinctive dining options from the Italian deli and bakery to the Irish pub and beyond. Discover specialty shops and art galleries, spas and salons, and enjoy the weekly Beer Garden, Sunset Concert Series and holiday events.

Olympia Downtown Alliance
Olympia, Washington

Whether you’re looking for boutique fashion, books, children’s toys or handcrafted gifts, downtown Olympia has it all. Savor fresh Pacific Northwest oysters, crab and the catch of the day at one of the many local restaurants, and stop by the summer farmers market to pick up some treats on your way home. See a live show, a movie, and an outdoor concert, all within the historic downtown district.

Read Olympia Case Study here >

Waukesha Downtown Business Association
Waukesha, Wisconsin

There’s so much to do in Downtown Waukesha. Spend an afternoon here and you’ll have a chance to eat the “world’s best Reuben,” uncover amazing finds in a resale shop, and catch a live music concert. The downtown district offers an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, whether you want to grab a burger, sip a coffee, or search for vintage t-shirts. Year-round events include arts and cultural activities, holiday celebrations and sporting events.

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Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association
Waxahachie, Texas

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, known as the Gingerbread City, is a charming community with many buildings and homes dating back to the 19th century. The downtown area is surrounded by numerous antique and specialty stores and a historic train depot. Stay at the charming downtown B&B, take your pick of delicious cuisine at one of many local restaurants, and shop for artisan goods and vintage treasures at downtown retail shops.

Wauwatosa West Allis Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa and West Allis are vibrant west suburban communities just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Enjoy delicious eats at local restaurants and shop for unique finds at the many local retail stores. Visit nearby attractions, such as the Milwaukee County Zoo, Pettit National Ice Center and Harley-Davison Headquarters. Enjoy the revitalized architecture and celebrate the diverse cultures that make the area what it is today.

Want to join the downtown district momentum? Just sign up and list your District as the business, and we’ll work with you to empower all of your local businesses, so you can help encourage people to visit your region’s downtown retailers!