Member Benefits

Did you know?

Every year businesses in the Douglas Design District WIN more Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards than any other area of town? Proving that our district is Wichita’s preeminent destination for design, retail, fashion and entertainment.

The Douglas Design District is here to get the word out and bring customers to your door! If we can help beautify and revitalize the place along the way, we’re going to do that too!

Support from our members is essential in furthering the development of the Douglas Design District. We have made great strides, but member participation helps to further our efforts. Together we can create economic development, an aesthetic environment, and a sense of community on Wichita's most engaging street.

List of DDD Membership Benefits

ONLINE PROMOTION & EXPOSURE
WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL, PODCAST

  • Reach new customers with a customized webpage
  • Increased exposure and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Auto-post your events on DDD’s Event Calendar through Facebook Events (details and how-to's when you join)

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Gain extra exposure on DDD’s social pages
and get noticed! Follow these steps:

Facebook Postings, Events & Facebook Live

  • Tag Douglas Design District by typing @douglasdesigndistrict
  • Increase Visibility: add DDD as a location by geo-tagging Douglas Design District on your posts
  • Use the hashtags: #dddict, #douglasdesigndistrict, #corridorofcreativity, #avenueartdays
  •  Share your Events on DDD’s Facebook Page and Website
    •  Once approved, your event will show up on DDD’s event page and auto-populate
      on the DDD Website Event Calendar
    • Facebook Live – showcase your business with a live broadcast from your store
    • Request a Facebook Live at your business! Contact Paul & Kacey Bowen, info@dddwichita.com\

 Instagram Posting

  • Follow @dddwichita
  • Tag @dddwichita in your photos
  • Use the hashtags: #dddict #douglasdesigndistrict #corridorofcreativity #aveneuartdays

EMAIL MARKETING

  • Reaching 14,000+ DDD Enthusiasts through our monthly email
  • Promoting DDD, District Wide Events, and our Members

DDD PODCAST

  • NEW Monthly DDD Podcast
  • Promoting everything DDD
  • Showcase your business, we can broadcast from your business.
  • Sign-up to host a podcast send your request to: info@dddwichita.com

DESTINATION MARKETING & SPECIAL EVENTS
2nd SATURDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, AVENUE ART DAYS, AND MORE

  • Monthly 2nd Saturday Promotion
  • Constant push and advocacy to BUY LOCAL / SHOP SMALL
  • Support for member and community events like:
    • Lincoln Heights Farmers Market
    •  Four Corners Fall Festival
    • 2nd Saturday Artisan Market
    • Women’s Equality Day Events
    • Open Streets ICT

NETWORKING MIXERS
3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH,  5:30 PM – 7 PM
January, February, March, May, June, October & November

  • Network and connect with DDD Members
  • Keep up to date on all DDD Happenings
  • Develop partnership opportunities with fellow members
  • Showcase your business by hosting a mixer (Only 2 spots left for 2018)

 Contact Barbara Burleson: info@dddwichita.com

AREA REPRESENTATION
ADVOCACY/ACCESS TO CITY OFFICIALS

  • DDD Representation on District 1 Advisory Board (Leon Moeder)
  • City liaison attends DDD Development Committee meetings
  • Regular Access/Meetings with Council Members and City Officials
  • DDD Member direct access to City Officials at DDD Annual Meeting/Open Houses
  • Key business leaders advocating for DDD as part of the new Executive Committee
  • DDD Business Memberships:
    • WIBA (Wichita Independent Business Association)
    • Visit Wichita

DDD MEMBER DISCOUNTS & RECOGNITION
TRAINING EVENTS/WORKSHOPS 

Past Events                                         

  • June 2017: Social Media Day ICT 2017 (DDD Recognized Sponsor)
  • October 2017: Marcus Sheridan Workshop (DDD Recognized Sponsor)
  • April 2018: Duncan Wardle Day Long Innovation & Creativity Workshop

Upcoming Events:

  • Watch for discounts to Social Meda Day ICT 2018, coming in June!

For additional information or questions about joining the DDD contact us at info@dddwichita.com.


Become a member today!

Clicking the button below will take you to the membership purchasing page. Select the appropriate membership and when you check out you will be prompted to fill out a form with all the information we need to enter you into our system! Let's get started!

*If, for some reason, you are unable to pay online, you can download the DDD Member Application & Info Packet and mail your application/check to:

Douglas Design District c/o Furniture Options

1336 E. Douglas Ave.

Wichita, KS 67214.