Sponsoring Downtown

Partnership is in our name. We’d like to offer you a chance to be a partner by investing in Downtown Hillsboro with a sponsorship, in return for access to publicity and exposure to our supportive and engaged community. Downtown sponsorships not only support events and programming in Downtown Hillsboro, they also support the economic vitality, beautification, and activation of the Downtown district year-round. Thank you for your interest in helping preserve the community that exists around our Downtown. The sponsorship opportunities listed below are standard, but if you would like a custom activation opportunity for your sponsorship at $1,000 minimum level or to discuss an in-kind sponsorship, we would like to make that happen. 

2022 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TIDY UP DOWNTOWN

Monthly in 2022

Through coordinated projects and individual volunteers, this program provides a framework and resources for keeping Downtown sidewalks, streets, planting beds, amenities, parking lots, and surfaces clean. At least one project that is open for individual registration is coordinated each month, and up to five additional projects are organized around groups. Our primary partner for this program is SOLVE Oregon, who provides support through recruitment of groups, individuals, as well as supplies.

PRESENTING SPONSOR – $6,000

PROJECT DAY SPONSOR – $250

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

ARTIST window takeovers

Spring & Winter 2022

This new program meets at the intersection of business, art, and community – the three things that make Downtown Hillsboro vibrant. The Artist Window Takeover pulls juried artists from the community to paint the windows of businesses throughout Downtown – retail, restaurant, and services. While the art is up on the windows, the community will vote to pick the winning temporary art installations and be engaged in other activation opportunities.  

TAKEOVER SPONSOR – $6,000

HOST AN ARTIST – In-kind

Hanging Baskets

Summer 2022

We all look forward to the arrival of the beautiful hanging baskets on the light posts throughout Downtown. We would like to expand the amount the we have, so this sponsorship opportunity is a direct cost to do that which covers perchase of one basket as well as the daily watering and care that it will receive.

BASKET SPONSOR – $300

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

Friday, July 15, 2022

With the streets closed the day before the annual Celebrate Hillsboro event almost a decade ago, businesses decided to start their own event by claiming the walkable blocks created by the street closures, adding live music, extending their hours, and inviting the community. This tradition became known as the Downtown Block Party, and we are glad to be the presenters of this event. With over 800 people in attendance last year, we intend to make the party even bigger in 2020! 

PREMIER SPONSOR – $3,000

FAMILY AREA SPONSOR – $1,000

PET AREA SPONSOR – $1,000

NIGHT GARDEN SPONSOR – $2,000

SUPPORTING SPONSOR – $250

SPOOKTACULAR DOWNTOWN

October 31, 2022

The story goes that more than three decades ago, Downtown Hillsboro businesses joined together to host the only business district trick or treat event in the nation. It even got national news coverage for being innovative in the era of crazy trick or treating stories. And ever since then, the businesses have been inviting kids and their families in the well-lit shopping district along Main Street. We continue the tradition of closing the street to vehicular traffic to make it even safer. (Event previously known as Safe n Safe.)

PREMIER SPONSOR – $2,000

SUPPORTING SPONSOR – $250

TRUNK OR TREAT SPACE – $50

BOGO Gift Card Promo

Year-round

Introduced in the midst of the pandemic, the Downtown Hillsboro eGift Card program encourages people to shop local and support small businesses. The first six months of offering the program led to almost $5,000 in gift cards being purchased. Many communities offering similar programs have found that partnering with medium to large businesses in their community to offer by-one-get-one offers is a great way to promote it to new audiences and generate the multiplier effect.

BUY $X, GET $Y SPONSORSHIP > $2,000

BY-ONE-GET-ONE SPONSORSHIP > $1,000

BUY $X, DONATE $Y SPONSORSHIP > $1,500

Hillsboro Wishing Tree

October 1-31, 2022

The Hillsboro Wishing Tree is a weeping elm at the northeast corner of Main Street and 2nd Avenue in Downtown. But it’s more than just a tree, it is a place of unity where community comes together to share wishes and hopes for the future. It is both a community building activity and an artistic demonstration during the month of October, Hillsboro’s Art Month. 

PREMIER SPONSOR- $2,000

DIRECT-TO-BUSINESSES

Year-round

We offer a variety of programs for the local entreprenuer, creating a great oppportunity to market your B2B services directly to small business owners.

BUSINESS FORUM SERIES – $1,000

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS DAY – $2,000

ARTIST DESIGNED BUSINESS SIGNS > $2,000

Hometown Holidays

This annual event in historic Downtown Hillsboro is scheduled for the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Artisans showcase their best handmade work at this bustling market, while carolers, live music, and activities for all ages abound. Downtown merchants will also be open for business with a variety of in-shop activities and promotions. The Civic Center Plaza will be full of holiday cheer and excitement leading up to the awe-inspiring tree lighting. With more than 6,000 people at the event each year, this is a favorite  event of many locals and their families.

PREMIER SPONSOR – $6,000

TREE SPONSOR – $12,000

FAMILY AREA SPONSOR – $2,000

COMMUNITY STAGE SPONSOR – $2,500

PET PARADE SPONSOR – $1,000

If none of these sponsorships fit your promotional goals, please contact us or check out sponsorship opportunities with one of these Downtown community-based organizations.

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