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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
- Franklin Downtown Partnership (FDP) General Meeting. The first general meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 (8:30 AM). Please mark your calendars.
- Help Support a Local Business
The FDP made a commitment early this year that we would continue to support all Franklin businesses. But as a non-profit, we are asking for assistance so we can continue to do this into 2021.
Please see the this form for details and email the FDP if you would like to sponsor a fellow Franklin business.
Disclosure: I am an individual member of the Franklin Downtown Partnership
|Franklin Downtown Partnership: Updates for January 2021|
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic and its social distancing guidelines, the board of the Franklin Downtown Partnership (FDP) has canceled this year’s Harvest Festival originally scheduled for Oct. 3. Instead, the FDP is planning to have smaller events during the holiday season to encourage residents to shop downtown Franklin.
“These are challenging times for our local businesses,” said Lisa Piana, executive director of the FDP. “We are eager to help those businesses in whatever way we can. We have a list of exciting new initiatives for the coming fall and holiday season including our Holiday Happenings.”
On its website, www.franklindowntownpartnership.org, the FDP has a list of local business updates so residents can easily access information about those businesses, such as which ones are offering outside dining, curbside pick-up and gift certificates. Businesses who would like to be included in that list can email the FDP office at downtown.Franklin@yahoo.com.
“We encourage residents to support Franklin businesses and to shop local whenever possible,” Piana added.
The next general meeting of the FDP will be Thurs., Sept. 10 at 8:30 AM. Anyone interested in joining the Zoom meeting is welcome. Please email the Partnership for sign-in information.
To help fund Holiday Happenings, as well as other fall and winter projects, the FDP is seeking sponsorships. Please contact the FDP for specific sponsorship information.
Residents can support the Partnership and our local businesses by becoming FDP resident members for only $25. Membership is tax deductible. Join online through the Partnership’s website.
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit, 501©3 organization made up of nearly 300 businesses, community leaders and residents working to stimulate economic development downtown and create a positive impact throughout the area. Visit www.franklindowntownpartnership.org for more information.
|Harvest Festival 2020 Canceled - New Initiatives Coming Soon|
Thursday, March 5, 2020
"Enjoy strawberry shortcake, great vendors, activities and lots of family fun at the Strawberry Stroll on June 12 (rain date June 13) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Vendor registration will open in April. Thank you to this year's events coordinator - Chris Peterson!"
Shared from the Franklin Downtown Partnership page
Consider joining as a business or resident (only $25/yr)
|Looking Forward to 2020 Strawberry Stroll|
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Partnership is well known for its popular community events including the Strawberry Stroll and the Harvest Festival but the non-profit group is involved in many more endeavors. The Partnership has assisted with design and infrastructure improvements, beautification efforts, and economic development and marketing initiatives.
“We’ve grown tremendously in the last few years,” said Partnership Executive Di-rector Lisa Piana. “We now have more than 280 members and we invite more people to join and get involved with the Partnership.”
Membership costs as little as $100 for Franklin businesses and $25 for residents. Benefits for members include networking opportunities, informational meetings, vendor opportunities at the Partnership’s large community events, and monthly newsletters filled with news about Franklin. Additionally, members can take advantage of thousands of dollars in member discounts offered by other Partnership members, including discounts for restaurants, services, and even car purchases!
Learn more about the Franklin Downtown Partnership by visiting
Or download the membership form directly from here
The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a nonprofit, 501©3 organization made up of business owners, community leaders and residents working to stimulate economic development downtown and create a positive impact throughout the area.
For more information, email Lisa Piana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019