Why invest in Downtown Helena, Inc.

Downtown Helena, Inc., your dynamic Downtown membership group, is committed to:

  • Promoting and publicizing Downtown Helena in our community
  • Encouraging and developing a spirit of cooperation among members
  • Establishing and developing cooperative advertising and promotional campaigns and activities
  • Fostering favorable public relations for Downtown Helena in various communities, organizations and agencies in the area served by Downtown Helena




Membership Information

Downtown Helena, Inc. has built a strong reputation as the leader and centerpiece for retail, financial, professional, entertainment, dining and cultural activities in our community. Downtown Helena is a living history with its unique architecture attracting visitors, shoppers, employees, and businesses that foster the spirit that Downtown Helena is good for business.

Download 2015-16 Membership Packet

Please send completed form and payment to:

Downtown Helena, Inc.
225 Cruse Ave
Helena, MT 59601


Business Member Benefits:

  • Announcements included in the Do You Know? weekly newsletter
  • Individual business page & listing on DHI’s website with links to your website and social media
  • $2 discount on rolls of parking coins
  • Posting on DHI’s Facebook (4000+ likes) and other social media
  • Reduced participation fees in DHI events/promotions. See list of events here.
  • Cooperative advertising opportunities
  • Ability to utilize/rent BID equipment for member events – certain restrictions apply
  • Inclusion on DHI coupon flyer – available for download on website and provided to attendees of conferences and events.
  • Opportunities to network and build valuable relationships with other DHI members
  • Access to DHI’s existing volunteer base
  • Opportunity to serve on DHI’s volunteer working committees, volunteer opportunities for employees avenues to give back to the downtown community
  • Increased visibility through sponsorship opportunities, such as events and promotions.
  • DHI is your collective voice and advocate for all issues affecting downtown  i.e. parking, road closures, etc.
  • Contribute to shaping the future of Downtown Helena
  • Opportunities to network with other downtown Helena members and supporters through B2B programs
  • Educational panels and programs
  • Media and advertising discounts for members

Patron Member Benefits:

All Patrons are afforded the full list of Downtown Helena Member Benefits PLUS the following:

  • Logo featured on DHI’s website and recognition as a Patron of DHI
  • Logo featured on sponsor banner which appears at every Alive @ 5 (13 weeks!)
  • Regular social media promotion
  • Features in Do You Know? weekly newsletter

Friends of Downtown Helena:

Not a business owner but love supporting everything Downtown? Contribute to Downtown Helena as an individual and receive recognition as a “Friend of Downtown.”


Downtown Helena Gift Card Program2015 gift card design

As a participating merchant in the Downtown Helena Inc. Gift Card Program, your business enjoys the following benefits in addition to all the regular member benefits listed above. This gift card is a debit MasterCard and functions as a regular debit MasterCard using your existing system for transactions.

Read the introduction letter and simplified outline of program.

  • Access to customers’ gift cards totaling over $100,000 per year
  • Customers can only use card at participating merchants
  • Unique marketing opportunity to captive, existing audience
  • Marketing tools provided by DHI

** A one-time $49 activation fee applies 


“Thank you Haley and DHI staff for putting together a progressive, convenient and efficient gift card program that enables our community to redeem their investment throughout the Downtown Helena business district.  We look forward to sharing and promoting this new program throughout the holiday season!”  — Tim Lynch, The Base Camp

 For more information on becoming a member of Downtown Helena, Inc. call (406) 447-1535.