The Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association (DDMA) works together to enhance the experience of Dunedin. We partner with businesses to focus on promotion and sustainable growth for the continuity of community. Our diversity allows us to foster exceptional relationships, making Dunedin a premier Florida destination.
Monthly meetings and planned events create a perfect venue to meet like-minded local business owners.
The DDMA offers so many opportunities for advertising, many of which are included in your membership
We have strong ties with City Officials enabling us to easily communicate and help make changes locally.
We are the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Asoociation. Nestled in delightful downtown Dunedin on Clearwater Bay, the DDMA is a non-profit organization that was developed to promote awareness of the local merchants in the business community. We do this by organizing and implementing downtown events, advertising through local publications and online media outlets, and networking with like minded business organizations.
We focus on NETWORKING + ADVERTISING + ADVOCACY
Networking: Monthly meetings and planned events create a perfect venue to meet like-minded local business owners.
Advertising: The DDMA offers so many opportunities for advertising, many of which are included in your membership
Advocacy: We have strong ties with City Officials enabling us to easily communicate and help make changes locally.
A Voice in the City The DDMA is a respected organization in Dunedin. We have a history of working closely with city officials; therefore, giving us the best position to protect our members should any city level concerns arise that could have a negative impact on your business.
Events The DDMA is proud to host 2 of the largest events in the Tampa Bay Area; Dunedin Wines The Blues & Mardi Gras Parade/Celebration. Each event has historically brought up to 30,000 guests to our little town which greatly increases the exposure of the member’s businesses. Additionally we host the Taste of Dunedin which directly benefits members as it is a member only event.
Sponsorship Opportunities This is a great way to promote your business locally. Our member direct sponsorship and special events are widely publicized in the Tampa Bay area and are the perfect vehicle to increase your exposure. Members who wish to become a valued sponsor can select their desired sponsorship level that best suits the need.
Make your Mark on the Map The DDMA Walking Guide is considered one of the most valuable maps to highlight your business location that visitors can pick up throughout Dunedin as well as area hotels. Being a member is the only way your business gets listed. City Directional Signs (CRA Member Only) Members located in the Core Downtown District get their business name listed on the city directional signs.
Website & Social Media We have quickly taken advantage of this powerful tool to build visibility for our members. The Dunedin Merchants Facebook page, with over 15,000 followers and growing fast, allow our members exclusive social media exposure to help build their business and grow our community message. Members also enjoy a free business listing at DunedinMerchants.com – the official DDMA website, growing with over 10,000 page views per month.
Sense of Community Monthly gatherings with organization updates are held within the businesses for our members. Joining these events puts members in an exclusive networking group of neighbors and peers to learn and gain ideas to help grow their business.
There are two types of Memberships available for the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association.
DDMA CRA Memberships include businesses in the downtown core CRA district.
DDMA Associate Memberships include businesses located outside of the downtown core.