Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Note to Our Member-Businesses

Due to some unforeseen stumbling blocks, the Dog-Friendly Downtown program has recently been through a few changes. In its essences, the DFD Program will stay as proposed: a program for Saratoga Spring Businesses to welcome patrons, both two and four-legged.

What is changing?

We have decided to proceed in rolling out Dog-Friendly Downtown without the sponsorship of the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association. Opening the program to all local businesses will benefit the DFD and its member-businesses in the long run.

The DFD program will continue to be sponsored by Sloppy Kisses and Saratoga Arts as we; Melanie and Adrianna have been the driving forces behind it. As a component of sponsorship, Sloppy Kisses will be offering FREE decals to any business in Downtown Saratoga Springs that would like to participate!

How can I stay involved?

If you are already a member-business that joined as a free, sponsored participant you may continue as such. If you joined the DFD Program as a sponsor and would like to continue participating as a sponsor then you are also encouraged to do so. If, for any reason, you would like to discontinue your participated in DFD and would like a reimbursement of either your membership or sponsor fee, please contact Adrianna at 584-4132.

What does my membership or sponsorship get me?

All members and sponsors will be listed this website. A link will be attached to your business’ name, forwarding visitors to your website. Your business will also be part of the Dog-Friendly Downtown Map, a clickable and easy to navigate map of Downtown Saratoga Springs’ dog-friendly locations.

Participation at the Sponsorship level entitles you to all of the privileges above, as well as your logo presence. Your logo will also be printed on all Dog-Friendly Downtown marketing materials. Sponsorship is available at a one-time fee of $100.

What is in DFD’s near future?

 All member-businesses will be invited to participate in the DFD launch event, that we hope to hold this summer. We are also planning to get Saratoga Springs listed locally, regionally and nationally on travel sites and in publications as a dog-friendly locale.

We appreciate your support and enthusiasm as we prepare to launch this unique program. We have no doubt that our member-businesses, locals and visitors will all benefit from the presence of the Dog-Friendly Downtown Program in Saratoga Springs.

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