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Tips to Maximize Your BDA Membership

Whether you're a brand new business owner in the area or a local fixture, BDA membership offers proven ways to foster key relationships, amplify your brand and shape the Downtown experience. Follow these simple steps to take advantage of your membership!

Engage Your Team

Your membership benefits extend throughout your organization. All employees are eligible to receive event discounts and access to BDA staff and resources. Encourage your colleagues to get involved!

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for event details, announcements and the latest Downtown developments
  • Attend our Downtown Forward social reception and take advantage of the BDA member discount
  • Join an advocacy committee and brush up on our updated Downtown Access Strategy
  • Participate in our community events
  • Subscribe to our Heart of Bellevue newsletter and receive a weekly brief on local news and promotions that shine a light on the activitycreativity and recovery efforts that bring vitality back to our urban core

Take Your Web Presence to the Next Level

As a BDA member, we’ve dedicated a featured page to market your business to the Downtown community and boost your online visibility with search engine optimization. Review your page and send us revisions at any time by emailing

Features Include:

  • Synopsis about products or services
  • Social media links
  • Hours of operation
  • Map location
  • Contact details
  • Branding and Photos

Current BDA Members

Share Your Event

Launching a new product or celebrating a major milestone? Submit your event to our mobile-adaptive calendar in just a few clicks. Add your name to our curated platform, offering the latest activities and entertainment Downtown Bellevue has to offer. Leverage the BDA's audience to reach Downtown customers and visitors - your event could even be featured in our Local Stories blog series or on our social media!

Features Include:

  • Quick upload
  • Event description
  • Website and social media links
  • Hours of operation
  • Branding and photos
  • Map location

Add an Event

Stay Informed & Get Involved

Issues & Advocacy

Through stakeholder feedback and collaboration with city, regional, and state officials, the BDA has a proven process to turn member engagement into clear, effective messaging on issues that impact the Downtown Bellevue neighborhood. Join the conversation at committee meetings and help shape the direction of Downtown Bellevue's future.

Land Use & Livability Committee - Tracks land use code updates, development projects, and other key issues related to the Downtown Livability Initiative.

Transportation Committee - Tracks transportation improvement projects, mobility solutions, and other key issues related to the Downtown Livability Initiative.

Downtown Talks

Tune into our virtual conversation series, Downtown Talks, featuring interviews with local experts leading the industries represented in Bellevue's core. From retail strategies during a global pandemic to the entrepreneurial spirit of homemade ice cream, hear an informed perspective on topics that affect our distinct Downtown network of business opportunities, tourist attractions and thriving residential population.

Annual BDA Study Tour

Book your ticket to explore, learn, and build relationships with fellow civic leaders in a new environment. Typically a three-day urban excursion, study tours are designed to broaden understanding of other downtown experiences. Mark your calendars for the next BDA Study Tour, April 27-29, 2022, to the National Landing in Arlington, VA. Sign up for our 2022 interested list and be the first to know when registration opens! 

Downtown Forward Celebration 

We’ve reimagined the Annual Celebration as a social reception on April 21, 2022 at Meydenbauer Center to celebrate the tremendous investments, innovations and partnerships in motion around Downtown Bellevue. Together, we're moving Downtown Forward. Join hundreds of community leaders and other BDA members to celebrate the continued growth and evolution of the Downtown cultural and economic landscape with a social hour, live music, keynote speaker, placemaking awards, and because it’s been a while since we've been together, expect the evening will hold a few surprises!

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Enhance Your Visibility Through Event Sponsorships

From our marquee events to emerging community campaigns, dedicated sponsors help fuel our mission and make these productions possible. Consider partnering with us to host a major event or become a supporting partner! For more information about sponsorship opportunities at all levels, contact Apryl Battin, Vice President of Community Engagement & Partnerships.

Share Your Vision

First and foremost, a thriving Downtown is a boon for business. We're your trusted advocate, uniquely positioned to collect feedback and drive consensus on behalf of our members. What do you imagine for Downtown's future?

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Showcase Your BDA Membership

You’re in good company. Download and display our digital BDA member badge on your website or social channels!

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Ready to Join?

Our friendly team is here to support you. Contact us today.