Be a Voice on Charles Street!
Your membership establishes you as a dedicated partner of this community and presents many opportunities for joint advertising and promotional projects.
We are committed to promoting the Charles Street corridor and depend upon the support of our members to continue to make an impact. One of our most important goals is to link the many neighborhoods throughout the corridor and connect merchants and stakeholders to build a sense of community. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll receive as a member:
Participate in our Events
Throughout the year, HCSA runs various events to promote the Charles Street corridor businesses. These events are intended to bring new patrons into our stores, like the Charles Street 3-5-7 Stroll and the Small Business Saturday Business Scavenger Hunt.
Be a Friend of Chuck Business
In November 2016, HCSA, in partnership with Charles Street Development Corporation, launched a new branding campaign for Charles Street called Friends of Chuck. As a member of HCSA, you will be featured in one of our monthly e-newsletters. Every month, we will feature 3-4 businesses in the newsletter. These businesses will fall into different categories: one restaurant/bar, one retailer, one B2B business, and one cultural institution or hotel. During the month your business is featured, you will offer an exclusive deal to Friends of Chuck. We will be promoting your deal and business through Facebook advertising and email reminders to customers about the month’s featured businesses. The goal is to make Charles Street a destination for tourists and Baltimore residents through promotion of local restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as, further development of the corridor. To learn more about the initiative, visit the website or contact Samantha Cressman.
Receive Publicity and Exposure
We’ll promote your events, job listings, sales, press and company news on the HCSA website, social media channels and newsletter. We have a engaged audience of businesses, customers, residents and visitors that look to HCSA to find out what’s happening on Charles Street.
Make New Business Contacts
HCSA can connect you with fellow entrepreneurs, neighborhood and cultural institutions to provide you with opportunities to network as well as share information and resources. We can help you strengthen your connections within the community. We sponsor happy hours at different restaurants and bars around the corridor exclusively for our members, so you can connect in a welcoming environment.
Have an advocate on issues affecting the Charles Street community
Because of our deep ties to the community and city decision-makers, we support our members by being a advocate on important issues, such as Safety Awareness, sponsored parking and loading meetings.
Get Listed in the HCSA Membership Directory
The Historic Charles Street Association can be a tremendous marketing and PR vehicle for your business and our Member Directory on the website is a valuable place to be featured.