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Why Should You Join the MDA?

Everyone who lives and/or works in Missoula benefits from having a beautiful, vital, historic Downtown at the center of our community. A healthy Downtown enhances the economic strength of the community – Downtown defines Missoula. Our members are represented by one single, strong, respected voice that speaks on behalf of all Downtown businesses. The interests of the membership are well represented in a professional and community-oriented manner. The more members we have, the stronger our voice. Membership is not bound by borders as businesses and individuals throughout Missoula recognize and understand the value of a thriving, vibrant Downtown.

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  • Attend or Host Monthly Membership Socials (Every month with the exception of January, July, & December)
    • Membership Luncheon: Third Wednesday of the month from 11:30am – 1pm; $13 to attend.  Host organizes lunch and programming.
    • Downtown on Tap: Last Tuesday of the month from 5 – 7pm; free to attend.  Host organizes snacks and beverages; $125 hosting fee.
  • Attend members-only events
    • Downtown Awards Banquet: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Downtown.
    • MDA Member BBQ: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Caras Park
    • Downtown Holiday Party: Date & Location TBA
  • Join an MDA Committee or volunteer for events
  • Catch up with Downtown happenings with the Downtown Lowdown and weekly e-communications
    • Downtown Lowdown: Sent at the beginning of every month. Send in your Shout Outs to be included on the back page!
      E-Communications: Anyone on your team can receive our weekly emails! Email to be included.
  • Purchase the MDA Member List or Mailing Labels for your direct mail promotions
    • MDA Member List: $50, includes contact information for all MDA members.
    • Mailing Labels: $50, pre-printed mailing labels for all MDA members.
  • Representation on and in the printed Guide to Downtown Missoula
    • Review your listing online and send any updated information to
    • New Guides will be printed in 2017, contact us or click here if you would like to purchase an ad.
  • Offer a special discount or promotion for other MDA Members
    • Member-to-Member benefits are a great way to get other members in your store or business!
  • Participate in the Downtown Gift Card Program
    • Any point-of-sale system that can accept credit cards can redeem Downtown Gift Cards!
  • Join us on Social Media!
    • Follow Missoula Downtown to stay tuned in on Downtown happenings.
    • Join the private MDA Member Group and share things happening at your business or organization with other members.
  • Host your next event at Caras Park
    • Members receive a $100 discount on Caras Park rentals – great for fundraisers, member picnics, and employee parties.

For more information about additional membership benefits or about the benefits listed above, please contact Membership & Events Director Leidy Wagener at or call (406) 543-4238.

Membership Luncheons

MDA’s monthly luncheons are held at a different member business the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Luncheons provide networking and promotional opportunities and feature informative speakers on topics affecting Downtown business and the community.

Downtown on Tap

Downtown On Tap is an after-hours social event from 5-7 pm on the last Tuesday of every month. Held at a different member business every month, Downtown On Tap is a great opportunity to socialize, network and showcase your business.

MDA Barbecue

Every summer the MDA hosts this fun event at Caras Park. Members are encouraged to bring the entire family for socializing and down-home cooking by our members!

Holiday Party

The Christmas Party is MDA’s holiday social event where hundreds of members come together to mingle and partake in the holiday spirits.