Join DFA Membership

Nonprofits, Businesses & Building Owners Can Enjoy these Benefits:


Develop meaningful relationships downtown through our in-person and online community


Access vital downtown news and information along with business-building tools and resources


Influence downtown culture, development, festivals, and advocacy initiatives


Build your brand, promote your jobs and events, and drive tourists and locals to your business


Tap into exclusive offers and savings on Heritage Foundation and DFA Resources

Are you a business, nonprofit, or property owner located within 1 mile of the Public Square? Join our downtown community of business leaders and stakeholders dedicated to supporting local businesses, developing economic vitality, and preserving the historic charm of our community.


We are accredited with Main Street America® and are dedicated to ensuring our downtown remains one of America’s Favorite Main Streets and Historic Districts. Tap into exclusive promotions and networking opportunities while staying connected to the pulse of life downtown and building your influence as an invested business leader in our community! Search for your membership category below...


Not a nonprofit or business/building owner? Join the DFA Public Membership for fun perks and support the mission!

Building & Business Owners & Nonprofits Join Here:

Multi-Business Membership

Discounted for a business with multiple sub-brands represented within a 1-mile radius of the Public Square, serving all businesses within that radius.
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What Are Members Saying?

DFA provides a wealth of opportunities for business owners in downtown Franklin. From networking opportunities to professional development options, it is a place where your business can stay plugged in and involved with everything happening in downtown Franklin. DFA truly cares about preserving the charm of downtown, and it's exciting to be a part of the process.
- Lauren W.
Visit Franklin
DFA provides a great resource for connecting businesses together and continuing the growth of the local community. A healthy downtown brings economic vitality and allows all ships to rise together.
- John B.
Twine Graphics & Retail
I love being updated on all things Franklin and any events happening. I love the discounted booth reservations for the festivals. I also appreciate all the work put in to make Franklin better and the way DFA helps our business overall.
- Lillie Grace E.
The Heirloom Shop
It's been valuable to learn about opportunities to partner with other merchants downtown. The benefit of the DFA sharing events, hiring, specials at our businesses to help us spread the word. The mastermind events with topics that allow us to become better at what we do for the community and for the teams in our businesses have also been valuable.
- Melissa W.
Kilwins Franklin
As a church, we value our membership to make connections and be aware of events and activities. We are always looking for opporutnities to serve the community.
- Gary S.
Fourth Avenue Church of Christ
We find membership valuable for meeting people who work close by, networking with like businesses, gaining knowledge of what's going on in downtown Franklin, opportunities to help improve conditions downtown, and early access to festival booths.
- Heather C.
Carmichael Creel Investments
Being a part of the DFA membership has been extremely beneficial. Being new to the area and to my company, it has helped me transition well in knowing more of the bigger picture outside of my individual work place!
- BC
The staff at the DFA work endless hours to ensure downtown shops are as successful as possible. They give lots of support and create add-value to a membership.
To the local merchants - if for some reason you have been unable to or have chosen not to attend DFA meetings, I strongly urge you to make an effort to be there. It is a great format. There is a lot of new energy. There are a lot of new faces and businesses to meet and learn about. Take the time on the first Thursday mornings to attend. Together we make Downtown the great place it is to live, work, and shop.
- Candy S.
Battle Ground Academy
The DFA has allowed very busy business owners to get together, meet each other, become friends, and form a community of cheerleaders for each other.
- Alena V.
Triple Crown Bakery
I get to connect and collaborate with other business owners. We find out the scoop in downtown Franklin and have input into what's happening in the community.
- Hollie R.
Savory Spice Franklin
The value is the connection, the engagement, and the networking. I feel that I have a resource by being a member.
- Denice D.
Simmons Bank
The DFA is the best way to be involved and "in the know" within the downtown business community and contribute to shaping its direction.
- Ryan McKinney
McKinney Green Insurance
Being a member of Downtown Franklin has benefited our business in many ways. Personally I love to connect and meet other business owners and learn about their business. Then when someone has a need that our business can meet they know me personally and can easily connect. When we post our promos to Downtown Franklin events we have brought in new clients that follow DTF’s social media. It has certainly been worth the membership!
- Misty Westebbe
Misty Westebbe Photography
The Downtown Franklin Association is a wonderful place to get to know your business neighbors and find ways to connect, collaborate, and create opportunities together with a common purpose - to enhance the Downtown Franklin area for residents, merchants, and visitors. I have met so many new people and connected with businesses that I would not have thought would have a common/complementary interest, theme, or customer. It has been one of the most valuable networking tools in my toolbox.
- Johnny Peppers
John D. Peppers, Attorney at Law
Being new to downtown, DFA has been an excellent resource for me to learn and mingle. Each member is enthusiastic and welcoming, it's a vibrant and supportive community I've been very grateful to become a part of!
- MJ