Friends of Downtown

HDR brings ideas and people together, helping to create an exciting and attractive place to live, work and invest. We find new uses for old buildings, fill the year with festivals, beautify downtown, and help businesses thrive.

This year we are excited to help fund new and creative ideas that will add vibrancy to downtown streets and businesses (Downtown Destination Grant), host a brand new event that will showcase Harrisonburg’s culinary scene (Downtown Dinner Party), partner with the city and county to educate small business owners on how to reach more customers (Market Analysis & Bricks and Clicks), and advocate for amenities that will further enhance the downtown experience (Downtown Park, Hotel Madison, Better Blocks).

A vibrant downtown benefits the entire city and our success depends on people like you. Over the past 15 years, we have changed downtown into a place where people choose to be. When we started, people came here with one stop in mind, now the entire downtown is the destination, earning national recognition as a Great American Main Street Award winner and HDR as a leader in revitalization. Together, we keep downtown’s momentum going. Be a part of that success.

Donor Levels & Benefits


Collaborator | $50+

Investment in downtown revitalization, HDR window cling, invitation to exclusive Friend's events/seminars.

Believer | $100+

Inclusion in the Downtown Dollars program, Link on HDR's website + benefits listed above.

Innovator | $250+

Invitation to the Donor Appreciation Party, inclusion in downtown networking organizations, eligible for HDR Facade Enhancement Grant + benefits listed above.

Leader | $500+

Blog article highlighting your business + benefits listed above.

Visonary | $1000+

Recognition at HDR's Celebration & Reception event + benefits listed above.

Community Partner | $10,000+

Customized partnership can include unique sponsorship opportunities, partnership events, community visibility, and more. Contact Lauren Huber to discuss.

Interested in becoming a Friend Of Downtown? Contact us

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Friends of Downtown

Community Partners


Blue Ridge Insurance

Heather Denman

Linda Hoover

Mark & Ann Siciliano

Wells Fargo

You Can't Take It With You Fund

Harrisonburg Electric Commission


Blue Ridge Architects

Keri Sue and Bob Brunk

Eddie Bumbaugh and Jane Cox

Michael Gochenour


Big L Tires

Excel Steel

The Frame Factory

Midtowne Bottleshop

George Pace

John Sallah

Union Station

Christina Von Rotz-Brunk

Walkabout Outfitter


James Mchone Jewelry

Rocktown Kitchen

Tess King

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Kline's Dairy Bar

Christopher Jones

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg

Jack Brown's

Billy Jack's

Harrisonburg Homes Team

Lisa Hawkins

Capital Ale House

Glen's Fair Price

Don & Martha Kidd

Friendly Fermenter

Kirsten Moore

Charlee Rose

Black Sheep Coffee

Larkin Arts



Cameron Bohannon

Bring Your Own

Broad Porch Coffee

Cat's Cradle

Paul and Sherry Cline

P Dula


Friendly City Food Co-op

Heartworn Vintage

The Isle Co.

Kline's Dairy Bar

The Lady Jane

Laughing Dog


Massanutten Regional Library

Mini Stori-It

Nadia Ramsey

New Creation

Shenandoah Bicycle Company

Charles Martonara

Stacey Burzumato

Andrew Baugher

Lindsay Denny

Erin Burch

Harold Oliver III

Megan Ruckman

Steven Rossi

Frederick & Gail Fox

Atlantic Union Bank

Chris Loken

Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters

Sparrow's Flowers


Asbury United Methodist

Jan Eckert

D Everard

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Nancy Clark Faulkner

Laughing Dog

Mel & Karen Lee

Mountain Valley Management

Richard Morin

Rocktown Gifts

Kathryn Strickler

Daphyne Thomas

William Voige

Lennt Echterling & Mary Lou Wylie

John and Gretchen Sallah

John Scherpereel

Dance Room Collective

Lisa Shull