|Get Involved with the Taste of DownTown|
There are numerous opportunities for your company, organization or you individually to get involved with the Taste of DownTown.
The Taste of DownTown is a creative way to market your restaurant to “foodies”, people who enjoy dinning out and are interested in discovering new places to eat in the community. You have a unique opportunity for personal contact with potential customers and the ability to promote your restaurant and menu. All Carson City area restaurants are invited to participate in the Taste of DownTown and showcase their faire to people throughout the area and surrounding communities. Restaurants are not charged a fee to participate, and are reimbursed on a per taste basis. Each restaurant is provided volunteers who work in shifts of two at each site providing information, assistance, and an official taste count.
For more information on how you can benefit from participating in the Taste of DownTown, contact 883-7654. Sites are assigned on a first come basis with consideration of electrical and serving needs. Advocates representatives begin contacting restaurants in March.
Shops & Galleries Opportunities:
Businesses are encouraged to participate in the Taste of DownTown and remain open during the event. The Taste provides a unique opportunity to market local businesses and the shopping opportunities available in the downtown area. Several thousand people stroll the streets during the Taste of DownTown, wandering in and out of shops and galleries, many discovering new shopping experiences. Participating businesses are listed in the ticket information, noting raffle opportunities to ticket holders. The Taste of DownTown has proven to be a innovative tool to attract future customers as well as market and promote your business. There is no fee associated with participating in the Taste of DownTown. For ideas on how to best utilize the Taste of DownTown to promote your business, contact 883-7654.
The Taste of DownTown works in union with the Redevelopment Authority, Chamber of Commerce, City of Carson, local businesses, residents and visitors to build the local economy and sense of community. Whether helping with set-up of stamping tickets, as a Taste volunteer, it is an exciting chance to meet new people, rediscover old friends, and have a great time helping raise funds for the shelter. Each restaurant is assigned two shifts of volunteers who work in teams of two, a wonderful opportunity to pair up with a friend and volunteer. As a volunteer, you receive an official Taste of DownTown t-shirt and a Taste ticket to enjoy the event before or after your shift. Volunteers begin contacting the agency in February, with assignments allocated in the Spring. To sign up or for more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator at 883-7654.
The Taste of DownTown is the biggest event held in the retail and historic district of Carson City, attracting several thousands people who stroll the streets, sample fine food, and enjoy live music. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for businesses and organizations to accomplish both marketing and community support objectives. The event helps organizations raise awareness of their company and services. The Taste has become a major regional attraction and continues to grow in awareness and size each year. The Taste of DownTown offers several levels of sponsorship with each level providing promotional and advance advertising opportunities and on-site festival presence.
Contact us to discuss how you can become a Media or Advertising Partner.