Mission:

To promote Downtown Great Falls as a primary destination for shopping, dining, working, living, arts and culture, entertainment, and tourism.

Board of Directors of the Downtown Great Falls Association

(circa January,2017)

  • Sue Ferrin- President
  • Seth Swingley – Vice President
  • Michelle Chenoweth – Secretary
  • Chelle Fried – Treasurer
  • Bill Gardner
  • Brian Kaufman
  • David Leray
  • Patrick Sullivan
  • Sean Sturges

Buy Local!

Purchasing items from local businesses not only benefits the local economy, but it also benefits YOU!

BUILD COMMUNITY

The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood-scale business and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. They’re the ultimate social networking sites!

STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY

Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain – a benefit we can all bank on.

SHARE YOUR CHARACTER

Why do you choose to live here? What keeps you? Independent businesses help give our community its one-of-a-kind personality.

CREATE A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT

Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution.

LOWER TAXES

Local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services and generate more tax revenue per sales dollar, helping keep your taxes lower.

ENHANCE CHOICES

A wide variety of independent business, each serving their customers’ tastes, creates greater overall choice for all of us.

CREATE JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Locally-owned businesses also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY

Indies donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams as chains do.

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