Membership makes Magic!

Downtown isn’t just another shopping district; it’s truly the heart of our community. And it’s the support of businesses and individuals alike that make our work supporting downtown Minot possible. So, if you’d like to join, we’d love to have you!

About Minot's DBPA

Downtown Business & Professional Association

We view ourselves as the stewards of downtown. We don’t own it, but we accept responsibility for it — for its past — both good and bad, for its current, exciting progress, and for its future.

We accept this responsibility because we believe downtown matters more than people realize. Downtown is quality of life through events and everyday activities. Downtown is uniqueness, Minotness — it is all those things that can only be found here. It is history and tradition. It is for people, first. 

It’s our community’s living room, it’s where we take our friends and family when they come to visit. It is financial viability and resilience with the DNA of a time and sensibility that had to survive without the hidden subsidies that drive current development practices.

And perhaps most importantly, downtown is community. It is the place where the path between customer and friend is the easiest to travel, it is the place where it is easiest to become a part of Minot.

Obviously, we’re passionate about downtown 🙂 If you join us, you’ll get a regular dose of our enthusiasm for Minot and downtown!

We’re the ones doing the doing and doing the fighting for downtown Minot. Here’s a few of the items we’re proud of!

What do I get with My Membership?

Downtown Business & Professional Association

Honestly, member benefits are more intangible than tangible, but just because you can’t hold it doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. Here are a few ways we believe your membership makes sense:


If you need someone to talk to about an idea or problem? Recruiting help? Advice on where to go to dinner? We can Help.


Part of our job is knowing what’s going on or being able to find out quickly, so when the information matters to you, you’ll have it.


We cross paths all over town in all sorts of circles, and it’s our job to know you and your business. When some asks we can tell them all about you.


We offer Eduction and Training. Sometimes it’s as simples as a five minute aha! lesson, but we’re building a library of them!

Events & Fun

There's always great events on our horizon! Our members get first looks at participation and sponsorship in all our activities.

Gift Card Program

Our special Downtown Minot gift card gives consumers the ablity to go Downtown and use it any participating store, just like yours!


You'll get your own Member Database profile with all of your business's information and contact info. So shoppers can find you fast.


Want to be more engaged with the work of organization? We are always looking for help. We’ll get you in the game!

Membership Plans


Anyone and Everyone

You’re a passionate downtown believer and you want to support Minot’s success, but you don’t really have a business or professional interest. Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to have you with us!

$100 / yearly


Vendor / ARtists / Musicians

Are you an artist or musician? How about a food truck owner or a home baker with an emerging following? Or maybe you’re a jewelry designer starting from a tabletop?

Makers are just what they sound like, people who passionately make something and want to share it with others, but they’re not always open or haven’t yet committed to a permanent, physical space. If that sounds like you, you’ve found the organization here in Minot that wants to support and help your business grow!

Member Profile Listing Perks

$100 / yearly


Real Estate Agents / Accountants / ETC.

Are you a real estate agent or an accountant? How about a business banker or an insurance specialist? If you trade on your knowledge and experience, we’d like to call you a professional, and this is the DBPA membership for you.

Member Profile Listing Perks

$250 / yearly


Brick and Mortar / Retail

This is the membership for the classic brick-and-mortar small business. Day in and day out these businesses feed us, fix us up, keep us clothed, and a whole lot more. If this sounds like your business, we’d love to have you!

Member Profile Listing Perks

$250 / yearly


Organizations / Financial Institutions

Is your business bigger than small? Or do you do business under multiple names but one legal entity? If so, we’d invite you to consider a corporate membership. And don’t worry, we don’t want you to do this alone. If this is where you think you fit, we’ll come to see you!


Member Profile Listing Perks

$500 / yearly


For Long Term Minot Success!

Is your business dependent on a vibrant, healthy Minot economy? Do you need community, quality of life, uniquely-Minot diversity in fun, food, and shopping to recruit successfully and support your operation? Do a lot of your customers do business downtown? If the answer is yes, it may be that a downtown investment is the best way to support your business and ours!

All of the Coroprate Level Perks Plus +

$1,000 / yearly


Our Critical Partners

Does your organization’s mission align with our mission? Are you doing something remarkably important that contributes directly to the downtown district? If you can answer yes in part or whole, it may be that we’re supposed to partner up.

All of the Coroprate Level Perks Plus +

Starting at $2,500 / Yearly