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Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association WORKS FOR YOU!

| Christine Baer |

More than eight years ago, a grassroots organization began with very few people. The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association was created to encourage community merchants to take responsibility and action for their businesses within the downtown core.


Since that moment in time, the merchants have contributed time and ideas to create events, downtown promotions; have had strong representation at city commission meetings and as a united voice, the DSEA has become a dynamic force in downtown Sarasota. Our members are involved in all issues that affect our local merchants, and we are frequently called upon to represent the merchants when important decisions are being made.

We have developed strong marketing campaigns utilizing all media, including television, radio, newspaper, digital and we maintain an extremely successful Facebook presence. The DSEA has collaborated with the Downtown Improvement District to partially fund the holiday decorating

All of our members work together to make downtown Sarasota an unparalleled place to shop, dine and enjoy the many cultural amenities that our city has to offer.

Members of the DSEA are represented on the website, one of downtown Sarasota’s leading online resources for information about what’s happening in our City. Another exciting benefit of membership of the DSEA is being a consistent part of social media marketing. Members receive continual marketing opportunities…we promote in-store sales, events, and success stories. Submit your news and check out our Facebook page!


During this very difficult time, face masks and sanitizers are available to all members. We are looking to the future to be able to continue with the many events we host that bring thousands of visitors to our beautiful downtown core.

We are committed to promoting the development and growth of downtown Sarasota, and we hope that you will join us as we work together to promote and maintain a healthy and progressive economic climate in our beautiful city.




Phone:             727-542-3000

Photos from Sarasota DSEA

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