JOIN THE SASASOTA DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS GROUP!
We are an organization of downtown business owners who care about economic growth that fosters the districts full potential as a premier and vibrant destination.
Meet the DSEA Board Members
- Ron Soto, DSEA Founder & Director | Soto’s Optical
- Darci Jacob, DSEA President & 7 Year Member | Shop Darci
- Harmini Krusing Bens, DSEA Vice President, 7 Year Member & Serves on the Board of the Downtown Improvement District (DID) | Shop Lotus
- Laura Kresl, DSEA Secretary & 7 Year Member | Pro It Out Marketing
Upcoming Members Event, Nov. 14th at 8AM
The DSEA Coordinates and Advocates
- We attend city commission meetings and campaign for the districts 2% self-tax (DID) be spent responsibly and on efforts within the DID area.
- Sponsor and install holiday ornaments
- Sponsor and decorate the Christmas Tree and Lighting Event in Five Points Park
- Sponsor and coordinate NYE Pineapple Drop Block Party
- Work with local promotors to delivery events to the district designed to increase foot traffic to the district
- Implement a 365 day a year marketing campaign to promote downtown as a destination
- Petition city leaders to maintain clean and safe city
- Host community events designed to strengthen our local economy
- Purchase assets such as the Christmas Tree, event barricades, etc.
30K and Counting: DSEA’s Spectacular Marketing Milestone!
The DSEA marketing campaign is designed to keep the downtown district on-top-of-mind as a destination for residents and travelers. Here’s a summary of our marketing outreach: 3,600 emails and 25,000 social media followers. The DSEA Google Page collects over 3,500 monthly engagements.
ABOUT DSEA EVENTS
First Friday Sip & Shop
Join Us for a Fabulous Evening at the Sarasota Downtown Merchants First Friday Sip and Shop Event!
Sarasota New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop Party
HOSTED BY THE DOWNTOWN SARASOTA ENRICHMENT ASSOCIATION (DSEA) A Day of Delightful Entertainment But the excitement doesn’t start at the stroke of midnight – it begins at 1 pm! Sarasota’s Pineapple Drop Block Party is an all-day affair, packed with a plethora of entertainment and attractions for revelers of all ages. From carnival rides that…
Downtown Sarasota’s Enchanting Christmas Tree Lighting
FIVE POINTS PARK 100 CENTRAL AVE. Capture Holiday Magic A Night to Remember: Are you ready to step into a winter wonderland of holiday enchantment? Look no further than Downtown Sarasota’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, a heartwarming celebration that promises to kindle the holiday spirit and create cherished memories. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November…