Membership Information

Membership_2018_BannerSince its establishment in 1971, the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association (OTMRA) has served as the voice of the Old Town community advocating city services for businesses and residents. Working in partnership with our local aldermen, the OTMRA addresses issues concerning development in the neighborhood, streetscape maintenance, business development, and promotion of the neighborhood as a destination in Chicago. The OTMRA also hosts regular social events, informational workshops, business roundtables, and the Wells Street Art Festival every June.

Members are business owners, property owners, and residents of Old Town. Members are kept informed on Association programs and community issues through our monthly newsletter, regular emails, social media, and through networking socials and events held throughout the year.

Business members are automatically included in the Association’s neighborhood online directory. Members are offered a variety of benefits in recognition for their support of the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association include: serving on our OTMRA Committees, workshops, seminars, socials, OTMRA Discount Program, opportunities for newsletter advertising, social media posts, sponsorships and street pole banner promotion.

Read all about our 2018 Membership Benefits by clicking here.

To download the 2018 Business Membership Application, please click here.

To download the 2018 Residents Membership Application, please click here.

Businesses and residents can submit check or credit card information with their respective application, or purchase directly from the Old Town PayPal site. Applications should still be emailed or delivered to OTMRA for our records

2018 OTMRA Membership Type

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Please note that businesses located outside of OTMRA’s general geographic boundaries (the area defined roughly between Division and Eugenie, and Clark to Halsted) should contact OTMRA before purchasing a membership or banner(s), as their application will need to be reviewed by OTMRA’s membership committee before acceptance.

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