Membership Info

Our 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. 

Marketing Benefits

– Business listing in annual Old Town Neighborhood Guide

– Membership rates for Wells Street Art Festival, annual Old Town Neighborhood Guide, and Street Pole Banner Program

– Opportunity to be Featured in a Member Spotlight

– Dedicated posts on OTMRA Social Media

– Ability to place events on OTMRA Community Calendar


Organization Benefits

– Sponsorship and marketing opportunities

– Discounted registration to OTMRA events for employees

– Inclusion in OTMRA Industry Round Tables, Committees, and Huddles

– Business development and neighborhood services assistance


Tenants of Residential Buildings Will Receive:

– Discounted registration to OTMRA events

– Discounted rates for admittance to Wells Street Art Festival

– Ability to participate in residential community huddles

– Invitations to OTMRA events exclusively for members

– The option to purchase a full OTMRA membership at a discounted price ($30)


Merchant Membership  –  $300

Non-Profit Membership  –  $100

Residential Building  –  $350

New Memberships  –  Additional $50

Resident Membership 

– Free Admittance to the Wells Street Arts Festival

– Old Town Apparel

– Discounted registration to OTMRA events

– Exclusive vouchers/offers/coupons for OTMRA businesses

– Invitations to OTMRA events exclusively for members

– Ability to participate in residential community huddles


Resident Membership  –  $40

New Membership  –  Additional $10

Still not sure?

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.