Downtown Vancouver is a thriving, friendly and diverse community because of the people who choose to live, work and visit here. Our job is to support them every way we can.About us
JEFF MARTIN OF DIPT KICKS
For February’s edition of “People of Downtown,” we had the opportunity to speak to Vancouver’s biggest sneakerhead, and streetwear guru, Jeff Martin of Dipt Kicks. Mister Martini’s success is an inspiring two-part story beginning in 1998 when he created The VANCITY Original Brand. One of Canada’s first city-centric clothing brands, VANCITY Original’s ‘UnDMC’ design, has become a Vancouver staple worn by locals, visitors, and celebrities alike.Read profile
Nate Sabine of BluePrint
Nate Sabine spent his youth growing up in Terrace, a small town in British Columbia. Craving the energy and diversity of a “big” city, Nate moved to Vancouver in 1994, where he spent the majority of his time skateboarding, attending concerts, and partying with friends.
“Strangely, by doing those things, it set me on my path – it kind of all worked out for me,” he says. Nate channelled his love of music and socializing into his career when he joined the Blueprint family as Director of Marketing.
Membership Has Its Perks
There are a lot of reasons to become a Downtown Van member. Here are just a few.
Connect with your fellow Downtown Van colleagues through Libations, social gatherings, roundtable talks, lunch and learns, and other member-exclusive events!
Whether you’re in need of social media support, power washing, or assistance from our Safety Ambassadors, we’re here to help.
Unlike other membership programs, ours is totally free! All you need to do is sign up. No strings attached.
Class 5 or 6 businesses within the DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER catchment are eligible for membership.
Home-based businesses, businesses that fall outside of our catchment, or people whose companies do not contribute to our levy (such as individuals or businesses working in shared office spaces*, food trucks, street vendors or buskers) are not eligible for membership.
*Some exceptions may apply
YOU’D MAKE A GREAT MEMBER
Start your (totally free) membership now to access business and community-focused workshops, resources, lunch and learns and more. That’s right. Free lunch.
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