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Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews 628

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Address:

108 Raleigh Street Fuquay Varina NC 27526 USA

Mission:

The mission of Fuquay-Varina Downtown is to promote the thriving business and residential historic districts of Fuquay-Varina, NC. We promote preservation, educate the public, support the business environment and grow community.

Results:

Fuquay-Varina Downtown has been promoting the downtown districts of Fuquay-Varina, NC since 1999. Some of the highlights from 2012 include: State Award for Best Branding and Image Building Campaign, State Award Winner for Best Special Promotion Honorable Mention, USDA Grant recipient for the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina, and new downtown banners, maps and public art, as well as many successful events including the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina, the Candy Hop, Celebration of the Arts, multiple Cash Mobs, the Downtown Chili Cook-Off, Downtown Bounty, Trick or Treat in Downtown, the En Plein Air Paint Off and Art Auction, Movie Under the Stars, Downtown Cruise-In, Cash for Christmas, Sleigh Rides, and the Cultural Arts Visioning Meeting.

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919-552-0848
http://www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com

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Reviews for Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I moved to Fuquay-Varina several years ago and found a community of friendly, hard working, fun people who cared about their downtown. After joining the Women's Club and Garden Club I decided to offer my help with the Downtown Association and found a group of people with energy and ideas of how to revitalize the historic district in F-V. The outstanding Director and her staff of one(!) do so much for this community. She knows every shopkeeper and works hard to upgrade the look of the downtown along with fun events to bring people to the downtown for shopping and dining. I am impressed with the volunteers who give their time to this non-profit with one goal in mind - to bring businesses and shoppers to a beautiful, historic part of town.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

FV Downtown assoc. is a wonderful group! They do so much to beautify and make living in Fuquay Varina a great experience. This little town has a huge support system an is there to make it one of te best little towns in the triangle!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I would describe Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association as a non-profit / volunteer driven organization on steroids! I am constantly amazed at the generosity, the dedication and the commitment the volunteers have made to this organization and the community at large. These talented and tireless individuals accomplish so much in their “spare time.” We are a better & stronger and more united Downtown because of their dedicated service.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fuquay-Varina Downtown is a great non-profit association that makes living, working and playing in
the two downtown districts (Varina district and Fuquay District a five star wonderland. They are always providing the businesses and citizens to get involved in a quality of life that brings life full circle.

J. C. Knowles

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a recent volunteer and transplant to the F-V community I love how Fuquay-Varina Downtown not only gives us great things to do in downtown by sponsoring events and making the public aware of other events that are going on, but also by giving us ways to get involved. Sometimes volunteering can seem overwhelming and people don't know where to start or how to get involved, but Fuquay-Varina Downtown makes it easy to get involved - whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours to share! It's not only contributing to a great organization, but getting to share in its growth and successes as well.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I recently agreed to volunteer with Fuquay-Varina Downtown because of the inspiring impact this group has on the community. For several years I worked at a job that had a time commitment that didn't allow me to volunteer, but as soon as my schedule changed I jumped at the chance to work with this group. I have lived in other towns where the downtown faded and disappeared as times changed. This organization is committed to keeping downtown Fuquay-Varina alive and well with enthusiasm. They are constantly finding ways to engage the business owners and residents to work together to create a lively, fun downtown. I'm looking forward to being part of it in the years to come.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We moved to Fuquay Varina last spring and quickly became involved with the Downtown Association. The people are an inspiration and are so dedicated to maintaining an active, eclectic, and quaint atmosphere for our two downtown areas. I was especially impressed with the many annual events that the association sponsors which pull in people of all ages from the entire area. A sense of community and care are the mantra all brought about by smiling, welcome faces!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer with Fuquay-Varina Downtown since 2006 and continue to be thrilled with the impact the group has on the community. The tireless volunteers, the dedicated Board of Directors and the awesome Executive Director make each event special and every project successful. The commitment to the downtown merchants and property owners is wonderful. Each donation is appreciated and stretched as far as possible without compromising quality. If you're looking for a non-profit to support, you can't go wrong with Fuquay-Varina Downtown.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Fuquay-Varina Downtown has been an amazing help to our new business! In the few short months we have been open, we have had overwhelming support from this organization! From their frequent visits, Facebook updates, emails, newsletters, and events, they have really made us feel welcome and a part of the community. We couldn't ask for a better place to put our store. Fuquay-Varina is the best little town in North Carolina, and F-V Downtown is keeping everything amazing! We're excited for 2013 and all the growth it will bring to the area. So many new businesses are moving in and the town is looking great!

Thanks for all the help and support!

Mutt & Tabby

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Fuquay-Varina Downtown is a blessing to our community in so many ways. I've been constantly impressed by the organization and management of the many events throughout the year that are made possible because of FVD. As a volunteer and vendor I've seen many facets of the organization and all are as much of a pleasure to work with from a business standpoint as they are to experience from the public viewpoint. It isn't easy to stay optimistic and excited about a small downtown in the midst of economic woes, big boxes, and the online age. The folks at FVD are always optimistic, creative, and perhaps most importantly - willing. Willing to work hard. Willing to innovate. Willing to listen. I couldn't ask for a better organization for our community here in Fuquay-Varina's downtown.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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