Downtown Wheaton, ILLINOIS ENJOYS A FINE HISTORY STEEPED IN tradition, yet it stays in touch with current trends. Today’s downtown Wheaton features a culturally-rich mix of restaurants, shops and services that attracts a nationwide customer base.
Founded more than 175 years ago, Wheaton is vibrant and growing today due to its strong sense of community and family. It continues to set the pace for neighboring towns. Responding to public demand, Wheaton was one of the first cities in the area to adopt outdoor café-style dining and beverage service. Quality dining has joined with modern retail shops and personalized service to create a community destination that is hard to beat.
A special benefit of owning a business in downtown Wheaton is the level of support offered by the DWA. One of the core purposes of the Downtown Wheaton Association is to encourage and support new businesses in order to help our community grow. We have done so in a variety of ways, including:
- Offering tools and expertise to help you get started
- Providing continuing support to local businesses, including the many features of our website: the DWA Business Directory, a DWA members Jobs Board, a Calendar of Events, marketing tools such as the Shoppers’ Club and Featured Business honors
- Hosting events to attract the community and shoppers, and much more.
Get started today!
Download the DWA Business Guide to take your first steps in opening a business in downtown Wheaton. This guide features local demographics, information about grants that are available and a step-by-step list to help make the process easier. DWA is here to help: contact us today >