Downtown Promotions

About the Chamber’s Downtown Promotions Committee

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Newton, has a program that exists with the sole purpose to promote Downtown Newton (aka the Central Business District). The Central Business District is the heart of any community, and we work to help maintain a relevant, proactive downtown through our Downtown Promotions program.

As a part of this program, a member of Chamber staff hosts a monthly meeting with Chamber downtown business owners to discuss and plan promotional events and other initiatives to benefit the downtown area. Some annual programs that you might be familiar with from this committee include Taste of Christmas, Summer Sidewalk Sales, and College Night.

The Downtown Promotions Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:00 am at Norm’s Coffee Bar. If you are a downtown business owner and a member of the Chamber, we invite you to be a part of this committee so we can hear your thoughts and ideas. For more information about the program, contact Dyan Roberson at

Summer Sales “Main”ia

One of the most recent events the Downtown Promotions Committee organized, was  Summer Sales “Main”ia in July 2023. During this event, shoppers can take advantage of sales and promotions at local stores all around Newton, AND be entered to win one of three grand prize drawings! Each person will get one free entry to the drawing. After that, they can be entered again for every $10 they spend at any of our participating stores if they show their receipt.

The 2023 Summer Sales “Main”ia took place June 15th-17th. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to our local businesses for participating. Stay tuned for details about more Summer Sales activities in 2024!