Become a Business Member

Our district continues to thrive because of supporters like you. An HTWA membership is the most impactful way to support the beauty and liveliness of the neighborhood.

There’s a reason people use the phrase, “Midwest is best.” Milwaukee, with its picturesque lakefront, thriving culinary scene, neighborly charm, and dynamic history, easily supports that theory. If you want firsthand proof, just spend the day strolling through the beautiful Historic Third Ward.

After only a few minutes within this vibrant historic neighborhood, you begin to experience its charm and excitement: the faint scent of roasted coffee beans, a flash of color in a boutique window, the flowers blossoming in basket-lined streets. Spending time here is easy and good.

Since 1976, Historic Third Ward Association (HTWA) has acted as the pillar of the neighborhood, with its mission to enhance the district as an innovative, livable, and exciting mixed-used district.

On behalf of the Historic Third Ward Association Board of Directors, we urge you to join us in our efforts to enrich, support, and develop the neighborhood. Becoming a member shows you support the work of the HTWA making the Historic Third Ward Milwaukee’s most desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and entertain.

As a business member, the amenities of working in the Historic Third Ward are innumerable. Positioned at the heart of Milwaukee, your business, clients, and employees can take advantage of the comforts of award-winning restaurants just a short walk away, the ability to support other locally owned businesses and fellow business owners, as well as accessibility to nearby amenities and surrounding neighborhoods.

Your contribution supports neighborhood programming such as Gallery Night and Day, Christmas in the Ward, and the Third Ward Art Festival. When you join, you’ll be invited to exclusive networking events like the HTWA’s holiday party, spring Annual Meeting (with voting rights), and topical seminars. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our affinity group meetings, and of course, you’ll receive the popular Milwaukee Public Market Tuesday Discount Card.

Become a Resident Member

Well done, you! You live in Milwaukee’s most desirable downtown neighborhood. An HTWA membership is the most impactful way to support the beauty and liveliness of the neighborhood.

As a resident member, your contribution supports neighborhood programming such as Gallery Night and Day, Christmas in the Ward, and the Third Ward Art Festival. You will be invited to exclusive networking events like the HTWA’s holiday party, spring Annual Meeting (with voting rights), and topical seminars. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our affinity group meetings, and of course, you’ll receive the popular Milwaukee Public Market Tuesday Discount Card.

This stunning historic neighborhood, brimming with excitement and charm, is your backyard. Join your fellow neighbors and show your support of the neighborhood you call home.

Become an Association Member today!

Membership CategoriesMemberships run on an annual basis (January through December).

$250 - Community Partner Any business located outside the Third Ward committed to supporting the continued economic development of the neighborhood.

$250 - Third Ward - Corporate Member Any business located within the Third Ward committed to supporting the continued economic development of the neighborhood.

$100 - Business Tenant Businesses located within the Historic Third Ward.

$50 - Resident Residential address located within the Historic Third Ward.

Membership Level

We accept all major credit cards

Joining the Association provides lots of benefits!
Just ask our residents and business owners.

"The renaissance of the Historic Third Ward over the last decade has not only been a local success story but a “National” treasure. Much of the success of this not-so-hidden gem of a berg, can be attributed to the strength of the local businesses, their energetic and forward seeing constituents, and at the hub the success: the Historic Third Ward Association and their many year round activities. No matter what time of year, the Historic Third Ward attracts hundreds of thousands of people to walk the streets lined with the most beautiful hanging floral arrangements during the summer and to appreciate the many popular activities like “Gallery Night” and all the artisans involved. As a business owner located in the Historic Third Ward for over 14 years, I have learned that this not only is a beautiful location, but a congregation of individuals that have developed a culture for success." - Thomas A. Brunhart, President, ROM Squared, Inc.