You don’t have to be a Beatles fan to admit that one of their best songs of all time was “With a Little Help from my Friends.” The tune could be one of our theme songs here at Mill District. Over the seven (yes, seven!) years we’ve been on the ground here in Healdsburg, our partnerships with local entrepreneurs, nonprofits and business leaders have been critical to our growth. In short, we would be nowhere without help from our friends.
We’ve partnered with CraftWork to deliver six “Design Dialogues,” conversations about the intersection of development, architecture, and design in Healdsburg. Each have take place at different locations around town, along with wine and food partners.
We’ve worked with many local nonprofits including (but not limited to) Healthcare Foundation, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Turkey Trot, Farmer’s Market, 4th of July Duck Dash hosting fundraisers, promoting activities, and participating in auctions to name a few.
We also have established tight connections with local wine brands such as Lambert Bridge, A. Rafanelli Winery, and Silver Oak to name a few—all of which have connected with future residents of Mill District creating special experiences every time they visit or for locals who have friends in town.
We’ve also partnered with local makers and restaurants such as Anderson Valley Brewing, Lo & Behold, Valette, SingleThread, Troubadour and DL Catering.
Then, of course, there’s Mill District Velo, and the cycling partnerships we’ve built with Ted and Laura King, inGamba Tours, the Grasshopper Adventure Series and cycling clubs and brands from all over the Bay Area.
Director of Marketing Josie Carroll said these relationships have created lasting connections. “Our partnerships have been important to Mill District from the very beginning, as we’ve worked with friends in Healdsburg to build strong bonds and authentic experiences,” she said. “There’s value in teamwork, and we are determined to pass that value along to everyone associated with this brand.”
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Mill District give thanks to those partners who have supported us over the years. We look forward to continued collaboration, and we’re excited to return the favor as our neighborhood rises.
Photo by Kim Carroll