TNP Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I determine if I’m eligible to participate in TNP?
First, you need to determine what category your business/service/organization falls under:
- Downtown Association Member*
- Commercial Business
- Non Member
- Not For Profit Organization
- Political, Religious, Educational or Informational Entity
- Barbecue Vendor
*Membership is a restricted category limited to those businesses located within the Downtown Association boundaries and subject to BID (business improvement district) assessment. This category is not open to the general public.
Then, you will need to refer to the Rules and Regulations for more information regarding the requirements of your category to ensure you comply. These are included in the Rules and Regulations Section 2 “Definitions.”
If you feel that you satisfy all the requirements, you should complete an application form to begin the process. If you are unsure about your category or requirements, or have additional questions, contact the TNP Event Coordinator.
2. How do I apply?
Simply download an application form at www.downtownslo.com or contact the office and we can email, fax or mail one to you. You may also pick up an application at our office. Return it to us using one of the options listed on the application form.
3. What happens with my application?
If you fall under “member” or “not for profit” categories, your application can likely be staff-approved. Applications for all other categories must be reviewed by the TNP committee that meets every second and fourth Wednesday. Please allow up to 21 days for your application to be reviewed.
You will be advised as to when you may call back to determine if you have been approved or denied. It is your responsibility to contact us for your determination.
4. What do I need to submit with my application?
When you turn in your application, you will be advised if there are any other documents that you need to submit. Typically, additional documentation is required after an approval is granted.
5. If I am approved, what do I do?
Once advised of approval, you will be informed of the next steps including providing additional documentation if necessary, fees and payment information, obtaining a space assignment and permit for the dates granted.
6. If I am not approved, what can I do?
You may appeal a denial by following the appeal process outlined in Sections 10 and 18 “V.”