August Meeting 8/8   Palate 1007 N. 4th St.  


Pictures from July’s meeting!


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Mission Statement:

The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, promote,& support the Downtown Wilmington community. We are a membership-based organization that, through civic activism, annual special events,& corporate sponsorship, are able to help make downtown a viable & attractive community for residents, business owners & visitors.


The marketing campaign that was created to support the businesses downtown with funds provided by the City Parking budget.  Banners, advertisements, billboards and a commercial have been used to promote the vitality of our historic downtown.    Businesses are welcome to join the campaign and share the imagery and logo on your advertisements.   Files are located on the Bring It Downtown page above.

Here are some News excerpts from last newsletter…

The City approved Front Street / Water Street banner to help drive traffic to businesses affected by construction. DBA is paying for the banner to support the businesses and the city will install it.  Member Bons Eye Marketing created the design and member Daztech Printing is printing it.  Thank you to both!

Click Here to View It! 

 DBA is planning a Satisfaction survey for downtown businesses. The survey will cover key events that take place throughout the year, and request local owners’ feedback on their effectiveness driving traffic.  Expect to receive the survey in the Fourth Quarter
Wilmington Chamber changes leadership:  Connie  Majure-Rhett announced her retirement in May from her post as president and CEO after 22 years with the Wilmington chamber. Effective June 28, Richard “Dick” Blouse will become interim CEO, a news release said.  Read more…
The City Council has tabled for now the Municipal Service District (MSD) tax.  They plan to hold more community input sessions in the future.  A grassroots petition was one factor to making the decision.  The downtown business community seems divided with equal amounts pro and con.
DBA and Market Resource One announces American Craft Walk Wilmington to be held on October 15th…Read the Press Release Here

Available Space Tightens Downtown…is this good or bad news…read more:

DBA and Market Resource One present on October 15th 2016

ACWW new logo

October 15th from 10am-6pm of this year Wilmington will celebrate the skills and talent of craftsmen from around the Wilmington region by hosting a day long Art Walk in historic downtown at the culmination of American Craft Week Wilmington.  American Craft Week is a nationally established effort to build awareness of the Arts, Craft and Culture in America founded by, a non-profit.  Wilmington’s robust culture for the arts in many forms throughout the greater Wilmington area is perfect to be highlighted under the national effort and brand of American Craft Week. 

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