If your business is Downtown, then Downtown is your business!

About Us

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The Downtown Athens Business Association is a collection of downtown businesses whose main objective is to facilitate the operation of a vibrant, thriving business community downtown. We have a board of directors consisting of local business owner/operators in town, and we function as a mouthpiece for businesses to discuss issues at a commercial and governmental level.

What Does DABA Do?

  • Operates the Downtown Athens Gift Certificate Program

  • Advertises and promotes Downtown Athens throughout the region

  • Appeals to and lobbies local government on behalf of our members

  • Provides members with important information on upcoming events

  • Represents downtown businesses with an active social media presence

  • Organizes ribbon cuttings to announce businesses opening or reopening

  • Provides educational opportunities regarding local ordinances and legislation

  • Communication. Promotion. Education. Advocacy.

DABA is a is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization. We are ever-alert to the interests of its members and plays a key role in quickly mobilizing around an issue important to downtown business.  At the same time it is a positive, action-oriented, results-driven organization eager to be a catalyst for progress in Downtown Athens.