To nurture and support the vitality of downtown Brattleboro through art, commerce, recreation, and education.
The DBA works with members on a variety of subjects and projects. Below are some of the benefits that the DBA provides to its community.
The DBA is supported by you! The more paying members we have, the stronger we are as an organization, and the more we can do for our community. You can support the DBA and Downtown Brattleboro in many ways, but here are two important ones to consider:
If you are within the DID lines become a paying member to receive voting privileges. We rely on paying members to guide our annual budget with their votes. Connect with us on our social media to see what we’re up to.
From supporting our businesses through the pandemic to working on town beautification projects, we have Brattleboro’s back. The DBA is determined to improve the vitality of the downtown area and collaborate on programs that benefit our community.
Since the pandemic, DBA continues to help our members navigate the constantly changing landscape of shutdowns and reopenings, evolving safety mandates, reduced revenue, a deluge of essential information, and the shared trauma of a global health crisis, which have made for an unthinkably difficult time for all downtown business owners. We created programs like the 48-hour Gift Card Challenge, the Nourishing Artists program, and Everyone Eats! to support our community during this pandemic and support you all financially as you try to find your path to move forward.
Through the one2one Project, we offer continued guidance and strengthened the mutual support network that we have nurtured. DBA has been working hard on active place-making projects like the downtown dining parklets. The parklets have successfully increased business for participating restaurants, along with growing the energy and sense of community for those walking downtown. We’ve coordinated with local muralists and organizations like Ask the River and Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group to spruce the parklets up with art, local musicians, and beyond. Despite unprecedented circumstances, we are committed to keeping our town vibrant!
While some of our favorite pre-COVID events might not be coming back for a while, I would be remiss not to mention the fun we had this past fall and winter with BrattleBOO in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department; the Bratt LUV Crawl, which pairs tastemakers from all over VT with our local shops for a sampling tour; the Alley Lane pop-up; and the Elliot Street Block Party, which brought games, food, and music to the street for an evening of enjoyment.
And we continue to support you by beautifying Main Street through our flower program and promoting downtown happenings on social media, in our newsletter, and through Planagogo.
There are many reasons to value DBA, and everyone has their favorite. Find more about what on our Facebook page. Whatever your reason, we’d love to have you join us!
We’ve had incredible growth this year. One of our biggest achievements has been growing taking over Gallery Walk and successfully reimagining and relaunching the community event.
October 30th: BrattleBOO! 4:00-6:00
November 4th: Gallery Walk Debrief Meeting 10:00-12:00 on The Whetstone Deck.
We will meet from 12:00pm – 1:15pm on Zoom. The standing meeting ID for our Zoom meetings each month is: 810 125 8347.
For the latest news and happenings in Downtown Brattleboro and in the DBA, please email us, join our newsletter, or visit us on Facebook!