Elko Downtown Business Association (DBA) and you
The downtown of each city is truly the heart of that City and Elko is no different. The Elko Downtown Business Association (DBA), originally created in 1984 as a non-profit organization, provides one voice for many downtown interests. In addition to collaborating and communicating with the many agencies that service downtown, we serve on a multitude of taskforces and committees making sure that downtown interests are heard. Serving as an advocate for Downtown Elko, the DBA represents over 70 active business members: arts organizations, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment, professional services and non-profit organizations.
The DBA is supported by a volunteer board of directors and a group of business owners and employees, who work diligently to grow the success of Downtown Elko as a shopping, dining, and event destination. Supported by member’s fees and event proceeds, the DBA has helped place US Flags, garbage cans, benches, decorative banners and holiday lighting, trees and flower barrels to name a few tangible services.
Summer Wine Walks and the Snowflake Festival are the highlight of DBA sponsored events. These events are typically held on the second Saturday of the Month, with the first main event of the year, the Art Walk, starting in May. Other events include the Margarita Walk, Pumpkin Walk, Downtown Market and Ghost Tour. These events help reinforce a sense of community, bring in much needed revenue to businesses and bring people together to enjoy what the Downtown has to offer.
Many people don’t realize how important supporting local businesses is to our overall economy. When you support local, the money stays in the community. That money gets circulated, supporting neighboring businesses and local non-profits, and acts as a clear economic benefit to the area. This is one of the easiest ways to energize the local economy.
The Elko DBA will continue to support Downtown Elko through Shop Local campaigns, hosting a variety of events, encouraging new business development, raising consumer awareness and encouraging people to support the heart of Elko. By supporting the downtown business community, we ensure that Downtown Elko continues to grow, thrive and be our heart of Elko.
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