P.O. Box 253
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Frequently Asked Questions
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DBAC GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE
Need the perfect gift? Purchase DBAC Gift Certificates and give your loved ones an Uncommon shopping experience in Downtown Charlottesville! Click here to learn more.
The DBAC strives to provide a high level of service to our members businesses. In addition to providing marketing opportunities, leadership roles, and an influential forum for turning ideas into actions, the DBAC always keeps its members up-to-date with recent news, information, and events happening downtown. Membership benefits include:
We strongly support our members in all their events and marketing campaigns. And in our own marketing, we feature DBAC members and give them top priority in downtown recommendations.
Member businesses enjoy an enhanced listing on our website, which is one of the most comprehensive resources of Downtown Charlottesville’s entertainment and businesses.
Bi-monthly, we send out a newsletter highlighting DBAC members’ events, festivals, activities, programs, concerts, plays, and more going on in downtown Charlottesville. Over 1,500 people use the newsletter to stay up-to-date with local events. In each issue we highlight 5 member businesses as well. The newsletter is posted to our thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers as well.
We have a large Facebook presence with 15,000+ likes and Twitter presence with 4,500+ followers that we use to promote the Downtown Mall. For members, we offer free advertising to a wider, but still relevant audience with our “Membership Spotlight” campaign and eye-catching posts. We also advertise special events, sales, and campaigns of member businesses for free.
DOWNTOWN GIFT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This program allows members to participate in a free gift certificate program. Gift Certificates can be purchased at J. Fenton Too and can be used at select downtown businesses. They make great gifts and encourage traffic! To learn how to redeem DBAC Gift Certificates, please click here.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH AREA MEDIA
In past years, we have partnered with various radio, print and television publications to create promotional packages and advertising discounts for downtown merchants.
MEMBERSHIP EMAIL LIST
Every DBAC member is connected on a membership email list to encourage communication and promote partnerships and networking. This list has not and will never be sold.
DBAC Board Members
Joan Fenton, Chair
Blair Williamson, Co-Chair
Nicole Fernandez, Secretary
Roy Van Doorn
2018 DBAC Members
ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center
Bantam Social Media
Blue Moon Diner
Blue Ridge Group
Boutique Boutique & The Shoe Store Next Door
Champion Brewing Company
Chaps Ice Cream
Citizen Burger Bar
VA Welcome – City Select
Commonwealth Skybar Bar & Draft Taproom
City of Charlottesville Economic Development
Cville Arts Cooperative Gallery
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlottesville Parking Center
Davenport & Company LLC
Virginia Discovery Museum
The Downtown Grille
The Escape Room
J. Fenton Too, Quilts Unlimited
The Front Porch
Lynne Goldman Elements
Hamilton’s First and Main
Hedge Fine Blooms
Honey Ryder Boutique
Ivy Publications LLC
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
The Jeweler’s Eye
K Holdings, LLC
Kabbash Fox & Gentry Commercial Real Estate
Kilwins of Charlottesville
Low Vintage Clothing, Records & Antiques
Main Street Properties
Residence Inn Marriott
McGuffey Arts Association
New Dominion Bookshop
The Omni Charlottesville Hotel & The Pointe Restaurant
Posner Wealth Management
Property Management of Charlottesville
Read it Again, Sam
Rock Paper Scissors
Smoke Brake Vapes
South Street Brewery
Star Property Managment
Sun Tribe Solar
Ten Course Hospitality Group
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
Union Bank & Trust
Wells Fargo Bank
S. L. Williamson Co., Inc.
Woodard Properties/Renaissance Investment Corp.