• Downtown Business Association



    New Castle Downtown Business Association
    325 East Washington Street, New Castle, PA 16101


    President - Pasquale "Pat" Amabile, III, Shipping Depot +
    Vice President - Amy Stapleton, Wesbanco
    Treasurer - Alex McCoy, LC Regional Chamber
    Community Relations - Angie Urban, New Visions for Lawrence County

  • Downtown Business Association
  • Mission

    "The Downtown Business Association of New Castle is a collection of stakeholders who actively collaborate to create a vibrant and thriving community in our urban core."


    "The association serves as a networking opportunity, source of education, united voice for advocacy, and shared marketing. It engages in activities which promote a healthy retail and service climate, as well as, a downtown that is clean, green, and safe."

    • Welcome new businesses to the Downtown
    • Host monthly DBA meetings at downtown businesses
    • Promote a culture of fun and collaboration among business owners
      • Host ‘Meet and Greet’ events
      • Facilitate focused group discussions by industry or topic to assess situations, determine needs and assets, and consider solutions
    • Coordinate group marketing efforts (area maps, itineraries, promotions, etc.)
    • Business Spotlights
      • Spotlight speaking opportunities at monthly meetings
      • Social promotion videos with THE Breaking News and The DBA
    • Work closely with Duquesne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
      • Assist with increasing awareness and use of the SBDC services and resources
    • Facilitate the 'How to do Business in New Castle' reference guide
    • Maintain amicable, working relationships with elected officials
    • Represent, advocate, and negotiate on behalf of the association and its interests
    • Invite speakers from other downtowns who are thriving (for example: Youngstown, Ohio)
    • Support beautification efforts downtown (e.g., light pole banners, flowers, place-making initiatives, etc.)
  • Meetings

    The New Castle DBA meetings take place monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. Check the Chamber's Calendar of Events for upcoming meetings and events.

    Past Meeting Minutes


  • Downtown NC by Antwan Gardner
  • New Castle DBA in the News:

  • Upcoming Events

  • Downtown Business Association Resources

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