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Downtown Business Association

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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

New Castle Downtown Business Association
325 East Washington Street, New Castle, PA 16101
724-658-1488   |   dba4newcastle@gmail.com

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.”

Vision

“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.”

Activities

  • 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

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