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The Downtown Business Association is your connection to business owners and professionals in the Downtown Baton Rouge area. We have two member options: Downtown and Affiliate members.

We have two member options: Downtown and Affiliate members. Downtown members are located within the Downtown Development District, and Affiliate members are outside of the District. DBA Membership is $420 annually. Businesses with a physical downtown location receive a discounted rate of $300 annually.

Minority-owned businesses receive their first year of membership free. A minority-owned business is defined as a business that is owned at least 51% by an individual who is: Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT+, or a woman.

All Downtown Business Association members receive the following benefits:

DBA member raffle for live after five vip tickets

All members in good standing are eligible for a weekly raffle during the Live After Five season. One member is picked at random to receive TWO VIP passes to the Live After Five concert for that week.

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Discounted WRKF underwriting

All members have access to a special discounted package for WRKF underwriting. Contact us for more information!

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Downtown business association directory

All DBA Members are featured on a searchable directory on downtownbr.org. Directory profiles include business names, logos, photos, bios, contact information and addresses.

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Live after five benefits

DBA Members are exclusively eligible to “Tailgate” Live After Five- this includes a private space with a restroom, security and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Additional fees apply.

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Member hospitality at movies after five

DBA Members are encouraged to register for Movies After Five events for access to the member hospitality area, which includes free drinks and more.

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Member planet networking tool

Join the DBA MemberPlanet networking tool for direct access to your fellow members. Tell everyone what your business has to offer, find out more about the downtown area, and meet your downtown neighbors!

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Networking events

Join us for FREE networking events, open to all members. Keep an eye on our calendar, as we’re adding new events and networking opportunities often.

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Social media: Meet a member & featured posts

Want to reach 14,000+ followers on social media? All members are invited to participate in our Meet a Member video series and send us your info for featured social media posts!

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And More!

We’re always looking for new ways to best serve our members, and we know our association is stronger when members participate. Have an idea? We’re all ears. Tell us what you want to see out of your business league.

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