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Welcome to the home page of the Downtown Auburn Business Association. The Downtown Auburn Business Association (DABA) has been serving downtown Auburn, Indiana, since the 1940’s when it was established as an association for business owners to gather and collaborate, focusing their efforts on bringing customers to the downtown. In the early days as was the case in all downtowns across the country, nearly all business took place in downtown business districts and most towns and cities had a retail merchant’s association.
As one of the oldest business associations in the state of Indiana, DABA’s membership consists of 97 retail and service businesses that all share the same goal; "To foster and maintain a viable downtown business district through community pride and awareness, promotion and marketing, and philanthropic endeavors".
Throughout the year DABA and Auburn Main Street present the following community events and activities. February is "Winterfest " featuring ice sculptures, carriage rides,walking tours and a "Pub Crawl". The Downtown Farmers Market, planting of the flowers in the downtown planters, "Girls Night Out" events, Summer cruise-ins, "Trick or Treat" in Downtown", the annual Downtown Auburn Christmas Parade and the lighting of the "Frosty the Snowman" display, are also presented throughout the year.
DABA has hosted many outdoor summer art exhibits in downtown Auburn, Indiana. Click here to see pictures of past exhibits>.Each exhibit has featured 20 entries submitted by local & regional artists depicting themes in different artistic styles. The annual exhibit runs June-September. Last summer's exhibit was entitled "Cheers from our Corner of the World" and featured 20 corner fences. This summer's exhibit was entitled "Is This Seat Taken?" and featured 21 wooden craftsman style benches that were placed around the downtown Auburn business district.
DABA meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 am at The Deli at 6th & Main. If you are an independent business owner that owns or rents a storefront in the downtown Auburn business district and would like to become a memberclick here>. Send us an email with your thoughts and questions click here>.