Our Mission:"An independent advocate actively engaged in the promotion of a prosperous downtown business community."
Collaborating: We believe that more can be accomplished if the various organizations cooperate, the DBA works to stay closely aligned with the efforts of the City of Savannah Departments, the Savannah Renewal & Development Agency, the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Neighborhood Association and others.
Communicating: Updated web information, monthly e-mail newsletters to members, forums, and roundtables on appropriate issues, help to organize city wide promotions.
Education: A series of monthly luncheon meetings include a networking opportunity and speaker along with lunch. Held the second Wednesday of each month, topics are chosen to be of interest to DBA Members; legal, financial, marketing/advertising and city issues.
Advocacy: The DBA is ever alert to the interests of its members and sees a key role in quickly mobilizing around an issue important to downtown business. At the same time it is a positive, action oriented, results-driven organization anxious to be a catalyst for progress in downtown Savannah.
Special Events: The DBA develops and coordinates special events which will be announced on our website and in our monthly newsletter.
Customer Service Recognition: The SDBA recognizes that hospitality defines and differentiates downtown Savannah, the DBA awards deserving individuals with it's KISS (Keep & Improve Service in Savannah) Award which culminates with the annual "GRACIE" Awards to those providing outstanding customer service.
“Hollywood” Ron Higgins, Savannah Movie Tours
You were a wonderful asset to our organization & provided inspiration to entrepreneurs.
You are greatly missed.