Why Join the DBA?

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. Downtown members are located within the Downtown Development District, and Affiliate members are outside of the District.

All DBA Memberships are for the full company, so every employee of your company is a DBA Member and eligible to attend all DBA Member free events.

DBA Membership is $420 annually. Businesses with a location in Downtown Baton Rouge receive a discounted rate of $300 annually.

All Downtown Business Association members receive the following benefits:


Exclusive Invitation to the DBA Member Conference

All DBA Members are offered unlimited employee registrations to the FREE DBA Member Conference. This full-day conference at the Louisiana's Old State Capitol offers professional development workshops, updates and a look ahead at Downtown's economic environment, as well as fun networking opportunities. 


Networking Events

All DBA Members are invited to member exclusive FREE networking events including Lunch and Learns, Coffee Chats and Happy Hours. 


Discounted WRKF Underwriting

89.3 WRKF Underwriting: DBA members have access to a discounted three-month engagement with both broadcast and digital options at a fraction of the price offered to the public.


Member Planet Networking Tool

Directory and Networking Tool: All DBA Members receive unlimited profiles to the MemberPlanet online networking tool, which allows members to easily communicate with one another and post promotions, events, offers, and more to the DBA Member Forum.


Social Media

Four Featured Member spots: DBA members are guaranteed to be featured on DBA’s social media at least four times per year.


Event Notices

Downtown Event Notices: Receive monthly and weekly notifications about upcoming public and private events in Downtown area, including street closures, speaking opportunities and potential influxes of customers.


Live After Five Benefits

Eligible for Live After Five Corporate Night Out Spaces, only offered to DBA Members.


Downtown Business Association Directory

Public Website 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.