Thank you for taking the time to fill out a membership at the Downriver And Detroit Business Association. We invite you to explore all of the ways that DADBA works to help grow local business. 

All Members Receive

Advertising: Your business will be listed in our local business directory with links to your business/website. All members receive their own webpage on the DADBA website. Each member business can add coupons, newsletters, job opportunities, reviews, photos, and articles to their DADBA business webpage. 

Business Promotions: DADBA offers members many opportunities to advertise their business through sponsorship of an event or expos throughout the year.

New Business Contacts: Make new business contacts and friendships. Expand your business by meeting new members through DADBA events each month. 

Networking: DADBA holds three networking events each month. Meetings are non-mandatory and each member is encouraged to network at their own pace. Meet fellow DADBA members who can partner with you on different parts of your business at monthly luncheons, after-hours networking events, and other DADBA events. Never any cover charge to attend meetings. 

Business Referrals: When asked to supply names of businesses and services in our area, we promote exclusively DADBA members. 

Email Blast: Each new membership includes a email blast to our entire database (2500+ Contacts) offering your discount or membership announcement. ($35 Value)

Business Expos: DADBA holds four business expos per year all members are invited to participate and show off their goods and products. 

Special Discounts: Special member business discounts available through other members of the association. Save money personally and with your business by shopping directly from other DADBA members. 

For any questions on membership. 

Please contact Laura Mon-Fri 9am-5pm at 313-595-2624 Laura(at)

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How much to advertise in the business directory? Our most frequently asked question. Your business directory advertisement is included with membership. Members can create and update their business listing at anytime. Other websites are charging hundreds to thousands of dollars a year for similar advertising, all included with your membership dues. NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Are meetings mandatory? NO! Network at your own pace. You are not penalized if you can not make it to a meeting. 

Can I use the association logo? Yes, as a DADBA Member Company you are encouraged to use the logo in all your advertisements, business cards, and social media.    

Can I join with a company check, personal check, or money order? Yes. Membership online is instant with a credit or debit card. To join with company check, personal check, or money order. Please fill out the membership application on next two pages. Then click on generate invoice. You can mail a check to the office or bring payment with you to any meeting. Please allow 3-5 days for account activation by USPS.

What type of discounts do I get as a member? Savings on LOCAL products and services. Many member to member specials are offered weekly. 

What payment processor does DADBA use? Paypal, and it is totally safe. Our staff never sees your financial information. 

How much is it to be involved in the business expos? DADBA has four business expos per year. $50 is the price for a expo table rental as a member. 

What are membership dues used for? Group advertising programs, events, educational programs, membership kits, website maintenance, staff, promotions, and giveaways.  

Do you spam me with offers all the time? No, we send a few emails per week with new discounts, and other association happenings. Members can opt-out of emails at anytime. 

I `m not a big company why should I join the association? (It is just me. I do not consider myself a company.) Hopefully you want to become larger, make more money, and get clients or work. The association has tools that will help you achieve this goal.   

Will I really benefit from an association membership? Yes, there is something here for every level size business owner or company. With the advertising, events, networking, business support, and discounts. Membership is beneficial to everyone.