Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA)

Over the past several years, Downtown Apex has developed from a sleepy little small business enclave into a regionally-acclaimed shopping and dining destination. Its emergence into the spotlight is a truly wonderful success story. In a recent poll by a local publication, Downtown Apex was voted the Number 1 “Best Place to Visit” in the Triangle area. The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) has been instrumental in bringing about this success through its efforts to facilitate teamwork, communication, and promotional activities among business owners, community leaders, service organizations, citizens, and sponsors.

Our Meeting Schedule

The Apex Downtown Business Association conducts one meetings each month, on the first Friday of each month, at 8:30am with a few exceptions to account for holidays (view the 2019 schedule HERE). ADBA members and other interested parties can share information and discuss matters concerning ADBA activities. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held at the Apex Chamber of Commerce board room.

Programs and Activities

The ADBA is involved in several of the programs and activities that bring thousands of people to Downtown Apex. Various other local organizations, along with the ADBA, sponsor and conduct major events such as Peakfest, Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Peak City Pigfest, Fourth of July celebration, Apex Music Festival, Trick or Treat on Salem Street, Christmas on Salem Street, and the annual Apex Christmas Parade. These programs and activities undoubtedly lead to increased business revenue and add substantially to the viability of Downtown Apex as a great place to do business.

Board of Directors

The 2019 Apex Downtown Business Association Board of Directors consists of the following people who work diligently to ensure and grow the success of Downtown Apex as a shopping, dining, and event destination:

Title Name Business Affiliation
President Julia Beam Grow Preschool
Vice President Shane Reese STR Strategies
Secretary Pam Thorpe The Rusty Bucket
Treasurer Pamela Barden Pamela Barden CPA PLLC
Director Nick Bryant The Apex Gallery of Custom Framing
Director Natalie Joens Men’s Extras
Director Marshall Barnes Antiques on Salem Street

In addition to the Board of Directors, the following 3 committees assist in managing the affairs of the ADBA

Committee Chairperson Business Affiliation
Membership Joan Simpson Sophie & Mollies Boutique
Finance Pam Barden Pam Barden CPA PLLC
Marketing Stacy Danzey Space Exchange Realty

Benefits of Membership in the ADBA

With your membership in the ADBA, or through participation in our meetings and volunteer activities, you can share your talents and community spirit with us to promote Historic Downtown Apex. Please favor us with your membership or participation and be part of the great success story. In doing so, you will also further your business’s web exposure by getting a free link on the ADBA website, an important “plus” for search engine optimization (SEO). You will expand awareness of your business among existing and potential customers. This will help you improve sales, better inform and communicate with customers, enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty, and most of all help Downtown Apex grow even stronger.

For more information on becoming an ADBA member, please contact us at info@apexdowntown.com.
CLICK HERE to obtain an application form directly

To view the ADBA Bylaws, as amended in December 2017, please CLICK HERE

Visit Historic Downtown Apex

If you have a group of ten or more, our Apex Ambassador would love to show you our historic downtown. We offer free of change a 45 minute lecture on the history of Apex at our downtown showcase the Halle Cultural Arts Center. You also have five wonderful dining venues to choose from for lunch or dinner. Following your dining experience, we give you a walking tour of downtown and show you some wonderful places to shop.

If this sounds interesting to you contact J. C. Knowles, Apex Ambassador at 919-772-5472.

Remember – Downtown Apex is A Short Distance from Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Pittsboro, and the Triangle Area of North Carolina

Miles from Raleigh-Durham NC Area Communities

Cary – 5 to 15 miles
Chapel Hill – 23 miles
Durham – 23 miles
Fuquay-Varina – 12 miles
Garner – 18 miles
Holly Springs – 6 miles
Morrisville – 8 miles
Pittsboro – 20 miles
Raleigh – 7 to 25 miles