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.
Many of the programs and activities that bring thousands of people to Downtown Apex and the surrounding area are sponsored directly by the ADBA, or in partnerships with other local organizations. Some examples are Peakfest, Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Peak City Pigfest, Fourth of July celebration, Jazz 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.
The 2013 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:
|President||JC Knowles||Salem/Chatham Streets Gazette|
|Vice President||Dudley Moorhous||Prime Mortgage|
|Secretary||Pam Thorpe||The Rusty Bucket|
|Treasurer||Pamela Barden||Pamela Barden CPA PLLC|
|Director / Assistant Secretary||Teresa Fussell||Fussell Tire Sales and Service|
|Director||Kyle Denis||Apex Outfitters|
|Director||Blaine East||Landcore LLC|
|Director||Janice Monaco||All Booked Up|
|Director||Kimberly Shore||Sixpence Accents|
In addition to the Board of Directors, numerous other people serve on committees that coordinate, enhance, operate, staff, and continually improve ADBA and other Downtown Apex activities and events.
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.