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 meeting each month, on the first Friday. 2022 Schedule coming soon!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 2020 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: Alexis Jenssen, The Bowerbird Agency

Vice President: Marshall Barnes, Antiques on Salem Street

Secretary: Pam Thorpe, The Rusty Bucket

Treasurer: Nick Bryant, The Apex Gallery of Custom Framing 

Director: Julia Beam, Grow Preschool

Director: Amber Brennan, Rose & Lee

Director: Jack Otepka, 621 Productions

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.

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


Contact us today if you are interested on joining the ADBA.

All other Apex Downtown Business Association related inquiries, please message us via Facebook
ADBA Application 

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.

Thank you for your interest joining the ADBA