Join the Big Rapids DBA

In Downtown Big Rapids, we live and die together! No business is an island. The Downtown Business Association is the place where we join together as a community to create a thriving economy where we can all succeed.

Membership Benefits

Joining the DBA can brings excellent networking, advertising, collaboration, and community participation opportunities to your business.


  • Ferris State University Orientation
  • DBA Website
  • DBA Social Media
  • Printed Marketing Materials
  • Group Advertising
  • Downtown Dollars

Business Promotion

  • Community Parades
  • Pocket Park Music Series
  • Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off
  • Festival of Lights Parade
  • Farmer’s Market
  • and more!

Membership Levels

  • 0-10 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees – $150/year
  • 11-50 FTE Employees – $250/year
  • 51-100 FTE Employees – $500/year
  • Corporate Membership – $1,000/year
  • Non-Profits – $75/year
  • Friends of the DBA – $75/year

Friends of the DBA are businesses or individuals that are supportive of the DBA and its mission, but are located outside of the designated downtown district, which is bound to the north by Pine Street, the south by Linden Street, the east by Warren Avenue, and the west by State Street.

The Big Rapids Downtown Business Association is a network of downtown businesses and individuals who work together to encourage and maintain business health and vitality in Downtown Big Rapids.

Contact Us

(231) 592-4038

226 N Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Director Josh Pyles

  • Have you just taken a moment and really explored this mural in the back alley behind @oldpioneerstore_kilwins  and @artworks_br ? It’s a great masterpiece of so many quant aspects of Big Rapids. The colors are very eye catching. Next time you’re walking by, take a moment. #citymurals #downtownbigrapids #cascardo #cascardoart
  • Have you been down to visit Mitchell Creek Park lately? It’s a tranquil urban park located downtown Big Rapids, this park has had quite a facelift over the last few years. It’s a  perfect place to find some peace on a busy day. #mitchellcreekpark #downtownbigrapids #urbanpark #citypark #enjoytheday
  • Have you seen the new “Black Bear” by Ivan Iler? When you take a wander across the Muskegon river along the pedestrian bridge behind the Big Rapids Middle School you’ll see him midway along the bridge. He’s quite stunning. #festivalofthearts2019 #fota2019 #ivaniler #blackbear #sculptureart #bigrapids #muskegonriver
  • Kids day tomorrow (6/21/19) they will be there until 2pm. Come on down!
  • @cityofbigrapids has put out there seasonal potted flowers. It’s always so nice to watch these arrangements mature over the season. Thank You City of Big Rapids! #downtownbigrapids #downtownflowers
  • @gusmacker3on3 had quite the turn out for day one of the tournaments. We had so many folks from all over the state competing to move into the finals, which will be held downtown tomorrow. Come on down and cheer on your winning team! #basketball #gusmacker #downtownbigrapids #3on3basketball

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