MDA Member Socials/Events

Member Event Updates

Instead of member socials, we are social-distancing! All MDA Luncheons and Downtown On Taps have been cancelled through August.  We look forward to cultivating new ways to engage with MDA Members through networking and socials in the Fall.  In the meantime, connect and share with other members by joining the Facebook MDA Membership Group!

2020 MDA Member BBQ is Cancelled, we look forward to celebrating in Caras Park when the time is right.  Learn more about MDA Member Events below.

Networking Socials

With two networking socials a month, there is always an opportunity to meet other members. Our Luncheons on the second Tuesday of the month are a great way to network while hearing information from other members. Downtown on Tap, the last Tuesday of the month, gives you the opportunity to visit a member business and network in a more casual setting.

Membership Luncheon

Held at a different member business the second Tuesday of every month from 12 to 1 pm. Luncheons provide networking and promotional opportunities and feature informative speakers on topics affecting Downtown businesses and the community.

Downtown On Tap

Held at a different member business on the last Tuesday of every month from 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity to socialize, network, enjoy drinks and appetizers, and showcase your business.

Large Social Events

The MDA offers three large events a year exclusively for members, a BBQ, Holiday Party and Annual Awards Banquet.


In July, we typically throw a huge BBQ in Caras Park to celebrate the summer in Downtown. Members are encouraged to bring the entire family for socializing and down-home cooking by our members.  The 2020 Summer BBQ is cancelled.

Holiday Party

Our Christmas Party has been a can’t-miss event for many years. It is our holiday social event where hundreds of members come together to mingle and partake in the holiday spirits.

Annual Awards

Our Annual Awards Banquet, held in January, recognizes Downtown Champions from the previous year.