Business Associations



Hickory Downtown Development Association   Viewmont Business Association   University Mill District Association - Coming Soon
Hickory Downtown Development Association (HDDA)is a private, non-profit 501 (c)6 organization with a thirteen member volunteer Board of Directors. Funding for the organization is comprised of membership dues, grants, donations, and event sponsorships.

The Hickory Downtown Development Association Board of Directors meet on the third Tuesday of the month at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. The general membership meets on a quarterly basis.

The HDDA sponsors Hickory Hops, Oktoberfest, and Art Crawl's each year and other events around the holidays.

The HDDA President is Gavin Mitchell.  For more information, contact HDDA Executive Director Connie Kincaid at (828) 322-1121 or at



The Viewmont Business Association is an official City of Hickory business association.  The VBA reorganized in January 2015, and meets quarterly. The big event each year for the VBA is the Viewmont Street Strut that is held the fourth Saturday of September. During this event businesses have special sales, as well as musicians and artists are at many VBA businesses. It’s a great time for people of all ages.  The 8thannual Viewmont Strut will be September 23, 2017.



The University Mill District Association is currently working to organize and will be seeking recognition from City Council as an official business association.  While an official boundary map has not yet been confirmed, the group will include Lenoir Rhyne University and the "Mill District," which includes Hollar and Moretz Mills.  More information about this group will be forthcoming.

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