Business Associations


Hickory Downtown Development Association   Viewmont Business Association
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 bi-annual basis.

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

The HDDA President is Tracy Nestor.  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 7thannual Viewmont Strut will be September 24, 2016.

For more information about VBA, contact VBA President Bobby Bush (Hops & Grapes) at If you would like to be a member, contact VBA Vice President Henry Morphis (Morphis Law & Mediation) at

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