HDDA July 2017 Meetings

  • July 4 - Independence Day (HDDA Holiday)
  • July 10 - 4:30pm - Promotions (HDDA Office)
  • July 11 - 9:00am - Membership Committee (Taste Full Beans)
  • July 11 - 11:30am - Business Development (Hatch)
  • July 18 - 10:30am - Board of Directors (City Hall)


Have a Safe Independence Day on July 4th!



Safety with Fireworks

Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks.

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Summit Credit Union Opens

Summit Credit Union hosted a Grand Opening on Friday, June 16, at their new Hickory Branch located at 102 First Avenue NE.

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Downtown Hickory Welcomes Master Police Officer Dawn Hatley

On Sunday, June 18, our downtown officer changed. Master Police Officer Dawn Hatley has taken over the duty of downtown officer.

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Food Trucks Allowed to Operate in Some City Parks and Downtown Parking Lots

In their June 20 meeting, City Council approved a policy that would allow permitted mobile food vendors to operate in certain City of Hickory parks and some downtown parking lots.

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Sizzling Summer Book Sale

During the summer months, everyone needs a beach book - or two or three! - and to be sure that no one goes without, The Friends of the Hickory Public Library are holding a summer book sale, with plenty of good reading to take with you to the beach, pool, mountains or front porch.

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zROCK Mind & Body

zRock Mind and Body Fitness, Hickory's newest fitness facility, is conveniently located in Downtown Hickory adjacent to some of our most prominent and popular businesses. The owners, Dusty and Brittney McGuire, founded zRock with a simple intention; to give people a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere to improve themselves, both the mind and the body.

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Applications are Being Accepted for Hickory's Beautification Awards Program

The streets of Hickory are lined with numerous landscapes and spaces that have been beautifully renovated or restored. Each year, the City of Hickory's Community Appearance Commission (CAC) takes nominations for its annual Beautification Awards Program, which highlights these attractive areas.

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2017 Edison Competition

We are looking for entrepreneurs who have an innovative, viable business idea. Apply now to enter the 2017 Edison Business Plan Competition and receive free business advisory services and an opportunity to win cash for your business.

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Two Grant Writing & Research Workshops in NC - Foundation or State & Federal

Join Funding For Good and Amy Clinton & Associates in Charlotte, NC, August 21st to learn all about State and Federal grant writing.

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2017/2018 Class of Leadership Catawba Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the 2017/2018 class of Leadership Catawba, our longest running program has educated and equipped hundreds of Catawba County residents with information about the social, economic, and political dynamics of our community.

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Greetings from CVCC's Small Business Center!

Take advantage of the various activities going on in the area to support small business and entrepreneurship...

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Advanced Firefighter Certified

Hickory Firefighter Matt Quarles has received the designation of Advanced Firefighter through the NC State Firefighter's Association. NCSFA reported that only one percent of the over 50,000 firefighters across the entire state have applied for and received this designation.

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