The following members have been elected the the Hickory Downtown Development Association Board of Directors for 2020:


  • President – Brandon Hedrick – First Security Insurance
  • President – Elect – Jeffery P. Dowgos – United Beverages of NC
  • Sec-Treasurer – Emily Westmoreland – Broome Associated Insurance
  • Past President – Julie Owens – Taste Full Beans
  • Tammy Panther – Focus Newspaper
  • Tim Cline – The Bisanar Company
  • Katye Fredieu – Artisan Soapery
  • Marie Geissele – Union Square Properties, LLC
  • Elizabeth Mullins – Grace Communion Hickory
  • Regina Stiltner – Splentique
  • Mike Thomas – Patrick, Harper, and Dixon Law
  • Jason Yates – Olde Hickory Brewery & Tap Room
  • Josh Page – Hickory Academy of Martial Arts
  • Marty Mull – Hickory Wine Shoppe
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The City of Hickory is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Hickory Downtown Development Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation. 

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Hickory Downtown Development Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

Hickory Downtown
Development Association
24 First Avenue NE
P.O. Box 9086
Hickory, NC 28603

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