Shop Local and Shop Safe!  Our priority is the welfare of our community.

Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting businesses and professional services in and around Chestertown through activities that encourage residents and tourists to visit and shop locally. As a member-based association, DCA is committed to providing current and prospective businesses with marketing opportunities in traditional formats as well as through social media platforms. Additional member benefits include featured listings on the DCA website, representation at town and county meetings and initiatives, networking and other outreach programs.

DCA has greatly shaped how members of our community interact with local businesses by creating awareness of the benefits of “Thinking Chestertown First,” as well as organizing and promoting numerous popular events. These initiatives and events, including First Fridays,  Crazy Days, and Holiday Celebrations, allow our local businesses to work together while attracting families, tourists and local college students to our shops, galleries, service providers and non-profit organizations.

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Contact Us
P.O. Box 745
Chestertown, MD 21620

DCA President
Andy Goddard

DCA 1st Vice President
Helen Cowley
Owner, Bee Crafty

DCA 2nd Vice President
Al Cassinelli
Owner,Bad Alfred’s Distillery

DCA Treasurer
Robert Ramsey,
Owner  The Finishing Touch

DCA Secretary
Cindy Newsome
Owner, Sarah Paige Studio Salon