Who we are:
The South Huntsville Main Business Association (SHMBA) is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to advancing businesses in South Huntsville. Together, we are making South Huntsville the place to live, work play, shop ... and relax.
We are South Huntsville business owners, community members, & government officials who have come together to create a stronger business climate and community. Together, we are creating a vibrant and thriving South Huntsville District.
Supporting local businesses.
"SHBA has enabled me to take an active role advocating for and shaping South Huntsville's future. While improving South Huntsville for businesses and residents alike, SHBA gives Das Stahl Bierhaus more visibility and more importantly a voice "
— Mark Stahl, Owner of Das Stahl Bierhaus
What we do:
The South Huntsville Business Association supports, promotes, and advocates for businesses in South Huntsville. We are dedicated to developing and maintaining a healthy, thriving business climate in South Huntsville by supporting existing businesses and attracting new businesses.
We work hand-in-hand with South Huntsville businesses, the City of Huntsville, and community stakeholders to enhance the quality of life for South Huntsville residents. In 2018, we became a Main Street Alabama designated community. The Main Street Alabama designation will give South Huntsville the tools it needs to revitalize and thrive.
The South Huntsville Business Association gives members the opportunity to connect, network, grow, and share ideas to make South Huntsville a great place to do business. We serve as a central point of connection between the City of Huntsville and South Huntsville businesses.
In 2016, before a three year construction project begin in the heart of the South Huntsville district, business owners came together said, "We need a Business Association for South Huntsville so the businesses can communicate with one voice to the City of Huntsville, and come together through the construction."
Through monthly meetings and direct communication with the City of Huntsville, the Business Association members were able to not just "survive" the construction, but they thrived thanks to the new coalition.
In the spring of 2018 as the construction was nearing completion, SHBA applied to be a Main Street Designated City with Main Street Alabama and received the South Huntsville UrbanMain Designation. The Main Street Program and SHBA will be focusing on revitalizing the South Parkway district and creating a thriving and vibrant economic climate for businesses in South Huntsville.