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The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association (FSDBA) is proud to present the new distrx app!

 is a free location-aware mobile app. As mobile users enter our district (Downtown Fort Smith), they receive a welcome greeting, and the app opens to reveal everything a visitor wants to know about our community: area events, parking locations, local attractions, map, and a business directory by category, which is one of the best parts. Best of all, when the same visitor travels to another distrx community, the same mobile app transforms to become the app for that community.

There is no cost for businesses, venues or locations to participate. Merchants create comprehensive business listings and promotional offers, including in-app and web page listings - all at no cost to the business. Current FSDBA members should already have their basic information listed in the app and should go claim their listing from the app and finish filling in the rest of their information. Also, each business, etc. listed can opt to run additional promos, sales, etc. directly from the app at a minimal cost. The FSDBA does not benefit from this, as it goes to support the app developers of the free app.

The distrx mobile app also powers historic walking tours and other “apptivities” to engage visitors and invite them to participate in the community. As we receive event submissions to our calendar, we will add the basic event info to the app, as well. We will also work with other groups and entities who want to add walking tours, etc. which are available also at a nominal fee to support the free app.

So - have you downloaded the free app yet from your mobile app store? Why not? It's free and benefits not only your businesses but you as a consumer or visitor, too! You can get it from these links:



Our Mission

Fort Smith Downtown Business Association mission is to develop and promote the downtown area as a culmination of services,
shopping, entertainment, dining, history, and values of tradition within our community.

FSDBA Membership Benefits

Detailed Business Listing with images and links on website. 

Free digital banner ad for 3 months, with yearly renewal & optional additional purchases

We will share your Facebook posts and events on our Social Media platforms** if you tag us in them.

Opportunity to share your sales and events on FSDBA online calendar.

Membership cards plus member decal.

Discounts available at participating members.

Voting privileges at monthly meetings.

Participation in events that generate business by incentivizing the public.

**Our June 2019 Facebook page stats:

Monthly Post Reach: 19.3k - Monthly Post Engagements: 17k
New Page Likes: 317 - 8.7k Current Likes - Event Responses: 3k+


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Connect With Us

[email protected]
PO Box 1153 • Fort Smith, AR 72902


The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association (FSDBA) meets every month on the second Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM The location varies so please check our calendar of events for location information.
Visitors welcome!