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Papillion Historical Downtown Business Association

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Commited to the success of Downtown Papillion Businesses.

The Papillion Historical Downtown Business Association (PHDBA) serves as a advocate, support network and intermediary amongst the members businesses in downtown Papillion through:




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PHDBA affords businesses the opportunity to support downtown improvement efforts, affirm key values and convey an important sense of community while joining other community-minded business leaders who are committed to downtown Papillion’s long-term success.  

About the PHDBA


We support the City of Papillion, Papillion Community Foundation and Papillion Historical Society by promoting community events in the historical downtown area and entrepreneurship / business start-ups.


We advocate for the perseverance of our historical downtown business community by recruiting and retaining main street business. We support quality of life through culture, history and arts. We work toward the common goal of a thriving economy through cooperation between local businesses, and the residential community.


We communicate vital information and provide an opportunity for all members to stay well-informed of matters that may affect their downtown businesses.


We provide benevolent business and community programs that enhance main street economic development, regional tourism and the sense of community.

Rooted in history, focused on the future.

Papillion’s downtown began with the original 1870 plat of the town and has grown to be a vital area of over 80 small businesses and great public spaces. This is the “heartbeat” of the community.

Recognizing the critical role of main street business in America, the small business community of Papillion came together in the Spring of 2013 as the “Historical Downtown Papillion Business Association.” (HDPBA).

Photo courtesy of Sarpy County Museum.

We serve as a resource and liaison for members business’s needs to ensure a prosperous downtown Papillion Community.

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Become part of a larger voice.


PHDBA brings business advocacy, marketing collaboration and community partnership opportunities to your business.

A collective voice is stronger together.

When you join the PHDBA, you become part of a larger voice, to advocate for our members on issues exclusively affecting our downtown Papillion business community.

Make impactful connections.

Expand your personal and professional network, champion the growth of fellow business leaders and foster key relationships with others who share common goals and interests. 

Gain exclusive insights.

Gather vital information and trending topics exclusively pertaining to our downtown business community to help make informed decisions and grow your business.

Community partnership opportunities.

Enjoy enriched member engagement events, business development and networking opportunities to grow your business. Including collaborative marketing, promotions, public events, business advocacy and communications and downtown beautification.

Connecting through business.

 Join PHDBA today and be part of creating a meaningful impact within our historical downtown Papillion business community!




Diana’s Papillion Tea Shop: Study Night!

6AM – 7:30PM | Diana’s Tea Shop


PHDBA Member Monthly Luncheon – October

11AM – 1PM | Location


Oh My Gourd! – Papillion 150 Fall Finale (Day 1) – See Events Schedule

3AM – 10PM | Downtown Papillion


Oh My Gourd! – Papillion 150 Fall Finale (Day 2) – See Events Schedule

9AM – 10PM | Downtown Papillion


Downtown Papillion “Spook and Sip”Advance tickets only. Purchase here.

5:30PM – 9PM | Downtown Papillion Shops


PHDBA Member Monthly Luncheon – November

11 AM – 1PM | Location

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Community Event – Friday, Oct. 29th

Downtown Papillion’s Annual Spook & Sip 2021

It’s trick-or-treating for adults from 6:15-10 pm on the streets of downtown Papillion. Grab your friends, costumes are encouraged! Check in begins at 6:15pm at The Belvedere – on First Street Plaza. Custom Wine Glass at check-in with Visit Card to guide your tour that includes 15+ stops with samples of Beer or Wine and treats at each station. The goulish good time includes a costume contest, prize draings, hayrack ride, shopping specials and all the bars will be open for fun afterwards with your friends!

Get your tickets early because they sell out fast! Tickets are $30 and will only be sold online. No tickets will be available to purchase at the event, so purchase your pre-sale tickets today! Purchase Tickets Here.


Posted on: October 1st, 2021

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Diana’s Papillion Tea Shop Offers Study Nights

ATTENTION ALL COLLEGE AND HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS!  Starting Wed Oct 6th, Diana’s Papillion Tea Shop we will be starting the after-hour study nights. It will be from 6pm to 7/7:30pm depending how long students need/want to stay. Diana’s Tea Shop offers the perfect calm and quiet atmosphere to do homework and studying.


Posted on: September 29th, 2021

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