P.O. Box 7064, Duluth, MN 55807

218.624.3658 wdbc.wedu@gmail.com

WDBC History

WDBC History

The West Duluth Business Club (“the club”) became a permanent organization on January 17, 1902, with the election of its first board of directors. Membership numbered 150.

Throughout the WDBC history, the club has had many name changes:

1902: West Duluth Commercial Club

1938: West Duluth Businessmen’s Club

1974-75: Western Area Business and Civic Association

1980’s – 90’s: The Western Area Business and Civic Club

2012 to present: The West Duluth Business Club, often abbreviated to WDBC. (The official name is the Western Area Business and Community Club)



The mission of the Club at its inception was for the “advancement of the industrial, commercial, municipal, educational, social and even the moral interest of the western section of Duluth and entire Duluth area.”

View our current Mission Statement