The Association has been active in Del Ray for over thirty years as the Potomac West Business Association (PWBA). In January of 2008, the membership voted to change the name to the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA).
There is a monthly networking luncheon held on the third Monday of each month, except for holiday Mondays when it's held on the Tuesday. Luncheons are held at various member restaurants.
In addition, the Association undertakes special programs, neighborhood improvement projects, and promotional events. Many of these events have become neighborhood traditions such as First Thursdays, Art on the Avenue, the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5-mile race, the Halloween Parade, and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.