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Midway is supported by the Midway Business Association, a collection of business owners who volunteer their time to strengthen the identity and economy of our district.

Want to help support businesses and strengthen our district? Here’s how you can help.

Come Meet Us!

Join us at one of our many events. We host member meetings every 2nd Tuesday at Pizza Baron, regular networking mixers and offer support to other events in the neighborhood. See our calendar for specifics.

Become a Member!

Membership is open to all businesses who are located, or do business in, our large district. Our member year is June 1 – May 31 with membership accepted any time. See below for a full list of member benefits and payment methods.

Lend a Hand!

Our members receive value just by joining – no further action necessary. However, we also have many ways you can get more hands on to help improve the economy and livability of the Midway district. Active members help plan events, strengthen our marketing, serve as liaisons to the parks and neighborhood associations, and more! Contact us about getting more involved or join our Newsletter to stay informed.


 

Member Benefits – What’s it Worth?

Midway Business Association

Sole Proprieter – $50
1+ employees – $75

Pay today and your membership is current through May 31, 2017!

Website (provides $1,500+ value)
NEW | All members are offered a FREE business profile page on Midway’s new website! Personalize your page with contact info, photos, discounts, specials and more. (The average business website costs $1,500- $5,000. With your member dues, you can save that money).

Business Networking and Education (provides $410 value)
Connect with colleagues and customers. Learn new strategies to build your bottom line from business experts and refer business.
Midway Monthly member meeting (featuring quality speakers to benefit your business and opportunity to present business spotlight).
NEW | Business for Breakfast & Business for Happy Hour quarterly mixers.
Annual Meeting (June) and Holiday Celebration (December).

Advertising, Marketing and Promotion plus Social Media (provides $500 value)
Stretch your marketing budget with Midway advertising, earned media and targeted PR.
NEW | Quarterly newsletter distributed to more than 500 individuals featuring need-to-know business information, Midway district updates, FREE business listing and member only specials.
Social media (Facebook) – a 156% increase in our Facebook engagement over the past 8 months.
NEW | #MidwayLovesSmallBiz promotion reached over 3,000 individual customers.
NEW | Midway secured earned media stories including a large feature in Portland Mercury’s Eat + Drink Guide and several articles in East PDX News.

East Portland Pilot Project (provides $245 per member value)
NEW | Midway is one of 6 districts selected for the East Portland Pilot Project, bringing increased resources to strengthen Midway and improve the economic climate in the district.
NEW | A dedicated staff person for 10 hours every week to support businesses, plan events and promote the business district.

Venture Portland (provides $300+ value)
Midway Business Association is a member of this city wide network of business districts.
Eligibility to apply for up to $15,000 in annual grants for district projects and events benefiting Midway businesses (Venture Portland awarded $7,500 in grants to MBA in the past 12 months alone).
City-wide marketing campaigns highlight neighborhood businesses and districts (Summer Local, Fall Into Local, Little Boxes, #PortlandCelebratesSmall and more).
Representation with city leaders – Venture Portland elevates the status of neighborhood business districts and businesses with elected officials.

Representation
Shape the future of Midway. Members are eligible to join the Board or committees and help make important decisions about Midway events, promotions and advocacy efforts.

Advocacy (priceless value)
Midway Business Association has a direct line to City Council and advocates on behalf of its members on policies, new laws, taxes and funding allocation.

$2,955 value for only $50 or $75 a year!

Join us!

Download our membership form and sent it along with a check to:
Midway Business Association
11918 SE Division St #352
Portland, OR 97266

Or attend our next Midway Monthly to pay in person via check or card. We can’t wait to meet you!