The Value of Benefits
Website Business Listing
NEW | All members are offered a 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).
(provides $1,500+ value)
Business Networking and Education
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).
(provides $410 value)
Advertising and Social Media
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.
(provides $500 value)
East Portland Pilot Project
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 7 hours every week to support businesses, plan events and promote the business district.
(provides $245 per member 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.
(provides $300+ value)
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.
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.