Membership at MBA

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 Hjoyappy 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 + Drink Guide and several articles in East PDX News.
(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 10 hours every week to support businesses, plan events and promote the business district.
(provides $245 per member value)

Venture Portland

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)

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

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!

Yearly Membership

$50 | Sole Proprietor

$75 | 2+ Employees

 
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