Dear Fellow BBA members,
Membership renewal notices will be going out shortly and we realize that as you go to renew your BBA membership for 2023, you will almost certainly be asking yourself, “What do I get for my dues?” Below are just a few of the highlights of your member benefits at the Bayside Business Association.
As a member of the BBA, you are offered a number of opportunities to bring more visibility to your business, expand your reach, expand your network with other business owners in Bayside, receive educational opportunities that support your business, attend meetings and events that will help you connect with the community and other Bayside-based business owners, and take advantage of some great member perks.
How We Help Your Business Grow
Most members increase sales as a result of joining the Bayside Business Association, either by receiving direct business from another member or by getting new business through a referral from another member. Sometimes these connections occur weeks after joining, while sometimes they take longer to realize. Either way, most members agree that the Bayside Business Association is more cost-effective than most of their marketing efforts.
Forming Personal Relationships
Let’s face it: people do business with those they know and trust – and that starts with members themselves. To help foster close relationships among the membership, in addition to attending the frequent meetings, members are encouraged to participate in one of the several committees, attend social events, and make house calls. At the BBA, many members become friends in addition to fellow members.
Exceptional Networking Opportunities
All of our members are either owners, partners or members of upper management in their companies. Because of this, the potential for high-level introductions is great. Member commitment to be accessible to each other is a major reason for the long-term productivity and success of the organization. The success of the BBA concept is proven by our 25 year history of providing support and resources to the Bayside Business Community.
The BBA engages speakers on an ongoing basis to keep members apprised of trends, techniques and current events. We offer our own speakers, as well as partner with our partners in other like-minded business associations in order to provide our members with the best possible resources out there.
BBA Member Benefits Include:
- Discounts from participating members
- A complimentary professional headshot (a value $250)
- Complimentary business card size ad in the Bayside Times and Queens Ledger (a value of $250)
- Promoting your business and events through the BBA network and social media platforms
- Participation in the BBA’s “Day at the Races”, every June at Belmont Racetrack
- Participation in the BBA annual Golf Tournament every October at the Clearview Park Golf Course
- Participation in BBA’s signature Small Business Saturday event
- Participation in monthly membership meetings
- Participation in BBA educational seminars
- Build your network at our BBA networking events
- Exchange leads and referrals with fellow BBA members
- Have a voice in local government
- Speaking and professional development opportunities
- Access to the BBA member directory
- Newsletter covering events, programs, and relevant business topics
- Discounts from participating members
- Options Plus Discount Program bundled Dental, Vision, Hearing, Pharmacy, Vitamins, Pet Care, Telemedicine
The BBA Board of Directors met and adjusted all annual membership for all members to $300. With the value of the complimentary headshot and ad in one of the Schneps Media publications, you can consider your member more than paid for.
So, as you go to renew your BBA dues, please keep in mind your many member benefits. I hope you see the enormous value in belonging to a professional association that looks out for your interests and continuously seeks to provide all of us with the support we need to successfully and ethically serve our clients and customers. Thank you for your membership in the Bayside Business Association!
President, Bayside Business Association