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.
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.
Discounts from participating members
A complimentary professional headshot – Valued at $250.00
Complimentary business card size ad in the Bayside Times and Queens Ledger – Valued at $250.00
Promoting your business and events through the BBA network and social media platforms
Discounted member entry fees for all BBA events
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
Member spotlights in monthly newsletters
BBA window decal for brick & mortar businesses
Annual membership is $300 and pro-rated depending on the time of year a member joins.