MENOMONEE RIVER VALLEY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Valley Business Association started in 2002 to develop and strengthen business-to-business relationships, connect businesses with Valley neighbors, and promote economic growth. Today, it continues to serve as the conduit for peer networking, for updates on Valley developments, to build and grow your network, and the best way to learn about valuable resources for Valley businesses.
Valley Business Association Membership is an exclusive, free benefit of companies and employees in the Menomonee River Valley BID, however there are some opportunities for organizations outside of the district to participate (see Associate Members below).
Benefits of Membership Include:
Networking with Valley businesses to build solid relationships among neighbors and develop opportunities that could lead to business-to-business partnerships.
Invitations to MVBA meetings up to five times per year.
Facilitation of public-private dialogue that focuses on common issues, public policy changes, or opportunities that are important to the Valley business community.
Educating businesses and policymakers through presentations on topics relevant to business needs. Policymakers are invited to all meetings to gain an understanding of needs in the Valley business climate.
Learning best practices as local organizations, public and private, share resources that have brought them success.
Information sharing through quarterly newsletters with information and resources that benefit companies, its employees, and their families.
Business representatives are invited to attend up to four (4) meetings per calendar year. Attendees receive updates on Valley developments, network with other Valley professionals, connect with their neighbors, and engage and listen to dynamic presentations from community leaders all while enjoying a prepared meal.
Invitations are emailed 2 weeks prior to meetings via the Valley Business Association Updates. To secure your spot, you must RSVP via the link provided or email Catrina Crane. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of a designated month. The timing of the event can vary, please pay attention to your invitation.
Plan ahead and save the following 2019 meetings to your calendar:
Thursday, February 28 – Hosted by the Ambassador Hotel
Thursday, April 25 – Hosted by Automation Arts
Thursday, June 27 – Seeking a host
Thursday, November 21 – Hosted by House of Stone
Host a Meeting
Hosting a Valley Business Association meeting makes it easy to meet your neighbors and showcase all you do to a captive audience. This is an opportunity to highlight your business and showcase your facility to Valley businesses and employees. Businesses secure spots quickly. Contact Catrina to secure a date for 2019.
Businesses outside of the Valley can also participate in the Valley Business Association. As an Associate Member at the rate of $100 per year, you will receive invitations to four meetings for the calendar year, the Valley Business Updates newsletter, and an invitation to Valley events. You are also invited to host a meeting.
BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Complete the membership form below or download it here to join today. Please make check payable to the Menomonee Valley BID #26 and mail to: Menomonee Valley Partners, 231 West Michigan Street, P421, Milwaukee, WI 53203.
If you have any questions on attending the MVBA, hosting a meeting, or becoming an associate member, contact Catrina.
Valley Business Association - Associate Member Form