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A Note from the President

14 Aug 2017 1:45 PM | Tom Conway (Administrator)

Hello MABA Members,

I want to personally thank all of you who attended our July meeting and participated in our Table Talk brainstorming session for ideas to improve MABA.  The Board listens and for those who attended this month's meeting you experienced first-hand the implementation of one of your ideas.  For those who missed it, we changed up Around the Horn and gave each person the opportunity to not only state their name and business name but they were able tell us their primary product or service.  This was eye-opening for many because we learned some new things about each other.  In order to do this, we did forego our Table Talk to allow enough time.  While we may not do this the exact same way each month, we are striving to create additional opportunities for members to share more about their businesses and what they need in a variety of ways.  So, you won't want to miss a meeting!

Well, we are more than half way through the year and what a busy year it has been.  We are focused on growing our membership by inviting new members and retaining current members.  Please join Brad Tkaczyk on September 20 for a MABA Member Blitz.  Brad is looking for at least 10 teams of 2 to canvas Meridian Township to visit business door to door to invite them to MABA.  Afterwards, the group will meet up at a local watering hole to debrief.  Please contact Brad at for more details.  This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow MABA members better as well.

Wow!  The 20th Anniversary Committee has been busy and next on the agenda....MABA Tailgate Expo at Graff Chevrolet on September 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.  Please check in with Patty Dean at for more details and to sign up. Space is limited so sign up today.  Also, please Save the Date for our MABA Gala on October 28 at The View. A special thank you to Kellie Abbot, Co-chair, Malinda Barr, Co-chair, Patty Dean, Nancy Karkau and Nancy Snider.  You ladies are doing a fabulous job!

Lastly, but certainly not least, please start to think about our upcoming Board Election.  The nomination forms will be available at our next meeting, nominees will give the group their reason for wanting to join the Board in October and the election will be held at the November meeting.  To be eligible for the Board, you must be a member in good standing for one year by your start date in January. MABA Board members cannot miss more than 3 Board meetings per year.  The term is a three year term.  The Board meets the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Dusty's Bordeaux Room.  Board members serve as co-chair and liaisons for the various MABA committees.  They are also encouraged to attend MABA events including ribbon cuttings.  Please consider yourself as well as your MABA friends.  

See you in September!


Marsha Madle, MABA President

Meridian Area Business Association

MABA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization
P.O. Box 234, Okemos, MI 48805
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