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A Note from the President

17 Jan 2018 11:23 AM | Tom Conway (Administrator)

IT’s an Exciting New Year at MABA!

I’m in the driver’s seat as your new MABA President for 2018. I consider it a true honor and privilege to lead a one of a kind networking group with so many ways to get involved and promote your business. As we jump into 2018 I am reminded that one of the main focuses with our organization is to provide a place for Members to see each other, remind each other of our valued services and perhaps ultimately do business with each other. It takes planting of seeds over time. That is why it is important for you to show up, introduce yourself to someone new, be involved, give time to volunteering at meetings or simply attend an event we host or co-host. We are looking forward in 2018 to being a part of organizing and supporting events through our partnership with the various chambers, SBAM, and other cross-organization activities. I highly encourage you to be a part of the B2B MASON Expo this March as it has grown over the last view years and could be some nice visibility for your business. See Dale Kohlsmith for more details on that.

We had a great first meeting of the year, despite the snow and ice. Those where were there got to hear some great information about things going on and in particular our Sponsor, Julie Curtis with MEDI Weightloss, did a fantastic job explaining her business and how her organization can help you lose weight in 2018. We heard from Chris Buck with Meridian Township about several Exciting things are happening throughout our region!

Thank-you to those who arrive early to help set up, be a friendly face as you greet people when they arrive, and to those who organize and plan the monthly meeting…our Members are why we do what we do. So get involved in a Committee, bring an idea to the MABA board that we can discuss and think over and possibly implement. You do have a voice! Use the MABA comment cards at the meeting or visit the MABA.biz website and look in the Directory drop down for MABA Chat to ask a question we can review…don’t be shy! Visit the website often for up to date information and details about upcoming events and opportunities to be involved. Also use the site as the first place you think of when trying to refer to a business or look up a phone number.

I look forward to serving you this year and making 2018 a year to look forward to growth both in MABA members but also growth in your own business. Hope to see you at the next social gathering, ribbon cutting or MABA meeting every 2nd Friday of the Month at City Limits, 7:15 to 9:00am. Let’s keep growing together and bring someone to the next meeting! Happy New Year!

Kevin Damesworth

MABA President 




Meridian Area Business Association

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