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There have been more exciting additions to the website recently. You will notice that on the News page, there is now an archive of MABA newsletters. If you click on the link, it will open a full PDF version of the newsletter that you can read, print, or share with friends on social media. The online payment feature is working well and will also send you a receipt that you can print or save.
We are also working on a promotions page that will allow members to submit for posting a MABA Discount that you are offering to all MABA Members or a Referral Program that you offer to MABA Members. This page can not be for weekly sales or promotions because the time to manage changes would be overwhelming.
If you check the site on a regular basis, you may notice additional items in the MABA Calendar. You can now submit calendar postings for community events that you or your business are involved in. Again, this would not include sales or promotions because of the time that it would take to manage all of those changes. An example of a calendar posting would be that your business is hosting a blood drive for the Red Cross, hosting a charity event or an educational event that would benefit MABA Members.
If you have submittals for the website, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a great meeting this morning. We had many guests visit and were warmly welcomed by all. There were many comments regarding the fun card game played during the networking time. It gave members a chance to develop better relationships with individual members. We all do business with those we know, like and trust. Networking is a great way to do this.
A special thanks to all of our great sponsors and volunteers who made the meeting possible!
See you all at the Golf Outing!
Did you know that you can setup an RSS feed in Outlook to have the MABA blog posts delivered directly to your inbox! Just follow the directions listed below to stay current with all MABA news.
1. On a webpage, click the RSS Feed icon — such as Button image, RSS button or, XML button for the content you want to receive.
2. When the RSS feed opens in Internet Explorer, click Subscribe to this feed.
Subscribe to an RSS feed from Outlook
1. In Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder and select Add a New RSS Feed.
2. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, enter the URL of the RSS Feed. For example, http://www.example.com/feed/main.xml.
3. Enter the URL for the RSS Feed
Tip: Right-click the Button image RSS icon, and then copy the shortcut to the Clipboard. Press Ctrl+V to paste the information from the Clipboard into the RSS Feed location box.
4. Click Add.
5. Click OK.
Please join us for the annual MABA Golf Outing that will be held on Friday, July 24th at Meridian Sun Golf Club in Haslett. The event will begin at 11:30 am with a networking luncheon and golf at 1:00 pm. Not only is the event a great opportunity to network with great area businesses, it is a perfect time to invite prospective MABA members to get to know our organization. We will also be raising a little money for the charitable grants program.
Just announced, our friends at Graff Chevrolet in Okemos, have agreed to sponsor the hole-in-one prize of $10,000 this year!
If you have logged into the MABA website recently, you may have noticed many great changes and additional content. The committee pages have been updated with current contact information and photos of committee members, there is now a donation form on the Joan Smith Memorial Scholarship committee page, and we can now accept online payments for donations, events, membership renewals and new membership applications. This will be a great improvement and allow better ways to serve our MABA members!
We have also added ribbon cuttings for new Meridian Township businesses to the events page and a list of the setup crews for monthly meetings to the home page. Please continue to check back frequently, as more changes and improvements will be done to make the MABA website "the" place to look for all things related to Meridian Township businesses.
Continual improvements are still being made to the site. One of the largest changes has been the addition of the monthly meeting setup crews to the home page. Many of the committee pages have also been updated with the latest information. The technology committee is open to any suggestions that you may have to improve the site for all members. Please let us know what you think and we can see if we can make it happen!
Work continues on the development of the site and changes are being made on a regular basis. There are a few more additions to automate communications with members. Online payments will be available soon too! Keep checking back to see all of the progress.
We have been working on the development of a new website and membership database for the last month. It will be a simple yet functional website. Each MABA Member will be able to create their own profile with a personal photo album for their business. Newsletters, emails about meetings, events and membership renewals along with event registration will be all handled by the website! We can't wait to show off the new site to everyone and hope that this will be the future of the MABA website for years to come.
Meridian Area Business Association