About the Englewood Business Association
The EBA was instrumental in organizing the "3rd Friday Art Walks" that have introduced new shoppers and fans to the Arts District.
EBA members stand together with the Mayor, City Council members, and the City Manager. This was a the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially "opened" Englewood Station's new, wider (and safer) sidewalks. September, 2012
It is the mission of the Englewood Business Association ("EBA") to preserve Englewood history and promote an Arts and Entertainment venue to revive economic opportunities.
The EBA is a group of small business owners from the Englewood Station Arts District. These business owners get together bi-monthly to plan the Art Walks and festival-type events, to work on beautification projects, and to discuss items that may affect us as business owners.
Benefits of Joining the EBA
* Political Participation: You get a larger, stronger voice when expressing issues and concerns to City Leadership, as well as the Independence Police. You have a vote in major decisions affecting the business climate of the area. While the EBA belongs to no specific party affiliation or political agenda, the political issues that affect local business owners are among our concerns.
* Networking Opportunities: While some businesses might be your competitors, they may still share with you the same certain needs and preferences. Also, association members can help one another directly with referrals for services such as accounting, building maintenance, recruiting staff and marketing. This can help to integrate you and your business much more quickly and effectively into the Englewood Station business environment. In addition, the EBA is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and can therefore communicate your needs and represent you with the Chamber.
* You get a "showcase" / highlighted listing on this website.
* Get your business' special events listed on this website's Event Calendar! That's in two locations: The Event Calendar page (which allows folks to page through the various weeks and months), plus the site's home / front page's "Agenda-style listing", which shows events that are coming up over just the next few days.
How to Become a Member:
There are currently two levels of membership. "Voting membership" is available to businesses and individuals for $120 annually. "Friend-level membership" is available to community members who would like to join the EBA, but may not actually have a business in the district. Dues for this level of membership are just $60 per year. All dues are due April 1st. New members joining after April will have their dues prorated at a rate of $10 per month.
Download the appropriate version of our Membership Application. Complete the form and then snail-mail it, along with your dues, to the street address listed on the form.
Our meetings currently take place on the second Monday every month at Pottery Art, 10918 E Winner Rd. They start at 1:00 PM.