Connect and build strong relationships with FBPA members through networking opportunities, event participation, community engagement and business support and advice.
FBPA Membership is significant and builds over time - the more you use the FBPA and all it has to offer, the more you’ll get out of your membership. In most cases membership pays for itself through the advertising and marketing of your business.
Our events and traditions are supported by membership dues, sponsorships and volunteers. We encourage you to join us in the effort to promote Frenchtown. Helping hands are always welcomed!
why become a member?
Business to Business Collaboration
Monthly member meetings are an excellent platform to get to know other local business owners and professionals. This also serves as a great way to stay "in the know" as far as what's happening in our community and beyond. The meetings also present opportunity to form collaborations, make connections, and help spread your message all while connecting with area entrepreneurs to expand our collective business community. Participation in Community Events and sitting on a committee can also broaden your horizons and help strengthen the FBPA.
Improve your Online Visibility
An exclusive value of membership allows you to inform consumers and fellow business owners about your products, services and events through our website, social media channels, and bi-weekly newsletter called the River Rat Megaphone.
As a member, you can reach the FBPA's expanding audience with targeted social media posts as well as email newsletters. As a member you receive a business listing on our website as well as access to a member only section with relevant articles and a group forum. Through this site you will have the ability to manage your FBPA membership and business profile.
Members can also list business events on the FBPA calendar. You will find the Submit an Event link at the bottom of the monthly Calendar of Events display. Your event will be posted on the website within 24 hours where it remains until your event has occurred.
Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Expand your visibility even further through FBPA advertising, FBPA event sponsorship or an FBPA collaborative event hosting. Members receive discounted access to advertising and sponsorship and priority placement in ads.
The FBPA reserves the right to refuse email/online advertising based on content.
Have a Voice
Contribute to an Event
Connect with your neighbors and fellow business owners by stepping up and getting involved in FBPA events. Every year the FBPA brings beloved memories to the Frenchtown community and member participation is essential to building these programs. There is no better way to express your vision of a strengthened Frenchtown than to collaborate with others on building an event or working alongside other local groups to achieve a common goal.
Join a Committee
By sitting on a committee, your voice inherently amplifies! Through Communications, Membership or Events committees, you can help shape the direction for the FBPA over the next few years.
Work with Local Government and beyond
The FBPA has built a strong relationship with the town Council to build our programs and meet the needs of our community. Additionally, we maintain outstanding relationships with the Police and Fire departments, Frenchtown School and PTO, Department of Public Works, the Lion's Club, Sustainable Frenchtown, and other independent organizations working towards a collective goal. As a representative of the FBPA, you have an opportunity to contribute to these connections and become part of something meaningful for the future of the community.
Build a Community
The FBPA is often the first point of contact for visitors, residents and new businesses through our online presence, social media pages or well attended events.
Be a part of keeping Frenchtown a vibrant and sustainable local economy by becoming a member of the FBPA.