Friday, February 13, 2009

Milton Business Alliance Forms

by Jason Wright / Appen Newspapers

February 11, 2009MILTON - The Milton Business Alliance (MBA), a group formed to promote and support business growth in Milton to help increase the tax base for the city, held it first meeting Jan. 22 at Montana's Bar and Grill on Ga. 9.

More than two dozen business owners showed up to discuss their ventures and network.

Lauren Holmes, membership chairwoman for the MBA, said the group will meet once a month at a different restaurant in the city of Milton.

"We gather for networking, business support and updates on Milton's plans for the future," she said. "At the end an open forum will be provided for all that are present to promote their respective businesses. We anticipate this will foster much needed support in our community."

Holmes said to become a member of the MBA you must be a resident of Milton or own or operate a business in the city. Dues are $35 a year.

Members will receive a logo/sticker to adhere to the front of their place of business. Future plans include delivering a welcome basket of samples, flyers, coupons, and more to new residents. There will be a Web site set up on listing all the members and their businesses."We will be looking to the members for charities to support as a group as well," said Holmes.

The next meeting will be Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.

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