The Montgomery Business Association, founded in 2010, grew out of the desires of several community groups to foster local businesses and encourage local shopping: Montgomery Township Environmental Commission, Sustainable Montgomery, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, and the Township Economic Development Commission were all involved in the founding of the 501(c) (6) organization.
The founding board members were all local, independent business owners, who envisioned the MBA as an inclusive organization, representing and advocating for all Montgomery Businesses. Whether you are a franchise owner, a local employee of a larger organization, or you own your own independent business, we all live and shop in town. Our mission is to build awareness to and drive shoppers towards all Montgomery-based businesses, including the many local service businesses in our midst, which are not often located in visible retail space.
The MBA is a not-for-profit network of local shops, restaurants, and professional service businesses that came together to promote a greater sense of community in Montgomery by supporting our town and each other. We are proud to continue our work on our initial goals:
- Keep more money circulating in the local economy
- Protect our environment with less driving
- Strengthen the sense of community among residents and businesses
- Enhance the special nature of Montgomery living