Top Reasons to Join

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As a member, you are instantly recognized as a credible, engaged member of the business community, committed to improving our economic future and sustaining our quality of life. You’ll also be working with an alliance of other members dedicated to propelling the Monona East Side community forward through sustainable and responsible business growth.


Gain referrals to grow your business from staff and fellow members as we always promote members first, buy members first and refer members first. You’ll also have numerous opportunities to meet fellow Alliance members who are working together to make our community stronger, create more jobs and opportunities for people on the east side, and make important connections that will help you grow your business.


We will list and promote your business online and offline. Dollar-for-dollar, your membership will likely be the best marketing investment you make this year. Being listed in our ‘Find a Business’ directory on this website is an extremely valuable benefit. It’s the most popular page on our site. Our site averages 8,500 visits per month and many of our members see upwards of 500 redirects per year from our site to theirs. Your listing in the annually published, Guide to the Monona Area, is also an excellent benefit. It’s a publication that is direct mailed to over 9,000 in our community and distributed statewide for tourism initiatives through Travel Wisconsin and relocation specialists (15,000 copies distributed each year).

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Receive member-only pricing, and exclusive access to more than 70 networking events produced each year – a great opportunity to build meaningful business connections and grow your client list in person. We’re dedicated to keeping our events new and exciting! We always recommend that you try us before you buy us, because, we realize that once you’ve attended  one of our unique events and met our incredible members, you’ll want to be a part of our Alliance.


Receive member-only pricing for events and gain perspectives and strategies to develop your business at Good Morning Monona, the Power Lunch series, Lunch N’ Learns, and our economic development roundtable, EDGER. Our weekly distributed newsletter, the Monona Minute, is also full of opportunities for professional development and articles that can help give you some extra motivation and edge.


Enjoy discounted advertising opportunities only available to members. Promote your business with a company profile on which averages 8,500+ unique visits per month, or advertise in our weekly e-newsletter that is sent to over 2,800 business subscribers. Dollar-for-dollar, it may be the best marketing investment you make this year. We’d love to work with you on growing your business!


We are the voice of business in Monona and on the east side. Membership ensures that your voice is being represented at governmental meetings to make sure that policymakers are aware of your business issues, making you part of the bigger political picture no matter your size.


Be a voice in the community and help make our area a better place to live and do business by volunteering on one of our committees and contribute directly to the Alliance’s positive advocacy efforts.


Off Broadway ribbon cuttingIf you’re a new business in our area, membership provides you with the opportunity to host a ribbon cutting event through the Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA). MESBA will include your event in our newsletters, on our website and will promote it through social media in addition to your marketing of the event. We’ll bring our big ceremonial scissors and a ribbon along with other MESBA members to help you celebrate your opening. This service is available to non-members for $150.

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If you’re looking for a method for growing your business, connecting with other professionals, expanding your network through an alliance of colleagues, and for a source for unique networking opportunities, click on the button below today to become an investor in the Monona East Side Business Alliance!

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