Media Business Authority Newsletter
March 2011
In This Issue
2-for-1 Parking
Retail-focused Art Show
Upcoming Promotions?
Traffic Signals on Balt Pk
Upcoming Events
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2-for-1 Parking
Here's a great program for borough businesses. Employers can purchase two (2) annual parking permits for the third floor of the Olive Street parking garage (only) for the price of one (1). Contact the borough office directly to take advantage of this program (301 N. Jackson Street, 2nd floor or 610-566-5210).
Retail-focused Art Show
The Community Arts Center has successfully conducted its juried artist event at Rose Tree Park for the past 8 years and will be moving the event to State Street in partnership with the MBA on Saturday, September 10. Beyond the benefit that this event consistently draws thousands each year, the intention of moving to State Street is to also make it retail-focused and increase shopping. There are two potential configurations for the artists' booths and we'd like your help in deciding which will be most beneficial to your business. We can either situate the artists down the middle of the street to open up the sidewalks and store fronts or we can have the artist booths in the usual configuration along the sidewalks. Click here to see a diagram and take a quick survey to let us know which configuration is preferred.
Upcoming Promotions?
Are you doing anything else special for this time of year?  Please send us your details (discounts, promotions, hospitality, etc.) and we'll help spread the word through the calendar, iPhone app, Facebook and Twitter.
Traffic Signals on Baltimore Pike
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced construction began March 1 on a $1.9 million project for the replacement of traffic signals and curb cut ramps at 14 intersections along Baltimore Pike and Providence Road in Nether Providence Township and Media Borough. Motorists will initially face lane closures on Baltimore Pike between Centennial Road and Route 1 (Media Bypass). Construction will take place Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 3pm. [read more Media contact: Charles Metzger, PennDOT Community Relations Coordinator, 610.205.6801.
Upcoming Events
9th Annual Americana Roots Ramble: Saturday April 16, 2011

In its 9th year, the Roots Ramble continues to draw people from near and far to Media.  The event features a diverse variety of distinctly American Roots Music from Rockabilly and Classic Rhythm & Blues to Bluegrass, Folk and Zydeco. This year's festival will continue that tradition and feature music at 16 venues. 

Whether you stay open, sell tickets at your business or buy a sponsorship ad, we encourage everyone to participate. 

For tickets or more information, call the MBA at 610-566-5039 or visit Contact us for more details, and thank you in advance for your support!
We would like to hear what topics interest you, and we are also always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to contact us @

or 610.566.5039 anytime. We also welcome you to join the Promotions Committee Meetings the 3rd Thursday of every month (Franklin Mint Credit Union 8:30am).


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