Media Business Authority Newsletter
June 2011
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Welcome New Businesses!
A special welcome to the new businesses who have joined our community and are helping us to continue making Media a go-to destination for shopping and dining.
Upcoming Events
11th Annual State Street Blues Stroll: Saturday June 11, 2011

This year XPN's Jonny Meister will be our MC and our headliner will be blues vocalist Catherine Russell, winner of Vocal Album of the Year 2008, 2010 by Village Voice critic Frances Davis.

Whether you stay open, sell tickets at your business or buy a sponsorship ad, we encourage everyone to participate...thank you in advance for your support!

And to connect this great event to ongoing PR and business district development, please participate in the State Street Blues Stroll Follow the Band program.  MBA, Music Series State Street Blues Stroll organizers & merchants are working together to motivate event-goers to dine in our restaurants, shop in our unique stores & stroll up & down State Street in the weeks after the Blues Stroll. 

Merchant participation is convenient & easy and costs nothing more than the discounts offered.  Merchants can make any offer they want... the only restriction in place is that discounts are available for 3 weeks after the event, from June 12th 2011 to June 30th 2011.  The promotion is explained to event goers at the time their Blues Stroll ticket is issued and will be advertised in the Blues Stroll program, Blues Stroll and VisitMediaPa websites, Facebook, Twitter and in an eblast.  For questions or getting listed, please contact Monica Schramm at local home + gifts (610-566-5661,

Dining Under the Stars is off and running, bringing a multitude of hungry people to Media every Wednesday evening through September. 

Media Farmers Market runs every Thursday 3-7PM through November 17.  Continuing the success of last year's partnership program, the market will be featuring a Media business each week.  For details and signup, contact Brendan MacCurtin:
Promotion Support

Here's a link to the recent article in County Lines Magazine "Media's State of Mind, Good Times on State Street" highlighting this summer's events in Media.  


An early reminder, this year's "20 on the Town" will be Saturday, November 2nd. Start thinking about ways to promote your business using the 20 theme - an early start will help to make this a strong event. And the MBA Promotions Committee will be cruising around town and taking photos of merchants' windows in the next few weeks. Some of the images will be used in assembling a program book for Media and the Community Arts Center Fine Arts and Craft Show (Sept 10th, 2011). More information to follow.

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.

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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