Media Business Authority Newsletter
November 2011
In This Issue
Look Ahead to the Holidays
Holiday Business Mixer
Employee Appreciation
Media "Merch" Online
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A Look Ahead to the Holidays
Media has a great tradition of holiday events and a beautiful streetscape for shoppers and diners to enjoy.  As we prepare for the 2011 season, here's a quick preview of upcoming events:
    • 12-Nov: 2nd Saturday
    • 19-Nov: 9th Annual Jazz By Night Celebration
    • 22-Nov: The Sound of Music opens at The Media Theatre
    • 25-Nov: Santa's Arrival & Festival of Lights
    • 26-Nov: Greet Santa at Bryn Mawr Trust
    • 06-Dec: Holiday Business Mixer @ FMFCU
    • 07-Dec: Carriage Rides 6-9pm, Strolling Carolers & RTMSD District 5th Grade Choir 
    • 10-Dec: 2nd Saturday, Santa's Village, MAC Architectural Walking Tour & Penncrest HIgh School Choir
    • 14-Dec: Carriage Rides 6-9pm
    • 16-Dec: Come and Meet Santa at WSFS
    • 17-Dec: Visit Santa in Media @ Santa's Village
      (daily through 23-Dec)
    • 21-Dec: Carriage Rides 6-9pm
    • 31-Dec: New Years Eve Celebration & Ball Drop
We hope everyone will stay open late on the Carriage Ride and 2nd Saturday nights if they can.  We'll be making the Carriage Rides a little more special again this year with an extended route that takes riders from Monroe to Orange Streets, driver's scripts that will highlight Media landmarks, and the MBA will be providing warm refreshments.  We'll also be giving all riders a special Media bag... if you have anything you'd like to contribute to the bags (advertisements, coupons, small gifts, candy, etc), please let us know.  This is a great way to reach potential customers directly.

Please note that 20 on the Town will not officially occur on 11/12 and will be revisited as an off-season event in the Spring.

Are you doing anything special this season?  Please send us your details (discounts, promotions, hospitality, etc.) and we'll help spread the word through the calendar, iPhone app, Facebook and Twitter.
Holiday Business Mixer 

The annual MBA Holiday Mixer will be held on Tuesday,
December 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.  This is a great opportunity to network with your fellow businesses and meet our new Media business owners.  Please mark your calendars and plan to come.  Wonderful food and beverages will be provided, plus prizes will be raffled!
Employee Appreciation Card Program


The MBA's Business Retention Committee is currently looking for 8 Media businesses interested in participating in an Employee Appreciation Card pilot program inspired by the "Birthday Pak" concept in Springfield, PA. The Employee Appreciation Cards would entitle the recipient of the card to discounts from the 8 businesses participating. Cards would be handed out to Media Borough proper store owners (given out at their discretion) to recognize their loyal, hard-working employees.

If you are interested in participating, please choose from one of the following discounts: $10 off $50 or more purchase, 20% off any one item, receive a free $20 gift card with a purchase of $100, free appetizer with a purchase of 2 entrees or your own custom promotion. First come, first served for our initial pilot program.

Response Deadline: November 20, 2011 Contact: Rachel Tarbutton at if you are interested in participating or learning more.
Media "Merch" Online

Media-branded merchandise is now available online.  The new e-store is up and running with a limited selection of items and will be expanded soon.  The URL is

We would like to hear what topics interest you, and we are also always looking for fresh participation, so please feel free to contact us @

or 610.566.5039 anytime. 


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