Media Business Authority Newsletter
September 2012
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Promotion Support
Main Line Today Ads
Clean as a Whistle
Welcome New Businesses!
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Upcoming Events / Supporting Retail


10th Annual CAC Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: Saturday, Sept 22nd

This event always draws thousands. Based on last year's success, this event will once again be held in Media using a layout where the artists setup in the middle of State Street to allow strolling attendees an unobstructed view of and access to our merchants.  Click here for more info!
32nd Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival: Sunday, Oct 7th

Another great opportunity will come in October when Media hosts its 32nd Annual Food Fest.  Like the CAC art show, this will be a great opportunity to take advantage of the thousands of strolling attendees.
Promotion Support

The MBA Promotions Committee is designing a multi-page advertising insert for Main Line Today Magazine. A large part of the insert will be dedicated to providing readers with a directory of the restaurants, shopping, and services available in Media. Listings will be pulled from the website directory.  This will be free for all business wishing to be included!  And in order to publish the most up-to-date & accurate business directory, we ask that each of you take a minute to do the following by September 30th: 

  • First, click here to review your current business listing.  
  • If you DO want your business listed in MainLine Today:
    • If your business is not currently listed, click "ADD YOUR BUSINESS" located on the right-hand side of the page. Be sure to include your business name, address, phone number, & website. Take care to list a few keywords that accurately describe your business, as they will be invaluable in attracting customers.
    • If your business is listed, please ensure that your business name, address, phone number & website are listed correctly. If you need to make changes, click "ADD YOUR BUSINESS" and submit a new form with all the relevant info.  The MBA will review your submission and approve it (which replaces your previous listing).
    • We're able to "enhance" your listing this year by including your logo.  Send a logo image file to and we'll add it. 
  • If you DO NOT want your business listed in MainLine Today:
    • If it is currently listed: please send an e-mail and state that you wish to "opt out" of the MLT business directory. Make sure to specify your business name when opting out.
    • If it is not listed, no need to do anything further, but we do hope you'll consider including your business in this online directory in the future. You can add yourself anytime following the steps above.
Buy Your Own Main Line Today Insert Ad

In addition to the free listing described above, we're also working with Main Line Today to provide discount advertising rates for this insert. To place your own add, contact Main Line Today directly (Megan Armor, Account Executive, 610.848.6040 or 

Clean as a Whistle

We're ending this month's newsletter with a quick public service announcement.  As you prepare your business for the promising holiday season just around the corner, we want to remind everyone to focus on the outside as well.  


The MBA is conducting monthly cleanup drives to sweep sidewalks all along State Street and business district side streets in partnership with TimeBank Media.  The borough is ensuring the street sweeper machine is running several times per week and will be walking the business district periodically to remind merchants where codes are not in compliance.


Please help us clean up our act by sweeping your storefront sidewalks regularly and make sure to pickup with a dustplan.  Pushing debris into the street only soils parking spaces and blows trash around town.  And don't forget the backs of your businesses... we want our visitors to see closed trash enclosures, capped trash cans and to have a generally pleasant experience wherever they drive and stroll in Media.



Welcome New Businesses!
A special welcome to a new business who has joined our community.
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).


In an effort to communicate more effectively with local businesses and organizations, the MBA will be regularly conveying important information related to
our business community via this newsletter service: ConstantContact. The MBA is committed to getting information to the entire business community. Please call if you would like a hard copy of this newsletter to be made available to you.


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