Media Business Authority Merchant Newsletter
May 2013
In This Issue
Counterfeit Bills
Retail Promotion Strategies
Italian Opera in Media
US Open Golf Events
Upcoming Events
Promotion Support
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Counterfeit Bills
On Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1016 hours, Media Police were dispatched to the CVS at 295 E Baltimore Ave for the report of a theft discovered. Police met with CVS manager who explained an unknown black male has been passing counterfeit bills at several CVS locations. The CVS was notified by their bank that one of the deposits contained a $50 bill that had been bleached and reprinted. This counterfeit transaction was found to have occurred on May 1, 2013 at 1810 hrs. The black male, wearing a black baseball cap and black vest makes a purchase for $3.14 with the counterfeit bill and receives change. Still photos were obtained by the office. Any departments with similar incidents or who may be able to identify the subject please contact the Media Police Dept 610-565-6656.
Retail Promotion Strategies
On Wednesday, May 8th at 9am, the MBA will be hosting the first of a series of discussions to generate ideas on how to broadly drive more business to Media retail and service merchants (both through the MBA and individually). If you are interested in participating, please join the conversation at meeting which will be held in the Plum Street Mall (or Council Chambers at Borough Hall if it rains).
Italian Opera in Media
Hopefully you have heard about the wonderful Jago opera coming to Media May 30, 31 and June 1 at the Media Theatre!  Not only is this a prestigious and exciting event for Media, but also it is a great promotional opportunity for Media business. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 ticket sold for each performance as well as event sponsors and their guests.  Click here for details.  

To learn more about the opera, please join us this Thursday, May 9th 6:30pm at Ariano for our next MBA mixer, where there will be a brief presentation about the opera and informal discussion to follow.
US Open Golf Events

With the US Open poised to be held this year at Merion Golf Club, Media is gearing up to welcome and play host to thousands of fans estimated to arrive in the Philadelphia area.  With many coming into the area early that week to watch the practice rounds, Media will be adding two special nights of Dining Under the Stars to draw them to town Monday through Wednesday.  With this approach, Media will be offering an established event to compete with the promotions being offered by towns and entities in the surrounding area.  And Media is very fortunate to be partnering with the PGA who will be bringing some golf-themed games and running those events each evening with PGA golf pros.  

 

Anchoring the week will be the murder mystery play "Death on the 16th Fairway" at the Media Theatre, June 5-16 featuring narration by Jim "Sports" Kelly of ESPN and the Golf Channel.  A commemorative booklet and other related promotions are being considered as well.  More info on those soon.

Upcoming Events
13th Annual Blues Stroll: Saturday June 8, 2013

For the 13th year, the Media Business Authority proudly presents The State Street Blues Stroll, an XPN WELCOMES Event. This year's Stroll is our second festival dedicated to "The Women of the Blues" ... our first was held in 2008. 2013's lineup features Paul Rishell & Annie Raines (Media Theatre), Deb Callahan, Danielle Miraglia, Andrea Carlson and many other great acts.  

Whether you are staying open, selling tickets at your business or buying a sponsorship ad, we thank everyone for participating.  

For tickets or more information, call the MBA at 610-566-5039 or visit statestreetblues.com. Contact us for more details, and thank you in advance for your support!
Promotion Support
Please continue to send us your special event details (promotions, hospitality, discounts, etc.) and we'll help spread the word through the VisitMediaPa.com calendar, and social media (Facebook and Twitter).
We would like to hear what topics interest you, and we are also always looking for fresh participation, so please feel free to attend a board meeting, drop-in on a committee meeting or contact us (mba@mediaborough.com / 610.566.5039). 

 

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Sincerely,

Media Business Authority