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Welcome to the Wilton Manors Business Association
WMBA is an organization composed of businesses in and around Wilton Manors, Florida.

WMBA members work together to achieve the following goals:
  • Attract new and more customers to existing Wilton Manors area shopping.
  • Attract new types of business to existing storefronts.
  • Promote inter-commerce trade between Wilton Manors businesses.
  • Encourage interaction between city officials and business leaders.
  • Help promote the small town image with advantages of big city
    surroundings.
The Wilton Manors Business Association is providing membership benefits that include:
  • ADVERTISING THAT WORKS - promotion of your business through the
    “AT YOUR SERVICE” business directory. You will be identified to the
    12,000 residents of Wilton Manors as a business leader involved in your
    community.
  • NEW BUSINESS CONTACTS - direct contact with the decision makers of
    member firms at “business after hours.
  • LIST OF NEW PROSPECTS - monthly list of new residents and businesses
    is provided at each general meeting.
  • CURRENT BUSINESS NEWS - concise information about current Wilton
    Manors business projects provided through a monthly newsletter.
  • BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS - topics that relate to
    your business needs and allow busy professionals the opportunity to
    participate.
  • ACCESS TO CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - direct communication
    with our elected local city officials regarding business concerns.
  • WEB PAGE ACCESS AND INCLUSION


If you have definite ideas or just vague feelings about how things need to be done, then WE need you... as much as YOU need the WILTON MANORS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.

 
WMBA President's Message

Hello WMBA Member,

Fall is officially here! We are all looking forward to cooler weather. The September meeting was held at Sun Trust located at 1431 NE 26th St. The turnout was good and the Sun Trust staff was out in force letting us know about their services.

Our September networking lunch was held at the Courtyard Café located at 2211 Wilton Drive. The food was great and the service was excellent. They took care of our large group quickly and efficiently letting us get back to work.

Did you download the WMBA App for your phone yet? Go to your app store on your phone and search for WMBA or use the following links on your device. Apple click here, for Android click here.

Be sure to use our app or printed directory and support local businesses!

Halloween is approaching, be sure to check out Wicked Manors This year the theme is Freak Show! They close off the drive for this big event and thousands of people from all over South Florida visit Wilton Manors for an evening of costumes and entertainment including A Super Freak Show Flash Mob!

The next WMBA meeting will be held Monday, October 13th at 6:00 pm at
Eucalyptus Gardens
954 394 4322
2430 NE 13th ave
Wilton Manors FL 33305

Our next WMBA networking lunch will be held on Thursday October 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Over Easy Cafe
318 East Oakland Park Blvd.
Oakland Park
Cathy says "we will have our Holiday Dinner with all the fixings and of course Pie Tasting which everyone enjoys will feature all of our holiday pies"
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Below are some press releases that WMBA has received recently.


 


Media Release

Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  | (850) 473-7809

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Florida SBDC Network, Florida First Capital Execute MOU
Strategic Agreement to Cultivate State Economic Development

FSBDCN State Office: The Florida SBDC Network has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC) in an effort to advance economic development in Florida.

According to the Florida SBDC Network's most recent survey of nearly 20,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners, access to capital remains a pressing need.

FFCFC is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financing to small businesses through the Certified Development Company (CDC) Economic Development Loan Program, also known as the SBA 504 Loan Program. The 504 Loan Program provides financing for the purchase of major fixed assets, such as owner-occupied commercial real estate and long-life machinery and equipment, by distributing the loan among the business owner, a conventional lender, and a CDC. This mitigates the risk of the primary lender and encourages additional loans.

Through this agreement, the Florida SBDC Network and FFCFC will work in conjunction to help small businesses obtain necessary financing to expand and grow. The Florida SBDC Network will provide technical assistance to clients with SBA 504 Loan program application packages.

"A key strategy for our organization is to build strategic partnerships that expand and enhance our ability to serve our client businesses with organizations who share our mission," said Michael Myhre, CEO and Network State Director for the Florida SBDC. "I am pleased to execute this MOU that formalizes our two organizations working together in the best interest of Florida and Florida's small businesses."

The Florida SBDC Network and FFCFC have nourished a longstanding partnership. In appreciation of FFCFC President and CEO Todd Kocourek's advocacy and support, he was named the Florida SBDC Network's 2014 Outstanding Resource Partner of the Year during the network's annual conference in Tampa in June.

"This alliance greatly strengthens both organizations' core mission of economic development and job creation. It expands the Florida SBDC Network's ability to provide expert guidance and technical assistance for growing small businesses coupled with Florida First Capital's 30-year history of providing accessible low-cost and long-term expansion capital through the SBA 504 Loan Program, which has resulted in the delivery of over $2 billion in total project financing and the creation of more than 15,000 jobs that support Florida's economy," said FFCFC's Kocourek.

The MOU was signed by Myhre and Kocourek during the network's annual conference.

Have a great October!

Tim Price

 
2014 Rosie's Bar & Grill Lunch
 
2014 Brainstorms Advertising & Marketing Meeting
 
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Meetings are the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM with varied locations.

Networking lunches are the fourth Thursday at 11:30am from January through October at member locations.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Thu Oct 23 @11:30AM - 01:00PM
October 2014 Networking Lunch - Over Easy Cafe

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Welcome New Members

Hunters Fort Lauderdale
Patrick Volkert
2232-2236 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
847-708-3262
www.huntersnightclubs.com

Natural Art Landscape & Design
Steven Meade, Karl Lentzer
16 NE 8 Ave
Fort Lauderdale. FL 33301
954-791-4441

P.A.S. Bosch Car Service
Geoffery Fleming
4031 NE 6th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33334
954-565-2000
www.pasautorepair.com

Heartland Payment Systems
Matthew Gill
120 NE 29th St
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
954-295-5033
www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com 


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