BBA Membership Dues
Regardless of your initial membership date (unless your membership is grandfathered from late in the year), annual Bath Business Association dues must be paid by Dec. 31 for the following year. The annual dues are $40 with checks payable to Bath Business Association. After the Dec. 31 date, the dues will increase by $5 per month. If dues remain unpaid by Feb. 28, members will be removed from email lists and the website.
Advantages of Bath Business Association membership include:
12 monthly membership meetings
5”x7” reusable color BBA Logo membership decal for your office or auto
Your business name and contact information on the BBA website, including a link to your email and website
Your business name listed in BBA-sponsored advertisements
Opportunity to include promotional materials for your business in BBA Welcome Bags, distributed monthly to new Bath residents
Opportunity to give a short presentation on your business at meetings
Sponsorship or participation in the annual BBA Wye Road Bridge Lighting
Invitation to BBA-sponsored social events
BATH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OFFERS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Feb. 10, 2023 – For the 10th annual year, the Bath Business Association will offer a scholarship to a graduating high school senior living in Bath and planning to pursue a business-related major at an accredited college, university or technical school.
“The mission statement of the BBA is to promote and encourage business in Bath,” said Paul Henry, chair of the BBA’s Scholarship Committee. “That would certainly include attention to the next generation of entrepreneurs with a scholarship to help them achieve their business education and goals.”
In the past nine years, the BBA has awarded a total of $11,000 in scholarships to students, with the scholarship amounts based on funds the BBA is able to raise specifically for that purpose through the annual Bath Community Garage Sale. The scholarship this year will be a one-time, $1,500 award, said Henry.
“The Bath community’s participation in the annual Bath Community Garage Sale helps to generate the proceeds that fund the annual scholarship amount,” said Nancy Fay, BBA co-president. “That funding stream decreased the past couple of years due to the pandemic, and while we wish it could be more, we know any scholarship amount will help the student fortunate enough to be named the recipient this year.”
In addition to living in Bath and planning to study in a business-related field, applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA. Extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, and financial need will also factor into the selection process.
The scholarship application is available from counselors in the Guidance Offices at area schools, available here or at The Bake Shop in Ghent, 800 Wye Road, during regular business hours.
“The application deadline is April 21,” said Henry. “The BBA Scholarship Committee will meet soon after so we can notify the scholarship recipient no later than mid-May.”
For more information, call Henry at 330-780-9626.
The BBA is a business network that promotes business in Bath, supports the community and its members, and works to preserve and enhance the rural, scenic, and historical identity of the Ghent, Bath Center, and Hammond Corners hamlets along the Cleveland-Massillon Road Corridor. More information is available on the website at bathbusinessassociation.com or by calling 330-666-3347.