In Region Benefits

IN REGION MEMBER BENEFITS

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GETTING STARTED

ACCESS TO MEMBER BENEFITS

VOTING RIGHTS

AFFILIATE - REFERRAL EARNINGS PROGRAM

ANNUAL DUES - HOW TO RENEW

 

GETTING STARTED

Check Member Business Listing - The first thing you should do is check your listing details on the membership list for accuracy.  If you have any problems with the listing, please send your changes by email to webmaster@matba.org

Set up Your Profile - click the link in the top tool bar to access Your Profile.  Once inside, Edit Your Profile - add a description about your business, add a photo or company logo, and appropriate contact details for your business.  (When you post comments, your membership nickname will appear next to your comments. When people click on your membership name, they can read your profile and learn how to contact you if they wish.)  Other preferences may also be set through Your Profile area.  This area also gives you access to other areas of the membership site.  If you click a link and it does not work for you - it is not open to your membership level or may be only accessible by the website administrator.  If you have any problems or questions regarding the website, please contact webmaster@matba.org 

Communications - Please note that all members will receive some automated notices generated by the membership site including meeting announcements, other membership level benefits and opportunities, etc.  You may communicate with other members in a variety of ways: use the membership list for direct contact details, use the discussion forums to leave comments for others to read.  

 

BENEFITS OF IN REGION MEMBERSHIP

Our meetings are mostly on Mondays when many tea businesses are closed. It gives you the opportunity to visit other tea businesses, be inspired and share tea with other colleagues. Join us to exchange ideas, discuss issues, educate yourself in new areas and tea trends, and network with other tea entrepreneurs.

Benefits listed below apply to your level of membership.  If a benefit is underscored - you may click the link to directly access the benefit. If it is not linked, it is a benefit of an in-person event or a benefit for which you will be otherwise notified at the appropriate time.

IN REGION Member Benefits:

Educational networking with tea professionals in MATBA’s geographic area

Promotion of business through:

Local networking, idea sharing, and problem solving at local area meetings

Online meetings, phone meetings

Click here for Meeting AGENDAS & MINUTES

Quarterly member meetings (Jan/Jul/Oct) with speakers*

Annual seminars/conference (Apr) with workshops and professional/national speakers*

Opportunity to host a member meeting

Trips to Expos, exhibitions, and tea related venues*

Invitation to special events (e.g. tea book signings in local area, tea business openings, vendor shows)*

Online educational database

 

Online chat room/forum discussions

Use of MATBA logo on own website, in business location, on promotional materials - Click here to download the MATBA logo in Black & White or Color.

Reduced rates for events, meetings, conferences*

Access to MATBA Facebook group

 

* Requires additional fees

 

VOTING RIGHTS

IN REGION member businesses have one vote each.

Out of Region members have no voting rights.

 

AFFILIATE EARNINGS PROGRAM 

Members can earn ‘money back’ by referring new members. Money back will be applied to a meeting expense and must be redeemed within same membership year. Click here for Affiliate Program details.

ANNUAL DUES - HOW TO RENEW

IN REGION Member (annual dues $40) is for the tea business entrepreneur located in one of the MATBA states.

Membership Renewals: You will receive an automated email when your dues are up for renewal.  A red notice and link will also appear 30 days before membership expiration once logged in - the simplest and preferred way to renew membership is to click that link to renew your membership to pay securely through PayPal. The automated system alleviates some administrative work which helps keep your membership fees low.  If you must pay by check, please forward your yearly renewal fee as noted above to: Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, c/o Kirsten Kristensen, 2 Pal Drive, Ocean, NJ 07712

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