Membership Benefits

Benefits of Membership

Our quarterly 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. Educational networking with tea professionals in MATBA’s geographic area.

In Region Business Benefits

Promotion of business through:
  • Listing in Member section on website with link to business Brochure (coop), biannually or need-based *
  • Coop advertising opportunities *
  • Tea business cookbook to promote member businesses*
  • Discounts to tea business related products/services offered by wholesalers/vendors 
  • Posting of own events on MATBA website Local networking, idea sharing, and problem solving at local area meetings 
  • Online meetings, phone meetings 
  • 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 Use of MATBA logo on own website, in business location, on promotional materials 
  • Reduced rates for events, meetings, conferences *
  • Access to MATBA Facebook group
* Requires additional fee

Out of Region Business Benefits

Promotion of business through:
  • Listing in Out of Region category on website with link to business
  • Tea business cookbook to promote member businesses 
  • Local networking, idea sharing, and problem solving at local area meetings 
  • Online meetings, phone meetings 
  • Quarterly member meetings (Jan/Jul/Oct) with speakers *
  • Annual seminars/conference (Apr) with workshops and professional/national speakers*
  • 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
  • Reduced rates for events, meetings, conferences *
  • Access to MATBA Facebook group 
 * Requires additional fees

Voting Rights

*In Region BusinessMembers have one vote each

*Out of Region Business Members have no voting rights.

Guests 

Business Guests are welcome to attend one meeting at guest price (+$10) and must then join as a member to participate again.
For the annual conference guests are welcome at guest price.