MABA's "Open for Business" Initiative


Starting a new business is hard work. As a small town community, MABA members want to be supportive of new businesses who open in the 17547 zip code. At our November 2016 Meet and Greet, we used a round table format to brainstorm things that existing businesses could offer in support of someone just getting started. We thought of things like offering of space to hold board meetings or other events, use of outdoor signage, media/PR assistance, sharing of connections to Lancaster news sources, photography of new space for use in press releases and social media, donation of food for ribbon cutting event, and more. Note that this offer is for "brick and mortar" startups vs in-home businesses.



I'm a MABA member and have something to offer...


Yes, please! I've opened a new business in 17547...


Contact the following MABA members to take advantage of this year's offerings.

1. Shank's Tavern: Bulletin board for display of business cards, etc. and small meeting area to be used at no charge. Email:

2. Wilkum Studios/My Digital Conversion: Support to create a 30 second video or slideshow to help increase ranking in search engines or display in news feed on social media. Email:

3. Express Laundry and Linens: Cross marketing in the form of cards to distribute with dry cleaning and three months 4x8 billboard sign at no rental cost (pay outdoor vinyl and install only). Email:

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