We'd like to welcome you to the Western Avenue Association! Our Association was developed to make Western Avenue one of the hottest destination points in Oklahoma City. With you as a partner - we can work together to make Western Avenue a great experience for anyone visiting the area. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to pay your 2013 dues online today!
TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF OUR MEMBERS
Keith Paul, President, A Good Egg Dining
We have been a member of the WAA for close to ten years. I first joined the group thinking that it would be a great way to get involved with group marketing efforts. As years past, not only did this come true, but something more important and valuable was being gained from membership. I was able to attend several educational seminars covering important topics like customer service, security, HR, web design, etc… The best part: I was able to bring as many employees with me as I wanted. All of these are available at no additional charge. You just can’t beat it!
Debbie Trachtenberg, Co-Owner, On A Whim
The benefits of being a Western Avenue Association member are outstanding. The educational seminars are extremely beneficial and instrumental in helping us make decisions running our business. Everyone should take advantage of these opportunities!
Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, Owner, Learning Tree
As a member I am better able to participate in many more advertising campaigns that, on my own, I would not be able to afford such as the Holiday TV ads on FOX and KFOR, the rolling bill board ads with Lamar, and holiday ads with Slice, Opubco and the Gazette. The various marketing presentations have left me with tons of ideas of how to spruce up my own branding – and are all free. And I love that when I have an event at the store, Heather sees to it that it gets announced on the WAA site, twitter and face book. These added touches have definitely helped my bottom line and I had a GREAT year. The best, however, is getting to know everyone else on the street and to know that we are all working together to promote our local small business end of town.
Membership is strictly voluntary, and we rely on a spirit of cooperation and participation to make our association effective. CLICK HERE for the Membership Packet OR feel free to contact Patti Tepper-Rasmussen at the learning tree (Patti is our membership chair guru!) at 405-848-1415.
We have set a dues structure that is affordable for everyone. Please refer to the Membership Dues Structure form for more information.
WHAT IS THE MONEY USED FOR?
The funds raised by our dues finance marketing and promotional campaigns for the area as a whole, including graphic design and production costs for promotional brochures, maps, area signage, ad campaigns, part-time staff and overhead expenses. Also, monies raised will help with our beautification efforts. If you’ve noticed the decorative Western Avenue signage or the beautification site at I-44 and Western Avenue…that’s thanks to our membership support!
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS ARE THERE?
Because of our involvement with various other groups that promote not only Oklahoma City but the state as well, we are able to bring our merchants media opportunities at reduced rates. There IS power in numbers! Being that most the businesses along Western are smaller, family-operated businesses, we realize that advertising budgets are sometimes unrealistic.
Becoming a member of this association - you'll have access to various opportunities that you probably wouldn't have otherwise been able to afford. As a member, you'll have the opportunity to get to know other business owners in your area as well as an opportunity to showcase your business by hosting a meeting. You will receive the most current information on what's happening in OKC. You will also receive a great deal of publicity through the distribution of Association brochures and joint promotions we produce together to bring people to Western Avenue.
FOR MORE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION, CONTACT PATTI AT 848-1415 or HEATHER AT 412-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org .