Frequently Asked Questions

How do I give a business presentation at a Monthly Member Meeting? ​

As a service to members, the PBA offers businesses and/or organizations a chance to make a concise presentation at the Monthly Member Meetings to explain product(s), promote service(s) or endorse an upcoming event. Presentations should follow the Business Presentation Guidelines.

 

Active members are allowed to sign-up for one business presentation a year – noting that members who have not had an opportunity to utilize this member benefit will take priority. Check availability from our GoogleDoc – and request a business presentation by emailing Sheila Frost at coordinator@putnambusiness.org, including your first and second choice dates.

How do I give a business presentation on WINY? ​

Each year the PBA reserves 28-featured radio interviews, held at 7:00 A.M., with Gary Osbrey as part of WINY’s ‘The Morning Show with Gary O. Featured interviews begin with Gary O. introducing the guest(s) and their topic of discussion, with a casual back-and-forth conversation to follow.

 

Active members are allowed to sign-up for one featured interview a year – noting that members who have not had an opportunity to utilize this member benefit will take priority. Check availability from our GoogleDoc – and request a featured interview by emailing Sheila Frost at coordinator@putnambusiness.org, including your first and second choice dates.

How do I learn of networking opportunities? ​

The PBA, in partnership with member businesses, host two ‘Business-After-Hours’ networking mixers a year. These mixers, held in the Spring and Fall, allow members and non-members the opportunity to socialize while building business connections in an informal, relaxed venue. Check the DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES or CALENDAR & EVENTS pages for upcoming dates.

 

The PBA Coordinator will also periodically share upcoming event, including ribbon cuttings, business open houses, and Networking Mixers held by the Northeastern Chamber of Commerce. Check your email or the CALENDAR & EVENTS page for upcoming events.

How do I get social posts done on-behalf of my business?

From our PBA-Facebook page, a public group (The Putnam Business Association - Members Group) was established to encourage supportive communication and allow members to converse business-to-business. Please note that group members can post directly to the group, but all posts are monitored and approved by the administrators of the page to ensure they are done only by current members.

How do I get an email blast to the Association members for my business? ​

Simply send an email including your email blast details to the PBA Business Coordinator, Sheila Frost, at coordinator@putnambusiness.org with the email subject “PLEASE SHARE WITH THE MEMBERSHIP”. The Coordinator will distribute to the membership in a timely manner.

How do I become a Major Benefactor to the Association?

The PBA recognizes business members who contribute $2,500 in cumulative, annual sponsorship as a ‘Major Benefactor’. ‘Major Benefactors’ are given appreciation on the PBA website (https://www.putnambusiness.org/) and within the MEMBER DIRECTORY.

Note: ‘Major Benefactors’ are recognized once a business contributes $2,500 cumulatively in sponsorship, each calendar year – and retains a ‘Major Benefactor’ until December 31st of the following calendar year.

How do I update my business details in the Membership Directory and DiscoverPutnam?

Send an email including your full business name and the edits needed to the PBA Business Coordinator, Sheila Frost, at coordinator@putnambusiness.org. The Coordinator will facilitate edits with the webmaster in a timely manner.

How do I get added to a committee and/or email list?

Send an email including your name and the email list(s) you wish to be added to, to the PBA Business Coordinator, Sheila Frost, at coordinator@putnambusiness.org.

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