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Membership Benefits

Founded in 2004, the ABA is committed to providing numerous benefits to its members. These benefits include:

  • Monthly e-newsletter describing upcoming events, activities, and local issues.
  • Promotion of all members and local businesses through the Acheson Business Directory
  • Advertising member businesses on the Electronic Billboard Signs
  • Full Company page on the ABA website detailing your company’s services and products
  • Member-to-Member Benefits and Hot Deals
  • One central location for job openings within the Acheson Industrial Area: post your company’s job openings on the ABA website
  • Actively lobby all levels of government on issues such as infrastructure, traffic lights, municipal addressing, water and power, etc.
  • Host business luncheons and other networking events with high quality speakers, throughout the year.
  • Host Golf Tournament for networking, business promotion, and fun.
  • Raise thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food and toys for the local food bank and Hamper program through the annual Christmas campaign.
  • RAP Tour – Annual event in which Acheson businesses assist local students learn about industrial jobs and possible apprenticeship positions.
  • Representation on Parkland County Economic Development Board
  • Education Partnerships
  • ABA Certificate and window decal to promote your membership in the Association.


Memberships

All companies, businesses, organizations, individuals or business-related entities are eligible to become members of the ABA. We have two types of membership:

Member: must operate a business or own land in the Acheson Industrial Area.

Members are $300/yr (plus GST) and include all of the benefits.

Members (<10 employees) are $150/yr (plus GST) and include all of the benefits.

Associate Member: Businesses or professionals outside the Acheson Industrial Area. (An organization or business-related entity receiving government funding may apply to become a member of the ABA, but such an application will require ABA Board approval.)

Associate Members are $200/yr (plus GST) and include the benefits above.

However, it is $30/month (plus GST) to advertise on the Electronic Billboard signs.

The ABA accepts memberships throughout the year.  Membership commences when full payment is received and is for 12 consecutive months.  A renewal notice will be emailed on the 11th month of membership.