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.
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 $330/yr (plus GST) and include all of the benefits.
Members (<10 employees) are $165/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 $220/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.