ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Since 2018, That Brown Bag has proven to be an invaluable resource connecting the consumer to over 600 local, black owned businesses in the Western New York Area.
And now, The Brown Bag Business Association has been established to be a support system to you, the business owner, and to aid you in your quest to provide exemplary service to your customers and community.
Through economic, educational, workforce and community development, the Brown Bag Business Association looks to provide benefits that will not only help cultivate our members but also help the community grow.
To apply for membership:
*Your business MUST be at least 51% black owned to be eligible for membership
*If your business is on social media the page(s) MUST be active and public BUSINESS page(s) on either Facebook and/or Instagram for cross promotional services
(**Private and/or personal pages are NOT eligible for reposts/shares.)
*Your business must provide customer service at levels consistent with the Brown Bag principles and mission (Multiple unresolved customer complaints or issues will result in cancelation of your membership and deletion from the directory)
*You agree to have customer grievances arbitrated by That Brown Bag Business Association where necessary. (**All final decisions of actions to rectify any issues presented are at the discretion of the business owner)
Membership Benefits Include:
LISTING IN THE ANNUAL HARD COPY AND DIGITAL DIRECTORY
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARES & REPOSTS (FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER)
INCREASED VISIBILITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
ACCESS TO BROWN BAG SPONSORED SEMINARS, WEBINARS, AND NETWORKING EVENTS
ACCESS TO THE BROWN BAG BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK GROUP & NEWSLETTER
ACCESS TO PREMIUM PRICING ON BROWN BAG MARKETING PACKAGES
ACCESS TO PREMIUM PRICING ON BROWN BAG MERCHANDISE
WINDOW CLING AND DIGITAL LOGO TO DISPLAY YOUR BROWN BAG CERTIFIED STATUS