About the Monticello Business and Professional Association
Letter from the President
2012 President’s Report
2012 was a great year for the Monticello Business & Professional Association! We continued our mission to promote and to support Monticello and its business community. As we look back over 2012, I am proud of the work the MBPA has done. Not only have we continued some great traditions, but we have also implemented some new initiatives as well.
Our website, www.monticello-wi.com
, continues to grow, and we have local support which helps to keep the site updated as well as provide ongoing training to our members. Each business member is given a page for free and able to link directly to their own site. We have hired a person committed to improving our website. Your dues provide a meeting with our web master to set up a page on our website and customize it for your business. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this. This is a great opportunity for our members to promote themselves on the internet. We also have a facebook page that helps to get the word out about events going on in Monticello or at member businesses.
The Monticello Money program continues to grow. Every purchase made with Monticello money keeps those dollars working in our community. Monticello money can be used just like cash at any MBPA
MBPA’s Tourism Committee continues to work hard making the downtown attractive and inviting. In addition, the committee supports the Apple Blossom awards. Each spring, awards are presented to residents and business owners who have made significant improvements to their property.
We continue advertising and highlighting local businesses through various venues including Green County Tourism promotions, local newspaper advertising, and radio commercials.
This past November we had 24 Monticello businesses participate in Small Business Saturday. It was a wonderful day with a chili cook off and specials at the businesses with $1,100 raised for Green Cares Food Pantry. MBPA paid for newspaper advertising and radio promotion of the event to draw people to the businesses. It was a great success for our first year. People are already looking forward to the event next year!
With all your help we’ll make 2013 a great year for MBPA and Monticello. We have already begun some plans to have a one day spring event like we did on Small Business Saturday. We will work on ideas to incorporate participation among businesses and hopefully drive more people into your business!
Kathleen Grossen - MBPA President
The MBPA welcomes all area businesses and professionals to join the Monticello Business and Professional Association.
By working together to improve our businesses we can insure a thriving, strong community, one we can all be proud of for generations to come.
Membership in the MBPA is affordable and offers a host of opportunities to promote your business or organization and become more involved in community activities. We invite you to join us in this community venture. The first step is to simply fill out a membership application and either mail it to us or join us at our next meeting. Your membership is both an investment in the community and the future of your own business.
Online Business Directory and Advertising
MBPA membership features include a full-page, color listing in our online member directory PLUS an easy way to post coupons and sales announcements on the website.
The MBPA holds monthly meetings of the membership from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). The location for meetings will be posted on this site and the www.CountySpotlight.com community calendar. The MBPA board also meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Monticello Village Hall.
The MBPA is the Monticello equivalent of a Chamber of Commerce for Monticello, Wisconsin.