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2017-02-24 / Top 100 Organizations

Meyersdale Area Merchants Association

Est. 2010

In early 2009 the Meyersdale Borough Council created a task force to address economic issues in the community. The initial group included business leaders, borough representatives and concerned citizens. The group held brainstorming sessions to address the needs of the community and to identify ways to improve Meyersdale. The task force held open public meetings to get input from citizens. The group met weekly, for nearly a year, before formally organizing as the Meyersdale Area Merchants Association (MAMA) in 2010.

The Meyersdale Area Merchants Association is a group of forward-thinking and business- minded individuals comprised of over 100 members with a board of directors who meet on a monthly basis and general members who meet monthly. The primary focus of the association is to promote and nurture an environment of goodwill and prosperity among businesses, citizens and community organizations. One of the key goals of MAMA is to instill “think local, buy local and dine local” in the minds of all community members.

One of the first projects of the Merchants Association was the formation and continued support of the Maple City Farmers Market. In the summer of 2009, the Maple City Farmers Market successfully opened for its first season and had sales of more than $40,000. The farmers market continues to grow in both the number of vendors and patrons.

The Meyersdale Area Merchants Association takes great pride in the coordination of their “Small Business Saturday” activities. This year MAMA held a 12-day event that included a cookie tour, “Elf on the Shelf,” stamped game card, in-store specials, prizes, a luncheon, a live broadcast and other activities that promoted the Meyersdale business community.

The Meyersdale Area Merchants Association strives on a daily basis to promote the general interests of the Meyersdale area by providing progressive leadership and effective communication.

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