Membership is a great value and includes a listing in the annual Discovery Guide, as well as the opportunity to advertise within that guide at a discounted rate.
In addition, membership includes a business listing on this website and each of the four kiosks located in Gooderham, Cardiff, Wilberforce and Harcourt. Membership also offers the opportunity to advertise on all kiosks and includes brochure/rack card space at those same kiosks.
The AGBA offers Member2Member Workshops - members teaching fellow members skills in a small, free workshop setting. Members have had the opportunity to learn and grow with each other.
In 2017 AGBA offered to its members online learning with www.lynda.com at 80% off the standard price. 24 hrs a day learning for social media, software, business techniques and much more. One year full membership to learn when they could make the time.
The Association also offers education through guest speakers, support for business-to-business, networking opportunities, volunteering opportunities and much more. We can all do more by working together.
In addition to offering membership advertising opportunities and education, the AGBA also has expectations from its members.
Each member is encouraged to follow the AGBA Code of Conduct
As a community based business association, we encourage our membership to apply the following principles when conducting business:
Pride in the AGBA & Community
Commitment to Customer Service
Necessary Credentials, Coverage(s) and Conduct to Operate our Businesses
Commitment to Local Employment, Culture and Economic Development
Willingness to Charge Competitive Rates
Support and Protect our Environment