MDBA – Malaga and Districts Business Association
The Growth Box
5 Carson Road.
Malaga, WA 6090
Phone:(08) 9248 2526
CEO: Clive Haddow
Office Manager: Karen Roberts
About the MDBA
The Malaga and Districts Business Association (MDBA) was established with the aim of providing its members with benefits that would enhance their business opportunities and improve the working environment of the district.
Now 23 years later, the MDBA is still going strong. It offers and gives access to a variety of different benefits and services to its members. By joining members can improve areas of their business such as networking, advertising opportunities, information gathering and social events.
Members can expect a number of benefits from the MDBA such as:
Networking with other members
Members Voice becomes louder as part of an Association with representation on Local & State Government issues
Direct access to CoSBA (Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc.)
Support for members business including informing and referring other businesses to each other
Informative and entertaining networking events
Constant updates on topics that could affect or influence members business decisions
Membership involvement in giving advice and suggestions on how to improve the MDBA for all members
Membership fees are Tax Deductible
The MDBA helps host numerous events throughout the year with members receiving a discounted price. The benefits from these events are:
Networking opportunities – Members get the opportunity to network with other members and special guests
Promoting local business through location, catering, guest speakers and sponsorship
Winning Business Awards that can be displayed at members businesses and have their success recognised in the community.
A social night out
Events That We Assist Are:
Breakfast Club – with a special guest speaker at each event.
Annual Awards Night– Not only is this a great night out but it provides an opportunity for networking, advertising and recognition of achievement.
Sundowners – Members of the Association have the opportunity to host a sundowner. This is an occasion for that member to open their doors and invite fellow members for nibbles and drinks in order to present the host business to them. These events are excellent for marketing a business as it brings interested members closer. The MDBA assists in marketing these event to all members of the Association.
Presidents Luncheon – A chance for members to come together and talk about issues affecting businesses in and around Malaga.
Business Women networking event– a great chance for the local business women to get together.
Monthly coffee networking events
Golf day – chance to enter a team and compete with other businesses
“Quit Targa West Rally” VIP tent – members get a chance to see the rally from a great location whilst still being able to network and relax.
Surprise Event Night – A fun night of networking and socialising
The MDBA provides a network of websites:
The Growth Box, our main site which houses the MDBA and The Growth Box (our Office Area and Digital Business Training Hub) which provides a quick and easy way to access a variety of information as well as latest business news.
TGB Events, which shows our calendar of events and allows bookings to each event.
TGB Masterclass, which will deliver topical digital training to help our members.
Malaga Local Business Directory, which showcases every member’s business and raises their online profile so each member can be found.
A PREMIUM FREE listing of their business on the Malaga Local Business website
Advertising space can be purchased by members
Up-to-date information on important topics
Members calendar for upcoming events on TGB Events website
Access to ongoing Digital BusinessTraining on TGB Masterclass website
Gallery of photographs from past events
The MDBA newsletter is distributed to over 2,000 businesses in Malaga every 2 months. It provides advantages such as:
Articles on business advice, business planning, accounting, industrial relations issues, occupational health and safety, banking, workers compensation, marketing and more.
Members Business Profile in the newsletter for free
Special Member Advertising Rates in the newsletter
Members able to put flyer inserts such as surveys, special deals etc.
A weekly eNewsletter is sent out to members with updates and news from the MDBA, members, City of Swan and the government. The eNewsletter is also great way to advertise Sundowners which members may be having or other events going on around Malaga that may be of interest to MDBA members.
More services are currently being developed to assist members in becoming more successful with their business activities. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.
New members are a large part of our future. By joining the MDBA, new businesses not only benefit themselves but also our current members. They bring with them (new) business knowledge, new ideas, new trading opportunities.
The membership of the MDBA involves nothing more than to complete the registration form, which needs to be reviewed by the Committee, and agree to abide by the constitution and rules of the Association.
Please see the Members Application page for more information.
PLEASE NOTE Membership fees and renewals are for a 12 month period from date of joining.