New Business Organization makes Big Impact on Midland

Empowering the community to reach its fullest potential Amanda Fischer   The success of a community is measured in many ways and is created by even more individuals and groups. One organization that works daily to invest in the community is the Midland Business Alliance, or MBA. A culmination of economic development efforts and like the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, CBM Services, MITCON and the Innovation Center, the MBA is Midland’s fully integrated business hub and voice for more than 3,000 businesses in the area, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The MBA is strategically aligned with community members and organizations to boost innovation and entrepreneurship; attract, retain and expand business; attract and develop talent; and advocate for business, all cornerstones of a successful community. Although many know the MBA as a resource for businesses, it also provides programs and services to empower Midland businesses and residents to help the community reach its fullest potential. “We try and bring everybody together and try to be a convener to make sure people have the resources and tools they need to succeed and grow – that’s really at our core,” said Tony Stamas, MBA president and CEO. Although the MBA only fully came to fruition over the past few years, it houses area legacy programs as well as new initiatives that connect thousands of individuals to the community they live and work in. Some of its more well-known initiatives include:
  • Leadership Midland
  • Midland Young Professionals
  • Alliance Awards
  • Midland Area Farmers Market
  • MYPros Crowdfunding
  • Model Canvas
  • Business workshops
Stamas said the MBA is constantly working to improve its already successful programming, as well as create new ones to help Midland stay on the cutting edge. “It’s the group perspective that we need to continue to work together to grow our community, to preserve our legacy but also look to what tomorrow is going to bring,” said Stamas. In addition to its programs, MBA staff helps improve the area through various community service ventures like reading to children, working at the Santa House and planting flowers along the main corridor. “Beyond what we do as an organization, we want to make sure we’re all involved,” said. Stamas. “We’ve got a great team here and look to how we can be impacting our community.” To learn more about the MBA and how it invests in the community, visit midlandbusinessalliance.org.

Empowering the community to reach its fullest potential

Amanda Fischer

 

The success of a community is measured in many ways and is created by even more individuals and groups. One organization that works daily to invest in the community is the Midland Business Alliance, or MBA.

A culmination of economic development efforts and like the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, CBM Services, MITCON and the Innovation Center, the MBA is Midland’s fully integrated business hub and voice for more than 3,000 businesses in the area, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

The MBA is strategically aligned with community members and organizations to boost innovation and entrepreneurship; attract, retain and expand business; attract and develop talent; and advocate for business, all cornerstones of a successful community.

Although many know the MBA as a resource for businesses, it also provides programs and services to empower Midland businesses and residents to help the community reach its fullest potential.

“We try and bring everybody together and try to be a convener to make sure people have the resources and tools they need to succeed and grow – that’s really at our core,” said Tony Stamas, MBA president and CEO.

Although the MBA only fully came to fruition over the past few years, it houses area legacy programs as well as new initiatives that connect thousands of individuals to the community they live and work in. Some of its more well-known initiatives include:

  • Leadership Midland
  • Midland Young Professionals
  • Alliance Awards
  • Midland Area Farmers Market
  • MYPros Crowdfunding
  • Model Canvas
  • Business workshops

Stamas said the MBA is constantly working to improve its already successful programming, as well as create new ones to help Midland stay on the cutting edge.

“It’s the group perspective that we need to continue to work together to grow our community, to preserve our legacy but also look to what tomorrow is going to bring,” said Stamas.

In addition to its programs, MBA staff helps improve the area through various community service ventures like reading to children, working at the Santa House and planting flowers along the main corridor.

“Beyond what we do as an organization, we want to make sure we’re all involved,” said. Stamas. “We’ve got a great team here and look to how we can be impacting our community.”

To learn more about the MBA and how it invests in the community, visit midlandbusinessalliance.org.

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