Enhancing the Towson Community

The Towson Business Association, Inc. (TBA) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1964 to plan a program of action to enhance the Towson community. TBA represents more than 250 businesses that are concerned with making Towson a better place to live, work and visit. One of its key functions is to serve as a unified voice for Towson businesses, both at public hearings and as a representative to the other Towson groups which all share a common goal to assure planned growth in Towson. One of TBA’s missions is to strengthen existing businesses as well as help new ventures succeed. One way it assists and promotes local companies is the publication and distribution of an annual Towson Business Directory and this excellent street map.

The TBA coordinates and/or promotes special events to attract visitors to the Towson area. The Towsontown Spring Festival is held each year during the first weekend in May and has become one of the largest outdoor festivals on the east coast. Over 200,000 people attend the two-day event, with five stages of live entertainment, arts and crafts, ethnic foods and plenty of family fun.

Summertime brings a host of outdoor activities! The July 4 Parade is coordinated entirely by volunteers and funded by contributions from businesses, organizations and the public at large. This Towson family tradition has grown to become one of the most impressive parades in the region.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant at the Towson Farmers Market on Thursdays throughout the summer. Allegheny Avenue is closed each week between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm so that local farmers can offer their produce, cut flowers, plants and baked goods for sale.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Networking Breakfasts
Think you don’t have time for networking events? Well, we’ve managed to schedule our breakfasts so they’ll fit in with your work day. Come to our events, held four times a year (that’s only four hours!) and meet other business people with schedules just like yours. We begin at 8:00 am and you should be on your way by 9:00 am. What will you gain? It’s an opportunity to get to know our board, other TBA members, and maybe a new contact or two. Give us a try! For more information and a schedule of events, call the TBA at 410-825-1144.

Annual Golf Outing
The TBA Annual Golf Outing is always a sellout! Enjoy a relaxing day while treating your clients to a day of golf. We offer the perfect setting for getting to know other professionals who enjoy golf as much as you do. Whether you’re a beginner and just want to work on your game, or you’re on par with the best, be sure to sign up for this exciting event by calling the Towson Business Association, Inc. today!

All Towson businesses are encouraged to join the Towson Business Association, Inc. For more information about membership in the TBA, call 410-825-1144.

 


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