Benefits of Joining

Networking & Collaborating with Local Businesses

What do monthly membership meetings, business after hours, the annual picnic, golf tournament and the Awards Banquet have in common? Networking opportunities with members and prospective members. Be sure to invite a guest and bring plenty of business cards.

Community Involvement

Increase your company's visibility by participating in community events which include: Summerfield Founders' Day Celebration, Summerfield Fire Department Stop, Drop & Roll 5K, Summerfield Elementary RUN school fundraiser, Summerfield Town Tree Lighting and Backpack Buddies and Backpack Ministry programs.

Website Exposure & Cooperative Advertising

A business listing and website link is provided for every member showing their commitment to their community and making them easily accessible to be contacted for business.

Ads are printed in the Northwest Observer and the Summerfield Founders' Day program recognizing the Summerfield Merchants and its members. Membership also allows for special advertising opportunities.

Quarterly Guest Presenters

Increase your business knowledge and learn what is trending for small businesses locally, in North Carolina, and nationally. We will have guest speakers from across the Triad to help you grow your business.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved with the SMA by volunteering. There are several committees (Founder's Day, Membership, Marketing, and Backpack Buddy) to choose from along with community events.

Business Spotlight

Create awareness for your company and generate new business prospects by sponsoring a monthly general membership meeting. Sponsorship allows for a 10 minute presentation to a captive audience. Sponsors are also recognized on the agenda and the website.

Ribbon Cuttings

Merchant members join with town dignitaries to welcome new Summerfield business by helping with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Announcements are published in local newspapers to spotlight the occasion. Just another way to help your business get started with SMA members and the community.

Summerfield Merchants Membership Certificate and Directory

Membership certificates are provided to all members to proudly display at your place of business. The SMA directory is updated as new members join and emailed to all members. Doing business with local businesses is easy when you keep your membership directory in hand.