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RNBA MEMBER BENEFITS (all members)

RNBA WEEKLY EBLAST E-NEWSLETTER & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Circulation: 4,000 subscribers

Frequency: Every Tuesday

Deadline: By noon on Thursdays; first-come, first-serve

Audience: Business professionals in River North

 


 

YOUR LOGIN, ONLINE DIRECTORY LISTING & EVENT REGISTRATION

 

In a welcome email, subject: “Your Login & Member Benefits,” new members receive a unique web link to create a member login. Use that login to log into your member account.

Your member account allows you to:

•Register for events at the member rate (if applicable)
•Make online payments
•Update your Online Directory Listing

Location: RNBA Website  Member Login

 


 

5 CONNECTIONS

 

 

 

1.   Choose 5 businesses you’d like to connect with the RNBA’s Online Directory
2.   The RNBA will email the primary contact person at each of the businesses you select and copy you
3.   You can then reply and schedule a meeting in person or over the phone

 Submission Frequency: 5 connections per year

Location: RNBA Website → Find a Business
Click Here to Submit Your 5 Connections

 

 


 

EBLAST PROMOTION SUBMISSIONS

 sample eblast promo

 Submit the following:

1.   Title
2.   Promotional text
3.   "Call to action” i.e. how to take advantage of your promotion or get in touch
4.   Your address, phone and/or email
5.   A link to more information
6.   Attach your jpg logo

 

Submission Frequency: One free quarterly
Click Here to Submit an Eblast Promotion

 


 

BLOG POST SUBMISSIONS

 

 

 

 Blog Topic Options:
1.  Educational industry tips (No product/service promotion)
2.  Story about how you partnered with a fellow RNBA member

 

Create a Biography:
2-3 sentences explaining your product/service. Include contact information and a “call to action.”

 

Graphics:
•  Photos that demonstrate your blog topic
•  Attach your jpg logo

Submission Frequency: Quarterly
Locations: RNBA Website → 
News & Views
Click Here to Submit a Blog Post

 


 

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING

 

 

1.   Log into Facebook or LinkedIn
2.   Search “River North Business Association”
3.   Like or Follow our page
4.   Create a post

Facebook: River North Business Association
LinkedIn:  River North Business Association
Instagram: @RiverNorthChi
Twitter:  @RiverNorthChi

Facebook Followers: 1,700+; Twitter Followers: 2,800+
Instagram Followers: 2,500+, LinkedIn Followers: 273+

 

Post Frequency: Unlimited
Click Here to Submit a Social Media Post

 


 

JOIN A COMMITTEE

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Volunteer to serve on the committee of your choice and network with approximately 30 members as you meet each month to help shape the organization and contribute your expertise.

 

The benefits include:

•Speak about your business in  a small-group forum

•Relationship-building for quality client connections

•Access to member information to build your network

•The ability to influence the RNBA's member benefits/programs

 

Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Location: Varies
Click the links to request to serve on a RNBA Committee:

Planning & Advocacy Committee
Membership Committee
Program Committee
Marketing and Branding Committee

  


 

RNBA SIGNATURE EVENTS

      

 

There’s no better way to network than while you’re having fun! RNBA’s community events include:

 The River North Business Expo in May

 River North Challenge in July

 Annual Golf Outing in August

 OctoberFeast restaurant tour in October

 ....And more!

 These events help you build professional relationships while enjoying all that the River North community has to offer.

  

Registration: RNBA’s online calendar to preregister.
Location: Varies every month. Check the RNBA Events Calendar.

  


PLATINUM & NONPROFIT ONLY

EBLAST GRAPHIC AD SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Dimensions: 600x400px (max)
Format: .jpg or .png
Color: RGB
File size: 100kb Max
Word count: 30 Max
Include a URL link
Sample ad above (not to scale)


Submission Frequency: One free per year - Platinum / Nonprofit only
For purchase for $250 each - members only 

Click Here to Submit

 


 

PLATINUM ONLY


HOT DEALS

 

1.   Log into your member account (RNBA Website → Member Login)
2.   Click on the ”Hot Deals” button
3.   Complete the Hot Deals form
4.   Once approved, your Hot Deal will appear here: (RNBA Website → Hot Deals)
5.   There is a "Hot Deals” button in every Weekly RNBA eBlast to remind readers to view our Hot Deals

 

Submission Frequency: One free quarterly – Platinum only
Locations: RNBA Website → Hot Deals
   


 

PREMIUM SPOT ONLINE DIRECTORY LISTING WITH LOGO, PHOTOS AND VIDEO


Website visitors use the “Find a Business” link to view the most up-to-date list of RNBA members. Platinum members receive an enhanced listing in this directory that allows them a more visual presentation with logos, photos and video. The listing also will appear in a premium spot, toward the top of the business category selected.

 Location: RNBA Website → Find a Business
Update Your Directory Listing → Member Login

 


 

ROTATING LOGO ON THE HOMEPAGE

 

 

Email your jpg logo to appear on the bottom of the RNBA homepage, rotating with your fellow Platinum members.

Platinum only
Location: RNBA Homepage
Submit Your Logo Here

 


  

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

membership@rivernorthassociation.com

River North Business Association

101 W. Grand Ave, Suite 200 · Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312/645-1047 · Fax: 312/645-1151

www.rivernorthassociation.com