What PMSA can do for you?

As a small business owner, you take big risks and face even bigger competition, but you don't have to do it alone. PMSA supports small businesses with everything from promotional resources to networking opportunities. We are led by small business owners themselves, putting the organization in the best position to support your business.

Five reasons why you should support the Puyallup Main Street Association:

 1. Strength in numbers

The Puyallup Main Street Association will help connect you with other small businesses in the community. Through those connections, you can brainstorm new ideas, cover more ground with campaigns and get more people talking about your business. Whether you want to solve a problem within your store or introduce a new initiative to the entire community, membership in our organization will give you strength in numbers. It's a way to make your small business feel just a little bigger.

 2. Proven results

Across the U.S., Main Street organizations have reinvested more than $70 billion since 1980, according to the National Main Street Center. They've also generated more than half a million jobs, rehabilitated more than 268,000 downtown buildings and added more than 132,000 businesses to the economy. In fact, for every dollar a community spends on its Main Street program, the National Main Street Center estimates $32.56 in new local investment occurs. Simply put, the Main Street model works.

The success of Main Street organizations is more than numbers. Behind each organization are the small business-revitalized communities that have been able to flourish as a result of the coalition’s work. Main Street organizations make sure downtown areas are filled with growing businesses, well-lit streets, and seasonal events.

 3. Valuable resources

The long-term results of Main Street organizations speak for themselves, but your partnership also provides a return on investment in the short term. PMSA offers promotional opportunities on social media shout-outs and e-newsletter features.

Aside from promotional resources, PMSA also has special programs for businesses. Partners can apply for a façade improvement grant to assist with signage, exterior paint, awning installation and more. We offer lots of volunteer opportunities along with active participation in many of our special events.

 4. Community leadership

If you have a vision for the community, we can help you advocate for it. The partners of Main Street organizations aren't just small business owners – they're also community leaders.

 5. Local pride

Main Street organizations reflect the investment small business owners make in the community. They demonstrate the pride and enthusiasm local leaders have toward the neighborhood, village or city. Perhaps most importantly, they also work to spread that local pride throughout the entire community.

From holiday parades to weekly Farmers' Markets, the Puyallup Main Street Association makes our community a fun place to live. We get residents excited about the downtown district and all it has to offer, make improvements to the ambiance, host events that draw people to the heart of the community and create traditions to attract visitors from other parts of the state or country. In these ways, PMSA makes your community something to be proud of. Where there's community pride, there's sure to be an abundance of support for small businesses.

Call us today at (253) 840-2631 for more information on how to join this great organization!

(the above text is adapted from Bill Brunelle's article on business.com)