The TCBA is an organization that helps foster growth within the Thames Centre business community in hopes of the development and promotion of business to business, customer growth and recognition that ensures the businesses of the Thames Centre community continue to grow and prosper.
The TCBS acts as a unified voice for businesses of all sizes and interests in Thames Centre
To facilitate more Business to Consumer activities
To facilitate more Business to Business activities
To provide professional development and networking opportunities for its members
To sponsor activities that promote membership in and/or raise public awareness of the Association and its members, and
To promote and nurture business in Thames Centre
The TCBA is comprised of members of Thames Centre businesses that seek to provide superior goods and services to their community and clients.
What We Do & Benefits to Your Business
Our executive meets each month to discuss, plan and organize ways to network our members with various business events, get together and functions
We host a general meeting for our members every other month - this is to encourage networking between members and to discuss the most recent executive meeting
We host an annual Golf Tournament each year sponsored by our business group and open to players over a wide area, and hope to see you there for some great golfing, food, networking and prizes! This is an event that is always much anticipated. Proceeds of this event go a long way to aid in the work of the TCBA in the community.
We host several educational seminars, guest speakers, and networking events
Take advantage of our Banner and Sign Promotional Program
Business Directory on our Website: The World Wide Web is at your disposal, with membership in the association, your business will be listed in the directory on our website and your website is linked out to your website.
The TCBA is also linked to the municipal website, www.thamescentre.on.ca
Facebook/Social Media - Connect with TCBA on Facebook and we will connect with you!
Small Business Week in October - The TCBA host an event each year. Check our What's New and Events page in September for details on the Small Business Week event happening for that year.
Your membership provides a collective presence in the municipality as we strive not only to enhance Thames Centre and surrounding area but also to provide a voice that speaks to business issues and concerns within the whole municipality. By meeting regularly with other members who share a common interest, the association will endeavour to keep its members abreast of latest developments, not just in the immediate area, but also in other areas that have a direct impact on our businesses.
Over the past 17 years or so since its inception, the TCBA has formed a number of committees that have contributed greatly to the esthetic, social and business life of our community. We invite you to become involved in a committee. By doing so, you build stronger relationships with other members and contribute to the local community efforts.
Our Membership consists of:
General Membership shall be open to businesses, professional persons, and not-for-profit business organizations operating in the Municipality of Thames Centre and area, including the adjacent communities of Thamesford and Belmont, but excluding the City of London. General membership offers full voting rights at meetings and other such membership privileges.
Affiliate Membership shall be open to other such businesses and professionals offering services to the communities of Thames Centre, but who do not have a physical location in the Municipality. Membership in this group shall not include voting rights at meetings, participation in promotional advertising campaigns, and eligibility for reduced fees for events organized by the TCBA.
The Executive Committee shall consider nominations for Honorary Membership for persons and businesses with former associations with the TCBA. Such applications will be put forward at regular monthly meetings for approval by the membership. Honorary members may participate in all monthly and Annual General Meetings (AGM) exclusive of voting privileges, but shall not be included in Association advertising promotions.