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SBAM’s membership grows by 134 in February

March 6, 2012

SBAM welcomed 134 new members to the association in February, with almost 90 of them joining specifically for member-only benefits. That gives SBAM 13,409 active members, for a net growth of 2,699 since Feb 2011. SBAM’s 87.99 percent retention rate is the organization’s highest ever.

The 134 new members averaged over 20 employees each.

Other organizational highlights for February:

  • SBAM reached a new high of 500 actively enrolled members in its COBRA services. This milestone makes SBAM one of the three largest COBRA services providers in the state.
  • SBAM launched a website makeover with a more intuitive structure that makes it easier for you to find out how to save money, successfully manage your business or take action on the legislative issues affecting entrepreneurs. New engagement tools help you share information with your social network and exchange ideas and wisdom with your fellow SBAM members.
  • SBAM has placed more emphasis on growing social media channels including the creation of the @SBAM Twitter feed, crossing the 1,600 “like” threshold on the SBAM Facebook page and a steady increase in followers of SBAM on LinkedIn   and Google+.
  • The 134 new members help increase SBAM’s stature and influence in the legislative and regulatory arena. As an example of that influence, SBAM was asked by the Chairman of the House Regulatory Reform Committee to help generate attendance at a “Regulatory Repeal Blitz Town Hall Tour” throughout the state.
  • SBAM is partnering with two terrific small business events in March: The Get Your Business Online With Google program March 7 and the “Grow Your Business” economic gardening event March 20. 

To learn more about what SBAM membership has to offer, please click here. The Small Business Association of Michigan’s mission is to help small and medium size companies succeed by leveraging buying power, engaging in political advocacy, and promoting entrepreneurship.

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