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Member Benefits

Membership within the Growth Association has become a vital business tool and resource for Riverbend companies.

Your membership entitles you to:

  • Add nearly 1,000 names to your prospect list. Mailing labels and lists are an invaluable marketing tool.
  • Publicity for your business through ribbon cuttings or showcases
  • Be published in our annual buyer's guide (circulation 30,000)
  • Attend monthly networking events as an opportunity to network and gain new business
  • Be eligible for Growth Association business referrals. The Growth Association is proud to refer member businesses. Each day we receive calls asking for general information on specific businesses. Members are the first referrals given.
  • Access demographics on our region
  • Linkage between municipalities
  • Participate on one of our active committees and offer your input on our programs in membership and community development
  • Attend a quarterly membership meeting that informs you of upcoming Growth Association events and features a keynote speaker
  • Special event planning assistance
  • Participate in the Universal Gift Certificate Program
  • Discounts for nominally priced seminars and workshops
  • Take advantage of value-added benefits such as discounts by using Constant Contact
  • Business to business discount opportunities
  • Free listing in Business Directory section of website
  • Deduct your membership investment as a necessary business expense


Gift Certificate Program

The Universal Gift Certificate Program allows members the opportunity to promote their business at no cost. Certificates are sold at local banks and are redeemable at more than 40 locations. They make great employee incentive gifts. To participate in the program, members should send an email to info@growthassociation.com.

Click here for a list of participating businesses


New Businesses List

Members can access a list of new regional businesses each quarter providing you with a constant source of new business leads. This Assumed New Businesses list is obtained from the Madison County Clerk via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Download lists below:

2019 list
2018 list
2017 list
2016 list


Prescription Drug Card

The Prescription Drug Card is a free prescription discount program. The program is provided to you by the RiverBend Growth Association and offers an average savings of roughly 30% on both brand and generic medications.  This program is being provided to you and your family to help lower your prescription drug costs.  Simply print your FREE Prescription Drug Card by clicking here.