Membership Information

Letter from President Mike Scotese:


Mayfair Business Association
Mike "Scoats" Scotese,
Mayfair Business Association President
Owner, The Grey Lodge Pub

Dear Mayfair Business Owner,

            It's a new year already, which means we are renewing memberships for the Mayfair Business Association in 2014! I would like to extend the invitation to join us as a member and help us continue to make Mayfair a business destination!.
            I really enjoy being a member of the Mayfair Business Association. In the MBA, we have created real friendships over the years while doing a lot of positive things for the neighborhood. We all have businesses to run and no one is expected to do too much. I think we go a great job of sharing the workload and having a good time while doing it. It's fun, and we are making the neighborhood a better place to be in business.

            We have several exciting changes in the membership to the Mayfair Business Association and we hope you'll consider rejoining us to take advantage of these great incentives! Included in this year's membership fees are:
·        Monthly group ads in the Northeast Times,
·        2014 membership fees will automatically include membership and voting rights in the Mayfair Civic Association
·        Your business specials advertised via the MBA blog and Facebook page which averages over 3,000 readers on a monthly basis.

            Working with other neighborhood organizations, we have been an influential part of making Mayfair better and stronger. Here are some of the great things that happened in 2012:
The MBA sponsored, Mayfair May Fair and the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and Walk, which are typically held on the same day, continue to get bigger and better each year and are now considered an annual tradition. The Mayfair May Fair brings a lot of people onto the Avenue for a day of fun for all ages highlighting the businesses on the Avenue, including the Original Soft Pretzel Factory's annual block party and the 15th Precinct's  PDAC annual Community Day.  The
·        Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and Walk continues to add more and more participants each year. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for the children of fallen police and fire fighters.

·        The Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is another Mayfair community  project that is not officially ours, but one that many of our members are actively involved in. The number of people who come to the Avenue for the parade is really inspiring. The Thanksgiving Parade is proof that Frankford Avenue is an alive and vital destination for many families looking to maintain important traditions and we at the MBA are committed to keeping it that way.
·        Through the MBA, we have a direct line to city and state government. The MBA has strong relationships with our city councilman Bobby Henon and our state representative Kevin Boyle. Both of their offices have been great to work with. They can't cut through all the red tape, but they sure as heck try to.
·        We made some additions to the MBA sponsored annual Mayfair Christmas Tree Lighting and had a truly overwhelming turnout. We incorporated the Mayfair Christmas Village and Craft Fair featuring MBA members as well as independent crafters and artisans selling their goods in an outdoor market. At the Tree Lighting we had seasonal music, hot chocolate and cookies to lend to the festive and family atmosphere.
·        The Mayfair Town Watch has been reorganized and reenergized. We look forward to continue that relationship and to work closely with them on safety issues along Frankford Avenue.

            Your support, both by paying dues and by being an active member, helps support all of these great events and strengthen those organizations within Mayfair which directly benefit the members of Mayfair community who frequent your businesses.

            Attached is the application and membership prices for the 2014 Membership. Please fill out the application if you are NEW member or if there any major changes to your old membership information. If there are no changes, please feel free to just send your membership dues.

            Please make checks payable to the "Mayfair Business Association". Dues should be mailed or dropped off to:

BellaLisa Hair Studio
3530 Cottman Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19149-1606

            We are definitely doing something right here in Mayfair. Things are not perfect... yet, but we are turning them around. This is a great and exciting place to be right now. Please join us in making Mayfair even better!

Thank you,

Mike "Scoats" Scotese
President, Mayfair Business Association
Owner, The Grey Lodge Pub

3530 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19149-1606
Michael “Scoats” Scotese |President| • Lisa Greco |Treasurer |

More membership info coming soon.