Your annual membership in The Metro will provide the opportunity to foster “freedom thru economic development” to entrepreneurs. We invite you to join because your support will make the difference in producing economic empowerment for business. Your membership will provide a positive impact on the revitalization and economic development of developing areas, and to the expansion of the economic base of the entire Tyler economy. Membership runs for 12 months.
Business Exposure: The Metro offers our members an opportunity to promote your business on The Metro website, in the Metro Monthly Newsletter, Annual Community Image Awards, and other events in the community.
Community Commitment: Being a member of The Metro makes a statement that you are committed to the future of North Tyler and Smith County as a whole. The Metro encourages you to promote the community and its residents.
Marketing: Each member is featured on The Metro website, providing listing customization options along with the ability to post promotions and community events. Publicity and heightened name recognition allows customers and the community to know who you are. Our goal is the help you maximize your marketing dollars.
Networking: Networking opportunities are available at The Metro. We have membership mixers, annual events, community events and other opportunities to network with other businesses and the community. Networking helps your business grow!
New Business Help: New businesses are featured in the monthly newsletter and monthly email when they join The Metro. New members are also introduced at the membership mixers.
Professional Development: Learning opportunities, professional development and education through small business workshops and seminars to help you start your business, run your business and have a successful business.
Referrals: The Metro refers the public to its members first. Referrals and sales opportunities produce a return on your investment in The Metro.
Return on Investment: Your investment in The Metro is a business expense that will bring a great return on investment through marketing, networking and growth of your business.
Individual: A person who is a supporter of The Metro and all that it stands for; volunteers when needed at various Metro events; and promotes The Metro in the community. This membership level is for non-business owners.
Corporate/Business: A company that provides goods and/or services to the community or other businesses. This includes sole proprietorship up to corporations.
1 - 5 Employees $100
6 - 25 Employees $150
26 – 50 Employees $300
51 – 75 Employees $450
76 – 99 Employees $600
Non-Profit (Public) $100
Non-Profit (Private) $200
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Download membership application package click here