Columbia Business Association exists for the purpose of networking, referrals, promotion, and exchange of business leads among the members. Membership in the Association presents a great opportunity to extend your circle of potential clients as well as expand your reference list of qualified businesses you can use for referrals.

Membership is restricted to one firm from each business classification, however new businesses are encouraged to join and participate. If you are interested, contact any member and arrange to attend one of our twice-monthly breakfast meetings. Meetings are held at 7:00 AM on the first and third Wednesday of each month at:
 

King's Omelets
10711 NE Halsey St.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Potential CBA members attending a meeting as a guest will have an opportunity make a brief presentation explaining their business, the services or products they offer, and what type of referrals would best suit their particular needs. The CBA Board of Directors will then meet to discuss and approve the potential member's application.


CBA breakfast meetings begin with the President giving a quick status report on the Association followed by a short report from each attending member stating the nature of their business and noting any new or ongoing business or referrals with other member companies. CBA also encourages recruitment of quality businesses and we share with the group who we have invited to become a member. Each meeting offers members, on a rotating basis, time to deliver a presentation about their business, what they can do for us, and how best to refer others to their services.

The initial Association membership fee is $75 with semi-annual dues of $50. Regular attendance is encouraged, but we do understand the occasional unexpected circumstance, so we have made a provision where a substitute may attend in your absence. However, if more than two consecutive meetings are missed, your exclusive business slot and association membership will be available for another business in the same category. Upon attendance of twelve consecutive meetings members earn $25 in "Columbia Cash" which can be redeemed at any CBA member business.

Columbia Business Association members are encouraged to bring a supply of their business cards to the meetings for display and to share with other members.

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