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Ways to Engage


Membership is the most important tie we have with each other. It is the common bond that each membership organization, and their people, is dedicated to the purpose of the Association, specifically:

    1. Advance and safeguard the business interests of its members;

    2. Encourage and develop the automotive aftermarket and maintain and further high ethical standards;

    3. Give proper consideration and expression of opinion upon questions affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and the financial, commercial and industrial interest of the Chesapeake region and country.

Membership is open to any organization that directly, indirectly or simply with interest in the automotive aftermarket. The annual membership is $299, which includes the one/the main place of business. Multiple-located businesses pay $49 for each additional location.

Mission Sponsorship

Mission Sponsors are special organizations and individuals who appreciate the actual cost over carrying out the purpose of the Association, and recognize that financial support beyond membership is necessary to effect the mission of CABA. An annual investment of $2500 is rewarded by:

    1. Annual Membership ($299)

    2. 5 additional branch listings in the Directory ($245)

    People sponsoring a mission together

    3. 10 tickets to the CABA Oyster Roast and Annual Awards Dinner ($500)

    4. Dedicated recognition on the CABA website

Business Partnerships

CABA believes strongly in members doing business with members, and offers two ways to create mutual marketing relationships with vendors who share our commitment to the purpose of the Association and willingness to promote CABA (Membership solicitation and marketing support for activities and events) in exchange for the same from CABA. The basic requirements for Business Partnerships are:

    1. Partner agrees to provide a product and/or service that benefits and encourages CABA membership.

    2. CABA and Partner agree to actively solicit CABA membership and the Partner’s products and services when marketing any automotive-related business and provide log of name and contact information to each other monthly

    3. Partner agrees to provide marketing materials for inclusion in CABA Membership Marketing collateral, and CABA will do the same

Marketing Partner

For an annual investment of $899, Marketing receive a significant discount on the costs of marketing their business to the CABA membership...costs they are likely to incur regardless of participation in the program, Marketing Partners receive:

    1. Annual Membership ($299)

    2. 1/2-page Directory ad ($300)

    3. 1/4-page newsletter ad subscription ($300)

    4. Series event sponsor-host ($250)

Affinity Partners

Affinity Partners take their commitment to our purpose to the next level by sharing in the financial benefit of doing business with our membership—a loyal and strong customer-base. For the same $949 annual investment and mutual agreement to terms, Affinity Partners receive:

    1. Annual Membership ($299)

    2. Full-page Directory add ($475)

    3. 1/2-page newsletter ad subscription ($500)

    4. Annual “Affinity Partner” banner advertising subscription on CABA website ($360)

    5. Series event sponsor-host ($250)

    6. For additional financial benefits to the Association in excess of $2500 in a 12-month period ending February 1st, an Affinity Partner will receive: a. 10 tickets to the CABA Oyster Roast and Annual Awards Dinner ($500) w/ recognition at the event

      b. Dedicated recognition on the CABA website

      c. A company showcase article in the Newsletter

Volunteer Service

The heart and soul of the Association lies in its many member volunteers and the tireless effort they put in to make the purpose of the Association a reality. You can help by volunteering—just call the CABA office to learn more about serving the:

  • Board of Directors
  • Finance & Strategic Planning Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
    (Federal Affairs Subcommittee)
    (MD State Legislative Subcommittee)
  • Member & Industry Relations Committee
    (Signature Events Subcommittee)
    (Expo/Trade Show Subcommittee)
  • Workforce Development Committee
    (Technical Training Subcommittee)

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