Merchant Organizing & BID Formation is a service that we began offering in FY 2016 when Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams allocated funds to HABNET Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of organizing a Merchant Association on Nostrand Avenue from Farragut Rd to Snyder Ave. This initiative is new and still in progress.
There are many benefits to having a Merchant Association, including:
● Civic engagement allows merchants to join forces
● Networking opportunities to share information and resources
● Collaboration among merchants to improve the commercial corridor
● Speaking with one voice to officials & city agencies about needs and concerns