The Moorestown Business Association was founded in 1974 by a group of business owners and merchants with a goal of improving the business climate for its members. Now celebrating its 40th year in 2014, the MBA has had these following recent highlights:
Year Members Sponsors Dollars Amount Donated Item To Moorestown
2014 304 29 $13,750 $1,300 Main Street Bueatification Project
2013 266 30 $12,750 $5,000 Percheron Park Bench
2012 260 32 $16.500 $1,750 Main St & Camden Ave Flower Baskets
2011 252 28 $12,000 $1,000 Paint of Perkins Center for the Arts
2010 232 14 $6,250 $1,500 Windows On Main Street
2009 231 18 $20,250 $1,000 Community House Donation
2008 220 16 $19,750 $5,000 Community House Donation
2007 204 15 $14,500 $2,500 Emer. Squad Hydraulic Stretcher
2006 145 $10,000 Visioning Project Contribution
2005 108 $1,000 Candlelight Night Pole Banners
The MBA has also done the following in its recent history:
- Added ‘ArtWalk’ to its five other town-wide events in 2009. The MBA was asked to take over this event from the Moorestown Arts Association.
- Donated $1,000 for Town’s "Random Acts Of Kindness” Wristbands in 2008.
- Added the Halloween Parade to its four other town-wide events in 2006; Moorestown Day (which was started in 1976), Candlelight Night (1976), Autumn In Moorestown Festival (1993), and the Easter Egg Hunt (1999). The MBA was asked to take over this parade once the “Make It Moorestown” Committee ceased operations at the end of the year after Moorestown being named “the best place to live in America!” by Money Magazine in July 2005.)
- Annually buys, puts up, and takes down Autumn In Moorestown cornstalks.
- Asked the Township for some sort of Appearance Committee, which became the forerunner of the current Appearance Committee.
- Arranged for two business district trash pickups per week, when only one was originally scheduled.
- Convinced the County to pick up recyclables in the business district, when only residential pickups were originally scheduled.
- Donated 100+ U.S. flags to the Township for light pole decorations in 2001.