Uptown“Full Membership” is open to those providing a product or service, whether as a business or non-profit, from a building located within the Fan Area footprint.  An “Associate Membership” is available to those who do not qualify as a Full Member.  Annual dues are $50 for both membership types.

FULL MEMBER

A “Full Member” is an organization or individual who regularly offers a product or service, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, from a building located within the Fan Area and has paid the current annual Full Member’s Membership Fee. A Full Member is entitled to all of the benefits of membership. Membership is specifically designed to include home-based businesses. “Regularly offers a product or service” means:

i. As to for-profit businesses:

1) has a business license issued by the City of Richmond for the building; or

2) has or will generate annually at least $5,000 in revenue from the building; or

3) if  the Board makes a good faith determination that the business is conducting a bona fide business enterprise from a building located within the footprint, then upon approval of the Board.

ii. As to a non-profit organization:

1) the organization has a 501(c) designation from the US Internal Revenue Service tied to the building; or

2) the organization has a license issued by the City of Richmond or the State of Virginia tied to the building; or

3) if the Board makes a good faith determination that the organization is conducting a bona fide charitable or non-profit enterprise from the building, then upon approval of the Board.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

An “Associate Member” is an organization or individual who does not routinely offer a product or service, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, from a building located within the Fan Area but supports FABA’s mission and activities and has paid the current annual Associate Member’s Membership Fee. An Associate Member is not entitled to vote or to participate in activities, programs, services and products designated for Full Members only.  Currently, FABA offered no programs or activities for Associate Members.