Any business, organization, professional or individual in Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Warren, Crawford, Venango or Elk counties can apply for membership in the FCBA. Whether you are a corporation or a sole-proprietorship, a one-man show or employer of 1 or 100, are an individual interested in local economic development or a non-profit organization or government agency, you are invited to join the FCBA and help us achieve our goals. Applications are approved at the first Board meeting after an application is submitted.

Our goal is to assist in business and economic growth for Forest County and the surrounding area. We realize that in rural areas we must take a regional approach to business and economic development, therefore the importance of including businesses located around the periphery of Forest County.

Dues Schedule

Membership rates are based on the type of applicant:

Type Price
Individual $40/yr an individual who wishes to support the Alliance’s mission and efforts
Non-profit $60/yr an agency or non-profit charitable or membership-based organization that wishes to support the Alliance’s mission and efforts
Business/Professional $80/yr a business or practicing professional offering goods or services
Business Association $40/yr/business member
(minimum of 5 members)
an association having by-laws and/or recognized as an association by a government entity and consisting of five or more business members

Many “chamber” organizations have a complicated dues structure based on type of business as well as number of employees and/or annual sales. The FCBA has structured its membership based only on type of applicant, charging additional fees only when members receive additional benefits because they have more employees or members, more locations, etc.

Memberships are aligned with the calendar year. A Meet & Greet event is typically held in October to kick-off the annual Membership Drive, followed by another Meet & Greet in the spring to wrap up the Membership Drive.