Join the rBGA!

The RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA) is comprised of members from business, labor, non-profit organizations, government, and education working together to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities for the people of the Riverbend. We invite you to become a part of this growing organization.

We’re delighted in your interest in becoming a member of the RiverBend Growth Association. Please complete the form below, and a member of our staff will contact you regarding your company dues.

NOTE: ​Membership dues in the RBGA may be tax-deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues paid to the RBGA are not a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.​

There is a one-time $25.00 application fee upon joining in addition to your dues investment rate.


As a past member of the RiverBend Growth Association, I was already familiar with the benefits of being an RBGA member before rejoining in the latter part of 2020. I was lucky to time my rejoining to where I could also participate as an RBGA member in the LeadHERship 2020 women’s seminar hosted in October. What an incredibly rewarding networking and development experience that was!

Being delivered through a virtual format, I questioned if I would really reap any benefits from participating. All I can say now is ABSOLUTELY! This has been true for all the events and meetings I’ve participated in with the RBGA as our virtual host – including not only the LeadHERship 2020 Seminar, but also the RiverBend Community Update Forums, Wine Down Wednesdays, and the monthly Community Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion.

Membership in the RiverBend Growth Association has real value, and the ROI has been incredible for me and for my small business. It has helped me grow both professionally and personally; I have connected with and learned about people, companies, and organizations who I may have never crossed paths with otherwise. I have learned more about what is going on in our communities and where the future is headed. Thanks to their virtual platform, business has continued growing, and I have stayed engaged in community conversations that further facilitate me to maintain my own part toward the greater good.

Melissa Meske

Owner, Melissa Meske Publications (