History/Mission for the Plover Area Business Association
The Plover Area Business Association (PABA) was established in the spring of 1979 at the Sky Club Restaurant. Original committee members included Larry Mankins (Stevens Point Area Chamber of Commerce), Robert Worth (President of Stevens Point Chamber of Commerce), Dennis Freund (owner/Sky Club Restaurant), and Jim Harmon (Representative of American Potato Co.). Dennis Freund was elected the first President of PABA in 1981.
The Plover Area Business Association was formed to give the Plover area businesses a stronger role in the Stevens Point Area Chamber of Commerce and Central Wisconsin. PABA also provided camaraderie between the business people of Plover.
Today, PABA is composed of a Board of Directors, the PABA Backers, the Programming & Events Committee, the Community Development & Marketing Committee, and its Members.
The mission of PABA is to foster and advance business and community interests throughout the Greater Plover Area.
General Membership meetings/events are generally held the second Thursday of each month. An announcement of an upcoming event is sent to the members approximately two weeks prior to the event. The MEMBER- FYI newsletter shares news of upcoming events on the calendar in the near future.
The fiscal year begins June 1st, and Board Members take office at that time. Membership investment payments are payable yearly. The cost for membership investments is as follows: General Membership - $200, Major Sponsor - $550, and Individual - $50. A special, custom category determines membership investment for companies with multiple locations and/or multiple professionals offering services with the General/Major rate plus additional amounts for added locations/principals.
A directory of PABA Membership is listed on this website. Membership in PABA is open to any individual, organization, or firm which has commercial interests in the Greater Plover Area. Membership is granted upon payment of membership annual investment.