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Strengthening Madison’s Northside Businesses and Community

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Our Mission

Promoting the Northside Business Community

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Our Members

The Backbone of Our Community

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Get Involved

Volunteer, Network, Join

NBA January Meeting
to Tuesday, Jan. 16
due to snow

6 pm – Meet and greet
7 pm – Dinner
8 pm Speaker Jamar Gary – North District Police Captain
At Kavanaugh's Esquire Club
1025 N Sherman Ave

(608) 249-0193
Please RSVP by Tuesday at noon 1/16/24

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NBA President Sue Gilbertson presented a plaque of appreciation to Jennifer Hockers for term as NBA president from February 2022–July 2023

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Madison’s Northside
Business Association






Network with other business owners

Let your voice be heard in the Northside business community

Get customers, referrals, word-of-mouth advertising, and more

Shave years off your learning curve

Become a Northside insider

Latest News
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"Thanks to the Madison Northside Business Association, we’ve become more known and trusted in our community. Being a member of the NBA has fostered a feeling of belonging in the community.”

Dr. Ross Royster

Madison Chiropractic


"Since I’ve become a member, I feel more informed about what’s happening on the Northside of Madison. And since I’m not a city resident, the NBA has given me access to city information that has helped our business."

Mary Buchholz

Northside Animal Hospital


"The NBA has created awareness for others about the work we do in the community as a non-profit."

Rhonda Adams

River Food Pantry


Upcoming Events

Join Madison’s Friendly Northside Business Community 

Madison’s Northside is best known locally for the Dane County Airport and the former Oscar Mayer headquarters. Meanwhile, the Cherokee Golf Course - soon to be a TPC Network Golf Club - is putting the area on the national map. Locals enjoy catching a game–or a fly ball!--at the Mallards’ stadium, walking, biking, running or fishing at Warner Park, and chowing down on some of the Best in Madison BBQ joints and fish fries. Nature lovers enjoy the protected acres of Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park and Yahara Lake. All these fantastic amenities are helping make the Northside a magnet for new business owners! Many come for the lower rents after being priced out of the Downtown business districts. And they stay for the diverse and down-to-earth community and miles of accessible green space. Craft breweries, restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and professional services signal the demographic shift. Even as the neighborhoods change, the Madison Northside Business Association stands clear in its simple, founding mission: to promote the business community of the Northside. It does this by bringing established business owners together with emerging businesses to benefit everyone. That means promoting fellowship and education among our members through regular meetings, as well as hosting community-wide events. And as the area evolves, we welcome more voices, experiences, and visions for what our neighborhood could become. We hope you’ll join us. What’s your vision for the Northside?

Why Join the NBA?

The NBA has long cultivated a community of business owners helping the Northside thrive. But as new members regularly join us, now’s an especially exciting time. We’re thrilled that our membership’s evolving to reflect our neighborhood’s diversity! And in case you’re wondering, there are tons of reasons to join us. First is the unparalleled networking opportunity. Promote your business services to other members, spread the word about what you do, and grow your referral network. You can even connect with city Alders through the NBA. Then learn about - and from - other business owners. Very often you’ll shorten your own learning curve, as you pick up the ins and outs of running a business on Madison’s Northside. Come to regular dinner meetings, and you’ll be among the first to know about new city and government initiatives. You’ll also get an insider’s view of efforts to promote Dane Buy Local and shopping the Northside. Last but not least, there’s the gift of fellowship to be had. Many friendships built in our meetings have lasted decades. So, we hope you’ll take advantage of the moral and peer support available at the NBA. Don’t do business in doubt, uncertainty, or isolation any longer. Instead, show up. Represent. And contribute your voice to the Northside business community!


Join Us Today! 

Are you a business owner who’s new to the Northside? 

Whether you’re 18 or 80, a native Madisonian or recently arrived, come to our next event and - let’s have a chat! 

It’s Simple To Get Started: 

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Call or email to RSVP for your first dinner meeting. 

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Attend your first dinner meeting on the house.

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If you like what you see and hear, join us! It’s easy to become a member. 

Our established members have many decades of cumulative experience in Northside businesses. And our newer members are right there ready to swap stories, learn, and grow with you.  

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