Why Join NABA?
For what some may consider a "small" cluster of towns, we sure have a broad reach within our community through our regular meetings, scholarship fundraiser, community events and business owner association:
Monthly NABA Member Meetings
Regular meetings, scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, offer a forum for relaxed networking, presentations from business experts and public officials, and finding out what is really happening in the Newcastle Area that will benefit your business.
Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival - Sponsored by NABA!
When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin orange growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving, samples are eagerly tasted for sweetness and then long hours are spent hand-snipping each stem to bring in the first crop of the season for the Mandarin Festival.
The Mandarin Festival in November is an enormous welcome party for our mandarins (and community!) with good music, convivial company, and great food. Last year's festival was enjoyed by over 30,000 people and this year's going to be even bigger! Open to the public, proceeds are used for NABA college scholarships for local high school students.
Annual NABA Scholarship Fundraiser
Five, $1,000 High School Senior Scholarships are made possible through proceeds from the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival - click here for more information about qualifications and how to enter your high school senior!
Membership Directory and Community Guide
Available online, our NABA membership roster and directory is an invaluable marketing tool is a prime source of information about your business that is shared with the Newcastle Area community and worldwide! We are working on adding more interactivity and providing coupons, discounts and links to current business websites in the months to come!
NABA welcomes new members throughout the year. For a membership packet, please complete and submit a Membership Application after reviewing all the benefits of membership!
Community Donations and Events
NABA works to make our area a better community in which to live and work by donating funds and time to various education and community events such as:
|Sponsor of 21st Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival||"Community Clean-up Day" Committee Assistance|
|Sponsor of Miss Mandarin Pagent||Support Newcastle Community Assoc. with Celebration Day|
|Grants 4, $1000 High School Scholarships Annually|
Great Businesses Help Make For a Great Community!