Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Merchants Association is to provide professional business building guidance to our members. Develop affordable marketing tools such as social media and the internet. Create employment opportunities for the youth in our neighborhoods. Bundle the purchasing power of the combined membership to attract new business opportunities. Create a sustainable blueprint for promoting the healthy economic growth of our membership.

President Mission Statement

My mission is to establish and sustain a national prominence to MLKJDMA, create and foster sustainable prosperity to the corridor and those merchants who call it home, and align MLKJDMA to be a strategic resource to the Mayor’s Office and City Council.

Services Available To Our Members

Marketing Concepts

Marketing is how you inform your customers of your business.

Business Concepts

Be familiar with business concepts within your business model

Strategic Operations  

Explores ways to streamline your operations thus generating more profit.

Sales Concepts

Tie-In Sales, Cross Merchandising, Bundling Products or Services

Growth Strategies

This combines many functions designed to build your business.

Logistics Planning

Involves inventory control, receiving and delivery strategies.

Affordable Web Site

A web presence is critical. Our developer offers sites for as little as $399.

Funding Strategies

Ever try to borrow business funds? We will do our best to assist you.

Monthly Meetings

Held monthly at a members business. Open to all members.

Social Media 

How can Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others help you build business?

Strategic Planning

Business planning for the future. Growth, Profit, Operations and Logistics.

Monthly Newsletter

Previous meeting recap, business concepts and strategies. Looks to the future.

The importance of your membership to the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchant’s Association cannot be overstated. No matter how small or how large you are we value your membership and suggestions. The entire MLKJD corridor will benefit from your involvement.