Membership Benefits

The CBA provides a forum for discussing issues involving Corktown businesses and keeps members up-to-date on major developments, revitalization efforts and technical resources.

Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide a forum for businesses to engage with one another

  • Provide an avenue for collective advertising efforts

  • Provide a forum for timely information regarding programs that can aid businesses or property development

  • Provide a collective voice to local government and the community

What You Get

  • Monthly CBA membership meeting

  • Added to the CBA Google Group discussion

  • Access to private member webpage

  • Access to technical resources and skills workshops

  • Invites to private city and community events on behalf of the CBA

  • Opportunity to build relationships and partner with other Corktown businesses, developers, property owners, community organizations, and local government

  • Connections with local, national, and international news outlets and organizations

Membership Options

1. Business or Property Owner - $100 annually
Includes: listed on our business directory, access to all information under What You Get 

2. Corporate Sponsor - $500 minimum annually
Includes: everything under Business Owner PLUS blog post profile, social media post, and highlighted on our website

What You Give

  • Membership fee that impacts our physical environment, events, and ability to advocate on your behalf

  • Your voice in key issues surrounding our community

  • Your time whether it's attending the monthly membership meeting, joining a committee, or volunteering for a project or event


How to Join


Step 1

Fill out the membership form.

Step 2

Pay your membership fee in the following ways:

  1. Send check/money order to:
    Corktown Business Association
    PO Box 32310 
    1401 W. Fort St
    Detroit, MI 48232

  2. Pay your Square invoice with a credit card. Didn’t get an invoice? Email to have one sent to you.

  3. Bring a check or credit card to the next CBA meeting (last Tuesday of every month).

Step 3

Join us for our next membership meeting.

CBA Working Groups

Joining a working group is a great way to set the CBA's priorities and actively shape Corktown's future. Contact the chair to get started.

Bob Roberts

Jon Koller

Erin Gavle

Sub Committee

Community + Outreach
Debra Walker

Sub Committee


Jon Koller




Check out some of the events the CBA has organized or sponsored to support our community.