mission of the Professional Association of Businesses (PAOB)
is to serve as a supporting entity for business development,
project consulting, and public relations for its members while
also fostering initiatives aimed at building better communities.
Learn more about the association
founded for the benefit of today’s professional and
encouraging support for our local communities.
The Professional Association of Businesses (PAOB) is a membership-based
association comprised of executives, business professionals,
companies, and nonprofit organizations. Members are predominately
selected by invitation from preexisting members, however individuals
are encouraged to apply. The PAOB is a progressive association
founded on the belief called "Approach 50/50", that
the need to develop a successful business must be matched
by the need to support the community. This balance is essential
in maintaining sustainable economic growth and contributes
to ongoing social change within our local communities. The
PAOB provides quality and innovative services to meet the
needs of its diverse membership. Members can take advantage
of a variety of tools and resources provided by the PAOB that
enhance their business and special projects to measuring their
community involvement. With an inward concentration on building
top-notch membership services and an outward approach on exposing
the amazing community work produced by PAOB
members, we are continually raising the bar on the power
look to create a variety of diverse programs that impact local
communities and add to the next generation.
The PAOB focuses on three key areas of community
development. Workshops on topics from business development
to youth mentoring are created through PAOB's Educational
Development Programs. Community projects that support small
business and charitable causes are developed under PAOB's
Community Development Programs. Professionally capturing and
broadcasting the work of the PAOB, its partners, and their
efforts to improve their communities is the emphases of PAOB's
Media Relations Program. It is through these programs that
PAOB’s commitment is seen and set apart.
PAOB was founded by understanding the challenges faced by
entrepreneurs and their need to contribute to the community.
The PAOB was developed and founded by Binchmark
(BMA). BMA is an award-winning, industry recognized, marketing
and project development company. The PAOB provides a solution
to professionals and businesses looking to get involved with
the community while obtaining the comprehensive services necessary
to build business competitiveness, credibility and increase
overall awareness. Addressing these needs within this unique
outlet is how BMA has continuously lived up to its name. BMA
has a history of launching a myriad of business projects,
including diverse marketing plans and strategies for medical
groups, restaurants, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and
non-profit organizations. BMA has repeatedly achieved award-winning
recognition for conception of innovative projects that make
an impact in the community and the business world.
BMA's record is seen in its development of the Notice Today
Network and BMA Project GIVE. In 2009 the Notice Today Network
– formerly known as Hampton Roads LIVE/HRL was formed.
HRL was a news media and television production outlet that
provided multimedia news coverage via television, publishing,
and online news distribution. The HRL TV show led a series
of exclusive interviews with people such as Trans-Siberian
Orchestra founder, Paul O’Neil; NASCAR driver, Jeffrey
Earnhardt; the 12th President of the Philippines, Fidel Valdez
Ramos; NBC Today Show co-host, Al Roker, Chief Technology
Officer and Assistant to the President of the United States,
Aneesh Chopra; and more.
In 2010, Hampton Roads LIVE/HRL was awarded the Commitment
to Excellence Award for participation as a host site for the
Bryant & Stratton College Internship Program. HRL stood
with other worthy nominees including Sentara Family Medicine
Physicians and the Virginia Beach Police Department.
In 2011, Hampton Roads LIVE/HRL was awarded the Silver Award
Winner as Best of Business to Business for the Hampton Roads
region for Best Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising
by the Virginian Pilot and Inside Business.
In 2011, BMA launched BMA Project GIVE, an initiative to support
charitable and non-profit causes by providing discounted or
pro-bono development services, professional media services
and volunteer hours. In 2012, BMA Project GIVE was awarded
the 2012 Community Move Maker Award for service contributions
and development efforts to help non-profit organizations and
special causes by the non-profit Teens With a Purpose with
NBC’s Today Show co-host, Al Roker.
It is BMA’s ever-evolving methodologies and dedication
to the enhancement today’s business professional and
local communities that lead to the establishment of the PAOB.
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