The Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association


Joining the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association is GREAT for your business. Effort is important but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference. Our partnership will connect you to your current and potential customers along with other local Forest Acres business owners. It is not how hard you work but how much you get done. Let us help you work smarter NOT harder.


1. We will help you get and stay connected to the Forest Acres community.
We will ensure you received the most relevant news, opportunities, and information at our quarterly member meetings, through our monthly newsletter, or on our website so that you stay up to date and connected with the Forest Acres community without a lot of additional work.

2. FARMA events will allow you to network, learn from other local business owners, and market your business.
What better way to learn what is working for other local businesses in Forest Acres?
Connect, network, partner, and learn from other local business owners in our community.

3. We offer extremely affordable advertising opportunities to help market your business.
What other advertising opportunity offers you a year’s worth of marketing at this price point? With opportunities on our website, at community events, networking at member events, you can’t find this much exposure for this little money!

4. Our membership has a strong voice with local and city government.
The Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association promotes a professional business environment that will provide a strong collective voice that will work with local and city government to support efforts that are best for the Forest Acres Community.

5. Have the opportunity to add your events, sales, specials, etc to our Community Calendar – the go to calendar for Forest Acres, Columbia, and throughout the Midlands!
The Community Calendar on is the GO TO Community Calendar in Forest Acres, Columbia, and throughout Forest Acres. Add your events, specials, sales, etc to the calendar to gain additional exposure for your business.

6. Attend ALL Business Training Events!
FARMA will offer quarterly events focused on building stronger local businesses in Forest Acres.