Business Friends Program

“Business Friends” Enrollment Benefits

Why consider supporting Sherwood Forest resident family’s mission to insure the wellbeing of the neighborhood?

  • Easy way to boost your recognition and traffic among 265 neighborhood families.
  • Build loyalty from these affluent households with targeted messaging opportunities.
  • Feel pride in contributing back to the community of hyper-local customers.

Measurable annualized benefits geared to support your business goals:

  1. Attractive logoed Sherwood Forest Business Friend certificate for display in your business.
  2. Linked banner placement on the Sherwood Forest website for 12-months.
  3. Prominent listing and 30-word description/profile on the Business Friends of Sherwood Forest page with link to your website or Facebook page.
  4. Linked banner placement in the monthly Crier eNews, the first-rate messaging platform sent to 245 with an average open rate of 54%.
  5. Opportunity to post on the SFNA Facebook page (294/313 page likes/followers) and private group (156 members)
  6. Invite your employees to join for some family fun at Sherwood Forest block party events like National Night Out, Halloween and Spring Fling, Santa’s Hayride and Belser Arboretum monthly open house tours.
  7. Become an Honored Sponsor of Sherwood Forest events with cash and in-kind donations.
  8. Owners and general managers are invited to join neighborhood leaders at our festive 12th Night, adult holiday potluck gathering held in January.
  9. Send a representative to quarterly meetings and be given the floor to introduce your business offerings.
  10. Beautify your property image with free trees via the Forest Friends committee.

Who’s invited to play?

  • Businesses large and small
  • Commercial Building Owners
  • Residential Landlord Owners
  • Service Providers: Realtors, Plumbers, Electricians, Insurance, HVAC, Roofers, Lawn & Garden, Pest Control, etc.

What’s the 12-month ticket to play?

Member levels:
Seedling (generic and small, but critical for all that comes after) – $100
Redbud (small tree with “bud” symbolizing beginnings) – $100-249
Sweetgum (larger tree, with the “sweet” connoting a “sweet” deal) – $250-499
Longleaf Pine (long-lasting, large, and resilient) – $500-999
Mighty Oak (while not a species, it’s indicative of how important all oaks are, and of course the “mighty” identifies it as super strong and big) – $1000+

How to join?

  1. Complete the Business Friend registration.
  2. Fund your annual membership with check to Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association.
  3. Provide 30-word profile, and logo and/or finished banner artwork

For more information, contact Pat Mason at or call (803) 467-9570.