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The Jacob’s Ladder Business Association (JLBA) is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit business league. Our mission is to provide opportunities for increased prosperity for existing businesses, as well as development and support for new and emerging businesses, through education, networking, events, and marketing, throughout our Western Massachusetts Hilltown region.

How to Join
Thinking about joining or working with us? Come to our next meeting! We meet monthly at different locations around the Hilltowns to discuss new ideas, events, and ways we can help promote each other’s businesses and work together to make the Hilltowns an even better place to live and work. You can download our 2018 application here or apply online here.

Our next meeting is: Saturday, October 21, 9am-11am, at High Hopes Farm and Sugar House, 1132 Huntington Road, Worthington, MA 01098.
Our next event is: Huntington Fall Festival, Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1

Additional Resources
We work with a number of local organizations on issues around economic development, education, and small business support. Check out their websites for more information:
Hilltown CDC: a local community development corporation (CDC) operating out of Chesterfield that provides a broad spectrum of housing, education, and social services
Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (SHAEC): a nonprofit community resource for adult learners, where the individual’s education and career goals are supported in a learner-led environment
Gateway Hilltown Collaborative: a group of active citizens across the Gateway Hilltowns (Chester, Huntington, Blandford, Russell, Middlefield, and Montgomery) working on economic development opportunities and fostering sustainable regional growth

Need to get in touch the old-fashioned way? Feel free to send completed applications, membership payments, or other inquiries to:
JLBA, PO Box 19, Huntington, MA 01050