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The Carytown Merchants Association (CMA) is a group of volunteers that own or manage businesses in Carytown.  Membership to the CMA comes with several networking benefits, including a linked listing on our website, inclusion in promotional posts through our social media accounts as well as cross-promotional opportunities with fellow-CMA members and community sponsors, such as the Richmond Kickers, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Region Tourism, and more.


As a member, you will be invited to attend our quarterly membership meetings as well as our social and networking events held throughout the year.  You will also be invited to participate in beautification projects along Cary Street as well as community outreach events.  Quarterly member meetings are typically held at 8:30 am on the first Wednesday at Ellwood Thompson's Beet Café. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 3rd.


As a member, you have the opportunity to apply for a FREE space at the Annual Watermelon Festival in August. Your free space does NOT include table/tent/chairs; you can rent these via the link. If you are a CMA Member, the deadline to apply is March 31st to be guaranteed a spot. Space is limited to FIRST COME FIRST SERVE until full. Please apply via the following links:

Once you join, you'll have access to our Submit Your... page for events and updates as well as the private CMA Forum page.

Should you be interested in joining the CMA, you can do so at any time by sending a request to or filling out the form below.  Annual dues will not be requested until the anniversary date of your original payment.

Please fill out the following form to join the CMA!

You'll be redirected to a checkout page to pay the yearly dues $300.

If you are unsure of your membership status, please reach out to BEFORE submitting this information. Thank you!

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