How to navigate the ABA website

If you are not an ABA Member, yet…

How do I RSVP for a meeting/Event?

  1. If you are registering for our next meeting, please click on one of these:
    a) One of the rotating banner that reads "Sign Up for Our Next Meeting"
    b) Click on the orange rectangle that says "Sign up for the next meeting"
    c) From the navigation menu across the top (dark green section), go to "Meetings & Events" then click on "Next Meeting"
    d) Click on "Meetings & Events" in the dark green navigation menu across the top, then scroll down to the event/meeting you would like to sign up for
    e) Or click on THIS LINK
    If you would like to RSVP for other events, please follow the option "d" above.
  2. If the event offers an online registraton option, click on the red oval button at the end of the article.
  3. On the next page, fill in your information. It is generally: Your Name, Your Business Name, Number of People Attending, and/or Names of the People Attending – this may change according to which event and what information we need to collect properly prepare for the event (e.g. Golf Tournament) Click "Continue" to the next page to enter your payment information.
  4. IMPORTANT: at the top of the next page, please make sure you enter the number of the tickets you are paying for.
    Using your first meeting free coupon?If this is your first time visiting the ABA Luncheon, your meal is on us! You DO NOT have to enter the number of the tickets (You still need to enter the names of people attending on the first page) and please select "Paying Offline (check, cash)" option. This will put you on the list but you will not be charged. NOTE: This only applies if you are the first time guest to the ABA and if you are attending our Regular Luncheon – this excludes Breakfast Meetings, Holiday Luncheon, Golf Tournament Luncheon and other After Hours events that require tickets. If you forget to enter a number for the ticket that is due, you will be able to pay at the door of the event.

 

How do I sign up for the ABA Newsletter?

The ABA sends out email newsletter to everyone who requests. To sign up, please go to "Meetings & Events" – "Email Newsletter", enter your email then click "Submit". You will receive an email, so please watch for it and follow the instruction to confirm your subscription. The email may end up in your junkmail folder. If it does, please mark it as “not junk” then add applewoodbusiness.com to your safe sender list. (The email will be coming from leaflet@) If you have any problem, please email us and we’ll help you get it sorted out.

** Your company IT department or email service provider may have strict email filtering policy, if you followed the instruction above and still not receiving emails from applewoodbusiness.com, you may need to contact them for their help to whitelist applewoodbusiness.com. This is more common for Banking, Insurance and other FInancial Service institutions. Some email service providers like AOL and Comcast has spam filtering that may hide the emails you received that they deemed spam. You may need to log into your account then see your setting to see if this is the case. We need to make sure that you are receiving emails because all of our membership communications such as renewal notice and other critical communications will be sent via email from applewoodbusiness.com. If you feel that you are not receiving emails from the ABA, please follow the steps above to check then contact us if these steps above did not help resolve the issue.

 

How do I join the ABA online?

We welcome new members! If you'd like to join online, please go to "Interested in Joining?" – "Online Membership Application" (or click on THIS LINK) then fill out your business information. You will be able to pay your membership dues online using credit card, or you can mail a check. More information about the ABA membership are found on THIS PAGE

Your membership account will be created when you fill out "Online Membership Application" instanteniously with the email address you use, but if you fill out a paper application, it may take a few days to process as it will be entered by one of our volunteers. For paper application, the membership account will be created using the email address you include on the application as a main contact. You can add multiple contact people once the main account is set up by logging into the account.

 

ABA Members

How do I login to my account?

Click "Member Login" and use your EMAIL and PASSWORD to login.
If you do not remember your password, OR if this is your first time logging into your account, click "Forgot Password?" and instructions will be emailed to you.

You will receive an email, so please watch for it and follow the instruction to confirm your subscription. The email may end up in your junkmail folder. If it does, please mark it as “not junk” then add applewoodbusiness.com to your safe sender list. (The email will come from wordpress@applewoodbusiness.com)

** Your company IT department or email service provider may have strict email filtering policy, if you followed the instruction above and still not receiving emails from applewoodbusiness.com, you may need to contact them for their help to whitelist applewoodbusiness.com. This is more common for Banking, Insurance and other FInancial Service institutions. Some email service providers like AOL and Comcast has spam filtering that may hide the emails you received that they deemed spam. You may need to log into your account then see your setting to see if this is the case. We need to make sure that you are receiving emails because all of our membership communications such as renewal notice and other critical communications will be sent via email from applewoodbusiness.com. If you feel that you are not receiving emails from the ABA, please follow the steps above to check then contact us if these steps above did not help resolve the issue.

 

How do I RSVP for a Meeting/Event?

  1. Login to your account, then on the Member Dashboard, click "RSVP for an Event or Meeting" on the left (the thrid item down the list).
  2. Scroll down the list of events and find the meeting/event you would like to RSVP then click "RSVP Now"
  3. Type in the names of the people who will be attenting the meeting/event, then click "Continue"
  4. On the "Checkout" page, enter the number of the tickets you are paying for (The first0time guest is free, so you don't need to include them in the count as long as you entered their name at the previous screen). The default is "0" so you must enter the nuber or it wil not process your payment. If you are a sponsor and if you have balance on your voucher credit, the "You will use $0.00 in vouchers" will indicate how much credit is being applied to your total due.
  5. If you are paying by credit card online, then change the "Payment Type" to "Online (credit)", if you are mailing your check or paying at the door, or using your sponsor voucher, please select "Offline (check cash or invoice)"
  6. Click "Checkout"
  7. Your RSVP will be processed then you will see the "Thank you" page with the confirmation message. You will also receive an email confirmation. (If you paid online using credit card, you will receive a second confirmation email from our credit card processor).

 

How do I edit my Member (Company/Organization) Profile?

edit-memberprofileNOTE: This data will be used for the PRINT DIRECTORY.
Once logged in, click "Member Profile" to view your current public profile.
To edit your profile, click "Edit", make changes, then click "Update" at the bottom of the form.
IMPORTANT! Click on “Update” when you make any changes before leaving the page.

 

Please follow these guidelines to make sure your Member Profile is perfect.

Whatever you enter in your profile is how your information is added to our annual business directory. Please double-check for typos and accuracy.

Company Name:  (Type EXACTLY the way you want your company name to be displayed)
   Capitalization, LLC, Inc., P.C., & etc. Please DO NOT use all caps
ZIP: 5 digits ONLY
Phone: use 000‐000‐0000 format
Fax: use 000‐000‐0000 format
Website: use http://www.yourdomain.com format
Category: Select two (2) Categories (if you don't see your category, please email webmaster@applewoodbusiness.com to request a category we try to group businesses in popular categories that are most likely to be searched for, so when we receive your request, we may make suggestions to ensure the maximum exposure for your business.)
Show on site (checkboxes): Check which you wish to show to the public on the website. Showing your address on our site will also show a map of your location.

 

How do I add media (pictures/videos) to my profile?

At the bottom of the "Edit Member Profile" page, click on "Add Media" to add up to 4 images and the code for your video.media
IMPORTANT! Click on “Update” when you make any changes before leaving the page.

 

How do I update the contact person?

On the Member Dashboard, click on "Create New Contact" to add a new contact person. Click on "Edit" by a name to edit the information or remove the contact from your company. The contact person with "This person is an administrator" checked will be able to edit/remove other contact person for your company.

 

How do I change my password?

You can change your password by clicking on "EDIT" by your name on the Member Dashboard, then scroll down towards the bottom of the page. Enter New Password then re-enter in Confirm Password then click on "Update"

 

How do I renew my membership online?

When you log into your member account, it will take you to the "Member Dashboard", click on the green "Renew/Upgrade" button next to "Membership Status". On the next page, enter quantity (= number of years you are renewing your membership for) under "Order Information", then veryfy/update your payment information then click "Checkout". Confirmation emails (you will receive 2) will be emailed to you when your payment was processed properly. Please verify your charge is correct. If you have any question or ran into any problems, please contact us from this page.

** IMPORTANT! – If you are paying by credit card, your billing address and zip code must match the ones that are associated with the card you are using. It may not be same as your business address in some cases. The information on the form is populated by your membership information, so please double-check it before you click on "checkout" or the charge may be declined.

 

How do I add/change the contact person for my company?

To create New Contact:
Log into your the Member Dashboard, click on the green "Create New Contact" button, fill in all of the information, set the password, then click on "Update".
*If this person is your main contact, who can also make changes to your account, then check the box by "This person is an administrator"

To Update/delete existing contact's information (change password):
Log into your the Member Dashboard, click on the "Edit" button by the name of the person you want to makes changes. Update the information then click "Update"

*If this person is your main contact, who can also make changes to your account, then check the box by "This person is an administrator"

If you need to delete the contact, then click on "Delete This Contact"