Joining the North Carroll Business Alliance is like joining a family, but all of the members of that family are experienced business owners with a wealth of information to share with you! Visit our benefits page to learn more about the advantages to being a member of NCBA.


We hold and attend many important events in the Carroll County area, these events are not only for exposure, but they also provide value to the community and allow us to provide charitable donations to several organizations.


We are proud to host a unique and diverse group of members! North Carroll Business Alliance accepts any person or business in good standing from Manchester, MD or the Carroll County, MD area. Visit our member page to view and find more information on our valued members.



The North Carroll Business Alliance, (NCBA), of Manchester, MD, previously recognized as the Manchester Area Merchants Association for over thirty years, now operates as a registered 501c3 in conjunction with the Carroll Foundation of Westminster, MD.

Our focus is on helping businesses in North Carroll join together and grow.  We meet once a month to network and provide quality speakers providing education and inspiration. NCBA hopes to be the resource for all businesses in the North Carroll while remaining based in Manchester. All members are urged to participate in decision making on events and meeting activities.



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Our board is active in their businesses and active in our community, we work hard as a team to bring the local business network the best possible information, resources, and events!

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I'm Mat Tiahrt, President of the North Carroll Business Alliance.  I want to welcome all business and civic leaders in the north Carroll County community to our new group, the North Carroll Business Alliance, formerly the Manchester Area Merchants Association.  We are still very involved in the town of Manchester but also are reaching out to surrounding areas.  Our group wants to improve the business situation and help entrepreneurs who are getting started.  Our group will be involved in providing you with relevant information to help you succeed.  And we will hold monthly meetings to inform you and the area about news worthy events and timely topics.  Business is the life bread of the area and we are all about doing what we can to make it better for you.  We are teaming up with our local schools to provide scholarships for worthy students.  And will be helping the non profit group Charlotte's Quest with donations from our various events.  Please joins us and make this area the best business community going.

-Mat Tiahrt 

President NCBA