About the Chestnut Hill Business Association

Founded in 1956, the Chestnut Hill Business Association (CHBA) is one of the premier neighborhood business organizations in the Philadelphia region.  Its growing membership of more than 200 members includes retailers, restaurateurs, dentists and doctors, Fortune 500 companies, and small corporations from the surrounding area.  The CHBA unites this diverse group of merchants and entrepreneurs, pooling resources in order to serve members and advocate for common interests.  Through a robust calendar of popular festivals, professional destination marketing campaigns that reach every corner of the region, and a variety of valuable resources, the CHBA helps all its members to achieve much more than any individual store could on its own.  A suite of discounted services and free professional learning opportunities round out the member benefits that help our businesses to flourish and grow every day.


The Chestnut Hill Business Association is a membership organization that exists to serve the needs and interests of its constituent businesses. CHBA membership affords access to a variety of benefits which have the power to advance all aspects of a business’ operations in Chestnut Hill.  Any owner or manager of a business which serves the Chestnut Hill area is welcome to apply for membership.  Members are required to pay dues commensurate with their tier in order to remain in good standing, access member benefits, and support the organization’s work.  In order to protect the interests of members and the quality of Chestnut Hill’s Business District, the CHBA does not admit to the membership businesses which are illegal, disreputable, or predatory in nature.  All applications for membership are reviewed and approved at the discretion of the CHBA’s staff.

Members are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources offered through the Association in order to assure their success.  Explore the CHBA Membership Guide for details on member benefits, dues, and policies.  If you are interested in joining, contact Kate O’Neill at koneill@chestnuthillpa.com to request an application form.