FAQs

NCBTA Frequently Asked Questions:

  New Member/Applicant FAQs                                                                  
Q:   I am interested in joining NCBTA. What do I need to do? 
A:

Fill out our online Membership Application.  The fee for new members is $175.00. A NCBTA membership representative will email you a welcome letter once your application has been approved by the Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed for approval at the monthly Board meetings that are held on the same day as the monthly meetings. Complete applications with payment will be considered for approval.
  

Q: Once I am a member, how do I obtain a user ID and password? 
A: 

Click on the “Members Only” tab. You will be prompted for a Member Login and Password. To obtain this, click on the link that says “Click Here to get your password” on the bottom left hand-side of the page. Type in your email address (the one NCBTA has on file for you) and click submit. Your Member Name and Login will be emailed to you, and you can use this information to gain access to the “Members Only” section. 

 

  Event Registration FAQs 
Q:  When are the bi-monthly meetings? 
A:  

The meetings are generally held on the third Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November and begin at 5:30pm. Traditionally, the November meeting is the annual Holiday Gala and Silent Auction.
 

Q:  How will I find out about where the meeting is taking place? 
A: 

Please click on the Events tab, and then click on the event you are interested in attending. You will see location information for that event including a link to a map where you can get driving directions. 
 

Q:  How do I register for the bi-monthly meetings? 
A: 

Please click on the Events tab, click on the event you are interested in attending and then click on Register for Event. Be sure to log in before registering for the event to ensure you get member pricing. The cost per meeting is $40 for Members and $65 for Non-Members and is non-refundable. You may pay for event registration online with the use of a Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover or Diners Club Card. Debit cards may also be used. In addition to viewing a confirmation of successful registration, you will be emailed a confirmation once you have successfully registered for an event. 
 

Q:  How do I know for sure if I am registered for an upcoming meeting? 
A: 

You will receive an email confirming your registration. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION, YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED.
 

Q: 

What if I want to send a check for a monthly meeting? 

A: 

NCBTA accepts checks for pre registered meeting attendance.  

Q:  Can I register for a meeting at the member rate of $40 without logging on with a password? 
A: 

No. In order to take advantage of the $40 member rate you must be logged on to the site. Guests can register without a password at the $65 rate.
 

Q:  If I am not a member of NCBTA, but a NBTA or other BTA member, can I attend the monthly meetings at the $40 NCBTA member rate? 
A:  No. Only official NCBTA members may attend at the member rate of $40. 
 
Q:  I have prepaid for my meetings, but can not attend one meeting. Can I get a refund? 
A: 

No refunds are given on prepaid accounts. However, you can send a representative from your same company in your place.
 

Q: 

I have registered for the meeting, but now I cannot attend due to a business/personal reason. Can I get my money back? 

A:  No. Meeting fees are non-refundable.
 
Q: 

I am prepaid/registered for a meeting I cannot attend. Can someone else from my company go in my place? 

A: 

Yes. Please email the NCBTA membership representative with your replacement’s name and title at three days prior to the NCBTA meeting. (Walk up name changes will be honored; however a pre-printed name badge will not be available).
 

Q: 

I paid for one meeting and cannot attend. Can the money be transferred for a different month?  

A:  No. Meeting fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 
Q:  How many times a year can I come as a guest? 
A:  Two times per calendar year.
 
 
  Renewal FAQs 
Q:  I am a current NCBTA member, and need to renew my membership. What do I do? 
A: 

Please login to the Member Area section. Click on the link to Member Dues and submit payment online with your credit card using Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover Card. You may also use a debit card. Membership annual renewal fee is $100.00.
 

Q:  Can I renew my membership by check.
A: 

Yes, by either personal or company check. 
 

Q: 

If I pay to join as a new member in middle of the year, do I have to pay to renew again in December for the following year?  

A: 

No, we have moved to a full twelve(12) month membership so that your membership ends twelve(12) months from the date of joining.
 
 

  Member Information Changes 
Q: 

I am new to my position and want to change my company’s membership to my name. What do I need to do? 

A: 

Please submit your name change using our Name Change Application.
 

Q:  I am leaving my current position, can my membership be refunded? 
A:  No. The membership stays with the company where it was originally purchased.
 
 
  Payment Information 
Q:  Can I use my debit card for a meeting/name change/membership application? 
A:  Yes you can use a debit card.
 
Q:  Can I use an ATM card that requires a PIN? 
A:  No.
 
Q:  Can I use someone else's credit/debit card in my organization? 
A: 

Yes, you will be required to have his/her billing address information in order for the transaction to be processed.
 
 

  Fees 
Q:  What are the current fees for NCBTA ? 
A:  The following are the current fees:
 
 

New Membership: $175.00 
Renewal: $175.00 
Name Change: $0.00 

Monthly Meeting-Member: $40.00 (unless noted otherwise)
Monthly Meeting-Guest(Non-Member) : $65.00
Walk-in at meeting: $65.00 

Holiday Gala Pricing: TBA