Become a Member

General Information
Thank you for your interest in the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA). GABA was started in the 1960's by business owners and the organization had been growing ever since.  The Grand Avenue Business Association provides marketing, advocacy, and education to help member businesses prosper and enhance the quality of life along Grand Avenue and surrounding community.  We encourage you to read about the membership levels below and contact us with any questions.
Membership Benefits by Level
The following are membership levels for businesses located on Grand Avenue or within 2 blocks. 

Core Membership Benefits – Just over a dollar a day!

GABA Website — www.grandave.com:

  • Full business listing
  • Free job postings

GABA Guide to Grand:

  • Full business listing

GABA Events

  • One complimentary Grand Old Day 10x10 booth space (Additional $125 fee for food booth)
  • Entry into Grand Old Day Parade
  • Option to keep space open in front of business during Grand Old Day
  • Complimentary pair of tickets to GABA Annual Meeting
  • Participation in GABA Consumer events (Paws on Grand, Grand Oktoberfest, BooFest, Grand Meander and more)

GABA Marketing Opportunities

  • Publish your events/sales in the weekly Grand Avenue Newsletter
  • Two hours assistance from graphic designer
  • Social media mentions & connections with Grand Avenue pages

GABA Business to Business

  • Free GABA Networking events
  • Committee participation and leadership opportunities
  • Free educational sessions
  • Free use of on GABA conference room
  • Advocacy for Grand Avenue and relationships with Neighborhood/Government

Premier Membership – Three dollars a day!

GABA Website — www.grandave.com:

  • Full business listing
  • Highlighted logo & listing in business category 
  • Free Banner Ad
  • Free job postings

GABA Guide to Grand:

  • Full business listing
  • Highlighted logo and listing

GABA Events

  • Logo or name printed in all Event Guides in a special thank you section (60,000 distribution)
  • Grand Old Day social media mentions
  • Three Complimentary Grand Old Day 10x10 booth spaces (Additional $125 fee for each food booth)
  • Entry into Grand Old Day Parade
  • Option to keep space open in front of business during Grand Old Day
  • Four Complimentary tickets to the GABA Annual Meeting
  • Participation in GABA Consumer events (Paws on Grand, Grand Oktoberfest, BooFest, Grand Meander

GABA Marketing Opportunities

  • Publish your events/sales in the weekly Grand Avenue Newsletter
  • Four Educational Sessions on Writing Effective Blogs to Increase Exposure and Drive Business
  • Four hours assistance from graphic designer
  • Social media mentions & connections with Grand Avenue pages

GABA Business to Business

  • Free GABA Networking events
  • Committee participation and leadership opportunities
  • Free educational sessions
  • Free use of on GABA conference room
  • Advocacy for Grand Avenue and relationships with Neighborhood/Government

 


Off Avenue Membership Levels

Affiliate Member

An Affiliate Member is any person, firm or corporation offering products, services or advertising to GABA members (ex: media outlet, newspapers, office supplies, telecomm, IT, PR, etc.)
Increased Exposure: As a provider of products and services, your involvement with GABA establishes a visible and credible presence from which to build relationships.  You will receive: 1 set of mailing labels to start the conversation with GABA members; Free ad space in member emails.
Networking: Attend GABA membership events to build relationships - Thirsty Thursday, Education Sessions, Invitation to attend Annual Meeting.
 
Preferred Pricing: Affiliate members receive a $100 discount on a Grand Old Day booth.

Friends of Grand Avenue

A Friend of Grand Avenue is a neighboring business that seeks exposure through GABA.  (Physical location is more than 2 block off of Grand Avenue.)

  • Full listing in the Guide to Grand
  • Publish your events/sales in the weekly Grand Avenue Insider e-mail (Priority will be given to Premier & Partner level members.  Core & Friends events will be publicized when space is available)
  • Receive and offer Member to Member Reward discounts
  • Full business listing on grandave.com
  • Social Media mentions & connections with Grand Avenue pages
  • Free job postings on grandave.com
  • Free networking & education sessions
  • Free set of GABA member mailing labels
  • Advocacy for Grand Avenue and Relationships with Neighborhood/Government

Grand Avenue Partner

Off Avenue members who want greater exposure. (Physical location is more than 2 blocks off Grand Avenue)
All the above benefits of the Friends of Grand Avenue Membership as well as:
  • 10x10 Grand Old Day booth space
  • Grand Old Day Parade entry
  • Ability to participate in Paws on Grand, Grand Oktoberfest, BooFest on Grand & Grand Meander
  • 4 FREE tickets to the Annual Meeting
  • Grand Old Day social media mentions
  • Logo printed in all GABA event guides in a special 'thank you" section (distribution of 60,000)