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Holiday Expo Coming Soon

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about your holiday shopping. What better way to get a jump start and support our local businesses then by going to the Holiday Crafts & Business Expo following the Santaland Parade. At left is a flyer with more information, and for those interested in reserving a table, you can download and print a form.



Garden City Trunk of Treat Even More Successful Than Last Year

If you thought the 2015 Garden City Trunk or Treat was a big deal, then you should have been at the 2016 version. There was more costumes, more and kids and a lot more families than last year. The event, cosponsored by the Garden City DDA and the GCBA, was expected to draw about 2,000 people – the same as last year. Instead, the count was estimated at between 2,500 and 3,000 participants. Everyone had a great time and there was plenty of candy and fun for the kids. See photos from the 2016 Trunk or Treat.



On behalf of the Garden City Business Alliance, we want to thank everyone that attended the Afterburn. Thank you to our Chairperson Renee Morton, all of our volunteers, vendors and a special thanks to Bonnie and the Working Girls for rocking it once again. What a fun night!

See all of the Afterburn photos | See all of the photos from the Chili Cook Off


Observer Features Guardian Martial Arts & Fitness

The Garden City Observer did a profile on Kelly and Shelby Perkins  for the September 8 edition of the newspaper. It provided a rundown on Guardian, detailed their philosophy and described somme of the classes available at the studio.

“I have the greatest respect for my Tae Kwan Do training, but there is more to self-defense than kicks and punches,” Kelly said. “American Kenpo brings realistic self-defense to situations you may truly find yourself in.”

Read the article.


GCBA Membership Application is now Available to Download

Prospective GCBA members can now download, print, and complete a membership application. They are urged to bring the application to the next regular business meeting.

GCBA Membership Application



GCBA President Kerry Partin has announced that Office Max/Office Depot has partnered with the GCBA and has issued the attached discount card for members to use. Please follow the directions on the card. Members can print it out on card stock, then taking it along with the FREE lamination coupon to either one and have them laminate it for you. Or you can download it to your smart phone and use it that way.


The 2016 GCBA Events Calendar

Garden City Taste Fest – May 17, 2016

Scavenger Hunt – July 8-22, 2016

Music in the Park – July 28, 2016

Afterburn – October 8th

Trunk or Treat – October 27, 2016

Holiday Expo – November 26th

We Believe in Garden City

Garden City is the community in which we have decided to invest our time, money, and hard work. We’ve put down roots and have made a commitment to the people who live here.

The work we do is measured in more than just dollars and cents; we are an important part of the fabric that makes up Garden City, Michigan.

The Garden City Business Alliance is proud to be part of the American Dream. We believe that if you work hard and persevere, you can be successful. Like anything else that is worthwhile, it is not easy, but we welcome the challenge. And like millions of Americans before us, we realize that if we work together we can accomplish so much more than if we all work separately.

This is the inspiration for the Garden City Business Alliance.

We believe that small businesses working together can help each one of us be better merchants, offer more to our customers, and be a good neighbor to our community.

If you’re a Garden City business owner, citizen, or community advocate, you’re welcome to join us. We meet once each month and we announce the meeting locations and times well in advance on this website and on our Facebook page.

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW US on Twitter to keep up with current events.

We’d also appreciate your input. If you know of events taking place in or around Garden City, please let us know. If you’ve heard about some good news we can share here, please tell us about it. And, of course, if you own a business in Garden City, whether home-based or with a storefront, you’re welcome to join the GCBA.



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