The Garden City Business Alliance held its first holiday mixer at the Straight Farmhouse on Friday, December 12. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the holiday season and to...
It was just one year ago that Kelly Perkins and Kerry Partin got together to organize the first meeting of the Garden City Business Alliance. More than two dozen business owners showed up for the initial meeting. The rational for many of the participants was to find a replacement for the Chamber of Commerce which had left Garden City several years earlier.
The first meeting was devoted to planning the structure of the group that was to become the GCBA, and to network with other business owners and to swap business cards.
The group agreed to meet monthly at different venues in the city. Since that first meeting the GCBA has elected a set of officers with founders Partin and Perkins as president and vice president respectively, put in place a website, and served as one of the cohosts of the Garden City Taste Fest.