Shop Garden City Event starts October 1st

Download the flyer here.

Here’s how it works:

Make 3 purchases at participating GCBA (Garden City Business Alliance) businesses (stores, restaurants, or service).

Mail receipts, or scan and email receipts along with this flyer to:
J & J Taxes and More
29217 Ford Rd. Suite 104
Garden City, MI 48135


You will be entered in, for a chance to win one of four prizes of $50 GCBA bucks!

(GCBA bucks can be used for any purchase or purchases from GCBA members businesses) Winners will be announced November 25, 2017 at the GCBA Holiday Craft and Business Expo (need not be present to win)

Receipts must be readable. We must receive your entry at least 24 hours before drawing. Enter as often as you wish. You cannot use the same receipt for different entries (2 entries, 6 different receipts/3 entries, 9 different receipts, etc.)


Michigan Massage Featured in Michigan Homes

Owner of Michigan Massage Professionals Barbara McConnell enjoyed a full-featured write up in Michigan Homes. They explored the healthful benefits of massage and the positive effect it has on stress. “Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress-related,” McConnell said. “And perhaps, nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.”

Read more here

Points to Ponder From the Growth Coach

Points to Ponder From the Growth Coach

This Week’s Top Three Points to Ponder

1.) Influence Matters: Our influence over others always trumps our authority over others.

2.) Internal Competition: In the long run, our race is not solely against our competitors, but rather against ourselves and the fears and limited beliefs threatening to trip us up. 

3.) Imagination All Grown Up: Bringing a child-like sense of wonder, curiosity, and imagination into the grown-up world of business might be one of the most mature things we can do.

Read more from the Growth Coach

The President’s Report

The President’s Report

By Kerry Partin,
Our very first GCBA newsletter is complete. Join me in thanking Vice-President Kelly Perkins in doing such a great job! Check it out!
As Kelly stated in a previous email, this will be a bi-monthly newsletter, so please feel free to send her items to include in the May/June edition. Any ideas or comments would be appreciated. You can contact Kelly at
Also for those of you who have not signed up for Remind, I would hope that you consider doing so. It’s a great way to keep in touch with our members and to push out information to them. You can signup here, I actually sent out an invite twice earlier this month to all of you. Please check your emails and spam box.
I will also be sending out a reminder email just before our meeting, and also the agenda when Kelly has it ready.
Your Website Needs to Be Ready for Mobile Searches

Your Website Needs to Be Ready for Mobile Searches

Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are rapidly becoming the most often-used search tools. In fact, Google reports that more searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.

What does it mean to your small business? Your website needs to be accessible to a whole new category of hardware and needs to be flexible enough to provide a positive experience for your customers. Your website must be easy to use and simple to navigate. If not, your customers may be discouraged from staying on your site, purchasing or learning more about your business.

Palmerworks can build you a site that is mobile ready so you can keep your customers happy and attract new business. Or call 734-560-2791.