Check Out the New GCBA Website to Keep Up on Events

Check Out the New GCBA Website to Keep Up on Events

As Garden City business community members Kelly Perkins and Kerry Partin know, there are lots of items to check off when starting a new organization. Kelly and Kerry were instrumental in forming the new Garden City Business Alliance, and the GCBA is getting off to a fine start.

Step one was having the initial “business card swap” where Garden City business met and decided on a name for the group. Next, Kerry created a Facebook page where new members can share their business cards and get the buzz going about the GCBA using social media.

Step three – the new Garden City Business Alliance website, a place where members can keep up to date with GCBA progress and upcoming meetings. It’s also a great place for sharing upcoming events with members of the community, and keeping them involved.

Potential GCBA members can request a membership online. GCBA members can advertise their services and contact information in the online member directory – and, at some point, they’ll be able to offer discounts as well.

Kelly and Kerry met with Katherine and Rick of Palmerworks Design in Garden City who donated their services to the GCBA. The foursome worked out the details for the site, and decided on two perfect domain names: and – for a short and snappy name that’s easy to remember.

The site is mobile-friendly, so you can keep up on happenings using your smart phone or tablet.

Be sure to bookmark the site so you can keep up on local events and info about your community’s businesses.

First Meeting of the GCBA Was a Success

First Meeting of the GCBA Was a Success

On Friday, August 8, 2014, approximately thirty local business owners met for a business card swap at Guardian Martial Arts on Ford in Garden City. The result of the meeting is the new Garden City Business Alliance.

Organizers Kelly Perkins and Kerry Partin were pleased at the turnout. They are both active members of the community. Kelly owns Guardian Martial Arts and Kerry hosts a weekly podcast called GC Community Chat.

Kerry has also formed a new Facebook page for the GCBA.

Read more about the meeting on the Garden City Observer Website. 

The next meeting of the GCBA will take place at 9 a.m, Friday, September 12, 2014, at ServPro in Westland.