Is the membership fee based on the total number of employees for the whole company…or just our local office?
Membership fees are based on the total number of employees at your local office or branch. For instance, if your employer is a large bank organization, but you have 12 full-time employees at your North Shore Location…you only pay the membership based on 12 employees.
When will I get my Welcome Plaque and Window Decal?
As soon as we have members registered through the first quarter of 2020, we’ll order the membership plaques and decals. They will be dispersed at GABA events to registered members. Membership Cards will be issued promptly in 2020. [Update: During Covid-19 all in-person networking was suspended. As soon as we can have a Lunch & Learn…materials will be dispersed.]
Can I host a networking event at my location?
If you are an active GABA member, yes! There is a nominal fee to host and we help with the set-up.
MORNING MINGLE...all venues are welcome to host including restaurants, daycares, gyms, plants, companies, faith-based, etc. The host is responsible for providing the continental breakfast.
NETWORK AT NIGHT...recommended for a bar, tavern, restaurant, or brewery. Hosts offer a cash bar and collect all the revenue. Hosts provide complimentary appetizers.
LUNCH & LEARNS…recommended for a large, sit-down restaurant or conference space. GABA will contract the venue and compensate them for lunch.
Do I have to join GABA to attend the events?
All are welcome! After all, we want to grow the association. However, GABA members attend all events at a very reduced rate and they receive priority status. Plus, they receive first-rights to many opportunities. Only GABA members are able to SAVE hundreds and benefit from our tools, affiliate programs, member-to-member discount offers, and resources.
What are GABA DOLLARS?
GABA DOLLARS are rewards and perform like a “Gift Certificate”. They can be redeemed at MORNING MINGLE and NETWORK AT NIGHT only. They are transferrable. We offer GABA Dollars as incentives, rewards, prizes, and as “thank you” gifts.
Are you with the GCC? How come there are two chambers in the North Shore?
We are separate from the GCC. The Glendale-Area Business Association (GABA) operates under WELCOME TO GLENDALE and offers various networking opportunities, professional development programs, marketing tools, affiliate savings programs, and resources. GABA was designed by the local businesses based on surveys and qualitative research. GABA operates like the Chamber of Commerce Organizations in Brookfield, Mequon, and West Bend. Our mission is to grow and support North Shore organizations. There is a published and active Board of Directors and a volunteer business committee. All are welcome to join GABA!