Welcome to GABA, the Glendale-Area Business Association.

We’re a chamber organization designed by area businesses…for local businesses.

We may be new, but we have hundreds of employee-members.  See who joined here.



During the COVID-19 Crisis: We are now offering online and face-to-face networking opportunities.  Members now engage in Video Networking and Online Expert Learning.  Additionally, GABA MEMBERS receive extra marketing support and visibility on North Shore Promotional Platforms.  We also assist with obtaining State and Federal grants.


Expect great deals and incentives for introductory members.

Did you know? Businesses currently provide 50% of Glendale’s Tax Base.  It’s essential the North Shore continues to thrive with strong economic growth.  A strong business climate is achieved through city support, community collaboration, and an active labor force.

The Glendale-Area Business Association (GABA) will operate under (dba) WELCOME TO GLENDALE. We are a 501.c4 organization.

WELCOME TO GLENDALE (The Convention, Visitors, and Business Association) recognizes the importance of providing a business association that meets the needs of its members.  To design GABA, hundreds of local businesses shared data on forming the new business chamber.  With an overwhelming consensus, businesses asked for:


Although all are welcome to join GABA, we focus our initiatives on Milwaukee’s seven North Shore Communities: Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay.

GABA is operated by an impressive volunteer Board of Directors.  The primary funding will come from Membership Fees.  Additionally, funding will derive from event registrations, advertising co-op projects, professional development courses, and sponsorships.

Click here to go directly to the application.