GABA Networking Opportunities

Note during COVID-19: We offer both virtual (ZOOM) and in-person networking opportunities.

Networking is beneficial for many reasons: Discovering local resources, building relationships, finding employees, improving brand exposure, attracting more customers, serving your community, and more!

As a GABA Member, you’ll have many opportunities to network…at various times of the day…all year ’round.  Plus, GABA Members will have the opportunity to host events as well!

A Networking Schedule will be posted soon in GABA EVENTS.  Sign-Up will occur online and at the event.

Some of the events will be fee-based. Non-Members will be invited to attend, but will be charged a much higher fee.


Morning Mingle

Yes, you’ll be able to network in the morning on a monthly basis in a casual setting. MORNING MINGLES are hosted at any location including banks, gyms, retail stores, restaurants, art studios, etc.  

This fee-based event will be open to GABA Members and Non-GABA Members.
GABA Members pay $10.00/Morning Mingle.  GABA Dollars may be used.
(Non-members pay a much a higher rate to participate.)

Enjoy Continental Breakfast in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues from 7′:30am to 9am.  Hosts will provide coffee, juice, fruit, bagels, etc.  All GABA members are welcome to host!  Hosting fees are $50.00.  (Host provides the food and beverages.)

Lunch & Learn

Join us (4X/year) for a two-hour “Lunch & Learn” GABA Luncheon.  Listen to an expert speaker while you network during the noon-hour. Lunch is provided. You’ll have the opportunity to announce your business to all the attendees.  Enjoy time for networking at the end.

This is a fee-based event.  GABA Members pay $20/lunch.
Non-Members are welcome to attend at a much higher rate.

Network at Night

Join us for NETWORK AT NIGHT, our monthly after-hours (casual) networking event.  Typically offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at a bar, brewery, or restaurant from 5pm to 8pm.  Attendees enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar.

This fee-based event is $10 for GABA Members.  (GABA Dollars can apply).
Non-Members are welcome to attend and will be charged a much higher admittance fee.

Hosts pay $100 and provide free appetizers. Host keeps all sales from the cash bar.


Ribbon Cuttings & Open Houses

GABA Members support each other by attending community celebrations such as Open Houses and Ribbon-Cuttings.  These events will be FREE to attend.

If you have a special event happening at your business, please contact

Annual Award Ceremony

Join us for the Annual Award Ceremony where we recognize GABA businesses and members for their extraordinary work in the North Shore.  We anticipate the Award Ceremony will occur in the Fourth Quarter.  A GABA committee will plan the celebration and determine the award recipients.

Committee Collaboration

As a new Business Association, we recognize the power of working together to accomplish North Shore Goals.  One of the means of reaching objectives is to form a volunteer committee.  GABA Members can serve on the committees to help reach their own professional objectives…such as increasing the labor force, unifying the senior citizen demographic, attracting more business, etc.

GABA Members are welcome to participate in committees.  The objectives and meeting times will be based on group feedback.  Suggested committees include:

Service & Outreach
Legislative & Advocacy
Root Beer Capital of the Universe
Senior Engagement
Young Professionals
GABA Leadership Board
Ambassadors/Welcome Committee
Special Events/Award Ceremony
Wolf & Knight