Benefits of Membership
Members enjoy a variety of membership benefits and opportunities:
- Network and do business with other business owners in the Merrifield area at mixers.
- Gather at monthly networking luncheons held at different Merrifield restaurants each month with members and local, county, and state representatives to exchange ideas.
- Subscription to Merrifield News, the GMBA Newsletter
- Advertise your business in the GMBA monthly newsletter distributed to approximately 900 businesses throughout the greater Merrifield community.
- Promote your news and events on the calendar of events and in the GMBA newsletter.
- Join active GMBA committees for Land Use, Outreach, Publicity, and Membership that plan events and activities throughout the year.
- Have a voice in local issues.
- List your business in the online GMBA Membership Directory.
- Promotion and advertising opportunities through the GMBA website and events.
- Promotion of the local business by the GMBA, including Member Spotlights.
- Opportunity for your company to be a luncheon sponsor where you can make a presentation and have a vendor table to show off your services.
- Monthly/quarterly meetings.
- Specialized business training.
- Participate in one of GMBA’s outreach projects which include an annual silent auction to benefit PRS and assisting The Orphan Foundation with fall care packages for foster care students entering college.
NEW GMBA MEMBER BENEFIT
- As a new member, you are featured in the GMBA newsletter with a half page article about your company along with a photograph of your designated representative(s).
*GMBA Scholarship Fund
The GMBA Scholarship Fund sponsors an orphan student in Northern Virginia who will be majoring in Business Administration. The student is chosen by the Orphan Foundation of American (orphan.org), and the funds are distributed each August as the chosen student enters college. The current goal is to provide $2000 to the recipient to help cover the costs of books and supplies.
Members of the Greater Merrifield Business Association are encouraged to participate through:
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Networking luncheons and events