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About GBA

The Ghent Business Association is a non-profit membership organization managed by a volunteer board of directors.

The association has been in existence for more than 50 years and continues to serve the community as a dedicated group of local organizations. There are many benefits to members including monthly meetings, cooperative advertising efforts, participation in community events, and participation in long-term plans for the Ghent business district and community.

Mission Statement

  • To promote understanding and strengthen relationships among all businesses
    in the Ghent neighborhood
  • To increase the positive visibility of the Ghent Business Association members.
  • To build a sense of community, friendship and cooperation among all
    businesses and the neighborhoods they serve.
  • To guide and oversee the beautification, preservation, and development of
    the business community.
  • To provide a positive and influential liaison with the surrounding
    neighborhoods, other civic organizations, and elected or appointed city and
    state officials.
  • To continually strive to increase the safety and quality of life in the
  • To have fun while working and playing together.

Click below for a GBA Membership

You can also download the GBA Membership application if you prefer to mail in your application and pay by check.

General sponsorship and event sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact the Membership Committee for more information.


President: Kelly Johnson, 757-446-9481
Vice-President: Jeff Maisey, 757-237-2762
Corresponding Secretary: Ted Enright, 757-622-4653
Treasurer: Ben Munson, 757-605-4830


Development Chair: Ted Enright, 757-622-4653
Marketing Chair: Jennifer McDonald, 757-403-5852
Membership Chair: Thomas Cannone, 757-424-8663
Streetscape Chair: Dave McDonald, 757-624-6666