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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.


To Join the GBA, click here to join and pay online or download a copy of the membership application. 

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