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As part of the GBA Membership, businesses have the opportunity to participate in special, discounted advertising opportunities. Below is a list of the opportunities for 2017.

2017 Ghent Guide

The Ghent Guide is a fold-out map brochure highlighting Ghent landmarks and participating businesses. It is distributed to local businesses, tourist attractions, hotels, and visitor centers throughout Hampton Roads. Plus, an interactive map is featured on ghentnorfolk.com.
Click Here for more information.

GBA Monthly Membership Meetings

Interested in sponsoring the next Ghent Business Association meeting?
·         Call Tom Cannone at 757-535-6104
·         Email:  tcannone@paydaypayroll.com

Cost / Details of Sponsoring:
·         Breakfast/Coffee will be included in the cost
·         10 minute presentation about your business
·         Cost: $100

GBA Seasonal Publications

MC Squared Media & Design, Inc. produces two seasonal publications, “Fall In Love With Ghent” and the “Ghent Holiday Guide.” These publications are full color glossy, magazine size. They are available at local businesses in the Ghent and surrounding neighborhoods and a portion are direct mailed to homes the 23517, 23507, 23508, and 23505 zip codes. Plus, a pdf of the publication is featured on ghentnorfolk.com.
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Print Co-op Ads

There are two monthly co-op ads available to GBA members. One runs in the Norfolk Compass, part of the Virginian-Pilot, and the other runs in Veer Magazine, Hampton Roads local arts and entertainment magazine. The cost to participate is only $125 per month. Co-op ads are an affordable way to advertise and be seen as part of a larger ad promoting Ghent as a whole.
Click Here for information about the Norfolk Compass.
Click Here for information about Veer Magazine.

Radio Co-op Ads

In conjunction with GBA’s signature event, Masquerade in Ghent, Sinclair Communications (93.7 BOB FM and 96X) offer radio co-op opportunity which includes on air advertising time, promotional liner inclusions, social media tags, AND on site at the Masquerade in Ghent visibility.
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360 Virtual Tours Offer for 2017 Only:
ViewItDoIt will provide up to 3 virtual tours for any GBA business for $299.00. $50.00 will be donated back to the GBA. The virtual tour package may only be purchased for the GBA business and may not be transferred. Ask ViewItDoIt about the latest in virtual technology. Embed a video right in your virtual tour. You could personally greet every customer that takes a walk through your business!
Live Streaming Event Offer for 2017 Only:
ViewItDoIt will offer any GBA member up to 5 hours of LIVE streaming service for $500.00. $100 will be donated back to the GBA. This LIVE streaming package can only be used by the owner of the business and cannot be transferred.

Website – GhentNorfolk.org

Be one of four featured businesses per month on www.ghentnorfolk.org. Cost per business is $50 per month.

Submit Events for the Events Calendar.

Submit fliers for the Sales & Promotion Page.

Email Jennifer at Jennifer.McDonald@hotmail.com about these opportunities.