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We deliver relevant programs and events and create meaningful connections for you and your teams.



GBA Ambassadors are volunteer members who serve as an extension of the GBA team, assisting in the attraction and retention of members, and supporting effective communication and promotion of its work throughout the community.

GBA Connect: Business Resources 

A quarterly breakfast meeting focused on providing practical and meaningful resources to address business challenges and opportunities

GBA Commit: Business Advocacy 

A quarterly breakfast meeting focused on relevant and critical public policy and advocacy issues affecting Gaston County.

GBA Collaborate: Economic Development 

A quarterly breakfast meeting covering existing and proposed economic development projects and their impact.

Professional Women’s Association

The PWA's mission is to support and encourage women in Gaston County to reach their fullest potential by providing monthly opportunities for networking, sharing, and educating.

Leadership Gaston is a leadership development program designed to identify and select highly motivated leaders and potential leaders of our community. The program will teach the participants to examine and respond to the needs of the community and the dynamics of social and economic change.


Signature Events

The GBA hosts several annual events to provide investors with opportunities learn, connect and collaborate with the community, including:

  • Salute to Business Awards Gala (May)
  • NC Dept of Labor's Safety Awards (June)
  • Candidate Forums (primary/general)
  • Golf Classic (October)
  • Women Who Rock (October)
  • Economic Forum (November)
  • Annual Meeting & Celebration (December)

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a casual, friendly and free networking event hosted by our investors.  Investors are invited to connect, develop leads and contacts, and just have fun.

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