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

Please Note:

The GBA is committed to protecting the safety of our members, our guests, our team, and their families.

To continue providing quality programming while following CDC guidelines, we encourage event attendees to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.



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.

First Friday Focus

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

Good Morning Gaston

Good Morning Gaston is a bi-monthly meeting where members are invited to breakfast, network and  hear a variety of guest speakers covering hot topics within Gaston County, the region and the business community.

Mount Holly Morning

GBA Mount Holly, an affiliate  of the GBA, sponsors breakfast, networking and a diverse array of programs focused on issues critical to the Mount Holly business community. Mount Holly Mornings are a great chance to learn more about the opportunities and excitement in Mount Holly.

Professional Women’s Association

The PWA's mission is to support and encourage women 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 members with opportunities learn, connect and collaborate with the community, including:

Salute to Business & Manufacturing
Day to Night Glow Golf Classic
Women Who Rock
NC Department of Labor's Safety Awards
GBA Annual Celebration

Small Business Activities

At its core, the GBA is working to enhance our community by building business success. When our members thrive and prosper, so does the economy in Gaston County. We’re here to support your business with access to ribbon cutting ceremonies as well as advertising and sponsorship opportunities to effectively reach your customers.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a casual, friendly and free networking event bringing our community together for great food and drink at one of our Member’s businesses.  All Members are invited to connect with other Members, develop new leads and contacts, and just have fun.

Economic Forecast 

The GBA’s annual Economic Forecast illustrates the true regional impact we have on the business community. The event brings renowned economic experts to present the latest projections and trends affecting our region, our community, and your business.

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