GMBA Celebrates Women's History Month with Tina Cross of
McCabe's Printing Group

With March being Women’s History month, GMBA endeavors to highlight some members who are women owned. With that in mind, we recently interviewed Tina Cross of McCabe’s Printing Group.

Printing companies across the country were hard hit by the pandemic when events were cancelled and restaurants were closed. Normally restaurants require menu printings, weddings require invitations and save the date postcards, and graduations and sports programs require printed programs. Tina put on her thinking cap and successfully guided her business and her team through that difficult time.
Here's what she told us about where things stand now.

“My role as the owner of McCabe’s Printing Group stretches far beyond the walls of our office. So many lives are touched by the printing and support we provide to businesses and non-profits in our community. Our focus is always on the customer and how to guide them to the print product or service that best suits their needs. Our team also strives to teach customers so they understand what is happening throughout the printing and mailing process.
"A bonus I hadn’t expected, this industry has led me to meet so many wonderful people and learn about organizations which change and help the lives of so many and for which I love to create awareness for and create connections. We have collected Baby Items, Toys, Clothes, Coats and Shoes and have donated money and printing to help our community non-profits.
"This year, McCabe’s celebrates 42 years in business. We proudly display our special commendation from the Virginia House of Delegates. McCabe’s was also chosen as a neighborhood favorite in our NextDoor community, and I was awarded Alignable’s Business Person of the Year this year.

"Our services include printing, mailing, posters and personalized promotional items. For inspiration, you can view our Sample Gallery on our website, and find answers to questions you may have about the printing process. Please visit our website at We also have an online presence on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
"We appreciate all of you who entrust us with your printing needs, and I can attest how important “shop local” is to our team and to those in the community we continue to assist."

McCabe's is located in Merrifield at 8451 Hilltop Road. Stop by to meet the staff and the wonderfully cute shop mascot, Ruby!
GMBA Happy Hour Mixer at
Blackfinn Ameripub,
Thursday March 31, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
2750 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring

Join us for a bite, a beverage, and some friendly networking!
Appetizers provided by Blackfinn.

Drinks provided by you at the cash bar :)

Bring your business cards for our door prize drawing!

Members & non-members welcome!
Walk-In's $10
GMBA Monthly Mixers are held at different member locations each month!
If your business would like to host a Mixer, contact Peggy at:
Volunteers Needed for Art Blooms Festival at Mosaic - Super Fun Gig!
April 2 - 3, 2022, 11am - 6pm

GMBA is looking for volunteers to pass out GMBA cards with flower seeds attached and talk about the GMBA with festival attendees.

Wear your business shirts/hats/name tags and market your business as well!

Volunteers will be located with the GMBA vendor booths at the Blue Dock area on District Ave (right next to Smash Burger!).

  • URBNmarket: A unique market of 90 handmade and vintage vendors
  • FRESHFARM: more than 50 local vendors serving fresh produce and snacks
  • Caboose Brewing Co.’s Beer Garden
  • Wine Garden hosted by Mattaponi Winery
  • Family/kids activities: kids games corner, cherry blossom Arts n Crafts, painting and creating prints using fruits and vegetables, cooking demos, selfie stations, in addition to a ‘Glamour Tent’ by Vienna Singing Princesses offering face painting and hair braiding
  • Live music on the big stage: Groovalicious (April 2, 3-6 pm) and Hit Parade (April 3, 3-6 pm)
Free to attend. Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Dunn Loring Metro Station.
Register Now:
The Arc of Northern Virginia's Corporate & Community Team Challenge

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Corporate and Community Team Challenge brings together companies and community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen its vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year we're excited to return to an IN-PERSON 5K timed run and 2K fun walk. AND we are keeping the popular Virtual Team Total-Distance Walk to include more opportunities for individual walkers to participate and compete as a team no matter where they live.

For more info and to register: click here!
Food For Others
Golf Outing - Fundraiser
May 16, 10:30 - 6:30PM

Join Food For Others in a fun and friendly outdoor competition to benefit food insecure families in Northern Virginia. The outing will be held at the award-winning International Country Club in Fairfax. 100% of proceeds will help Food for Others feed over 2,600 families and 2,400 schoolchildren each week. We have an ambitious goal to raise $50,000. We'll have a shotgun start at 12 PM and will be providing lunch and dinner for our golfers.

Please reach out to if you'd like to learn more!

Maximize Your GMBA Membership -
Know (and use) Your Benefits!
Wednesday, Mar 30, Noon - 1PM, Zoom

Please join GMBA Executive Director, Peggy James, for a hands-on training discussing all of the ways to get the best marketing benefits out of your GMBA membership!
For the full agenda and to register, click here!
Meetings Mixers and Ribbon Cuttings

GMBA is on the lookout for interesting speakers and meeting/mixer hosts for 2022 (both virtual and in-person).

We also want to make sure we are helping you celebrate your business openings and milestones!

If you are interested in speaking, hosting or having a ribbon cutting, or other celebration coming up, please contact Peggy at