GMBA Networking Breakfast at
The Original Pancake House
7395 Lee Highway, Falls Church
Wed, March 16, 9am-10am

We have missed you all!

Please join GMBA for our first networking breakfast in 2022.

This meeting we will be focusing on networking and building relationships with one another. Face to face networking is one of the best ways to market your business. If people know and like you, they will refer others to you (and vice versa).

We will not have a featured speaker this month, but will have a casual breakfast focusing on getting to know each other.


  • General Announcements
  • Share who you are, what service or product your business offers, and who your ideal client is.
  • Learn who others are, what service or products their business offers, and who their ideal client is.
  • Eat! Be Merry!

Be sure to bring your business cards and any other materials you would like to share!

No fee to attend, everyone pays for their own breakfast!
Hope you can make it!
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:
Limited Vendor Booths Available for Art Blooms Festival at Mosaic
April 2-3 at Mosaic District!

The Art Blooms Festival is sold out, but GMBA has a few spaces available!
This festival is an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and brings tens of thousands of people each day!

If you are interested in reserving a booth space, do not delay.
For more information and to reserve your booth for Saturday or Sunday,

  • 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