Dear Grand Avenue Businesses and Supporters,
Welcome to our new GABA Newsletter! We hope you enjoy staying up to date on GABA events, featured businesses, and important updates that impact us all. Our newly adopted mission statement is simple and clear: We support Grand Avenue business success and promote our community as a unique destination experience.
In recent years, Grand Avenue business leaders with a passion for the Avenue have come together with a focus on rebuilding GABA to serve our member businesses for decades to come. To support our rebuilding efforts, we have engaged the St. Paul Area Chamber’s WorkStream professional services division to help us create a new Strategic Plan, focus on rebuilding trust, growing membership, re-thinking Grand Old Day for 2023, securing the staff, financing, and oversight necessary to achieve these goals AND reengaging businesses through enhanced communication (like this newsletter).
Over the next three years, GABA will focus our efforts to achieve the following goals:
- Promote Grand Avenue
- Create Family-Friendly Seasonal Events
- Support Member Businesses
- Partner With Community
Many thanks to our 2022 board members who have stepped up to rebuild GABA for the benefit of their businesses and others, and the community at large:
- Nancy Berger, CBBurnet
- Angela Brasel, CBBurnet
- Lanai Koep, Kinderberry Hill
- Deanna Seppanen, Macalester College
- Nick Sundsmo, Lloyd’s Automotive
- Brian Wagner, Coldwell Banker, MGCC Representative
- Holly Weinkauf, Red Balloon Bookshop
The future is certainly Grand! Be part of the rebuilding effort and renew your membership or join today. Our Board welcomes member feedback and our success requires your engagement. Please join us at Paws on Grand on August 7th and later this summer for our next GABA Happy Hour. Watch for more information on the date and location!
I'm grateful for the opportunity to partner in rebuilding this exciting vision for the future. Great things are ahead and I look forward to working with you to get there!
Axia Home Loans