Dates: June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13.
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm at the Blairstown Farmers' Market for GBBA Days at the Market. Local vendors and businesses will be there to share their wonderful products and services. And be sure to stop by the GBBA table to learn more about our members.
Dates: June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13.
We are proud to announce that our 3rd Annual Sip & Shop has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 29 from 12 to 4 pm!
Due to the unseasonably inclement weather predicted for today, we have had to cancel Sip & Shop at this time. We are working with the Winery to find a new date ASAP. We're very sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but we want to keep our vendors (and their wonderful products) safe.
We'd like to thank Paul Ritter or Brook Hollow Winery, Tammy Desjadon of In The Kitchen Catering for their support. We look forward to enjoying their tasty offerings soon!
And we want to thank our amazing vendors as well. Please show them some love and like their pages. As you shop for Mother's Day and beyond please remember to #shoplocal and think of fantastic vendors!
Katelyn Acquisto Clark of Katelyn Clark's Usborne Books & More page
Lularoe Elizabeth Graeber
Leah Jungkind of Barn Door Gypsy
Ami Shecter of Paulinskill River Photography
Bailey Reichard of Pure Romance
Lovewinx by Lisa
Theresa Calhoun of TLC Wrap Boutique
Angela Heim of Beauty by Angela Heim
Kris Saharic of Paparazzi Accessories
Alicyn Benincasa Link of Alicyn's Touchstone Crystal Jewelry
Brooke Willson VanDerzee of Brooke VanDerzee Designs
We hope you'll be able to join us for the April Meeting of the Greater Blairstown Business Association! All local businesses owners in Blairstown, Hope, Knowlton, Columbia, Hardwick and surrounding areas are welcome to attend.
This month's meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Gourmet Gallery, 31 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ. Wraps, snacks, and beverages will be provided.
We'll be featuring The Foodshed Alliance. They'll update us on their work and we'll plan GBBA Days for the upcoming season of the Blairstown Farmer's Market. We'll also plan for our 4th of July table.
We hope to see you there! PLEASE SHARE and INVITE A GUEST! To make sure we have enough food for everyone, take a moment to RSVP on our April GBBA Meet & Greet event on Facebook.
Upcoming Meet & Greet Dates are:
Also, take a moment to learn more about our upcoming Third Annual Sip & Shop event taking place on Sunday, April 15 from 12-4 pm at Brook Hollow Winery. This amazing event -- a combination of wonderful vendors, amazing wine tastings, delicious food and fantastic music -- has become a highlight of the year for our community. Learn more on the GBBA website or on the Facebook page.
The Greater Blairstown Business Assocation is very pleased to announce our vendors for this year's Sip & Shop, taking place on Sunday, April 15th from 12 to 4 pm at Brook Hollow Winery!
We have some of the BEST local vendors ready to make Mother's Day shopping easy. Take a look:
And don't miss the amazing food provided by In the Kitchen Catering or a delicious wine tasting by Brook Hollow Winery!
Learn more about Sip & Shop 2018 on our event website or RSVP on Facebook.
Tonight's GBBA Meeting has been postponed.
The GBBA Meeting, originally scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21st has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather. Stay safe!
The next date for the meeting is Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The location is still First United Methodist Church in Blairstown. The agenda is the same. Snacks by Gourmet Gallery will be served.
Please RSVP on the Facebook event if you are able to join us. Thank you!
The Greater Blairstown Business Association has established a grant program for high school graduating seniors who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in the field of business. By establishing this program, the Greater Blairstown Business Association demonstrates its commitment to nurturing the next generation of excellent leaders in the field of business. 26 recipients have been awarded the scholarship since 2005 for a total amount of over $11,000 in grants.
IN 2017, The GBBA expended the program to include not just North Warren Regional High School seniors, but also offering grats to students at Belvidere High School and Warren County Technical School. Each of the grants will award the recipients $500 to be used in the pursuit of a career in business. Each grantee will be required to submit the following to the Greater Blairstown Business Association Grant Committee:
Contact your school's Guidance Office for further details or for help applying.
Applications must be post marked no later than the second Monday in April. Please send your completed applications GBBA Grant Program, PO Box 398, Blairstown, NJ 07825 .
For more information, please visit our Scholarship Program page.
Local businesses the highlight of fun spring event
Blairstown, NJ April 15, 2018: The Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA) is proud to announce its third annual Sip & Shop to take place on Sunday, April 15 from 12 to 4 pm at Brook Hollow Winery (594 Route 94, Columbia, NJ 07832). Featuring wine tasting, live music and over a dozen great local vendors, Sip & Shop is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing day in the sunshine.
The GBBA’s mission is to support local businesses, so it’s only fitting that all the vendors for the event are local entrepreneurs. We’ve already lined up local LuLaRoe, Usborne Books, Paparazzi, It Works!, Color Street, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski and other vendors. Local artists from Paulinskill River Photography and Barndoor Gypsy will also bring their amazing work to sell. In previous years we’ve had local food, photography, crafted items and more.
Brook Hollow Winery is a family farm nestled in the heart of the scenic Delaware Water Gap area of New Jersey. Each hand-crafted wine is fermented, aged, and bottled by the family. They pride themselves in delivering complex varietals that can be enjoyed alone or easily paired with your favorite meal. Let the stress of the day melt away as you enjoy a glass of wine on their 100 foot long covered porch! The venue is pet, child and picnic friendly. Learn more about Brook Hollow at https://www.brookhollowwinery.com/. Food will be provided by In the Kitchen Catering, with special taco and gourmet “street foot” offerings.
Live acoustic rock music at Sip & Shop will be provided by the talented George Baier. George is a singer/songwriter influenced by the great songwriters of the 70's like Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, James Taylor and others. His songs reflect his journey thru life and the ups and downs along the way. He is now playing full time for a living at local wineries and restaurants. Learn more about George Baier and hear his music on his website at http://gcbaier.com/.
For over 30 years, the Greater Blairstown Business Association has worked to encourage and support retail, professional and non-profit businesses in the Northern Warren County, New Jersey area by promoting activities and events that build a strong local economy, showcase our hometown values and historical traditions, and encourage community members to shop locally. As part of that effort, the GBBA hosts monthly networking and business education opportunities for its members and their guests. To learn more about the GBBA, or to become a member, please email info@shopGBBA.org or visit http://www.shopGBBA.org.
Join us for the March 2018 meeting of the Greater Blairstown Business Association! All local businesses owners in Blairstown, Hope, Knowlton, Columbia, Hardwick and surrounding areas are welcome to attend.
This month's meeting will be held at First United Methodist Church of Blairstown,10 Stillwater Road, Blairstown, NJ
Our topic for the night will be social media. A short presentation on ways to use social media for your business will be given by GBBA Publicity Chair, Sandra Roberts. A free educational workshop will also be announced.
Anyone interested in the GBBA is welcome to attend for free. Food and beverages will be provided.
GBBA Members are encouraged to bring a few items to promote their business: brochures, flyers, business cards, etc. to display for the other attendees.
We hope to see you there! PLEASE SHARE and INVITE A GUEST!
The Greater Blairstown Business Association’s mission is to encourage and support existing businesses in the Northern Warren County, New Jersey area, promote the development of new enterprises and foster high business and civic standards in the community. The GBBA is committed to giving back to the community, thereby helping to establish willingness on the part of the general public to do business locally.
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2018
The Greater Blairstown Business Association Announces 2018 Board of Directors
BLAIRSTOWN, NJ – The Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA) is proud to announce its new Board of Directors for 2018. With a wide variety of knowledge across several industries and decades of combined entrepreneurial experience, the Board is excited to carry on the GBBA’s mission to support local businesses and foster unity in business and community.
Taking the helm as Chair is Tom Palmieri of Palmieri Financial Services. Tom has an extensive background in volunteer work and has served on the GBBA Board in the past. Serving as 1st Vice President and Membership Chair is Rev. Dave Tillisch of the First United Methodist Church of Blairstown. Dave brings many valuable years of work in the non-profit sector as well as over a decade of retail management experience to the table. Ravi Romano of RE/MAX Ridge Real Estate will continue his long-time work as 2nd Vice President and Board Development Chair. An energetic member of the business community, Ravi has hosted yearly Halloween and Christmas events on Main Street, in Blairstown.
Also returning as Treasurer is Keith VanDerzee, CEO of YMCA Camp Mason. Though he presently works on behalf of non-profits, Keith has extensive experience in finance. Karin White is now taking on the role of Secretary. Karin brings multi-faceted experience as a volunteer, an artist with Gallery 23 and a real estate agent with Burgdorff ERA. Sandy Roberts returns to the Board, now serving as Publicity Chair. A full-time science teacher, Sandy also offers educational programs through her company, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC.
Said Tom, “I am honored that the Executive Committee has chosen me to be this year’s Chair. The GBBA has had a positive impact on the business community in Northwest New Jersey. We will build on past successes and increase people’s awareness and benefits of supporting local businesses.”
The GBBA will kick off 2018 with a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm at Burgdorff ERA located at 2 Walnut St., Hope, New Jersey 07844. This reorganization meeting will be focused on feedback from members of the business community on the GBBA’s three goals for 2018: Networking, Education, and Advocacy. Anyone interested in the GBBA is welcome to attend for free. Catered food and beverages will be available.
The Greater Blairstown Business Association’s mission is to encourage and support existing businesses in the Northern Warren County, New Jersey area, promote the development of new enterprises and foster high business and civic standards in the community. The GBBA is committed to giving back to the community, thereby helping to establish willingness on the part of the general public to do business locally. Learn more about the GBBA, or become a member, at http://www.shopgbba.org/.