Mark Your Calendar
GBACC Membership Meeting
June 12, 2017
Brunswick Heritage Museum, Lee Smith Room
GBACC Beer and Pizza Night
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Smoketown Brewing Station
GBACC 2017 Business Directory Reception
On Monday, April 3, 2017 members of GBACC and other interested members of the community gathered at Beans in the Belfry for a reception to announce the publication of the 2017 Greater Brunswick Area Business & Community Directory. Beans in the Belfry put out a scrumptious buffet and guests enjoyed networking.
Judy Hentzelman of the Frederick News Post, which co-publishes the Directory with GBACC, presented the new booklets to GBACC president Terry Lewis. Also in attendance were Jerry Donald from the Frederick County Council, Angel White of the Brunswick City Council and Brunswick Economic Development coordinator Terri Householder.
See more photos on the GBACC Facebook Page.
GBACC End of the Year Reception
GBACC End of the Year Reception December 8, 2016
Members of GBACC and invited guests gathered at the Brunswick Heritage Museum on Thursday, December 8 to celebrate another successful year and to share some awards and donations with local businesses, City Departments and organizations.
GBACC Business of the Year 2016 was presented to David Blackmon for his business Smoketown Brewing Company. Donations of $200 were given to Brunswick Food Bank, BEACON, Jefferson Food Bank, Western Loudoun Food Pantry and the Brunswick Heritage Museum. The Brunswick Police Department and the Brunswick Public Works Department were given Certificates of Appreciation for their work keeping Brunswick safe and running smoothly. Angel White presented GBACC with a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Jeff Snoots, who had to leave early.
Smoketown Brewing donated beer for the reception and Michelle McIntyre, GBACC Vice President and owner of Dinner Belle Catering, provided the buffet. GBACC would like to thank all those that joined in on our year end celebration.
Photos are posted on the GBACC Facebook page.
GBACC Business Meeting, November 14, 2016
Members of The Greater Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce (GBACC) attended a Business Meeting at the Brunswick American Legion.
Allison Wilder, EDC Chair, spoke at the meeting about the city’s interest in promoting an outdoor recreation destination. The 2017 city budget includes funds for advertising these opportunities – and our businesses – to a broader audience. The EDC is in the process of writing a strategic plan for economic development that will propel outdoor recreation while benefiting businesses and citizens as the community’s infrastructure, events, and policy are aligned under a central theme. Ms. Wilder presented an overview of the shift to a commitment to outdoor recreation and answered several audience questions regarding the strategic plan and the EDC’s next steps.
Carlo Alfano, Trail Liaison of Rivers Edge Recreation Park told the group about the progress of the park and how it will benefit our area. He also showed a brief video produced by local Dave Kersey to help promote the new trail. Mr. Alfano accepted a donation from the Chamber for the Rivers Edge Park.
During the Business Meeting the 2017 GBACC Board was introduced. They are President Terry Lewis, Vice President Michelle McIntyre, Secretary Jerry Knight, Treasurer Ellis Burruss and At Large Members Sheila Gray, Tim Wilson and Callie Fulmer.
Changes to the GBACC Bylaws were proposed by the board. Callie Fulmer made a motion to accept the changes, Michelle McIntyre made the second. After discussion the amendments were passed by a voice vote.
NOTE: In photo Carlo Alfano receives donation from GBACC President Terry Lewis.
The Brunswick Area Business Expo
(left to right) Lee Zumbach, Brunswick Councilmen Tom Smith and Carroll Jones, Carolyn Ormes, Lovettsville Councilwoman Tiffaney Carder, Frederick County Council Jerry Donald, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, Brunswick Mayor Jeff Snoots, GBACC President Terry Lewis, Lovettsville Mayor Bobbie Zoldas, Abbie Ricketts, GBACC Board Member Sheila Gray and GBACC Treasurer Ellis Burruss.
Photos can be seen on the GBACC Facebook page.