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“The Friendliest Place to do Business!" 

The Greater Kendall Business Association, or GKBA for short, has been providing opportunities for enterprising and energetic local business owners to meet, network, and build profitable relationships for over 10 years. Founded in 2006, we serve the entire Greater Kendall area. From the beginning, we've always been, and always will be – you guessed it – “The Friendliest Place to do Business!”



 our mission 

The Mission of the Greater Kendall Business Association is to provide an enterprising and energetic meeting place where members and community business leaders can build successful business relationships in a positive, friendly environment.


 Our Vision 

The Vision of the Greater Kendall Business Association is to serve our community and become the premier business, education and Networking destination for all businesses in the Greater Kendall area. We will continuously strive to raise the bar on the benefits, services and opportunities we provide our members and always remain “The Friendliest Place to do Business!”


Board of Directors

The hardest working, most dedicated board anywhere.

 CHAIR 



Andrew Schear

President

5801 Productions LLC


 CHAIR-ELECT 



Andy Rodriguez

President

In South Florida, Inc.


 VICE CHAIR 



Stella Kessler

Senior Sales Director

Mary Kay, Inc.


 TREASURER 



Mike Crosa

Certified Public Accountant

BusinessProfits.com


 PAST CHAIR 



Sandra Fernandez

LIFESTYLE 

INTERNATIONAL REALTY II


 PAST CHAIR 



Luis Peters

Insurance Agent

State Farm


 DIRECTOR 



Gilma Hernandez

Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing

GH Promotions


 DIRECTOR 



Youdaris Mira

Chairperson, Kendall

Miami-Dade College School of Continuing Education and Professional Development


 DIRECTOR 



Cathy Otero

General Manager

Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites


 DIRECTOR 



Karen Vassell

Special Projects & Community Relations Manager

Baptist Health


 DIRECTOR 



Alvaro Bustos

Broker / Owner

Bustos Realty


 DIRECTOR 



Diana Nelson





Committees

Our committees are small, focused groups of professionals that have volunteered their time and expertise to serve GKBA in a specific capacity. There is no cost associated with joining a committee or attending committee meetings, and doing so is the most efficient way to build strong relationships with other members of the association.


Photo courtesy of All Star Event Photography

 MARKETING 


Cecilia Orbegozo, Chair

The Marketing Committee is the voice of GKBA. We coordinate the marketing of all GKBA events, manage all of our social media accounts, and maintain this fantastic website.

Meeting Info:
Second Tuesday of the Month
10 AM to 11 AM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami-Kendall


 MEMBERSHIP 


Cathy Otero, Chair

The Membership Committee is responsible for growing and maintaining the GKBA membership base, improving member benefits, and organizing new member orientations.

Meeting Info:
Last Tuesday of the Month
5:30 PM to 7 PM
Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites


 FINANCE 


Mike Crosa, Chair

The Finance Committee tracks and manages the budget and spending for GKBA.

Meeting Info:
Second Monday of the Month
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Call


 EDUCATION 


Youdaris Mira, Chair

The Education Committee is responsible for providing valuable educational opportunities to our members through quarterly educational workshops. It also acts as the liaison between GKBA and the local school system.

Meeting Info:
Second Wednesday of the Month
5 PM to 6 PM
GKBA Office


 NETWORKING LUNCHEON 


TBA, Chair

More info coming soon.

Meeting Info:
TBA


 NETWORK AFTER HOURS 


TBA, Chair

More info coming soon.

Meeting Info:
TBA


 BUSINESS EXPO 


TBA, Chair

More info coming soon.

Meeting Info:
TBA


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