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The Greater Kendall Business Association holds a number of monthly, quarterly, and annual events - all designed specifically to help you grow your business.

Photo courtesy of GKBA Member All Star Event Photography

 NETWORK AFTER HOURS 

Our after hours events take place monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month from 6 PM to 8 PM, and are hosted by a different member of GKBA every month. Refreshments typically include hors d'oeuvres and a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Typical attendance ranges from 40 to 60 professionals. Free for members to attend, and guests are welcome as well. Bring a friend!

 network luncheons 

Our luncheon is the premier event of GKBA. It takes place monthly, on the last Thursday of the month, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the heart of Kendall at Grand Salon Reception Hall. Thirty minutes of open networking is followed by a three course lunch, our world-famous table networking, and a 20-minute keynote presentation by a prominent figure in our community. Typical attendance ranges from 80 to 100 professionals. Both members and guests are welcome!


Photo courtesy of All Star Event Photography

 education workshops 

Hosted by the Education Committee, GKBA provides quarterly educational workshops on topics voted on by our members. Keep an eye on our calendar for the next upcoming workshop. Free for members, guests are welcome as well!

 committee meetings 

Each of our committees typically meets once per month, at various times and locations. Check on the calendar below to see when and where your committee will meet. Members are invited to join any and all committees.

 annual expos 

Hosted by our Health & Wellness Expo committee and our Business Expo committee, GKBA holds two annual business expos. Our Health & Wellness Expo, dedicated to businesses that can help provide you with a healthy mind, body, and spirit, takes place each year in the Spring. Our Business Expo, dedicated to all forms of business in the community, takes place each year in the Fall. Both events are heavily publicized and typically attendance ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 community members. Free to attend as a spectator. Tables start at just $200 for members, and sponsorships start at $500.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, May 09, 2016
    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 19 sessions
    • Conference Call

    Monthly GKBA Finance Committee Conference Call. Please contact us to obtain dial-in information. Free for members to attend.

    • Monday, November 14, 2016
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • GKBA Office

    Monthly meeting for the GKBA Board of Directors. Takes place at the GKBA Office!

    • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Best Western Kendall Hotel & Suites
    Monthly GKBA Membership Committee Meeting, held at the Best Western Kendall Hotel & Suites. Free for members to attend.
    • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • GKBA Office

    Monthly Executive Board meeting. Takes place at the GKBA Office!

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Online Via Skype

    Monthly GKBA Marketing Committee Meeting, held online via Skype - 9 AM to 10 AM. Free for members to attend.

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • GKBA Office

    Monthly GKBA Education Committee meeting. Free to attend for Members.

    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites, 8560 SW 124th Ave, Kendall, FL 33183

    Committee meeting for the upcoming GKBA 12th Annual Business Expo!

    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Miami Vineyard Community Church, located at 12725 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, Fl., 33186
    Register

    PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE  AND VENUE! 

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2017 
    3PM - 8 PM

    Hosted by:

    Miami Vineyard Community Church 
      12725 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, Fl., 33186
    (plenty of parking available)

    EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

    Exhibitors will receive one (1) skirted 6’ table and 2 chairs
    Access to electricity ($25.00) is available upon request on a first come first serve basis
    Exhibitors will be listed in the Expo Directory


    GKBA MEMBERS - $200.00

    NOT FOR PROFIT 501(c)(3) GKBA MEMBERS - $125.00

    NON MEMBERS - $350.00
    *Includes 1 year membership in GKBA


    The deadline for Sponsors for inclusion in online advertising is
    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    The deadline for all exhibitor applications is 
    Friday, October 23rd, 2017.


    For more information, email us or contact our office at 305-386-4030. 



    Business Expo Sponsorships


    Business Expo
    Signature Sponsor
    $10,000

    • One year GKBA membership
    • Exclusive Banner Ad with link on the GKBA website home page for 1 year
    • Logo prominently displayed on the GKBA website with link to your website
    • A display table at one of our monthly luncheons that includes lunch for five
    • Mention in the Expo press release, media advisory and calendar listing
    • Logo prominently displayed in the Expo Directory
    • Logo prominently displayed in Expo promotional materials
    • Logo displayed in all print advertising for Expo
    • Logo displayed in all e-mail blasts for the Expo
    • Sponsorship recognition at the Expo
    • Electricity
    • Two 6’ skirted tables and 4 chairs




    Greater Kendall Corporate Sponsor
    $5,000

    • One year GKBA membership
    • A complimentary sponsorship table at one of our annual special events, or sponsor one of our monthly luncheons at a 50% off the regular rate
    • Logo prominently displayed on the GKBA website with link to your website
    • Mention in the Expo press release, media advisory and calendar listing
    • Logo prominently displayed in the Expo Directory
    • Logo prominently displayed in Expo promotional materials
    • Logo displayed in all print advertising for Expo
    • Logo displayed in all e-mail blasts for the Expo
    • Sponsorship recognition at the Expo
    • Electricity
    • Two 6’ skirted tables and 4 chairs



     
    Kendall Drive
    Corporate Sponsor
    $2,500

    • One year GKBA membership
    • Display table at 1 GKBA luncheon with lunch for 2
    • Logo displayed on the GKBA website with link to your website
    • Logo displayed in the Expo Directory
    • Logo displayed in Expo promotional materials
    • Logo displayed in all print advertising for Expo
    • Logo displayed in all e-mail blasts for the Expo
    • Sponsorship recognition at the Expo
    • Electricity
    • One 6’ skirted table and 2 chairs



    Killian Parkway Corporate Sponsor $1,000

    • One year GKBA membership
    • Sponsorship level listing on the GKBA website
    • Sponsorship listing in the GKBA Expo Directory
    • Sponsorship listing in Expo promotional materials
    • Electricity
    • One 6’ skirted table and 2 chairs



     Mills Drive Corporate Sponsor $500

    • Sponsorship level listing on the GKBA website
    • Sponsorship listing in the GKBA Expo Directory
    • Sponsorship listing in Expo promotional materials
    • Electricity
    • One 6’ skirted table and 2 chairs


    Customized in-kind food/ beverage/ entertainment sponsorships are available upon request, but are not eligible for the $5,000 or $10,000 cash sponsor benefits. Food vendors must provide appropriate insurance.

    Are you interested in helping plan the GKBA Business Expo? Join in on the fun by attending our committee meetings. All meetings are held at the Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites from 5:30 PM to 7 PM, on the dates listed below. See you there!

    August 7, 2017 - August 21, 2017 - September 5, 2017 - September 11, 2017

    September 18, 2017 - September 25, 2017 - October 2, 2017 - October 9, 2017

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