Benefits

Benefits of Annual Membership

From gaining a voice in the future of the organization to participating in new events, our goal is to multiply our strengths with creative ideas and open communication. Click here to join online.

Influencing District Investments

  • Formed Gateway Investment Group (Formerly Halsey/Weidler Group) to provide input on $30 million in streetscape improvements
  • Testified in favor of $2 million for increased community police foot patrols
  • Hosted Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioners Eudaly, Fish, Fritz and Saltzman, and speakers from Portland Development Commission, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Parks & Recreation, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and other agencies to get feedback from businesses

Generating Customers for Gateway Businesses

  • Cruising Gateway
    • NEW event combines car cruise-ins with bicycles, skateboard and public transit
    • Event highlights district businesses and assets

Networking Opportunities

  • Networking Opportunities
    • Monthly district luncheons on the second Thursday of every month from noon - 1:00pm
    • Quarterly Business After-Hours Mixers in Gateway locations

Cleaning Gateway Business Corridors

  • Taking Care of Business: Gateway Area Spring Cleanup
    • Removed 800 lbs of litter from the district with the help of volunteers

Website, Social Media and District Communication

  • Members receive their own dedicated webpage
  • Bimonthly newsletter
    • Highlights member businesses
    • Provides district development updates
    • Establishes seasonal marketing themes
  • Members receive promotion for their business on our Facebook page (10% increase in followers over the prior year)

Representation

  • Members are eligible to join GABA’s board or committees to help make decisions about district events, promotions, and advocacy efforts
  • Venture Portland representation
    • Member dues help cover GABA’s Venture Portland membership and benefits including grant eligibility and trainings
    • City Commissioner Nick Fish serves as a liaison to Venture Portland
  • GABA received $6,600 in grants last year + a 12 hour/week paid staff person
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