The Greater Forest City Business Alliance is here to serve you — committed to developing a vibrant community & improving our local economic well-being by supporting our members & towns. We have all chosen to live, work, raise our families, & deepen roots here in the Greater Forest City Area and our local business community is at the heart of it all!
Benefits of your membership with the GFCBA include:
-A dedicated community, business-focused organization, dedicated to commerce & community advocacy
-Opportunities to increase patronage from residents, new & old, as well as visitors to the area
-Opportunities to engage in community leadership & volunteerism
-Free advertising on our website and social media pages
-& so much more!!
With the professional help of Golden Owl Consulting, located in Carbondale, our website and social media have grown with followers, views, interactions, and likes. Our efforts are an excellent source to interact with the community and visitors by advertising our diverse members, local events, initiatives, resources, and more!
The marketing benefits of a GFCBA membership are:
-Multiple listings of your business on VisitForestCityPA.com
-Event submission to VisitForestCityPA.com calendar
-Social media promotion of events, sales, promotions, & more
-Members-only mixer events & discount on marketing services
With the D&H Rail Trail earning the designation of “Trail of the Year” in 2021, the GFCBA’s involvement with the Outdoor Town initiative is more important than ever. Looking forward, plans are underway to expand our fundraising and grant efforts, with a focus to enhance town aesthetics, local commerce, and overall quality of life within the Greater Forest City region.
In 2022, the GFCBA ramped up our fundraising efforts with 3 events. Our Glory Days 80’s Jam in February, our first annual Trail Trot in honor of Donnie Teague in May, and our second annual Big Backyard Poker Run in July raised over $10,000! We are so thankful for our supportive members and community for the success of this year’s fundraising efforts. These monies will be used to match grant money for community projects and town beautification. All of our events are a wonderful opportunity for business members to be involved in community activities and for community members and visitors to support our members and explore the beauty of our big backyard!
Other events we will be hosting in 2023 are:
-Easter on Main
-Trail Town Festival / Light Parade
-Halloween on Main
-Christmas on Main
-2nd Annual Forest City Teague Trail Trot 5K & Community Fun Walk
The GFCBA was over 100 members strong in 2022 and hope that in 2023 we will see many more businesses and organizations from all over the Greater Forest City Area join us!
*Please note, membership applications for the 2023 year should be submitted no later than December 15, 2022*
In addition to your payment, please be sure to submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Greater Forest City Business Alliance – P.O. Box 155 – Forest City, PA 18421