All local merchants and business owners may join the GVBA

The Grandin Village Business Association (GVBA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization developed to promote and advance the Grandin Village Business District. When you join the GVBA, your membership dues contribute to many initiatives which brand Grandin Village as a thriving business center where people like to shop, eat and play.

We’re so glad you’re considering membership. A strong membership is vital to our sustainability and services that we provide, and enables us to better reach our goals. This includes ensuring that we focus on you, our local business owners, who make the historic Grandin Village business district, and surrounding Raleigh Court neighborhood, such a vibrant place to work and live. We ask you to help us serve by once again joining or renewing your annual GVBA membership. 

How you contribute to the GVBA

Your support of the GVBA is crucial in so many ways! It help’s finance beautification projects such as our show stopping hanging flower baskets and seasonal banners within the business district, as well as supporting events and seasonal planning, support of social media platforms, our website and promotion. GVBA is run entirely by a volunteer board and we welcome community input. 

What membership offers you

  • Map & Directory - Listing of business and phone numbers in the directory of our website, and in any other media.
  • Newsletter - Subscription to Grandin Village virtual newsletter 
  • Marketing opportunities - to be promoted on the Grandin Village social media platforms.
  • Monthly networking meetings - be part of the decision making process. Plan events or stay in the know of what GVBA will offer for the year. 
  • Annual meeting - a social event to meet community business leaders and share news about your business.
  • Professional resources - Network with the members that range from brick and mortar business owners, restaurant owners, graphic designers to working from home professionals.  
  • Free admission to Grandin Chillage! Members in good standing (dues are up to date) get in free to all the Grandin Chillage events for that year!

Not only do you reap the benefits enumerated above, but your dues help contribute to the following projects throughout the village:

Hanging flower baskets in Grandin Village

The monies that the GVBA receives from dues and from its Grandin Chillage events allow us to buy and maintain about 15 large hanging baskets of flowers which hang from our classic lampposts in the Village. 

Seasonal banners along Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue

GOAL: To brand Grandin Village as the business center for Raleigh Court and the city as a whole. 

These cheerful banners add a warm welcome to residents and visitors alike. As Roanoke’s original ‘Village Center’ we believe that making art and culture visible and accessible will attract creative people to locate and participate in our neighborhood.

Annual events  

Proceeds from your dues help fund many annual events such as the Holiday Children's Parade, which brings exposure to the Village throughout the valley; decorative Christmas lights on our lampposts, seasonal hanging banners, WinterFest and Grandin Chillage, our fundraiser which helps raise money for GVBA initiatives, and other special events created to spotlight our merchants and businesses.

It's easy to become a member of the GVBA!

GVBA Membership Dues | $100 per year