âThe Georgetown Business Association has grown over the years from a loose association of companies in 1976 to a very viable, growing and dynamic organization of entrepreneurs, business owners and citizens of Georgetown,â said Jim Wilcox. , Neighborhood Advisory Commissioner and long-time GBA member. âWith the business climate in Georgetown changing so rapidly, it has been beneficial that the GBA in particular represents the interests of business owners who are not necessarily owners. “
Wilcox’s words were reinforced by the setting of his interview with The Georgetowner. It was at a GBA reception on the comfortable outdoor patio of a large Georgetown townhouse on 33rd Street, newly listed on the market for nearly $ 4 million by Long & Foster Real Estate, a member of the GBA. Dozens of well-dressed men and women greeted each other warmly and had a friendly chat about the business situation in Georgetown.
A non-profit organization, the GBA is “committed to maintaining and improving the business climate in Georgetown”.
Members have the opportunity to connect through events such as monthly networking receptions, leadership awards luncheon, annual reunion and holiday celebration and various outreach initiatives. GBA also advocates for the interests of Georgetown businesses and professionals by monitoring District Council legislation and the actions of the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission and other government agencies and community organizations.