April 26 Mixer
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
photos by member Mark Stover
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15 Years for GCBA
On January 1st we will embark on our 15th year of serving the business community and all of its customers and clients here in the greater Gold Canyon area.
The Gold Canyon Business Association has worked to raise awareness and support for the concept of LOCAL FIRST.
Because we are essentially a bedroom community and unincorporated, it is vital to have an organization such as this to assist established and new businesses alike in building and maintaining a customer base.
This site is dedicated to raising awareness of the small business community here. Members fees go to promotion and education.
We have business meetings which offer special guest speakers that educate our members in ways to save money, protect the business and promotion.
Our Mixers offer the opportunity to learn more about each other's business so that we can refer our customers to other member business owners to fulfill other needs.
You don't have to be a business owner to become a member of the GCBA. Anyone interested in supporting the community is invited to join us!
Visit the Join page on this website, the application is download able and Pay Pal is now an option for payment. How much more easy could it get?
The GCBA Business Directory on this website offers visitors ease of access to local goods and services.
You can look up businesses in three ways.
1. Alphabetical, click on a letter if you know the name of the business.
2. Categorical, click on a business category for the type of business.
3. Business Card, click on a member's business card and be transported to their own web site.
Feel free to search for goods and services right here in Gold Canyon to serve your needs.
One of the primary directives of the Gold Canyon Business Association is to promote the concept of Local First here in Gold Canyon; We the members of the GCBA appreciate your choosing this site to do so!
Thank you for visiting our website, please visit often and share it with your friends and neighbors.
6th Annual Gold Canyon
MountainBrook Village Superstition Center
5782 S. MountainBrook Drive Saturday,11/5/16
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MountainBrook Village will host the Sixth Annual “Gold Canyon Business Fair,” Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A variety of businesses and services will be represented, there will be door prizes, entertainment, food and fun.
Pam Burks, MountainBrook Village resident, is the organizer of the event. Support, resources, and expertise will be provided by MountainBrook Village Activity Director Jennifer McGraw (480) 983-5555 and Gold Canyon Business Association President/MountainBrook resident, Chris Bukovac. This event is one of the ways the Gold Canyon Business Association promotes the concept of Local First.
Vendor’s wishing to purchase one of the 50 tables should contact Chris or Pam immediately. Limited numbers of similar business types will be permitted. After approval has been given by Pam or Chris you must pay your booth fee - $30.00, payable to MountainBrook Village, in person at the Activity Office. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. week days.
If you wish to have a business card or promotional item to be put on the two large overhead screens in the Superstition Center you can make another check out to Chris Bukovac for $5.00 and turn it in with the booth fee.
Each participating businss must provice a door prize vallued at $35 minimum which can be goods or services from your business.
This is a perfect opporunity to offer specials and discounts to those attending the event.
Vendors will have the opportunity to set up their booth on Friday, November 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The building will be secured promptly at 3:00 p.m. No further access will be permitted until Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Vendors who cannot do so on Friday must complete their set up Saturday morning and be ready for the public no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Doors will open to the public promptly at 9:00 a.m. MountainBrook will not be responsible for any missing or damaged items. Food and other refreshments will be sold by other local businesses.
The Vendor Contract can be downloaded from this link. VENDOR CONTRACT
Pam Burks (480) 267-2286 or Chris Bukovac (480) 577-4309
Don’t wait, tables sell out quickly!
2016 Board of Directors
The 2015 Board of Directors have decided on new assignments
President - Chris Bukovac
Vice President - Scott Watson
Treasurer - Mark Jacobson
Secretary - Lauren Holly
Member at Large - Matt Fliss
New Board Director
New member Matt Fliss, (Edward Jones) has been appointed to our Board of Directors.
Matt will be a wonderful addition to the Board. He is building his business in this area and is a resident of Gold Canyon along with his family..
Welcome aboard Matt!
GCBA Has Pay Pal
October is the beginning of our Membership Drive. Membership Renewal is vital to the continuation of the association. In the last four months we have had 12 new members join the GCBA.
We must to grow in order to continue to provide our services to the community. The long standing members are the ones who sustain us through good times and bad.
In order to expedite the renewal process as well as offer a quick and easy way to join the GCBA, we are now offering a Pay Pal option.
Click on the Join tab at the top of this page to get information on submitting an application and making your membership fee payment.
It's easy and quick. If you have changed yo business card or any of your vital statistics please fill out another application to make sure the information we share here is current.
Jim Von Tess
Long time friend of the GCBA, Jim Von Tess passed away on July 29th after an extended illness.
Longtime facility managers for Canyon Rose Storage, Jim and wife Mary are well known and beloved by all who visit Canyon Rose and the Gold Canyon Visitor's Center on Kings Ranch Rd.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the fall.
Reports on Gold Canyon
GCBA member Pinal Partnership has issued a report on the status of growth in Gold Canyon.
Pinal Partnership was created with a vision of uniting community growth efforts in Pinal County.
Its Mission is to “Improve research, planning and coordination of private and public efforts related to infrastructure, natural resources and community development in Pinal County.”
The Pinal Partnership is a coalition of community, business and educational and governmental leaders, whose goal is to provide leadership and support in specific areas of focus.
Please visit their website to read up on Gold Canyon as well as the whole of Pinal County.
Promoting Gold Canyon
On Thursday, June 16th Weichert, Realtors-Lake Realty Agent Gail Walter invited employees of the City of Apache Junction to become more familiar with Gold Canyon.
She asked some of the representatives of Gold Canyon that were available to share insights into our area.
Those who attended the tour were:
Dave Zellner, Planning and Zoning
Larry Kirch, AJ Development Services Director
Tom Popa, Tom Popa and Associates
Chris Bukovac, President - GCBA
Chuck Cuffato President, Gold Canyon Arts Council
Gail Walter, Realtor, Weichert, Realtors-Lake Realty
Elan Vallender, AJ Economic Development Specialist
Matt Busby, AJ Assistant City Manager
AJ Public Relations
Todd House, County Supervisor
Carol Kingman, Associate Broker, Weichert Realtors, Lake Realty
Nicole Walker, Sales Manager -Gold Canyon Golf Resort took us on a brief tour of the resort. Tom Popa took us on a tour of the Superstition Mountain Golf Community as well. Each of us, were given an opportunity to share our group's focus and vision of the future of Gold Canyon.
Thanks again to Gail for organizing this event to help those with the City of Apache Junction better understand the uniquenesses of Gold Canyon.