Merrifield News!
GMBA Member Lunch
State of the GMBA Union on Zoom
February 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Please join us for the 2021 GMBA State of the Union hosted by Billy Thompson, Kevin Warhurst and Karen Hammond.

Join us for a history of where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed!    
Billy Thompson,
Samson Properties, GMBA Past President;
Kevin Warhurst,
Merrifield Garden Center, GMBA 2021 President;
Karen Hammond,
Hammond Agency, GMBA Chairman Emeritus

Please join us for this informative and interactive member meeting that will recap our successes and challenges of 2020, and showcase events and initiatives coming up in 2021!
We truly miss the days of sharing lunch with all of you, but we do encourage you to pick up lunch from one of the local restaurants and join us for the meeting.
Please RSVP HERE to receive the zoom invite.
GMBA Monthly member meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and feature interesting speakers/topics and are a GREAT way to stay informed, network and grow your client base!
Lidl to open in 2021 in Merrifield Plaza

Lidl, a grocery store chain that started in Germany in 1978, grew quickly across Europe. It took them 38 years to open their first store in the US, but in the past three years they have grown to 100 stores on the Eastern Seaboard. 

Merrifield will soon (May 2021) have their own store, opening in Merrifield Plaza in the space once occupied by Office Depot. Lidl will be undertaking a $5,000,000 renovation of the space to get it ready. Additionally the entire shopping plaza will be undergoing a facelift. You’ll hardly recognize Merrifield Plaza once the facelift and renovation take place!  

Billy Orlove and Dave Bouchard of Rosenthal Realty were instrumental in closing this transaction. They have assisted Merrifield Plaza for many years, helping fill the shopping center with varied merchants.

Watch this space for more details as the grand opening approaches this spring.
Member News, Events & Promotions
Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Reopening & New Guidance

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Contact you lender!
GMBA New Member Special
Now through February 28, 2021
20% off first year of membership,

If you are not a member of GMBA now, we invite you to “come and see.” Membership applications are available on our website,

While we are unable to meet in person during this pandemic, our members are encouraged to announce their events, news releases, job openings, etc. in our newsletter. We are dedicated to continue outreach through zoom meetings, assisting our members to build relationships and help them grow their business during the pandemic. We look forward to the time when we can resume in-person mixers, breakfast meetings and lunches.

Questions? Email Peggy at
NEW members only.
First Baptist Church of Merrifield
Prayer Groups, Bible Study & Events

First Baptist Church of Merrifield invites everyone to join in their zoom-based classes.
For a list of all upcoming events, click here!
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Streaming Sessions
Keeping Music Alive

For a full list of live streaming and rescheduled concerts, click here!