Merrifield News!
GMBA Member Lunch
State of the GMBA Union on Zoom
February 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Please join us for this informative and interactive annual member meeting that will recap our successes and challenges of past years, and showcase events and initiatives coming up in 2021!
Presented by:

Kevin Warhurst, GMBA 2021 President
Merrifield Garden Center,
Billy Thompson, GMBA Immediate Past President
Samson Properties,
Karen Hammond, GMBA Past President
Hammond Agency
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.
Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP HERE to receive the zoom invite.
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A Message from Kevin Warhurst,
GMBA President, 2021

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to what we all hope will be a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021.

As the incoming president of the Greater Merrifield Business Association, I look forward to serving and working with the Board in leading this great organization in the year ahead. I realize that in stepping into this role, I have some really big shoes to fill, as Billy Thompson has done such a great job as our president over these last seven years. Thank you, Billy, for your service and leadership, and for putting your heart and soul into the GMBA. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.

As we continue to navigate our way through the pandemic, there is no doubt that our organization will face some challenges in the months ahead, just as we did throughout 2020. But there are also many opportunities to strengthen our existing relationships, and build new ones as we seek to grow our association moving forward. I look forward to facing those challenges together, and creating opportunities to better serve our members and our community.

As you know, the GMBA has played such an integral role over the years in helping shape Merrifield into the vibrant community that it is today. Whether you live here, work here, shop here, dine here, or play here, you know what a special place Merrifield is, and how important it is to the local economy. That is due in no small part to the GMBA, and by working together we can build on that record and continue to shape the future of Merrifield for many years to come.

I want to thank the Board of Directors for the trust they have placed in me, and the membership at large for the opportunity to serve this great organization.


Kevin Warhurst
Vice President, Merrifield Garden Center
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!