About GBCC

About GBCC

Our mission...

Our goal is to build a healthy, growing local economy by facilitating cooperation and communication between businesses, government and residents. We aim to promote a positive environment that preserves the special character of our community in order to attract new businesses, new residents and create a welcoming environment for tourism.

Benefits of Joining GBCC

By joining, you will be able to gain the following benefits for your business:

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Free listing in the www.BarryvilleNY.com web site ($100 value)
  • Networking between member businesses
  • Invites to Seminars and Workshops
  • Email bulletins notifying events, happenings and updates
  • Voting at monthly GBCC meetings
  • Member to member discounts
  • Ribbon cutting ceremonies for all new businesses with free press release and photo
  • 100% of your dues go directly to the GBCC and stay in our community
  • Active participation with local and state officials
  • Aggressive fundraising year round
  • Participation in an exciting and growing community
  • Selection committee for the Community Volunteer Scholarship. To date we have given over $25,000 in scholarship funds for graduating seniors who have demonstrated a deep appreciation for volunteering and contributing to our community.


Ed Gavalla
Jesse G's Nursery 914-443-5802
Jim Akt
Jim Akt Excavating 845-858-8650
Meg Blaut
Jeff Bank
Dr. Marie K. Devore, DMD

Board of Directors

Jim Akt, Jim Akt Excavating

Cathy Daboul, Middletown Medical / River Valley Family Medical Center

Dot Davies, Inn the Glen

Marie Devore, Marie K. Devore, DMD

Ed Gavalla, Jesse G’s Nursery

Roswell Hamrick, Stickett Inn

Come to a meeting

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm.


The Artists' Market & Community Center
114 Richardson Avenue
Shohola, PA 18458

Sometimes we need to postpone a meeting due to weather, etc. We also host sub-committee meetings at other locations.