Celebrating Success & Connection in Bayside
A Message from Ed Probst, BBA President
Dear Bayside Business Association Members,
As we embrace the new year, I’m delighted to share reflections on the highlights that made 2023 a remarkable chapter for our vibrant business community. Your unwavering dedication and collaborative spirit have truly defined our journey.
Throughout the past year, the Bayside Business Association has continued to thrive, fostering connections, promoting local commerce, and contributing to the overall growth of our community. Our events, a cornerstone of our success, not only provided valuable networking opportunities but also strengthened the bonds that make Bayside unique and prosperous.
A heartfelt thank you to each member for your dedication, enthusiasm, and active participation in shaping the success of our association. Your collective efforts have created a dynamic environment that we can all be proud to be a part of.
Let’s take a moment to celebrate our achievements, share our learnings, and look forward to an exciting future filled with even greater opportunities for collaboration and success.
As we gear up for another promising year, keep an eye out for our upcoming events and initiatives. Your continued support is the driving force behind the success of the Bayside Business Association, and together, we’ll make 2024 another fantastic year for our community.
Thank you for being an essential part of our thriving business network.
Ed Probst, President
Great Bear Auto Repair and Auto Body
How long have you been a BBA Member?
Tell Us About Your Business and some features/events/services our members should be aware of.
Great Bear Auto repair and auto body shop, is a Women-owned Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop providing services since 1933 at the same location. The shop is specializing in foreign, hybrid, electric and domestic auto service, repair and maintenance. Great Bear is fully equipped to repair and maintain the vehicles of today’s cars. Great Bear Auto shop has 11 lifts and secured parking for 20 cars. New diagnostic equipment computerized and updated on the monthly basis. New laser wheel alignment machine. New fluid flushers and emission leak testers, and a full-service ELECTRIC VEHICLE charging station at the facility. The key drop-off system is available to make “drop off” more flexible when needed. One year warranty is offered on all kind of services provided for customers. The shop is a licensed NYS Inspection station (DMV#7106761). We also do “auto know” workshops for community and corporate team building.
How have you benefited from being a member?
Networking and connecting with other professionals to share industry Insights and share Educational Resources.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why?
FLEETS – IN NO ORDER AND NOT LIMITED TO PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, AC, PHARMACEUTICAL, CHURCHES, ADULT DAY CARE, UBER, LYFT, – WE HAVE GREAT TURN OVER TIME, WHICH MEANS YOUR VEHICLE IS BACK ON THE ROAD TO WORK QUICKLY. WE ACCEPT ALL FLEET MANAGMENT PROVIDERS.
Any tips or advice for new members?
Network Actively can lead to valuable partnerships and business opportunities. Attend Meetings and Events to connect with other professionals. Share Expertise to empower others and show your professionalism. Utilize BBA Resources! Promote Ethical Business Practices Support Local Initiatives: This not only benefits the community but also enhances the reputation of the BBA and its members.
Please free to share any other information with us that you think is important for our members to know.
Audra Fordin is the founder and CEO of “Women Auto Know” – A not-for-profit that provides workshops to educating and empowering drivers to be safe confident and knowledgeable drivers passengers and consumers.
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