Supporting local small businesses since 1965

Welcome to the Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association (GNHBPA), where we are dedicated to helping M/WBE small businesses thrive through job and workforce development, economic resources, social initiatives, and consultation.

We partner with economic development associations all throughout the Greater New Haven area

Leadership ✔️ Resources ✔️ Commitment ✔️

  • Incorporated in 1965, and gaining nonprofit certification in 1971, the Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association, Inc.(GNHBPA) has single-mindedly served the needs of minorities, women and other underserved entrepreneurs and community residents. The nonprofit agency is a multi-resource development organization dedicated to assisting minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE).
  • GNHBPA also pursues projects and initiatives that contribute to the general knowledge and advancement of the Greater New Haven community and youth. 

Our Team

Reynaud L. Harp

Rey Harp is the Executive Director of GNHBPA. He can be contated at

Wesley Oliver

Wesley Oliver is the President of GNHBPA's Board of Directors. He can be contacted at

Other members of our Board of Directors: 

Booker Washington, Brenda Foskey-Hill, Edmund Comfort, Edward Cherry, Fred Johnson, James Walker, Keith Providence, Larry Thomas, Loreen Lawrence, Lula Mullins, Robert Carter, Wayne Rountree

Subscribe to our newsletter

Enter your email address to register for our newsletter!