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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006



The Vinings Business Association (VBA) Has 2 Meetings/Events Per Month



First (1st) Tuesday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Location may vary see below for current month

 After Hours:

Third (3rd) Tuesday, Usually 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated)

Location Varies

Special Events Scheduled Periodically
With Dates and Times Provided on Website
Visitors and Guests Welcome at All Events

(Scroll further down for details on all events)


Membership Info


The VBA is Now Accepting New Members

No Industry Restrictions


"Basic" membership begins at $95 for 12 months,
re-newing on the month of enrollment

"Basic" Membership Can Be Enrolled Online With Card


View additional membership levels, click below to select your level

Or contact Here for questions or
for information on how to enroll


 Next Business Meeting With Lunch Aug 1
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hotel Indigo Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339

Lindy Earl
"Successful Leadership"

Author of 3 books, I speak all over the world, helping people achieve more success.
My messages are powerful and impactful and apply to personal lives and relationships as well as professional relationships
with colleagues, clients, and vendors.

When you want your group to hear about Communication, Marketing, and HR, I can help
make your next event one of your best ever. 

I also consult and coach people at every level so employees can become supervisors, supervisors get promoted to managers,
managers learn and become directors, directors are ready for VP positions, and Vice-Presidents are prepared for the CEO role. 

Click for All Attendees to Pre Register for Aug 1 Lunch

Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions

Important Announcements About Upcoming Events

All Attendees, need to pre-register on line at least 24 hours in advance.
You can pay online with card, or after registering, you can print out an invoice and bring with you.
Plan on cash or checks at the door, occasional card swipe ability.
Lunch is $20.00 for Members
  • $25.00 for online pre-registered Non-Members/Guests
  • $30.00 for Non-Members/Guests at the door without pre-registration
  • (convenience charge may appear for non-member online credit card purchases)

    Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions
    General Format
    Networking; Buffet Lunch; Updates on Vinings Events and VBA Activities; Speaker; Community Announcements

    Lunch Sponsor

    Larry Thompson
    Academy Mortgage, Larry Thompson


    For the very large majority of us, a home is the biggest, single investment we make aside from our children. Whether it be your first home, your fifteenth home, your mountain home or your beach house, your condominium or your hard earned palace, we at Academy Mortgage are aware of a single common thread. We know it is of vital importance to you; and, that the acquisition must to be handled in the most expedient, professional manner possible. We know that budgets can be tight and money dear and needed for after move in improvements.


    I know something you may not realize. Unlike what other lenders trumpet about their loans being easy and quick with all details being handled by their various “systems”, every single loan is an utterly unique transaction with details completely different from any of the others.


    I’ve been in the business for over fifteen years; I have a wealth of experience in every kind of residential loan that exists (and some that no longer do!). This experience has allowed me to develop the expertise needed to deal with the individual nuances of every person’s special situation. Have you ever been in a crowd, anywhere, and not still known you were a completely different individual from everyone else in the crowd?

    Next After Hours Aug 15

    Braves Game Motor Coach Trip Was a Hit

    Trip Gold Sponsor (Click on Logo)

    Larry Thompson

    Silver Sponsors (Click on Logo)

    Scott Bock


    Scott Reed

    Additional Sponsors
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    Grub Burger Bar
    Chick Fil A Cumberland Pkwy
    National Peanut Board
    Vinings Business Association
    Samson Trailways





    Check-Out Our
    Official VBA FaceBook Page





                             VBA in the Community

    Atlanta Business Groups [VBA] Seek More Members With New Events

    (credit) Everett Catts
    MDJ/Vinings Neighbor Newspaper
    (excerpt) 1.5.2017

    Speaking of the Braves, the Vinings Business Association is welcoming the [Atlanta Braves] team’s move nearby.

    “The VBA is the only business association in the same zip code as the new SunTrust Park, so we embrace the Atlanta Braves as members of the VBA,” Chairman Glenn Christian said. “We have had (Vice Chairman) John Schuerholz and General Manager (John Coppolella) speak at our meetings to keep us updated on the Braves and their activities.”

    The association meets monthly [see website for location] and hosts other monthly and special events. In addition to the association’s Braves game outing April 18, Christian said he is excited about the Vinings Business Expo March 21 and the Cobb County public safety and veterans recognitions and the Vinings Business/Organization of the Year held at the October, November and December meetings, respectively.

    “We do a lot of events that impact the community, so we concentrate on quality events for people to network, increase their contact database and enhance their business,” he said.

    VBA Donates to Food Drive
    The Vinings Business Association (VBA) is donating $500 to the annual Thanks for Giving food drive administered by the Center for Family Resources (CAVER) in Marietta, in recognition and support of their community event of collecting and distributing boxes of food to Cobb families during the Thanksgiving season.

    According to volunteer coordinator Alicia Ferguson at the CFR, “We believe in collecting and providing all the ingredients necessary for a family to make their own Thanksgiving meal at home, in a way that supports and honors their own family traditions.  Thanks for Giving does so much more than provide a meal. It provides a continuation of a family's holiday expectations and way of life.”

    Charles Ra, 2016 president of the VBA said, “We realize that Thanksgiving week can be even more financially stressful when students are home from school for more than just the holiday meal. Through participation in the annual Thanks for Giving food drive, our generous community captures the true spirit of Thanksgiving.”





    Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs 

    Aug 1
    Speaker, Lindy Earl
    Successful Leadership

    Sept 5

    Oct 3
    Cobb Public Safety Recognition

    Nov 7
    5 Finalists for 2017 Business of the Year
    Veterans Recognition

    Dec 5
    Speaker TBA
    Winner Announcement 2017 Business of the Year

     Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

    July 4 No Lunch due to Fourth of July Falling on 1st Tuesday

    Aug 1
    Academy Mortgage
    Larry Thompson

    Sept 5
    Wellstar Vinings Health Park

    Oct 3
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    Todd Ash

    Nov 7
    Instant Imprints
    Scott Bock
    Georgia Banking Company
    Scott Reed

    Dec 5

    VBA Lunch Sponsorships Available

    Lunch Sponsorship Benefits
    We provide to you 1 month FREE advertising with your logo and link on the homepage of the VBA website seen by over 2000 people; your information included in our email blasts in "your month" to over 870 people; able to put flyers/cards at lunch table-place settings; 5 minute lunch presentation.
    $100 VBA Member, $150 Non Member
    Checks made to: Vinings Business Association
    Or you can sign up with credit card online, for an available month, or send request below 

    To sponsor a lunch, view the above list of available months and then email your request and an alternate month requested to:

    Glenn Christian




     Upcoming After Hours


    Usually 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, unless stated:

    (usually no charge unless stated)

    August 15

    Sept 19

    Oct 17
    Vinings Health Park

    Would you like to sponsor an after hours event 3rd Tuesday's of the month, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm?

    Even if you are not a restaurant/bar, you can sponsor the event for your company at a local venue or your Vinings-area office.

    Contact for information on how we can help you promote your business and help your event succeed.  You'll get a full month free advertising on our website seen by over 2400 people, one free lunch at our regular monthly luncheon in "your" month to make the event announcement and we email info

     about your organization/company/location to over 800 people.



    VBA Officers


    Glenn Christian, Chairman 2008-Present, Email
    Charles Rea, Immediate Past President
    Mr Chris Heuser, Treasurer
    Raphael Fisher, Vice President
    Ms Sandy Brown, Membership
    Bill Borden, Corp Secretary 

    VBA Lunch Meeting
    1st Tuesday of the Month


    Member Opportunities for Advertising on VBA Website
    Several Spots Available

    "Member Website Advertising Package" info:

    • Website receives 2000 hits/average/month
    • Your ad will link to your website or email for 3 months
    • Inclusion of your info (at least once per month) in VBA email blasts to over 800 people about upcoming events
    • Recognition at VBA luncheon
    • Recognition at VBA special events
    • Logo included on various quarterly publicity
    • $100 per month 3 month minimum, billed $300 quarterly, price is for camera ready pdf ad, if you need help with your ad, contact us. 

    To participate or for info contact:
    Glenn Christian, or 678-725-0099
    with your company name & website
    (we may already have your logo)