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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006
 
 

 

"JOIN US - GROW YOUR BUSINESS"
 
 

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

 

  Lunch:

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 Sept 5
Program TBA
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

    Wellstar - Vinings Health Park

    4441 S Atlanta Rd, near 285
    770-956-7827
    www.wellstar.org

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    Next After Hours,Thursday, Aug 17
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


     

    Wild Birds Unlimited – Cumberland Festival Center

    2980 Cobb Pkwy, Suite 103 (Across from Akers Mill Sq)

    Atlanta 30339
    www.vinings.wbu.com

    wbuvinings@gmail.com
    Kathryn Jackson Van-Detta
    770-433-2676

    Members and Guests Welcome
    Free Parking (no Braves games that night)

    NO COST AND NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
    Some Food and Drinks Included

    SPECIAL GET YOUR 15% OFF STORE-WIDE COUPON

    Attend and Get Your Coupon for 15% off your purchase store-wide

    Let’s Get Back to Nature Now, See You There!



     

     

     

    Check-Out Our
    Official VBA FaceBook Page

     

      




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    SPECIAL EVENT

    Hammer Down 5K Run
    Oct 14 - Starts at 8:30 am

    JE Dunn Construction Company (VBA Silver Member)
    2555 Cumberland Parkway SE

    Atlanta GA 30339
    (Click on Logo for JE Dunn Info)



    Join us for the 7th Annual Atlanta JE Dunn Hammer Down 5k
    on October 14, 2017!!! Presented by JE Dunn Construction Company
    and benefiting Kidz2Leaders, Inc. and the Feeding the Homeless
    Project. Race starts & finishes at the JE Dunn.

     

    Bring your hill speed to this race! Runners with the fastest time
    up the Quarter Mile King/Queen of the Hill, beginning on Bert Adams
    Drive and reaching the top of Mt Wilkerson Pkwy, earns the title!
    We will have additional timing on the course to record the hill climb.

    View and Click on Flyer to Register


     


     


     


     

     

     




    Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs 

      
    Sept 5
    TBA
    at Hotel Indigo

    Oct 3
    Cobb Public Safety Recognition
    Hotel Indigo

    Nov 7
    5 Finalists for 2017 Business of the Year
    &
    Veterans Recognition
    at Overlook III Conference room

    Dec 5
    Speaker TBA
    &
    Winner Announcement 2017 Business of the Year
    at Overlook III Conference room






    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 Rea, 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.”

     


    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 the 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.


     

     





     Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

      
    Sept 5
    Wellstar Vinings Health Park
    Kim Paris

    Oct 3
    Fidelity Bank Vinings
    Todd Ash
    &
    JE Dunn Construction Company
    Hammer Down 5K Run for 10/14
    Kim Williams

    Nov 7
    Instant Imprints
    Scott Bock
    &
    Georgia Banking Company
    Scott Reed

    Dec 5
    UPS Store 2690 Cobb Pkwy
    Joseph Marlbrough

    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

    glenn@viningsbusiness.com

     



     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     


     Upcoming After Hours

      

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

    (usually no charge unless stated)



    August 17, Thursday
    Wild Birds Unlimited, 2980 Cobb Pkwy

    Sept 19
    In conjunction with
    North Atlanta Biz EXPO
    Cobb Civic Center
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Oct 17
    Wellstar
    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

    glenn@viningsbusiness.com 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)