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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
Third (3rd) Tuesday, Usually 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated)
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)
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
Dec 5, Program:
for 2017 Business of the Year
THE "TrustDALE" Cardwell
Dale Cardwell is a six-time, Emmy award-winning investigative reporter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dale has spent almost 30 years successfully exposing business scams, political corruption, and educating consumers to become their own best advocate.
Teaming Up with Clark Howard
In 1996, Dale joined consumer advocate Clark Howard. Together they formed the nation’s number one consumer reporting team. Clark and Dale won numerous awards for their business reporting, and under Clark’s tutelage, Dale became an expert at recognizing financial scams and determining the components that separate sound financial investments from those that are “too good to be true.”
TrustDaleTV and TrustDale Radio
Dale continues his journalistic role on-air as the weekly consumer advocate host of TrustDale TV. The consumer problem-solving format airs in Atlanta, Saturdays on Peachtree TV at 11:00am. You can also view the current season on TrustDale.com
Lobby Level Conference Room
Map and FREE Parking
2859 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Important Announcements About Upcoming Events
All Attendees, need to pre- hours
Plan on cash or checks at the door, occasional card swipe ability.
$25.00 for online pre-registered Non-Members/Guests
$30.00 for Non-Members/Guests at the door without pre-registration
Lunch is $20.00 for Members
(convenience charge may appear for non-member online credit card purchases)
Networking; Buffet Lunch; Updates on Vinings Events and VBA Activities; Speaker/Program; Community Announcements
Don and Thom Lillie
3431 Lake Dr, Smyrna 30082
Maker of the Vinings Business of the Year Award
Hand-Fashioned Custom Glass Blowing in Atlanta, GA Since 1955
The passion to create art and the ability to create scientific apparatus result in unusual and exciting creations.
Glass awards from Lillie have been presented to US Presidents, Ambassadors, Consuls and other dignitaries from around the world as well as to honorees from corporations such as Coca Cola, AT&T, NASCAR and Lockheed and to celebrities, including Elton John, Michael Jordan and Hank Aaron.
The UPS Store
2690 Cobb Pkwy
Solutions for Your Small Business
The UPS Store on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna, was built to help small businesses like yours by offering various business services at our one-stop shop. We do a lot more than just packing and shipping.
Shipping - Let us help you with a variety of custom packaging solutions with UPS® shipping options from overnight to ground delivery
Printing - High quality digital printing and copying for flyers, business cards, banners and more
Small Business Services - We offer a range of products and services beyond shipping and printing
Do you need bound presentations, a real street address mailbox, office supplies or a notary? We can do that. When it comes to the logistics of running your business, whether it is big or small, near or far, The UPS Store in SMYRNA has got you covered.
Stop by today! We are located on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna, behind Walgreen's and Starbucks, near SunTrust Park and The Battery.
Next After Hours, TBA
Official VBA FaceBook Page
JE DUNN SERVICES
We want to help you build a successful
project. Our collaborative construction
approach brings all of the services you
need from concept to completion into
one, seamless process. We also offer
many value-added services that JE Dunn
developed to add additional levels of
quality, safety, collaboration and more
to your project. We hope you’ll learn more
about them and how we can put our
services to work for you.
Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs
Winner Announcement 2017 Business of the Year
Speaker: THE "TrustDALE" Cardwell
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
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 meetingsto 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
“We do a lot of events that impact the community, so we concentrate on quality
events for people tonetwork, increase their contact database and
enhance their business,” he said.
Upcoming Lunch Sponsors
UPS Store, 2690 Cobb Pkwy
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:
Upcoming After Hours
Usually 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, unless stated:
(usually no charge unless stated)
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.
email@example.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.
Glenn Christian, Chairman 2008-Present, Email
Mr Chris Heuser, Treasurer
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)