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Vinings Business Association
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 Lunch Program Feb 6
Pre Register
(We Need a Food Count)
All Attendees Pre Register for 2/6 Lunch

100 Galleria Pkwy, 17th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Paul Ossmann

CBS46 TV Personality

Multiple Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster

Champion Athlete

NWA Seal of Approval

Nat’l Weather Service

Masters Track and Field

4 National Titles in Shotput

2nd in 2011 World Championships


(Be Ready With Card Info Below)

Click for All Attendees to Pre Register and Pre Pay for 2/6 Lunch
Guests and Visitors Welcome, No Industry Restrictions

Important Announcements About Upcoming Events
Free Parking
For 2018 New Lunch Rates Will Apply
(We are constantly enhancing all aspects of VBA programs)

All Attendees, need to card swipe ability.

Lunch is $22 Member

Non Members, Visitors, Guests Welcome $27, Pre Registered

$30 at the Door, If Not Registered

General Format
Networking; Buffet Lunch With GREAT Food; Updates on Vinings Events and VBA Activities;
Speaker/Program; Community Announcements

Lunch Sponsor(s) TBA
To Sponsor a Lunch and For Benefits Contact:

Next After Hours, 2/20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited (Store)
2980 Cobb Pkwy, Cumberland Festival, Atlanta 30339
Our Host:  Kathryn Jackson Van-Detta,

View and Click on Image for Website

We offer a variety of bird foods, bird feeders bird houses and bird baths 
Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. WBU specializes in bringing people and nature together.

Guests and Visitors Welcome
No Cost, No Registration Necessary
Some Food and Drinks Included





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

(credit) Everett Catts
MDJ/Vinings Neighbor Newspaper
(excerpt) 1.5.2018

The Vinings Business Association, which Glenn Christian also leads
as its chairman, meets monthly for lunch at the Georgian Club. Its next
meeting is Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m., when CBS 46 chief meteorologist
Paul Ossmann will speak. The Vinings association also hosts other
monthly events.

“This is the 11th year for VBA and we want to provide programs
that are valuable to members and guests, to grow and market their
business and acquire new customers by providing educational programs,
well-known speakers and after-hours business events,” Christian said.

He said the big events for the group include a Braves season preview
at the March meeting, the Vinings Business Expo March 20, the
motor-coach trip to a Braves game April 17 and meetings to honor
public safety members, veterans and the Vinings Business of the Year
in October through December. Christian said the association has
180 members and plans to [monitor membership] because they
have limited space for its meetings.


Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs 


Feb 6
CBS46 TV Broadcaster Paul Ossmann
Georgian Club

March 6
Program TBA
Georgian Club

April 3
Program TBA
Georgian Club

May 1
Congressman Barry Loudermilk
Georgian Club

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.”



 Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

Feb 6 

March 6

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)

Wild Birds Unlimited Store
2980 Cobb Pkwy
Cumberland Festival

Hotel Indigo Vinings
4-7 PM, FREE Public Admission
Exhibitors Can Register NOW

Braves Game Motor Coach Trip
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Leaves From Fidelity Bank Vinings

Zama Mexican Restaurant
West Village, S Atlanta Rd @ 285

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.



2018 VBA Officers


Glenn Christian, Chairman, 2008-Present, Email

Mr Chris Heuser, Treasurer

Ms Sandy Brown Pres-Elect for 2019 

Ms Gillian Greer, VP

Michael Moore, VP

Allan Lipsett, VP

Cherie' Gallant, Membership

Bill Borden, Corp Sec.


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)