Vinings Business Association Events and Benefits
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 home page of website for current month
(Lunch Sponsorship's Available, See Home Page)
Third (3rd) Tuesday, Usually 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated)
(After Hours Sponsorship's Available, See Home Page)
Special Events Scheduled Periodically
With Dates and Times Provided on Website
Visitors and Guests Welcome at All Events
The VBA is Currently Accepting New Members
No Industry Restrictions
Membership Begins at $95 for 12 Months
VBA Members Get Special Rates and Advance Notice on Special Events
Meet and talk with community and business leaders at our luncheons, after hours events, Business EXPO, motor coach trips and other events. Members get advance email notice on special events and opportunities.
VBA Members Get Special Rates On:
- Monthly Lunch
- Business EXPO Exhibit Table and EXPO Sponsorship
- Braves Game Motor Coach Trip Tickets and Event Sponsorship
- Lunch Sponsorship
- Advertising Opportunities on Website
Monthly Luncheon with Sponsorship Opportunities
Our monthly luncheon is 1st Tuesdays of the month, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, visit website for location. Luncheon sponsorships are available for companies, organizations or individuals which allows the sponsoring entity a 5-minute lunch presentation and able to place promotional items or cards at lunch place settings (about 50-80 people) and have your logo and company information promoted on our highly-viewed website for one month. Lunch Sponsorship: Members, $100, Non Members $150.
Powerful Guest Speakers
We have a schedule of "Top-of-the-Line" community, education, business, celebrities and political leaders to keep you informed on issues that affect your business. Previous speakers include: US Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Nathan Deal (as governor candidate), Congressmen Tom Price, Phil Gingrey and Barry Loudermilk, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz and Braves General Manager John Coppolella, Wellstar CEO Reynold Jennings, GA Dept of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Cobb County Commissioners Tim Lee and Bob Ott, Cobb Chamber President David Connell, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, reinvention specialist Jim Mathis, Turner Magic founder Joe M. Turner, High Achivers guru Doug Grady, former Atlanta Falcon Michael Reid, marketing trainer LynnMarie Earl, Business Coach Donna Lang, TV weatherman & Atlanta personality Paul Ossmann, Georgia SBDC Director Drew Tonsmeire, IT Specialist Chad Massaker, Action Coach Russ Hall and Rick Crain, Contacts-R-Gold founder Terry Arrington, Certified Health Coach Joy Povenz, LinkedIn Specialist Oliver Yarbrough, motivational speakers Randy Gorek and Glenn Carver, America's Fitness Coach Dave Hubbard, and other business leaders.
VBA Members Advertising Opportunities on Website
Advertising on VBA Website: Member Opportunities (several spots available per month)
"Member Website Advertising Package" info:
- Website receives 2000 hits/month avg
- Your ad, logo, link and contact info on the VBA website 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 ad, contact us.
To participate or for info contact: Glenn Christian, with your company name & website, or phone 678-725-0099
VBA After Hour Events with Sponsorship Opportunities
We have a regular after hours event in the community the 3rd Tuesday of the month usually from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The event is usually FREE (unless notification is given), guests and visitors are welcome at no cost (if it is a no cost regular event) and usually includes some after hours adult drinks and food. Usually no RSVP necessary (unless stated). Past sponsors and locations have included: 101 Steak, Copeland's Cobb Pkwy, GRUB Burger Bar, Social Vinings, Fidelity Bank, VHPS, SOHO, Garrison's, Marlow's, FIGO Pasta, Academy Ballroom, The Aberdeen, Tilted Kilt, South City Kitchen Vinings, Delmar Gardens, The Grape, Keller Williams, Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel, Sip @ Riverside, Century Ridge Apartments, Cobb Galleria Inn, Old Vinings Inn, Meyring Law Firm, La Paz, Holiday Inn Express Galleria, Vinings Main Condos, Vinings Corner Apts, First Citizen's Bank, Maggianos Cumberland, Mutual of Omaha, Hotel Indigo, 53 Bank, Noche' and others. Additional events are held and announced frequently. If you want to sponsor and promote your business or hold an event at your location or a location in Vinings, just contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VBA participates in events that benefit Vinings area business and residents. Look for announcements on the website.
We are always looking for volunteers to contribute their expertise and help with our Community, VBA Membership, Programs/Communication, EXPO and Vinings Business of the Year. To participate, contact us.
VBA Executive Club, (On Hiatus for Now)
VBA Executive Club, a subset of the VBA membership, is on hiatus, please contact us if you want to participate in this group. Future meetings will be posted on the website.
8th Annual 2017 VBA Business Expo Was March 21
VBA members get special rates
. The 8th VBA Business Expo, was March 21, 2017 at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings. The 2018 event will probably be in March or April and is for both members and non members and companies that want to promote and showcase their business and upcoming events. The EXPO will feature 30+exhibitors with drawings, door prizes, free food samples, cash bar and more. To participate or to offer your help in planning the 2018 event, contact: email@example.com
FREE Public Admission
Non Member $195
- Includes one 8 ft covered table and at least 1 chair per exhibitor, additional chairs may be available but bring portable/folding chair if needed
- The table-top is your exhibit space
- Exhibit hours 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Set up 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
- 1st come, 1st served on table set up, get there early for table selection
- Exhibits taller than 3 ft must be set-up around the perimeter of the room, electricity available in the perimeter of the room
- Door prizes are accepted from exhibitors and food sponsors (not required)
Food Sponsors Accepted
Average attendance 400-600.
If a company or restaurant or food provider wants to participate but does not want to exhibit or provide samples, you can provide one or more restaurant gift cards or a Visa/MC/AE gift card(s) as door prizes, suggested value $50, or $100 we will announce and promote your gift at EXPO.
Bring your door prize to the EXPO.
Wild Birds Unlimited - Vinings
Grub Burger Bar
Crispina Italian Restaurant
Fidelity Bank - cookies
VBA Areas for Member Participation
The VBA has identified 4 areas as points-of-contact for members and businesses in the Vinings area. Contact us to participate in any of the following:
- Hospitality (includes restaurants, hotels and tourism)
Business Services (includes real estate).
Taste of Vinings
The VBA will work with local organizations on a proposed "Taste of Vinings" schedule TBA; contact us for more information, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinings Vision Plan
The VBA has contributed to the proposed Vinings Vision Plan for development in the area. Contact us for additional information.
Braves Game Motor Coach 2017 Trip July 18, vs Cubs
The Atlanta Braves are members of the VBA!
At least once per year, usually on a 3rd Tuesday, we take a luxury motor coach to a Braves home game. Check the website for details, on how and when to purchase tickets, departure location and sponsorship opportunities. Do the Chop Chop with the VBA as our guys move to our backyard in Cobb.
Cobb County Activities and Events
The VBA participates in the Cobb County Chamber "JAM" (Joint Association Meeting) usually held in conjunction with the Cobb Chamber Business EXPO usually held at the Galleria Centre.
We participate in the "Cobb Connections" networking group that meets at the Cobb Chamber twice a month, and the "Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast."
Also we are active in the Coalition Of Cobb County Business Associations (CCCBA) meetings/events and we participate in the annual business association training to help improve the efficiency, function and promotion of the VBA.
We recognize Cobb Public Safety during our regular Oct lunch each year, with a free lunch for them and thank them for their outstanding service to the Vinings community. We also donated to help fund a police dog for the "Cobb Police K-9 Unit."
We recognize Military Veterans during our regular November lunch each year, with a free lunch for them and honor them for their service.
The VBA works with the Pro Business Channel and exhibits at their events.
We work with the Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) on events and publicity.
We have contributed to the annual "Thanks for Giving" food drive administered by the Center for Family Resources.
We have a presence with the Metro Atlanta Business Association, for the 20-County metro area.
If you have a non profit organization in the Vinings area, let us know your mission and activities.
VBA Business of the Year
Each year we recognize 5 outstanding finalists for the prestigious VBA Business of the Year award, given to a business or organization that has impacted Vinings in a special way. Join us at our November monthly luncheon each year as the 5 Finalists get to speak to our Association luncheon attendees and share "some of their secrets" on how they have succeeded and what Vinings means to them.
Then, the winner is announced the following month (December) at the VBA luncheon. This event has always sold out, so plan on attending, the 1st Tuesday December event, mark your calendar and get your tickets early.
The custom winner award is generously provided by Lillie Glass, Don and Thom Lillie, contact them at Lillie Glassblowers, or 770 436-8959.
If you have a nominee, please contact email@example.com by October 1 each year with a description on why your choice should be considered and include basic contact information.
Past winners include:
SOHO restaurant 2009
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel 2010
Vinings Jubilee Partners 2011
VHPS (Vinings Historic Preservation Society) 2012
BrightSide News Vinings Edition 2013
Social Vinings restaurant 2014
Walton Communities Vinings 2015
Vinings Village Civic Club, 2016
VBA Website, High Visibility for Your Business
From 2013-2015, the VBA website has received more than 57,000 hits.
This means you can get an average of almost 2400 people each month able to look at YOUR company profile. When you join the VBA you receive a full page in our Membership Directory, with a unique URL. You can use this link to direct your clients and potential customers to "your compoany" site.
Members are able to download their company info including photos, logos, blogs, Social Media links, (FaceBook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, YouTube), email and contact info to promote their business. An incredible benefit for our Members.
"G4C" is "G4VBA"
"Good 4 Cobb" is "Good 4 VBA": The impending move of the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County is good for the VBA. We are THE (only) Cobb County Business Association in the same Zip Code as the new Braves Ballpark. The VBA was represented at the inaugural reception, held by G4C officials, at the Circle 75 office building directly overlooking the new SunTrust Field complex. Latest estimates in Jan 2017 project a $1.8 BILLION development expenditure, and a new destination area in Cobb with shops, restaurants, accommodations, residences and 365 days-a-year access and activity. Look for new details soon.
We Are: "The Most Interesting Business Association in the World!"
Attend any of our events and find out why!
And, we: "G - I - G - O" ...
... Got It Going On!
Membership Rates and Options for Additional Publicity and Exposure
Vinings Business Association
2017 Membership Levels
"Basic" Membership Can Be Enrolled Online With Credit/Debit Card Info
Membership Level & Amount ($) + Additional Benefits
Basic $95: 12-month membership, in addition to all of the benefits listed on VBA website "Benefits"" tab, you receive: Access to membership online, able to enter your profile in detail, photo(s), weblink to your firm, multiple social media outlets, etc, in membership directory. Members also receive: Special discounted rates on lunch, Business EXPO, Braves trip, lunch sponsorship, advertising on website and get advance notice on special events
Enroll for "Basic" $95, 12 Month Membership, With Card
Additional Levels for Extended Publicity, Participation and Benefits
For info and implementation on all additional levels listed below, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your website and your info; company or individual memberships welcome
All Levels Below Include "Basic" Level Benefits
Silver $500: 24-month, plus 3 months logo/link or advertisement on homepage of website
Gold $1000: 36-month, plus 6 months logo/link or advertisement on homepage of website, 1 free lunch sponsorship, 6 total complimentary lunch passes
Platinum $2500: 60-month, plus 1 year logo/link or ad on homepage of website, 2 free lunch sponsorship's, 12 total complimentary lunch passes, one 30-minute lunch presentation with publicity
Vinings Business Association is a Non-Profit Corporation. Your membership may be tax deductible.
Membership renews on the month of enrollment, noticed sent by auto email for online renewal
If needed, you can printout an invoice and mail a check
Make checks to:
Vinings Business Association
4355 Cobb Pkwy, Suite J530
Atlanta, GA 30339