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Vinings Business Association
Proudly Serving Vinings Since 2006




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


  Lunch: First (1st) Tuesday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Social Vinings Restaurant


 After Hours: Third (3rd) Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (unless stated), Location Varies


(Scroll further down for details on all events)


Membership Info


"Join Us - Grow Your Business"
The VBA is now accepting new members

No industry restrictions


VBA Membership Levels


View membership levels and select your level

Then click "Membership Information" above

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

Or contact a Board member for information



Next Lunch
February 3
 Lunch Sponsor
Pam Rutland
Walton Communities 

Walton Communities develops, owns and manages apartment communities in Atlanta and Augusta. We offer unique communities for your unique stage of life. With a heartfelt mission to serve our residents, we are committed to building neighborhoods that impact this generation and the next. Walton Communities goes beyond creating neighborhoods where people live by building communities where people thrive.



February 17
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Paces & Vine restaurant  
4300 Paces Ferry Rd
Vinings Jubilee
Dave Green
(at former location of Garrison's) 
  No Cost and No Registration Necessary
Some Food and Drinks Included
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Next Lunch February 3        
 Scott Pederson
Positive Athlete Georgia

What Is Positive Athlete Georgia?

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition and to learn how to give back to their community. Current and former professional athletes are members of this organization, and high school athletes will be invited to join based on being nominated by a coach, school administrator, parent or fan for the annual Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards. Our Facebook page is designed to celebrate nominees and new members of the organization. Coaches in youth sports leagues in Georgia are already naming “Positive Athletes of the Game” each game as a way to emphasize the importance of having a positive attitude.

Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete:
Optimistic Attitude
Encouraging Teammate
Servant Leader
Heart for Others
Admits Imperfections
Always Gives 100%
Puts Team First 

        Positive Athlete Georgia

Congratulations to the Winner
"2014 Vinings Business/Organization of the Year"
Social Vinings restaurant
Patrick and Ute Albrecht
Guests Are Always Welcome at All Events, No Industry Restrictions
         JOIN US For an Outstanding Event 
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 only at the door, but usually (if Chris Heuser is there) we'll have cc/swipe capability.
Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members/Guests
(convenience charge may appear for non-member online credit card purchases)
Includes a buffet lunch
General Format
Networking; Buffet Lunch; Updates on Vinings Events and VBA Activities; Speaker; Community Announcements
General info:          
Lunch Program is from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
at Social Vinings restaurant
3621 Vinings Slope Dr
(directly across from the Marriott Courtyard)
6th Annual 
VBA Business EXPO
March 10
4:00 pm -7:00 Pm
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel (Marriott)
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
EXPO Sponsors (to date)
Exhibitor set up is from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
First come first served on set up 
Exhibits are table-top (8') size
$125 VBA Members, $195, Non Members
All Exhibitors Need to Pre-Register and Pay in Full Online 
Covered table and at least one chair provided per exhibitor
Exhibits need to be table-top size
Food Sponsors Now Being Accepted
7 spots open
Food sponsors will just bring prepared samples from 4-7
NO other costs
Sponsors will be listed and promoted in all publicity
See additional information at registration link 
General or food sponsor contact:








We need 24 hours in advance to guarantee

your lunch and your seat
Pay online and avoid the line!
Be sure to bring your receipt if you pay online.

Plan on Cash or checks only at the door for lunch, occasional cc capability


Social Vinings Restaurant
3621 Vinings Slope Dr
Atlanta, GA 30339


(directly across from the Marriott Courtyard Vinings and next to QuikTrip gas station)
Please pre-register for lunch.



Upcoming Lunch Speakers/Programs  

Feb 3
Scott Pederson
"Positive Athlete Georgia"
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
John Stephenson
President/CEO College Football Hall of Fame

 Upcoming  Lunch Sponsors  

Feb 3
Walton Communities
Pam Rutland
March 3
Day Three Media
Heather Pennington
April 7
UPS Store Cumberland
Joseph Marlbrough
May 5
LGE Credit Union
Vicki Aghajanian
June 2
Health and Fitness Challenge
Jai Leta
August 4
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel
Amanda Minitti

VBA Lunch Sponsorships Available


Lunch Sponsorship Benefits
We provide to you 1 month FREE advertising with your logo and link on the VBA website; your information included in our email blasts and advertisements; 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, contact below 


To sponsor a lunch and for lunch sponsor benefits,  please contact


Glenn Christian




 Upcoming After Hours


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


Feb 17
 Paces & Vine
4300 Paces Ferry Rd
Vinings Jubilee
March 10
VBA Business EXPO
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings
2857 Paces Ferry Rd
4-7 pm 
Member $125
Non Member $195
March 17
Midtown Athletic Club (Windy Hill Location)
135 Interstate N Pkwy @ Windy Hill Rd
April 21
May 19
Braves Game Motor Coach Trip
5:00 pm - approximately 10:30 pm
Reception:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, location TBA
Coach leaves from Vinings at 6:00 pm and returns after game
June 16
Fidelity Bank Vinings
3020 Paces Mill Rd
November 17
Atlanta Courtyard Vinings Hotel
2857 Paces Ferry Rd

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.





VBA Lunch Meetings 1st Tuesdays








Executive Club is on hiatus until further notice
If you are interested in participating in the Executive Club  


2015 VBA Officers


Katrina Kaiser, President
 Richard Block, President Elect
Glenn Christian, Chairman,
Chris Heuser, Past President and Treasurer; Email
  Todd Ash, Past-President   
Charles Rea,  Vice President
Judy Brinkley, Membership
Bill Borden , Secretary